Water for People Uganda: Program Analyst Job Vacancy
Water for People has received a large grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop and test sustainable business models to expand sanitation coverage in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This four-year grant is aimed at achieving sustainable excreta management through catalyzing sanitation businesses and supporting the development of approaches that can be taken to scale without the need for external grant funding. Whilst undertaking this process the project will develop and document a series of business landscaping and market analysis studies that enable replication in other settings and the testing of innovative sanitation technical solution that overcome existing constraints and improve potential for commercially viable private sector organizations.
Based in Kampala, Uganda, this position will work across various grant activities to collate and analyze the information produced from the market analysis studies undertaken and the subsequent results of the implementation process. From this analysis the post holder will work with the country-based staff to develop and document an in-depth understanding of the different conditions present, different market segments, and the factors which lead to commercially viable sustainable, scalable businesses. This information will feed back into development of improved methodologies for assessing the potential of new sites and the potential of ‘Sanitation as a Business’ as a whole. The post holder will coordinate the dissemination process and ensure the information is present to other stakeholders within the sector in a coherent and accessible manner.
Closing Date: Friday, 15 October 2010
Program Analyst – Methodologies Water For People
Closing date: 15 Oct 2010
Location: Uganda – Kampala
Essential Job Functions and Duties:
1.Manage the process of developing improved market analysis techniques, aimed at increasing the potential success of a sanitation business before implementation proceeds.
2.Support the country-based Business Development Managers in developing relevant information management and monitoring systems
3.Oversee the analysis of the results of market analysis studies and associated studies undertaken within the project worldwide.
4.Identify gaps in knowledge and experience with the project and support the Project Operations Manager in filling these gaps.
5.Develops sanitation business opportunity profiles (with input from others) and other methods to communicate to the Business Development Managers and other stakeholders.
6.Produce summary reports that can be shared externally, as well as internally to inform organizational thinking. Contributes to donor and other external reports.
7.Document project failures and successes, using both conventional (written) and innovative reporting formats (such as video and blog posting).
8.Manage contracts with external consultants conducting project related research and analysis, including developing Terms of Reference and evaluating quality of work completed.
9.Manage project evaluation work, including developing key indicators, tracking progress, and analyzing results for internal and external audiences.
Supervisory Duties: The position will manage consultant relationships.
Knowledge, Skill & Ability
1.Good analytical skills coupled with an in-depth knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
2.The ability to extrapolate lessons learnt from a particular context and segment in one country to other situations.
3.A basic understanding of and/or a willingness to learn the principles of marketing, business models, micro-finance, supply chain management, organizational development and on-site sanitation.
4.Willing to test innovative approaches and develop ideas learnt from mistakes and unexpected outcomes.
5.Comfort in communicating and managing with diverse and international constituents.
6.Excellent verbal/written communications and presentation skills. Experience with formal publications desired.
7.Must be flexible, able to work under tight deadlines and have excellent follow through skills.
8.Experienced managing contracts and consultants.
9.Be a self starter and to work with limited supervision.
Education or Formal Training
1.Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, international development, or other related discipline required
2.Advanced Degree desired
1. Five years directly related experience is preferred
Material and Equipment Directly Used
1. Personal computer
3. General office equipment including but not limited to fax machine, photocopier, printer, etc.
Working Environment/Physical Activities
1. This position is based in Water For People’s office in Kampala, Uganda. Office environment.
2. Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed, including remote field sites.
How to apply
Send cover letter and CV to [email protected]
Reference Code: RW_89QM9A-46