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DevWorks’ mission is to support people around the world to pursue opportunities for equitable social and economic growth to create stronger, more resilient communities. DevWorks builds on 10 years of experience implementing high-quality donor-funded projects in 19 countries across Central and South America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.

DevWorks hiring and recruitment practices are based on commitment, flexibility, and integrity. We support our staff’s growth professionally and personally.

Governance Specialist

Location: Jinja, Uganda

Start Date: October 2020

Job Description

DevWorks is recruiting for a Governance Specialist for the Uganda Sanitation for Health Activity (USHA). USHA is financed by USAID in Uganda with the goal of increasing the number of people with access to improved and sustainable WASH services, ultimately leading to improved health and nutrition status in focus areas and population groups in up to 21 districts. The Governance Specialist will work closely with the USHA Senior Technical WASH Manager, Regional Manager, and other team members to provide technical advisory services to District Local Governments, and facilitate partnerships, resource mobilization, knowledge development and networking related to institutional strengthening of district level sanitation and hygiene governance. This full-time position will be based in Jinja, Uganda.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of sanitation and hygiene promotion approaches in line with the project’s governance framework;
  • Provide technical leadership on governance aspects within the project sub-themes;
  • Strengthen the capacity of selected local government structures/ institutions to improve access to sanitation services;
  • Facilitate district-level engagements of governance activities (selection, entry, and work planning)
  • Facilitate contacts between WASH stakeholders (sector institutions, service providers, funding agencies, private sector organizations, etc.);
  • Engage in discussions for policy influencing to improve the enabling environment based on evidence.
  • Conduct progress monitoring and MOU reviews with clients and partners and lead the collective learning in this.
  • Participate in the establishment of vibrant SH Multi-stakeholder Platforms (MSPs);
  • Establish networks and collaborative partnerships with similar and complementary initiatives, undertaken by other organizations, institutions or programmers, in the WASH Sector
  • Actively network with relevant local, national and international players within the fields of WASH.
  • Contribute to partnership development and management through linkages with sector stakeholders
  • Facilitate learning and knowledge development on best practices within the WASH sector;
  • Provide substantive inputs to project reporting.
  • Support documentation of case studies, best practices and emerging models from USHA practice;
  • Participate in internal and external learning and networking events relevant to the WASH sector’s programmes.

 Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • 7-10 years’ experience in an equivalent position, especially in the Ugandan context.
  • Experience in implementing institutional strengthening of district level sanitation and hygiene governance.
  • Strong English communication skills, both oral (fluency preferred) and written, and any related local language
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and a strong track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and under pressure.

 

This position is based in Jinja and is open to Ugandan nationals. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with the subject line “USHA Governance Specialist” by September 25, 2020.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Monitoring and Data Use Consultant

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Start Date: October 2020

Job Description

DevWorks is recruiting for a Monitoring and Data Use Consultant for the Uganda Sanitation for Health Activity (USHA). USHA is financed by USAID in Uganda with the goal of increasing the number of people with access to improved and sustainable WASH services, ultimately leading to improved health and nutrition status in focus areas and population groups in up to 21 districts. The Monitoring and Data Use Consultant will provide support to district local governments to roll out the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MoH)’s new Management Information System (MIS) tool to improve data management processes – from capturing data to data analysis – specifically on sanitation and health of households, schools, and health facilities in line with national WASH sector indicators across 13 USHA-supported districts. 

 Responsibilities:

  • Together with USHA staff, the Consultant will conduct an assessment, including on:
    • how the Ministry of Health Environment Health Department and other partners are already utilizing the new cloud-based Management Information System (MIS) tool – developed through the Ugandan Sanitation Fund – to capture data on sanitation and health of households, schools, health facilities, among others;
    • how well the MoH’s District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2) is operating and how the new MIS tool links to the DHIS2 to generate proper household sanitation and hygiene data in 13 USHA targeted districts in the CE and CW;
    • how well the DHIS2 captures sanitation and hygiene indicators as per sector monitoring framework aligned to SDGs, including an assessment of the IT aspects and underlying processes of collecting and entering data;
    • How other partners (e.g. UNICEF, GIZ) are already utilizing the DHIS2 and their experience.
  • Install DHIS2 software on district-level computers linking to the MoH’s central database as needed.
  • Develop training curricula and hold training workshops at regional level to create understanding of the protocols, tools, reporting and the MIS software targeting local government technical staff and extension workers.
  • Provide technical backstopping and support to technical staff and extension workers to address emerging technical challenges, including software-related ones.
  • Provide follow-up support to districts to analyse data and to use the results for informed decision-making
  • Document and share issues related to the local governments’ capacity to sustainably manage and use DHIS2.

 Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the MoH’s MIS design and set-up.
  • Familiarity with the national set-up of WASH in Uganda.
  • Familiarity with District Local Government operations.
  • At least eight years of work experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in WASH.
  • At least 10 years of work experience in developing web-based M&E systems.

 

This position is open to Ugandan nationals. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with the subject line “USHA Monitoring and Data Use Consultant.” by September 25, 2020.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Health Center WASH Consultant

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Start Date: October 2020

Job Description

DevWorks is recruiting for a Health Centre WASH Consultant for the Uganda Sanitation for Health Activity (USHA). USHA is financed by USAID in Uganda with the goal of increasing the number of people with access to improved and sustainable WASH services, ultimately leading to improved health and nutrition status in focus areas and population groups in up to 21 districts. The Health Center WASH consultant will lead a team of district, sub-county, and health centre personnel to develop assessments for Health Centre (HC) IIIs in the Central West and Central East regions of Uganda. In collaboration with RHITES-EC and RHITES-Acholi, the Consultant will introduce USAID’s Clean Clinics Approach (CCA) to 40 HC IIIs, aligning the results of previous assessments to the CCA formats and tools used. The Consultant will contribute to the institutional capacity of these HCs to deliver services to the communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the RHITES and Ministry of Health-facilitated orientation to USHA and Rotary International teams on the CCA and its practical implementation and relevant Health Facility approach.
  • Lead orientations/trainings for district and sub-county staff, and staff in charge from health centres on the CCA and its practical implementation and relevant Health Facility approach.
  • Support the development of teams – USHA staff, District Health Officers (DHOs)/District Health Inspector (DHIs), Health Inspector/Health Assistant, and the HF in charge of respective HCs – to carry out CCA assessments.
  • Ensure uniform implementation of CCA formats and tools to conduct the assessments of targeted Health Centres (HC IIIs) in the Central West and Central East.
  • Align previous WASH FIT assessments conducted at six health centres in the CW at the start of the project to the CCA.
  • Capture data and information from all 40 HC III CCA assessments.
  • Alongside USHA staff, support health unit management committees (HUMCs)’ to develop action plans based on the results of the above assessments, embedding CCA in their operation and maintenance roles.

Qualifications:

  • Over five years of sanitation and hygiene experience in Uganda, two years within the health centre context.
  • Experience working with local government health systems.
  • Good knowledge of WASH in health centre approaches (such as WASHFIT or CCA).
  • Demonstrated experience using online data collection tools, data management and data analysis.
  • Proven organizational, communication and management skills.
  • Strong English oral and written skills, and a local language.
  • Excellent conduct of MS Excel
  • Excellent organizational, communications and management skills

 

This position is open to Ugandan nationals. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with the subject line “USHA Health Centre WASH Consultant.” by September 25, 2020.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Policy and Regulatory Advisor

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Start Date: Contingent upon award, anticipated November 2020

Job Description

DevWorks is recruiting for a Policy and Regulatory Advisor to support the Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) Regional Innovation Hub in South and Southeast (S/SE) Asia. The goal of WE4F is to support enterprises to scale their innovations that are on the nexus of food, water, and energy in order to increase the sustainability of agricultural food value chains, improve energy and water efficiency, and improve climate resilient agriculture in developing countries and emerging markets.

The Policy and Regulatory Advisor will manage the Hub’s Enabling Environment Unit, which will work with local and regional government authorities and business associations to: promote nexus-supportive, environment and gender-inclusive policies and regulations; and support innovators to more effectively advocate on their own behalf to government agencies and business associations. Specifically, the Policy and Regulatory Advisor will:

  • Support the procurement of grantees and local technical assistance vendors
  • Support the development of knowledge products, collection of performance indicator data and preparation of communication pieces
  • Support the development of contractual deliverables and any other reporting
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 10 or more years of experience analyzing and advising on navigating policy and regulation barriers for small and medium enterprises in emerging markets.
  • 5 or more years of experience working on projects focused on enterprise development, agriculture, water, or energy in S/SE Asia.
  • Experience in coordinating with industry trade associations and government policy and regulatory authorities.
  • Strong understanding of the local and regional business enabling environment and demonstrated experience engaging in policy advocacy.
  • Experience creating knowledge management products and ability to represent the project at events with a broad set of stakeholders.
  • Experience with performance monitoring and reporting for donor-funded projects. USAID experience is preferable.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Local candidates preferred.

For immediate consideration, please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “WE4F Policy and Regulatory Advisor” on the subject line.

Country Coordinator - Indonesia

Location: Indonesia

Start Date: Contingent upon award, anticipated November 2020

Job Description

DevWorks is recruiting for a Country Coordinator to support the Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) Regional Innovation Hub in South and Southeast (S/SE) AsiaThe goal of WE4F is to support enterprises to scale their innovations that impact the sectors of food, water, and energy in order to increase the sustainability of agricultural food value chains, improve energy and water efficiency, and improve climate resilient agriculture in developing countries and emerging markets. 

Country Coordinators will function as country representatives and coordinate program interventions at the country level. They will serve as the primary interface with the innovators and will support pipeline development, facilitate needs-based technical assistance for innovators, and carry out performance monitoring and reporting. Country Coordinators will also interact with key stakeholders, including private sector, investors, government officials, and donors to support the project’s enabling environment objective. 

Qualifications

  • 5 or more years of experience working on donor-funded projects focused on enterprise development, agriculture, water, or energy in S/SE Asia. 
  • Demonstrated experience delivering business development and capacity building services to small and medium enterprises. 
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating with a broad set of stakeholders, including investors and other private sector actors, national and subnational governments, local communities, and donors. 
  • Experience with performance monitoring and reporting for donor-funded projects. USAID experience is preferable. 
  • Technical background in one or more of the sectors of agriculture, water, and energy.  
  • Maintains an active network of key contacts in one or more of the sectors. 
  • Strong understanding of the local business enabling environment and demonstrated experience engaging in policy advocacy. 
  • Fluency in English and Indonesian. 
  • Local candidates preferred. 

     

    For immediate consideration, please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “WE4F Country Coordinator – Indonesia” on the subject line.

    Chief of Party – PNG/Solomon Islands Forest Governance

    Location: Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby)

    Start Date: Contingent upon award, anticipated September – October 2020

    Job Description

    DevWorks International (DevWorks) is recruiting for a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Solomon Islands Forest Governance Program. The program will address the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, unsustainable forest and land management, the lack of data to inform forest and land management decisions, and the lack of participatory land use planning and livelihood opportunities for forest-dependent communities. This is a 5-year program with an anticipated award size of $10-25 million.

    The COP will provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for the program – ensuring an integrated vision among diverse components and actors – to achieve the desired results. This position will lead program strategic planning and decision making and will be responsible for overall activities of sub-recipients. The COP will work directly with USAID and will be a key liaison to implementing partners and other stakeholders. This position will ensure full compliance with all USAID, DevWorks, and other fiduciary regulations and will oversee the project reporting process in line with donor requirements. The COP will supervise project staff including professional performance management and coaching.

    Qualifications

    • 15 or more years of progressively responsible experience managing projects focused on sustainable forest and land management and improving livelihoods for forest-dependent communities.
    • 10 or more years of experience working in developing countries, with a strong preference for experience in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, or other Pacific Islands.
    • 5 or more years of experience as a COP, Team Leader, or similar senior management position for projects of a similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
    • Strong track record of meeting targets and deadlines for a project of similar scope and size.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with donors, host government, civil society partners and personnel, bilateral and multilateral donors, and implementers of complementary programs.
    • Past experience on USAID programs is desirable.
    • Fluency in English is required, preference for familiarity with other languages spoken in PNG and the Solomon Islands.
    • Master’s degree or higher in forestry, natural resource management, or a similar development-related field.

       

      For immediate consideration, please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Chief of Party – PNG/Solomon Islands Forest Governance” on the subject line.

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