DAI is a world-renowned international development organization with over 50 years of experience focused on social and economic development challenges caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI is a global leader in the WASH sector with a dedicated technical team located at headquarters and with an active portfolio of WASH related work spanning multiple donors and regions. Current/ recent USAID-funded programs include flagship activities in Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Nepal, the Philippines, and Zambia.
DAI takes a systemic approach to resolving the upstream protection and management needs of water resources while ensuring the efficient and equitable delivery of water and sanitation services to consumers. We recognize that societies get the greatest health and economic benefits from water and sanitation when we leverage benefits within and across sectors, along with empowering local stakeholders and placing them at center of the decision-making process. Our WASH team members work to support cross-disciplinary activities within DAI, providing inputs to adjacent technical practice areas including climate, NRM, and the circular economy (including short term assistance on global initiatives such as USAID’s Advancing Capacity for the Environment (ACE) and Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) activity).
DAI is seeking qualified candidates for multiple positions for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded Feed the Future: Water and Food Systems for Resilient Communities program. The USAID/Uganda program will focus on water and food security for improved individual, household and system resilience. The geographical focus is on the Kyoga Basin, specifically three watershed zones –Lokok, Awoja, and Lokere– that cover the vast majority of Karamoja and portions of the Teso and Bugisu sub-regions.
People in these three catchment areas suffer from high levels of water and food insecurity driven by natural conditions, unsustainable practices, and poor public service provision, resulting in conflict, low agriculture yields, poor health outcomes, and natural resource degradation. Additionally, ongoing natural- and human-derived disasters (i.e., droughts, flooding, conflict, and cattle rustling) have continually undermined development outcomes in the sub-region, forcing many to rely upon humanitarian or emergency assistance. This undermines sustainable livelihoods, drives poverty and conflict, and limits individuals, households, and communities’ ability to mitigate and adapt to shocks and stressors.
DAI is seeking qualified candidates with a passion for building the resilience capacities and overall livelihoods of Ugandan communities. Please send us an application if you are a dedicated professional who enjoys being part of a dynamic team with previous experience on donor-funded programs and you have strong English language skills. Requirements: A Master’s Degree with minimum 7-years relevant work experience, or a Bachelor’s Degree minimum of 10-years of relevant work experience, in one or more of the following areas:
• Agriculture and Agribusiness
• Market Systems and Private Sector Engagement
• Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
• Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
• Water Security and Watershed Management
• Resilience, Livelihoods, and Food Security
• Nutrition and Health
• Climate Resilient Infrastructure
• Construction Management
• Peacebuilding and Conflict Mitigation
• Shock Responsiveness and Adaptive Management
• Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening
• Partnership Development
• Gender Equity, Youth, and Social Inclusion
• Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
• Communications and Knowledge Management
• Project Finance, Grants Management, Operations, and Administration
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Applicants will only be contacted if they meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Applications close on Monday March 20, 2023. Ugandan candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
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