We are hiring!

The following positions are open in Mityana District and in Teso, Busoga and Karamoja regions:

Service Officers and Field Engineers

These roles involve working with district government, with communities, and with partner NGOs. Whave is a pioneer rural water utility and so interacts with communities in a business-like way to create social consensus and willingness to pay maintenance tariffs. Business skills and numeracy, together with personal interaction, marketing community work, teamwork and social skills are therefore essential. You must be willing to ride a motorbike to accomplish work duties.

Important requirements for these roles are good social communication, numeracy, advocacy, marketing, business and adult education skills.

For both roles, duties include

  • Introducing and managing preventive maintenance contracts for communities and other stakeholders such as NGOs, district government and water source sponsors

  • Training and sub-county officials and councillors on mobilization of preventive maintenance in rural communities, and partnering with them

  •  Assisting local government in formulating and implementing appropriate legislation

  •  Assist communities to build VSLAs incorporating water source management

  • Manage financial and administrative tasks with integrity and efficiency including managing local technicians and pump attendants

For both roles: Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • Good understanding of the Uganda local government structures,

  • Good language skills in either Luganda, Lusoga, Teso, Karamajong. Other languages are also of interest.

  • Computer skills especially in Ms Word and Excel

  • Excellent communication, teamwork, interpersonal skills: a persuasive character

Specifically, for Field Engineer:

  • Work experience of at least 2 years

  • University Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering, Environmental Engineering or similar.

  • Engineering duties involving mechanical, electrical and civil aspects, including deployment of prototype Pre-Paid Automatic Dispensers, yield testing, construction and rehabilitation of motorized and manual boreholes

  • Willingness and ability to combine engineering with the service officer role

Specifically, for Service Officers

  • Community work experience of at least 2 years, and / or Business experience for example in marketing or savings and loans, micro-finance

  • Degree level qualifications in related fields, including in Water/Environmental/Biosystems, Public Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Development Studies, Adult and Community Education, Social Work Social Administration

Working hours, and contractual conditions are standard, with scope for flexibility in duty station, domicile to suit individual circumstances. Remuneration is on a negotiation basis, depending on your skills and experience.

Early application is encouraged, since we are short-listing and interviewing in batches.

Please email us a full cover letter stating why the work of Whave is interesting to you, what relevant experience you have, and why you can bring value. The cover letter is important for us to short-list candidates.  Please support this with a CV and email to  recruitment@whave.org with a subject line that states the job title.