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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

WASH Officer Job at Wells of Life - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
WASH Officer 

Jobs at:
Wells of Life 

Deadline of this Job:
14th October 2018 

Duty Station:
Uganda 

Summary
Date Posted: 8th October 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

About the Company
JOB DETAILS:
Position: WASH Officer
Reports to: WASH Program Manager
Location: Mityana, Kassanda Mubende
Districts
Position type: Full time
Salary: Attractive salary package and benefits
Hours: 40 hours per week
Background:
Wells of Life is a Non-Profit International Organization working in Uganda since 2008. Wells of Life is dedicated to improving access to safely managed Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services For All in the rural Districts of Mityana, Mubende and Kassanda, Central Uganda. Since 2008, Wells of Life has funded the drilling of over 380 deep boreholes in Uganda (www.wellsoflife.org). We are looking for suitably qualified Uganda Nationals (only) to fill the position of WASH Officers. Purpose of position Under the supervision of the WASH Program Manager, WASH Officers shall be responsible for the effective technical design, support, development and implementation of WASH activities, while building local capacity to promote WASH in communities and schools in Mubende, Mityana and Kassanda districts. Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Accurately assess WASH needs by collecting accurate, complete and up-to-date data required for effective WASH implementation, management, and MEAL in communities and schools.
  • Sensitize targeted communities and schools on their contribution and responsibility towards water, sanitation and hygiene promotion.
  • Facilitate the formation and appropriate training of Water and Sanitation Committees,
  • Hygiene Promoters, WASH club leaders, and Village Health Teams in communities and schools.
  • Monitor WASH promotion activities and behaviour change in the program area.
  • Compile WASH progress reports as stipulated in the Program Monitoring Plan, and submit to the WASH Program Manager in a timely manner Identify and train WASH beneficiaries for successful implementation of WASH interventions.
  • Ensure participatory implementation of WASH activities to safeguard participation of local community members and gender equity in implementation and use of WASH facilities and services.
  • Liaise with Village Health Teams, Hygiene Promoters and Water and Sanitation Committees to ensure that targeted WASH communities and schools meet the set WASH criteria to identify model households and pupils.
  • Ensure judicious management and use of WASH program finances, supplies and assets.
  • Guide the WASH Program Manager during planning and budgeting to effectively incorporate CLTS in WASH activities.
  • Ensure quality implementation of WASH activities in consonance with WASH Budget and Work plan. Minimum qualifications and experience
  • The WASH Officer should preferably hold a university degree or its equivalent in Water Engineering; Sanitary Engineering; Public Health; Environmental Sanitation; Development Studies; and or other related disciplines, with additional training in Health Education; Community Development; and Communication. At least 2 years of relevant professional experience.
  • MUST adhere to the core values of Wells of Life
  • Knowledge of software is an added advantage
  • Excellent command of local language of Mityana and Mubende Districts is a MUST
  • Skills in community facilitation and mobilization at community level are necessary.
  • Possession of cross-cultural warmth and ability to work with people of varied cultures is necessary.
  • Technical knowledge of appropriate WASH technologies and models (CLTS), communication for behavior change, Community-Based WASH programme management is necessary.
  • Ability to work in a highly paced environment with complex deadlines
  • MUST be a team player, independent, innovative, creative and collaborative
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Motorcycle riding skills is an added advantage
Job application procedure

Application procedure: Submit your Cover letter, Motivational letter, Resume, Academic documents and Reference letters from 3 professional persons (not relatives) by email to: E-mail: marie@wellsoflife.org Include in the subject of your email WASH Officer Deadline: Sunday, October 14, 2018, 11:59 PM (Ugandan Time).
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Wells of Life is an equal opportunity employer, and considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, experience, gender, age, disability, marital status, and sexual orientation.
We DO NOT charge money for any employment position.