Technical Advisor Water – Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB)

Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund
(ASB)
, an international non-profit, non-sectarian/ non-religious NGO,
is working in the development as well in the relief sector. Ever since
the founding of ASB in 1888, humanitarian and democratic principles have
been at the foundation of its work, both abroad and at home. That is
why today’s variety in services provided by ASB for people in need is
oriented along contemporary social parameters.

ASB is one of the biggest charity organizations in Germany with
14,000 staff members in 300 cities in Germany. ASB Foreign Aid plans and
implements specific measures targeting vulnerable populations’ world
wide. ASB Foreign Aid Department provides both direct emergency relief to
people hit by man-made or natural disasters (through supplying food,
medical equipment and/or emergency shelter) and longer-term
rehabilitation projects designed to promote recovery and to rapidly help
restore the livelihood of refugees, internally displaced persons and
other vulnerable people. ASB implements its Foreign Aid activities in
Asia, Eastern Europe, Central America and Africa.Creating sustainable and durable solutions to problems is a core
principle of ASB’s work and convinced of the importance of providing
emergency assistance to vulnerable IDPs, ASB has made the decision to
focus its intervention on returning IDPs, provided the essential freedom
of movement and protection for the displaced population was guaranteed.
ASB activities in Uganda range from food security projects, child
protection, prevention of GBV, return and reintegration of IDPs and
water and sanitation.



The Position
ASB has recently started operations in Karamoja, north-eastern
Uganda, specifically in Child Protection in the Districts of Moroto and
Kotido. The programme is expected to commence as soon as January 2012
and ASB will need to recruit immediately.

The Technical Advisor will need to be involved with the set up of the
programme in Karamoja for both districts. This will include project
design and recruitment of qualified staff as well as collaborating with
the local authorities to ensure that the Karamoja programme starts
efficiently and runs effectively.

Karamoja Region is considered insecure due to the activities related
to the pastoralist population which includes armed cattle raiding by
warriors. The Towns of Moroto and Kodito are safe and house several
other international and national NGOs. Conditions are basic although
most commodities can be accessed.

Karamoja is a non-family duty stations though the potential candidate can bring family to Kampala at his/her own cost and risk.
Tasks:
Under the over- all supervision of Country Director, the Technical
Advisor develops and technically monitors Water and Sanitation
programmes in Karamoja, north eastern Uganda. The responsibilities are
as follows:

  1. Set –up the Water and Sanitation (WASH) project in Karamoja, North Eastern Uganda.
  2. Monitoring technical implementation of Water projects by
    developing systems and procedures for quality implementation, monitoring
    and reporting and developing common understanding among staff about
    project goals, outcome and strategies in consultation with Project
    Managers
  3. Recruitment and capacity building: Write job descriptions, hiring
    criteria, conduct interviews for the recruitment of related staff.
    Provide on the job training to project managers and team leaders and
    organize customized trainings to enhance technical and managerial
    capacity of national staff.
  4. Supervises a team of WASH staff ensuring ouputs are reached and
    overall objective achieved through work planning and monitoring and
    evaluating.
  5. Oversee the training and capacity building of water User committees
  6. Oversee and liaise with externally hired technical companies
    where necessary for the drilling of boreholes and/or rehabilitation of
    boreholes, shallow wells and springs.
  7. Provides technical advice to ASB on water harvesting techniques,
    the construction of irrigation ponds and the desilting of valley dams.
  8. Provides technical advice on water harvesting techniques and all
    WASH issues to other projects inclusive of the same in Karamoja.
  9. Donor reporting: Write donor reports as per the requirement of the project
  10. Proposal development: Give technical input developing concept notes and project proposals for Water related follow up projects.
  11. External relations: Maintain and good relation with the donors,
    assist project mangers to develop and maintain good working relationship
    with district administration and NGO through frequent visits.
  12. Liaise with Karamoja District Water Engineer to ensure all ASB
    water interventions are in line with district plans, priorities and
    standards.
  13. Coordination meeting: Attend coordination meetings in the Water sector at sub county and district levels.

Duty station
Duty station will be Moroto

Time-frame
ASAP starting with one year contract

Terms of Employment
ASB offers competitive salaries and a benefits package.



PERSON SPECIFICATION
• Master degree in Engineering (water related) or related degree
and experience
• Experience in water harvesting systems at Household and
institutional settings using basic materials
• Experience in training and forming Water Management Committees
(participative approach), including training Hand Pump Mechanics and
forming associations
• Experience with Community Led total Sanitation (CLTS)
• Above five year experience in coordinating the rehabilitation and/or
drilling of deep wells in harsh condition (Karamoja)
• Fluency in English is essential
• Hands on mentality, hard and flexible worker with strong managerial
skills
• Strong social communication and experience in project management
• Experience of at least two years working in a similar position with
an INGO
• Familiar and willing to work in hardship locations
• Basic knowledge of Word and Excel

Skills/Abilities:
 Leadership skills
 Team building skills
 Analytical skills
 Problem solving skills
 Training skills
 Computer literate
 Managerial skills.

How to apply: 
Applications including CV and Cover Letter shall be sent until January 27 2012 to the following email address: application-ahi@asb.de
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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