Associate Water and Sanitation Officer (WASH) – UNHCR

Post Title: Associate Water
and Sanitation Officer (WASH)

Post No: 10018608
Post Grade: NOB
Location: Mbarara Uganda
Effective: 01 June 2012
Description of
Responsibilities;

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, the incumbent will
perform the following duties;
·        
Coordinate, consolidate and provide technical
guidance and support to implementing partners on all water, sanitation and
hygiene (WASH) promotion related issues in accordance with UNHCR policies,
priorities and standards.
·        
Assess the needs of refugees related to WASH
services and formulate project submissions in collaboration with Office of the
Prime Minister, district authorities and implementing partners.
·        
Monitor undertake field verifications and report
on the performance of UNHCR’s implementing partners in implementing WASH
activities in the refugee settlements to ensure an effective and coordinated
delivery of assistance to the refugees as well as to ensure quality, cost
effectiveness, sustainability and environmental soundness in their
implementation.
·        
Report regularly on WASH activities implemented
in the refugee settlements country wide and maintain records of WASH
performance indicators for the refugee settlements.
·        
Prepare monthly sectoral reports country wide
and submit material for preparation of periodic project monitoring reports and
year-end reports required by HQs.
·        
Promote the development of a WASH master plan
for each settlement as a tool for long term planning.
·        
Closely monitor the installation of WATSAN
services in the settlements, for both projects funded by UNHCR and by other
donors.
·        
Liaise with other sectors, particularly health
and education, to plan, implement and monitor WASH activities in health
facilities and schools.
·        
Jointly with the technical staff of the
implementing partners, update detailed needs and resource assessments and
revise designs of technical plans as necessary, taking into account practical
aspects of implementation, and relevant technical specifications and
guidelines.
·        
Establish sustainability mechanisms and
structures in all settlements that will emphasize community participation and
reduce regular costs to UNHCR.
·        
Actively participate in the plans for any new
refugee settlement or settlement extension identified.
·        
Undertake other duties as required.
Education:
·        
University degree in Civil Engineering,
Environmental Studies, Hydrology or Water Resources Development.
·        
Minimum of 4 years of relevant professional
working experience.
·        
Professional working experience in WASH – water
supply (pumps, generators, boreholes, surface water, water treatment,
distribution pipe lines, etc.), sanitation (at household and institutional
level), and hygiene promotion at community level.
·        
Excellent knowledge of English (written and
spoken) and Kiswahili (if possible).
Job Experience: Minimum of
4 years of relevant professional working experience
Languages: – Excellent
knowledge of English both written and spoken
How to Apply:
Interested candidates who meet
the above criteria should submit their applications, under confidential cover,
addressed to the Snr. Admin/Finance Officer, UNHCR Representation in Uganda,
P.O. Box 3813, Kampala, quoting the above vacancy notice number and post
number.
Deadline: 25 April 2012

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