Water Technician Job Opportunity at Action Africa Help International- Uganda

Reports to: Area Manager
Liaises with: Project Officers, Programme Administration and Procurement Officer, PO-WASH and IPs/other agencies in the area
Duty Station: Rwamwanja
Job Summary: Support the WASH Project Officer in installation, maintenance and protection of water sources within the specified areas of responsibility. Undertake water quality analysis and advice on the fit for consumption.
Duties & Responsibilities
·         Install, operate, inspect and perform preventive and corrective maintenance on water pumps
·         Install, operate, inspect and perform preventive and corrective maintenance on water purification equipment
·         Conduct and evaluate water surveys in collaboration with the PO-WASH
·         Plan, install and maintain all plumbing structures
·         Conduct periodic water testing to determine acidity and perform corrective measures
·         Support installation of water and sewer lines
·         Undertake mapping for water locations and log jobs that are completed
·         Repair and maintain water points
·         Capacity build community pump operators through organized filed trainings
·         Carry out plumbing works on water systems.
·         Support the PO-WASH to design and construct water and sanitation systems.
·         Carry out water quality analysis and train community members in water quality monitoring
·         Training and capacity build local community in maintenance of water and sanitation sites such as wells and latrines.
·         In collaboration with the PO-WASH, implement measures aimed at protecting water sources within area of responsibility.
·         Performs related duties as assigned.
Qualifications
·         A Diploma in Water Engineering, Water and Sanitation management or a related field  from a recognized institution
·         At least 2 years’ experience in similar or higher position (of which at least 1 year in the field) of emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation and development, or other related area.
Skills and Competencies
·         Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
·         A good command of both written and spoken English
·         Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
·         Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Office
·         Excellent Management skills
·         Able to capacity build and develop others
·         Ability to mobilize different audiences
·         Ability to coach, mentor and develop others
·         Cooperates and works effectively with others in an emergency setting in the pursuit of common goals.
·         Promotes, practices, and helps others value and respect diversity of gender, culture, opinions, values, perspectives, ideas, skills, expertise, knowledge, and experiences.
·         Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances;
·         Performs effectively in unstable, uncertain, or potentially dangerous environments while maintaining physical and mental health
·         Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s values
Languages: Fluency in Kiswahili is essential; Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset (Kinyarwanda, Rukiga, Runyakitara).
How to apply:
Please check the company website:
www.actionafricahelp.org/opportunities/jobs for details of the Job description.
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications by email (together with an updated CV, copies of transcripts, with at least three suitable referees and their telephone contact) recruitug@actionafricahelp.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it; Applications should be addressed to;
Human Resource & Administration Officer,
Action Africa Help International- Uganda
Plot 72 Ntinda Road,
P O Box 10501,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline for receiving applications is: 20th/07/2012.
However we shall handle applications as they come because of the humanitarian emergency nature of this programme.
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