11 Social Work Jobs – Community Development Specialist at Ministry Of Water and Environment

Job
Reference: 
MWE/TSU
01/2011-6
Reports
to: 
Principal
Engineer – Rural Water Supply and Sanitation
Organisation: Ministry Of Water and Environment 
About
Ministry:
The Ministry of Water and
Environment seeks to recruit Professionals in the Technical Support Units
(TSUs) to provide professionalized technical support to District Local
Governments to reinforce its role in monitoring and implementation of its
mandate with Local Governments. The provision of technical services has been
clustered in regional units with duty stations as follows: TSU 1-.Arua, TSU 2-
Lira. TSU 3 Soroti ,TSU 3 with Sub Unit-Moroto- TSU 4-Mbale, TSU 5- Mukono, TSU
6- Kabarole, TSU 7- Masaka &TSU 8- Mbarara.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • ·        
    Assist
    Districts and Town Councils in developing realistic annual and quarterly work
    plans and budgets for community development/ mobilization in line with the national
    strategies and sector guidelines/ schedules to Local Governments (for
    households, rural growth centers and small towns/town councils)
  • ·        
    Support
    the operation and maintenance of water and sanitation facilities and assist
    District Local Governments to generate and maintain a data base of existing and
    new water and sanitation committees and their functionality status with gender
    dis-aggregated data on the committee membership.
  • ·        
    Promote
    participatory Monitoring and Evaluation in the Water and Sanitation sector at
    all levels, and advises on the implementation of national policies, guidelines
    and strategies and plans for community mobilization (households, primary
    schools, health centers, town councils and rural growth centers).
  • ·        
    In
    collaboration with other team members, conduct organizational Self-assessment
    (OSA) of Districts, Sub Counties, Private Sector Organizations and NGOs/CBOs to
    determine and support their capacity
  • ·        
    For
    scaling up implementation of community mobilization activities through NGOs in
    line with the recommendation from the NGO pilot studies and the LG & NGO
    strategic Framework being developed.
  • ·        
    Work
    with LGs to define capacity gaps, capacity development indicators and draw
    plans and    strategies for community development, capacity
    building and support LG capacity building plans.
  • ·        
    Advice,
    assist and quality assure community development activities carried out by the
    LGs that are sector specific, support and strengthen the capacity of the
    district water office staff, District/ Town Council Health Inspectorate staff
    and community development staff in the implementation of mobilization
    activities for community development to ensure efficient and cost effective
    utilization of available resources.
  • ·        
    Support
    LGs to ensure that Community Development activities are allocated adequate
    funding during the planning process (in line with the sector guidelines for
    utilization of the district conditional grant) and thereafter ensure that the
    activities are implemented in a satisfactory manner following the agreed steps in
    the software implementation.
  • ·        
    Support
    the establishment of the District Water and Sanitation Coordination Committees
    (DWSCC) and ensure that regular agenda item in the committee meetings.
  • ·        
    Support
    the district LGs in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual progress
    reports in the standard reporting formats availed to the districts.
  • ·        
    Carry-out
    any other work that will be assigned by the client or his representative
    through the respective team leader of the unit.

Qualifications,
Skills & Experience:

  • ·        
    Honours
    Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences or Social Work and Social
    Administration with a minimum of Post Graduate Diploma in the relevant field.
  • ·        
    Post
    graduate training in use of participatory tools and methodologies shall be an
    added advantage.
  • ·        
    She/he
    should have good knowledge on Decentralization in Uganda.
  • ·        
    Ten
    (10) years of professional experience in community development work with at
    least three years in a water and sanitation sector.
  • ·        
    High
    level of ethics and integrity
  • ·        
    Innovative
    and proactive, enjoys making things happen, does not wait for them to happen
  • ·        
    High
    level of inter-personal, decision- making and problem solving skills.
  • ·        
    Excellent
    verbal and communication skills
  • ·        
    Demonstrated
    ability to work independently and with teams to achieve district objectives.
  • ·        
    Computer
    knowledge, with knowledge of Ms. – Word and Excel is must.

How
to Apply:
All interested candidates
should send their applications with recent CVs detailing work experience,
present position, and current remuneration, professional and educational
qualifications. Applicants must also include contact details (telephone and
email) of three referees to the:
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Water and
Environment,
Old Port Bell Road, Luzira.
Attn: Head Human
Resource Management.
Deadline:  Friday, 3rd May, 2013 at 5.00pm
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