Plan International Non-profit Jobs – WASH Officer

Job Title:  WASH Officer
Organisation: Plan
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: WASH
About Plan:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan
International is one of the oldest and largest child centered development
organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa,
Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out
of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full
potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is
independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary: The WASH
Officer is responsible for monitoring WASH activities in the field to ensure
they are implemented according to the project proposals. S/he will actively co-ordinate
with other emergency team members and other Plan staff, to ensure a rapid,
proportionate and effective response. Under the supervision of the WASH
Specialist, s/he will also play an active role in technical co-ordination,
support and advocacy with local WASH clusters and other relevant technical
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Assessment: Under the direction of WASH Specialist;
  • Take
    part in needs assessment.
  • Represent
    Plan to stakeholders and Governmental and non-Governmental agencies (and military
    where present) for the purposes of the WASH aspect of the assessment.
  • Conduct
    day WASH assessment in the camp and report to the Specialist.
2. Programme Design: Under the direction of the WASH Specialist:
  • Actively
    contribute to WASH project design
  • Select
    and design water systems including source selection (ground water, surface
    water), abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems
    and/or the rehabilitation of old systems.
  • Select
    and design the most appropriate form of sanitation system (to include
    excreta disposal, vector control, solid waste disposal, drainage) taking
    full account of local conditions, resources, customs and cultural norms.
  • Select
    and design, in collaboration with other actors a suitable hygiene
    promotion strategy.
  • Ensure
    that issues of protection, gender, livelihoods, DRR and environmental
    impact, operation and maintenance and sustainability are factored into the
    program design.
  • Ensure
    Sphere standards both qualitative and quantitative are considered and any
    departures documented.
  • Draft
    program Plan, concept papers, and proposals in respect of the above.
3. Response Management and
  • Work
    in liaison with the relevant implementation manager(s) to ensure that the implementation
    of WASH activities are planned and implemented in a phased and prioritised
    manner in full consultation and co-ordination with all relevant agencies
    both governmental and non-governmental.
  • Ensure
    children and youth, gender, and disability issues are fully considered
    throughout the project cycle with women & children being enabled to influence
    decision- making around WASH issues
  • Offer
    technical oversight of WASH interventions
  • Design
    appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems for WASH interventions
  • Implement
    and document qualitative monitoring of WASH interventions
  • Supervise
    service providers including contractors et al to check for compliance to
    project goals and organizational principles
4. Response Reporting &
  • Evaluate
    the implementation of Plan WASH activities and draft recommendations for improved
    WASH program design
  • Draft
    WASH interventions reports to serve as standalone deliverables or to be
    included in larger emergency response reports for both donor and internal
4. Information and
  • Routinely
    provide regular updates
    to Emergency Response Manager and team on progress, priorities and constraints verbally and
    in writing.
  • Represent
    Plan to governmental and non-governmental groups as needed and agreed with the Emergency Response
  • Represent
    Plan in WASH Cluster activities.
5. Human Resources and
  Coordinate and/or implement training and
briefing of Plan staff and stakeholders on WASH issues.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Water &
    Sanitation and Environmental Studies, Civil Engineering.
  • Three
    or more years’ humanitarian aid experience in the WASH sector applied in
    emergency response operations.
  • Environmental
    health engineering or relevant WASH specializations (level of academic training
    needed will vary according to situation, wide technical experience will be
  • Adequate
    knowledge in Hydrology, hydrogeology, water quality and testing (as
    needed), Construction including supervision.
  • High
    level of awareness of environmental health issues as applied to emergency
    settings, with special attention to the needs of women and children.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates
should submit electronic copies (of not more than 2MB) of letters of
application, together with a CV. Contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant
certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary history
should be included and sent to:.
Country Human Resources Manager
Plan Uganda
Email to:
Deadline: 21st November, 2014
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Short-listed
candidates will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in
case you do not hear from us by 30th December, 2014. Only soft
copies of application will be considered.

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