Project Officer – Action Africa Help International

Title:    Project
Organisation: Action Africa Help International
In 1996, Action Africa Help International (AAIN) became
Aktion Africa Hilfe e. V (AAH) and was registered in Munich, Germany from where
our founders in 2003 moved the organisation’s headquarters to Kenya. AAH-I now
works with refugees, host communities and other marginalized and vulnerable
groups in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia and South Sudan, where it operates across a
range of sectors that seek to bridge relief to development.
 The Project Officer will coordinate her/his
activities with other stakeholders in the regions for provision of professional
technical support and guidance on activities within the areas of WASH,
develop/formulate appropriate project proposals and assistance activities to be
incorporated into the relevant country programmes of AAH-I, in order to ensure
wider reach out to the refugees and displaced communities, and ensure their
close involvement in the delivery and management of Water, Sanitation &
Hygiene (WASH) services.
Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • In charge of developing,
    nurturing and sustaining working relationships with relevant local
    stakeholders including local government and ministries, donors, NGOs and
    other agencies working in areas of project implementation;
  • Actively coordinate with
    other NGOs in the region to ensure sharing of knowledge and resources and
    develop relationships with project partners and key stakeholders in
    project implementation.
  • Carry out a technical
    assessment to establish the specific aspects of repair and rehabilitation
    of water systems in target locations and prepare strategies for corrective
    action including rehabilitation and development of new sources as needs
  • Actively coordinate and
    monitor project implementation and ensure timely completion of activities
    in line with the overall activity time frame plan and WASH program budget.
  • Work closely with AAH staff
    (WASH project officers) to ensure that the programme is well understood,
    and that information is available for publications, briefings,
    fundraising, etc.
  • Required to perform water
    quality analysis and train local staff in water quality monitoring. This
    includes developing regular water quality monitoring schedules and keep
    records of water quality surveillance of all water points in the target
  • Write and compile high
    quality narrative and technical reports of the WASH project activities
    within agreed reporting schedules in line with project objectives and AAH
    reporting guidelines.
  • Work closely with contractors
    and hydro geologists to identify locations for new water points, create a
    linkage in the operation and maintenance of water points and sanitation
    facilities, and ensure that all work done conforms to minimum standard in
    engineering design, and workmanship in compliance with contract documents
    and project guidelines.
  • Offer technical support to
    other project staff in the implementation of projects including ensuring
    well-integrated hygiene awareness and promotion components that will
    ensure community mobilization and involvement for sustainability.
  • Recruit a team of volunteer
    Community Hygiene Promoters and prepare training programmes for
    community/village based pump-mechanics on installation of pumps for newly
    hand dug wells.
  • Actively support the
    development of funding proposals as appropriate in line with AAH resource
    mobilisation policies and guidelines.
  • Promote learning based on
    project objectives and activities and ensure documentation and sharing of
    learning with all stakeholders;
Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should
    hold a Bachelors’ degree in Civil Engineering with an Ordinary Diploma in
    Water Engineering, Public Health Engineering, or Environmental Health
    Science Studies, Hydrology or Water Resources Development.
  • A minimum of three or more years
    of progressively relevant professional working experience in WASH related
    activities. At least 1 year of this experience should be with an
    international humanitarian organization dealing with large scale
    emergencies or displaced/refugee situations and, should be directly relevant
    to the current position.
  • Applied knowledge in
    programme management, project formulation, programme cycles and reporting
  • Expertise in planning,
    formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting on humanitarian
  • Excellent knowledge of
    English and French (written/ oral/ comprehension).
  • Proven technical expertise in
    area of WASH assessment including surveys, programme implementation,
    monitoring and evaluation, and coordination is required.
  • Proficiency in basic computer
    software such as MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, water modeling
    software, GIS.
  • Possess the ability to ride
    motorcycle, with a valid rider permit
to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should
send their applications (together with an updated (CV) with at least three
suitable referees with their telephone contact to;
Human Resource Officer,
Action Africa Help Uganda;
Plot 72 Ntinda Road, P.O Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda.
13th February 2015.
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