Fresher NGO Jobs – Project Officer WASH at Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International 
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Save the Children is the
world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence
in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs for over
90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the
right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to
inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve
immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for
children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being
innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving
results at scale.  In Uganda, we
implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child
Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health,
Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children
delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern
and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff
complement of over 200 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their
rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143
million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly
around the world.
Job Summary:  The Project Officer will be responsible for
the general oversight of the WASH infrastructure – construction and
rehabilitation within vulnerable communities targeted by Save the Children. The
role holder is specifically oriented towards the WASH Emergency response in the
context of the refugee crisis in the refugee settlement, and special attention
will be made on the integration of the WASH sector in other core sectors of
Save the Children such as nutrition, health, education and child protection.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Project
Officer WASH should hold a Degree in Water and Sanitation supply management, or
a relevant discipline.  Additional or
post graduate qualification in Engineering or Water and Sanitation systems is
an added advantage
·        
At least two years’ working experience in handling
WASH generally and in emergency situations or conflict/post conflict situations
in a reputable organization, preferably an international NGO
·        
Past exposure and experience of working with local
partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health,
Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
·        
Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning
abilities.
·        
Ability to establish and maintain conducive
collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
·        
Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills
are a must.
·        
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
·        
Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during times of humanitarian responses.
·        
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to
work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds
and cultures.
·        
Ability to intervene with crisis management or
troubleshooting as necessary.
·        
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
·        
Excellent time management and planning capacity.
·        
Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during times of humanitarian responses.
·        
Ability to speak local language and directly
interact with target group will be an added advantage
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to send their application letters with detailed CVs
indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors
submitted to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
addressed to:
The Director of Human Resources
& Administration,
Save the Children,
Plot 68/70, Kira Road,
Kampala. Uganda.
NB:
  • Testimonials/certificates
    should not be attached to applications.
  • Hand
    delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not
    considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 31st July 2015.
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