2 Community Development Officer (WASH) Job Opportunities – The Water Trust (TWT)

Organisation:  The Water
Trust (TWT)
Duty Station: Kiryandongo and Masindi, Uganda
About US:
Water Trust (TWT) develops and implements Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
projects to combat disease and poverty in the developing world and allow people
to live empowered lives of dignity. TWT collaborates with the local government,
village leaders, and community members to enable village, schools, and health
centers to create access to safe water, latrines, and hygiene education. Since
2008, TWT has implemented more than 300 projects in Western Uganda, benefitting
more than 120,000 people. Headquartered in New York, TWT aims to be a leader in
pioneering innovative new approaches to help foster healthy communities.
Job Summary: The Community Development Officer (WASH) will
also plan, manage, implement and monitor WASH activities in rural schools to
promote and improve water, hygiene and sanitation good practices in schools. He
/ she will also develop and build capacity of school management committees and
community members to effectively operate and maintain school WASH
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversee the implementation of School WASH
    positive behavior change strategy.
  • Mentor and train school administrators and
    teachers in the Child Hygiene and Sanitation Training (CHAST) approach and
    oversee its implementation.
  • Strengthen School Management Committees to
    successfully operate and maintain school WASH infrastructure.
  • Offer support School Health Committee (SHC)
    in planning and implementation health and hygiene promotion activities.
  • Build and strengthen productive working
    relationships with school administrators and government officials to
    promote good WASH practices in schools.
  • Actively contribute to needs assessments of
    prospective schools to inform program design.
  • Monitor and ensure functionality of School
    WASH facilities, including improved water sources, latrines, and hand
    washing facilities.
  • Develop and submit progress reports on
    activities to meet organization reporting needs.
  • Evaluate success of school intervention in
    accordance with organizational policy and maintain related data and
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a diploma in
    environmental health science, public health or any discipline related to
    Water, Hygiene and Sanitation and two years of field experience OR the
    equivalent of five years of relevant field experience.
  • Previous experience implementing WASH
    projects on behalf of an international development organization.
  • Strong knowledge and skills in school WASH
    promotion tools or other behavior change approaches such as Child Hygiene
    and Sanitation Training (CHAST.)
  • Previous exposure and experience in hygiene
    promotion and behavior change communications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proactive and results-oriented.
  • Comfortable and capable adapting work and
    priorities to respond to changing situations in order to advance
    organizational goals and objectives.
  • Strong computer skills, notably in Microsoft
    Word and Excel.
  • Able to both work independently with minimum
    supervision and as part of a larger team.
  • Good spoken and written English.
  • Possesses a valid riding permit and knowledge
    of road rules.
  • Good facilitation skills are desirable
  • Experience in conducting Training of Trainers
    (ToT) sessions at the school level.
  • Knowledge of the Masindi and Kiryandongo and
    local languages is desired
How to Apply:
candidates who so desire to join The Water Trust in the aforementioned capacity
are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.
Deadline: 6th August 2016

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