2 School WASH Officer Employment 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 School WASH Officer will plan, manage,
implement and monitor WASH activities in rural schools to promote and improve
water, hygiene and sanitation good practices in schools. The incumbent will
also develop and build capacity of school management committees and community
members to effectively operate and maintain school WASH infrastructure.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Steer the implementation of School WASH
    positive behavior change strategy.
  • Train school administrators and teachers in
    the Child Hygiene and Sanitation Training (CHAST) approach and oversee its
  • Support School Health Committee (SHC) in
    planning and implementation health and hygiene promotion activities.
  • Strengthen School Management Committees to
    successfully operate and maintain school WASH infrastructure.
  • Establish productive working relationships
    with school administrators and government officials to promote good WASH
    practices in schools.
  • Significantly contribute to needs assessments
    of prospective schools to inform program design.
  • Keenly monitor and ensure functionality of
    School WASH facilities, including improved water sources, latrines, and
    hand washing facilities.
  • Evaluate success of school intervention in
    accordance with organizational policy and maintain related data and
  • Develop and submit progress reports on
    activities to meet organization reporting needs.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant 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.)
  • Experience in hygiene promotion and behavior
    change communications.
  • 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge of the Masindi and Kiryandongo and
    local languages is desired
  • Experience in conducting Training of Trainers
    (ToT) sessions at the school level.
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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