2 Fresher WASH Assistant NGO Career Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)




Job Title:         WASH Assistant (2 Career Jobs)
Organisation: Danish Refugee
Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent,
humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more
than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees
and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote
durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of
humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN
Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in
Disaster Relief.
Job Summary: The WASH
Assistant will offer support in the implementation of the sanitation and
hygiene activities at the grassroots. The incumbent will be required to
participate in the daily implementation of the above component of the WASH
project, providing an insight into cultural sensitivity and thoroughness of
communication to the beneficiary communities, as well as assisting to see that
the activities are implemented in an all-inclusive, timely and participatory
manner.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Work closely with the District Water Department
and Hygiene and Sanitation clusters at community levels in identifying,
mobilizing and sensitizing target communities for water, sanitation and hygiene
promotion
·        
Build and strengthen linkages between the
communities and the project, the local government extension staff and the
target communities in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, promotion.
·        
Work closely with the government extension
staff, specifically, the Health Assistants (HA s), Village Health Teams (VHTs),
& Parish Development Committees (PDCs) play a lead role in mapping out
communities for village sanitation improvement, especially during the
CLTS/PHAST role out exercise.
·        
In charge of the mobilization of beneficiary
communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.
·        
Formation/training of Water supply and
sanitation committees for the established/rehabilitated/protected water
sources.
·        
Actively participate in collection of useful
data, success stories and beneficiary lists as required
·        
Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual
highlights/ reports and proposals and budgets for donors.
·        
Support the WASH Officer in inspection of
boreholes, shallow wells and water pumps and other water supply systems to
ensure they are operational.
·        
Work closely with the WASH Officer, perform
compliance inspection of new construction which pertains to the settlements
water distribution system to determine that all fittings are installed and in
accordance with prescribed standards, plans and specifications.
·        
Assist in major repairs and installation of new
materials, supplies, machinery and/or equipment
·        
Carry out water testing and advise accordingly
and come up with solutions where need be to improve on quality.
·        
Test water to determine flow rates and inform
users of its quality.
·        
Support the WASH Officer to work with the
District Water Department and Hygiene and Sanitation clusters at community
levels in identifying, mobilizing and sensitizing target communities for water,
sanitation and hygiene promotion.
·        
Work closely with the government extension
staff, specifically, the Health Assistants (HA s), Village Health Teams (VHTs),
play a lead role in mapping out communities for village sanitation improvement,
especially during the Public Hygiene & Sanitation Transformation (PHAST)and
Child Hygiene & Sanitation Transformation (CHAST) role out exercises.
·        
In charge of the mobilization of beneficiary
communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.
·        
Lead the Hygiene team in the midterm and annual
surveys to understand the impacts of DRC programs with relation to behavior
change and health based indicators.
·        
Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures for Security,
Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
·        
Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct. Any
other tasks as may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) WASH Assistant job placement should hold a Diploma in Environment
Health Science, Water Engineering or WASH related course from recognized
institution. Bachelor’s degree is an added advantage.
·        
A minimum of two years’ experience in
implementing WASH project
·        
Broad understanding and knowledge of WASH
national and international standards.
·        
Proven skills in computer programs (Word, Excel;
minimum)
·        
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·        
Excellent skills in report writing and meeting
dead lines
·        
Demonstrated ability to work in war conflict
areas
·        
Ability to establish effective working relations
with the other team members and other stakeholders.
·        
Strong competence in English literacy
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications including;
·        
A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why
you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications
criteria
·        
Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The
CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training
courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.
All applications should be addressed to the Country HR/Admin
coordinator and should be emailed to administrator@drcuganda.org
Deadline: 16th
October 2016 by 5:00PM
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