Entry Level WASH Officer NGO Jobs – Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Job Title:           WASH Officer
Organization: Action Against
Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an International Humanitarian NGO. For
over thirty years, ACF  has been
implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and
Hygiene programs in the Lango, Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja regions in
Uganda.
Job Summary: The WASH
Officer will support the public health and assessment activities of the Water,
Sanitation and Hygiene team.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
 Implementation of environmental
sanitation program:
  • Recruit and train Hygiene Promoters for
    communities where ACF executes its WASH programs.
  • Ensure that tools and equipment are
    regularly maintained and are in good working condition.
  • Keenly review and verify all reports and
    data submitted to ACF by Hygiene Promoters are accurate and complete.
  • Ensure all team members have the knowledge
    and resources for field based educational work
  • Manage the distribution of all WASH kits
    distribution
  • Ensure all material and equipment orders
    are placed on time and that deliveries are of the right quantity.
  • Keenly review monthly stock reports to
    keep track of consumable material use and advise Programme Manager on any
    large orders that will need to be made (equipment or consumable materials)
  • Ensure localization of all software
    activities in the community
 Implementation of community
based management committee trainings:
  • Ensure all community based management
    committees are adequately trained according to ACF guidelines.
  • Help resolve conflicts that may arise
    within target communities
  • Ensure all trainings are adequately
    documented (e.g. names of trainees) and reports are submitted.
  • The jobholder will formulate and train of
    Water Source and Sanitation Committees (WSSCs) for all new water points
    constructed or rehabilitated by ACF.
  • Mentor and train School Management
    structures and school  Health Clubs
    on hygiene promotion
  • Formulate and train Sanitation Committees
    (SCs) for all new institutional latrines constructed or rehabilitated by
    ACF.
  • Monitor the construction of soak pits and
    bamboo fencing by beneficiary communities at newly constructed or
    rehabilitated boreholes.
 Assist with the design and
implementation of field assessments:
  • Offer technical assistance to the
    Programme Manager with design and conduct all baseline assessments, KAP
    surveys, and follow-up assessments.
  • Build and develop a data bank for all
    assessment data and ensure they are kept organized in an accessible
    manner.
  • Make recommendations for hardware activity
    locations based on assessment results
  • Support the Programme Manager by producing
    written reports for all assessment activities for submissions.
Document all work and experiences:
  • Support the PM with written weekly reports
    documenting activities, accomplishments, and challenges
  • Provide WASH related inputs to the
    programme manager while developing reports
Contribute to program design and planning:
  • Provide and share weekly plan in
    consultations with all other departments.
  • Produce written draft monthly plan in
    coordination with all teams ensuring that WASH concerns are addressed.
  • Keenly review and update all training and
    educations materials as necessary
  • Organize regular monitoring and evaluation
    exercises to ensure high quality of work
 Represent Action Against Hunger
externally:
  • Represent ACF to communities and local
    leaders.
  • Ensure all teams share relevant
    information.
  • Perform any other duties asked of you to
    support the work of the water and sanitation team
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the Action Against
    Hunger ACF WASH Officer job opportunity should preferably hold a
    Diploma/Degree in Social works, public Health, Community Development or
    related field from a recognised university.
  • At least two years’ experience in
    environmental sanitation, educational programs is desired.
  • Knowledge and experience with PHAST,CHAST,
    CLTS training tools will be an added advantage.
  • Basic knowledge of water and sanitation
    technical issues preferred
  • Excellent communication skills (written
    and oral); English and Local dialect( 
    Kakwa, Kuku, Juba Arabic, Lugbara, Pojulu, Madi ) is required
  • Good computer skills, Excel and PM
    assistant is desired.
  • Riding Skills with a valid riding permit
    required.
  • Excellent capacity to organize and
    mobilise the community with ability to make decisions with little
    supervision.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications including a cover letter, CV (not more than 4 pages) with at
least three referees and a daytime telephone contract. For email applications
please note that attached documents should not be larger than 2MBs. All
documents should be zipped in one folder. Any email larger than 2MBS will not
be considered. Address your email application to:
recruitment.ug@acf-international.org mentioning “WASH Officer” in the subject
line.
Deadline: 10th March 2017
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