WASH Software Officer Non-profit Careers – GOAL International

Job Title:   WASH
Software Officer
Organization: GOAL International
Duty Station:  Bugiri, Uganda
Reports to:  WASH Project Manager
About US:
GOAL International is an international non-profit organization that was
founded in 1977 and works to promote the realization of the fundamental rights
of the poor, the vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crisis. GOAL
currently works in 16 countries, with our head office in Dublin, Ireland.
About GOAL Uganda Programme:
First operational in Uganda in the late 70’s, the current country
programme focuses on two of GOAL’s three strategic sectors, namely: Health
(including WASH and Health Accountability programming); and a market based
approach to improving agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda
mainstreams HIV, gender, child protection and the resilience strategies across
all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach, and uses a mixture
of direct implementation and partnerships with national and international civil
society organizations, local government, the private sector and communities to
give effect to our mission. GOAL is currently operational in the North, South,
East and West of Uganda with six established offices in Kampala, Bugiri, Abim,
Kaabong, Lira and Agago Districts. We are funded by a number of donors who
include DfID, Charity: water, Irish Aid, Master Card Foundation, GOAL and a
number of small foundations.
Job Summary: The WASH
Software Officer will be responsible for carrying out all demand responsive
approach activities, project reporting and monitoring.  The WASH Officer will ensure that all
interventions are carried out in a manner that corresponds to the standards and
guidelines of the Government of Uganda for WASH as well as donor guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop,
    review and revise project work plans whenever the needs occur.
  • Undertake
    roll out of CLTS activities in project areas so as to ensure that
    communities attain Open defecation free status (ODF) status.
  • Develop
    sanitation and hygiene promotion sessions and I.E.C materials as well as
    materials to promote safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and
    maintenance of WASH facilities and services.
  • Co-ordinate
    and conduct training of water user committees in targeted areas on proper
    operation and maintenance of water points.
  • Coordinate
    with water technical officers to ensure that the various aspects of the
    WASH program are integrated.
  • Prepare
    weekly planning and updates to share within WASH Project Manager.
  • Follow
    up, spot check on-going activities for quality control; prepare periodical
    reports: update indicators, achievements, activities and results according
    to the project log frame.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    GOAL International WASH Software Officer job placement should hold
    a University degree in public
    health, Environmental Health, Social Sciences, or related discipline.
    Experience may substitute for qualifications, but not the other way round.
  • At
    least two years of field experience with a strong focus on
    sanitation and hygiene promotion approaches like CLTS, Sanitation
    marketing, operation and maintenance of water points.
  • Soft
    Skills in Coordination and Networking with stakeholders.
  • Proven
    ability to work effectively with a wide range of WASH programs
  • Having
    good knowledge and experience of issues related to behavior change in
  • Demonstrated
    monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability
    to work under pressure and complex project.
  • Ability
    to write clear and well-argued project reports
  • Fluency
    in Kiswahili, Lusamya, Lusoga is an added advantage
  • Possession
    of a riding permit (Class A) and ability to ride a motor cycle is required
    for this job.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications
which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character
references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer),
and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda on the
email: recruitment@ug.goal.ie. Please do not attach certificates, indicate the
job title in the subject line.
Deadline: 2nd January
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