Project Officer – WASH (Hardware) NGO Job Opportunities – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Officer – WASH (Hardware)
Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Manager WASH
About US:
Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS) is the leading national humanitarian organization in Uganda and
a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC is an
International humanitarian institution which has a mandate to protect victims
of international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded, refugees, civilians,
prisoners and other non-combatants.
Job Summary:
The Project Officer – WASH (Hard Ware) will be responsible for the Management
of all hardware Watsan components, programming, material, financial and human
resources of the National Society within the project area.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Overall planning, coordination,
    implementation, evaluation and proposes recommendations on Watsan
  • Prepares project work plans and budgets
    and ensures proper accountability of project funds and other resources;
  • Prepares and submits timely and quality
    activity reports;
  • Prepares quarterly and annual project
    progress reports, budgets in accordance with URCS guidelines and presents
    the same for incorporation into the overall organization plan and budget.
  • Provides training, coaching and support
    supervision to project staff, project focal persons and project volunteers
    (CBDR volunteers and groups).
  • Develops monitoring tools in liaison
    with the URCS M&E officer and ensures they are used and indicators
    therein captured.
  • Liaises and maintains good coordination
    with Government and relevant stakeholders in consultation with respective
    Branch Managers /Project staff on WASH activities and policies;
  • Assess the none-functional water
    facilities in the project area to establish magnitude of damage, identify
    the spare parts required and execute necessary remedial actions.
  • Assess the water situation in the
    project areas and recommend appropriate technologies to deliver safe and
    adequate water in such areas.
  • Prepare technical reports including
    technical drawings and designs for bid documents to facilitate contractual
    process by logistics department.
  • Manages contracts whenever they are
    awarded, maintains link with contractors and closely supervises the
    contracted works to completion.
  • Promotes construction and use of
    sanitary facilities within the project areas;
  • Maintains good coordination and
    cooperation with other sector partners, district and sub county
  • Carry out technical assessments during
    health emergencies and disasters to inform management on appropriate
    interventions and support the operations accordingly.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Red
    Cross Society (URCS) Project Officer – WASH (Hard Ware) job opportunity
    should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Water Engineering, Civil
    Engineering or a related field from a reputable institution;
  • Post Graduate or Pre-Graduate Diploma in
    Water Engineering, Civil Engineering or a related field will be an added
  • Sound training in water resources
    management will be an added advantage;
  • Specialized training in improved hygiene
    promotion approaches i.e. Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation
    Transformation (PHAST), Community led Total Sanitation (CLTS), Personal
    Hygiene and Sanitation Education (PHASE) for schools will be an added
  • Three years of WASH experience in NGO
  • Previous experience from working in
    complex and volatile contexts will be an added advantage
  • Familiar with preparation of bid
    documents, contracts and contract management especially in the
    construction of water facilities and civil works.
  • Excellent computer skills with high
    proficiency in Microsoft excel and ability to run specific software
    (AutoCAD, ArchCAD and basic GIS)
  • Very good knowledge of Emergency
    Response Protocols and sphere standards for service delivery.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should
send their filled application forms, download
E-mail to: or mail via post to: The Secretary General,
Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O. Box 494, Kampala,
Deadline: 28th May 2018 by 5:00pm
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