Project Officer – WASH (Software) NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

 Project Officer – WASH
Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 (Software) will be responsible for the management of
all soft aware WASH components, programming, material, financial and human
resources of the National Society within the project area.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with planning, coordination,
    implementation, evaluation and makes recommendations on WASH project
  • Prepares project budgets & work
    plans and ensures proper accountability of project funds and other
  • Prepares and submits timely and quality
    activity reports;
  • Prepares quarterly and annual project
    progress reports in accordance with URCS guidelines and project
  • Mentoring, coaching and support
    supervision to project focal persons and project volunteers (project
    leaders and Hygiene Promoters);
  • Develop project monitoring tools in
    liaison with the URCS M&E officer and ensure they are used to address
    the project key result areas and indicators therein;
  • Ensure proper coordination with relevant
    stakeholders (sector partners, district and sub county authorities) in
    consultation with respective Branch Managers on WASH related activities
    and policies;
  • Technically support community based
    trainings, sensitizations through PHAST and PHASE activities at different
    levels within the project areas for quality assurance;
  • Promote construction and use of
    appropriate HH latrines within the project areas (traditional, VIP, Ecosan
    or lined latrines);
  • Sensitise and support community members
    on safe solid waste management systems within the project areas;
  • Develop and disseminate appropriate
    hygiene promotion messages for positive behavior change among community
    members and schools in the project are;.
  • Support health emergencies and disaster
    operations in the different intervention communities in implementation of
    software activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Red
    Cross Society (URCS) Project Officer – WASH (Software) job opportunity
    should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or SWASA but
    with specialized training in hygiene promotion approaches i.e.
    Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST), Community led
    Total Sanitation (CLTS), Personal Hygiene and Sanitation Education (PHASE)
    for schools. from a reputable institution;
  • Post Graduate Diploma or certificates in
    project planning and management from a reputable institution will be an
    added advantage;
  • Three years of WASH experience in a
    Community Development setting;
  • Familiar with updated Government
    policies and WASH implementation guidelines.
  • Excellent computer skills with high
    proficiency in Microsoft excel and ability to run specific software (SPSS
    and EP info.);
  • Very good knowledge of Emergency
    Response Protocols and sphere standards for service delivery;
  • Knowledge and skills of sanitation
    marketing in peri-urban and informal settlements;
  • High level of integrity.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should
send their filled application forms, 
and 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, Uganda.
Deadline: 28th May 2018 by 5:00pm
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