Wash Officer (Water Supply) NGO Job Opportunities – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Officer (Water Supply)
Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Wash
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 Officer (Water Supply) will be
providing support to the implementation of DRC WASH Program. The job will
require frequent travel within the project Area including constant support to
neighboring camps. Additionally the WASH/Engineering Officer is expected to
participate in certification of completed projects for payment together with
district technical teams. He/s will ensure that technical specifications for
all infrastructure works are in line with DRC’s construction manual.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
General Duties:
  • Supervise all constructions under DRC implementation projects in the
    settlement and ensure that works are carried out as per set standards
    specified in the drawings, designs and technical specifications.
  • Ensure efficient and Effective program implementation while
    following the budget and work plan.
  • Design drawings, project cost estimation and preparation of BOQ of
    various infrustracture projects and liaise with the district authorities
    for approval of plans
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/
    reports and proposals and budgets for donors.
Coordination and
  • Work closely with relevant Internal and External technical experts
    on issues related to WASH/Infrastructure.
  • Represent DRC at WASH Cluster meetings and other relevant technical
    coordination meetings with the donor and external partners on all aspects
    related to WASH/Infrastructure..
  • Coordinate with WASH counterparts in Rhino camp and other locations
    in the implementation of common funded projects.
  • Ensure good representation and reputation of WASH Sector at all
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meeting
  • Ensure and actively participate in a regular sector meeting.
  • Together with the WASH coordinator, initiate development of project
    concepts and proposal documents in respect to WASH.
  • Develop the project’s M&E tools for monitoring the technical
    aspects on WASH/Infrastructure..
implementation and reporting:
  • Ensure proper management of WASH project grants through budget
    control using agreed budget tracker (s).
  • Ensure effective implementation of the construction/infrastructure projects
    in line with the UN and the Uganda National Standards and Policies.
  • Monitor and Evaluate the WASH/infrastructure Projects.
  • Provide technical support to WASH Assistants to ensure they execute
    their duties effectively.
  • Ensure quality control of implementation of WASH/Infrastructure
    activities in accordance to Sphere, UNHCR and the Uganda National
  • Prepares daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to
    relevant authorities.
  • Execute other duties as signed by the supervisor,
Staff management:
  • Supervise the WASH Assistants.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability.
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for WASH staff members
    and community based staff in Rhino camp operational area as needed.
  • Assist in the development of staff performance objectives, targets
    and appraise them based on the set targets.
  • Conduct daily field visits to support field staffs – mentoring –
    through technical back stopping and to train duty bearers.
Logistics /Finance:
  • Support the WASH Coordinator to monitor financial commitments and
    expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow
    ups on a daily/weekly/ annual basis.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff
    from and to different clusters within the Project Implementation Area.
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.
  • Ensure the delivery of supplies to the right beneficiaries following
    our SOPs.
  • Contribute to grants management of WASH projects through management
    of day to day project expenditures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Wash
    Officer (Water Supply) job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    civil engineering from a recognized University or Institution. Possession
    of a PGD in Project Planning and Management
  • At least five years of relevant work experience in a busy
    construction industry, two of which must have been with an NGO in a
    refugee/ displacement context
  • Ability to provide technical leadership in a multidisciplinary
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the
    field and office;
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Computer literacy is a must with proficiency in EPANET, CAD, Ms
    Excel and words.
  • Ability to work in physically challenging conditions and under
    pressure, in a culturally diverse society
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices.
  • Knowledge of working in challenging environments.
  • Proven ability to manage large varied workloads and deal constructively
    with stress and periods with long hours.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with
    limited supervision
  • Proactive, stable and robust character and a good team player.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish
    effective working relations at all levels.
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 sent to administrator@drcuganda.org clearly indicating position name
in the subject line.
Deadline: 17th May 2018 by 5:00pm
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