WASH Officer – Project NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: Project
Coordinator
About US:
World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary:
The WASH Officer – Mayuge NTD Elimination Project will provide leadership in
all WASH aspects, identify and lead the mobilization of target communities to
participate in WASH programming and other world vision community development
activities. World Vision has acknowledged Community Led Total Sanitation
Plus(CLTS-P) and Children Hygiene and Sanitation Training (CHAST) as an
effective means to empower and drive communities and schools to increase their
sanitation coverage and promote proper hygienic behaviors
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Project management and Coordination
  • Oversee the technical implementation of WASH activities in the
    project
  • Initiate and work with line WV staff and district partners to
    technically interpret the WASH technical approaches included in the growth
    health and Governance (GHG) proposal to facilitate implementation of key
    activities in the project work plan.
  • Prepare weekly & monthly work plans
  • Work closely with Regional WASH Engineer, Hygiene and Sanitation
    Officer and other specialist within the WASH program to cascade down all
    aspects of the WASH technical program within World vision projects not
    withstanding GHG
  • Community/Institutional Hygiene and Sanitation promotion
  • Build Coalition with other WASH actors within the districts of his
    or her operation, working with districts Water office, conducts support
    supervision in the GHG districts and provide technical assistance whenever
    required.
  • Strong in designing and monitoring of solar piped water systems
  • Ensure villages triggered using CLTS approach move beyond open
    defecation free status to achieve good hygiene and hand washing practices
    in order to climb the sanitation ladder
  • Ensure all HSAs WASH staffs are aware and using correct CLTS manuals
    and good practice
  • Support the HAS to implement CLTS in selected villages to achieve
    Open defecation free status (ODF). Besides achievement of ODF status
    ensure villages that attain ODF status, ODF sustainability monitoring
    happens every quarter
  • Conduct regular field monitoring visits every month together with
    Community development Assistants
  • Conduct baselines in schools were CHAST will be implemented and
    routinely monitor progress of school WASH Program
  • Coordinate the formation and training of school health clubs and
    teachers (patrons)
  • Organize and conduct CLTS learning exchange visits within and
    outside the district for learning, reflection and sharing
  • Must have knowledge of Life Cycle Cost Approach LCCA with ability to
    co-facilitate a session on LCCA
  • Work with the DWO, hand pump mechanics association and Private
    organizations to develop a greater emphasis on sustainable operation,
    maintenance and repair of water sources; rather than just hardware
    provision
  • Routinely support the Training of water user committees with skills;
    on good governance; good financial management and accountability;
    environmental hygiene, networking, Operation and Maintenance, work
    planning and budgeting
  • Supervise community mobilization teams to engage full participation
    of beneficiaries in design, siting and maintenance of watsan systems and
    hygiene promotion activities as well as contributions of labour and
    materials where appropriate.
  • Project development, technical advice and learning
  • Provide technical guidance and monitor implementation of WASH
    activities including but not limited to: baselines collection, behavior
    change strategies and WASH outcome monitoring.
  • Provide detailed knowledge and maintain and up-to-date written table
    of all WASH Actors in the District, where they are working and what they
    are doing, plus contact details
  • Ensure that field staff are aware of Government policy direction and
    donor trends
  • Support the field teams to constantly understand and articulate
    project WASH strategies to beneficiaries and partners, namely,
    communities, CBO’s, NGO’s civil society and district officials
  • Networking, representation and collaboration
  • Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and
    networks with other actors to support districts in planning and
    implementation of WASH activities. And where appropriate and if delegated
    represent world vision Uganda in District water and sanitation sector
    committee(DWSSC) meetings
  • Have a detailed understanding of the District WASH budget,
    activities and deliverables and work to support them where appropriate
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Conduct quality checks of all the monitoring/data collection forms
    namely; CLTS, CHAST, water points/Water user committee, filling and entry
    into specific WASH databases
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Project coordinator


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Vision WASH Officer – Mayuge NTD
    Elimination Project job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water and
    Sanitation, Public Health, Environmental Health or related discipline
  • Training in project planning and management, community approaches or
    behaviour change
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff in WASH
    technical skills
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project
    reports
  • Has experience in working with Ministry of Water and
    Environment(MWE) and Local Governments
  • At least 3 years of experience in WASH programming, preferably
    focused on CLTS, CHAST, PHAST, Follow Up Mandona Approach and Sanitation
    Marketing
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a facilitative and participative
    approach.
  • Superior communication skills – ability to coordinate people at all
    levels – government partners, donors, communities and staff with diplomacy
    and collaboration.
  • Appreciation of gender related issues
  • Good budget management skills
  • Computer literacy is needed
  • Knowledge of GPS mapping software is n added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Neglected Tropical Disease is added advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow
instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 25th February 2019
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