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

Officer – WASH (Hard Ware)
Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Director DRM
About US:
The Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS) is the leading humanitarian organization in Uganda. Since its
inception in 1939 as a small women’s emergency organization, URCS has developed
over the years into a formidable well-respected humanitarian agency. In 1941,
it became a branch of the British Red Cross. The URCS was recognised by an
“Act of Parliament in 1964” and admitted as a member of International
Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1965.
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
  • Conduct 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 must 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 advantage.
  • 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
should send their filled application forms, Download
, and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled
application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; or hand delivered, and or by post to:
The Secretary
Uganda Red Cross
Plot 551/555 Rubaga
P.O. Box 494,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: Monday 12th August 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
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