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

Job Title:            WASH Officer (Hard Ware)
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Reports to:      Programme Manager – WASH
Grade:             UR
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 WASH
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 WASH components;
Prepares project work plans and budgets and
ensures proper accountability of project funds and other resources;
Prepares and submits timely and quality activity
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 WASH situation in the project areas
and recommend cost effective and appropriate interventions;
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
Promotes construction and use of sanitary
facilities within the project areas;
Maintains good coordination and cooperation with
other sector partners, district and sub county authorities;
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 at least
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 advantage;
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
At least of 3 year’s WASH experience in NGO
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.
High level of integrity
A team player who enjoys pitching in when
Good knowledge of digital communications tools
and tactics including video, updating and maintaining web pages, blogger
engagement, social networks, search and digital marketing
Attentive to detail, with good visual
presentation skills
Good organizational and administrative skills
How to
All candidates should send their filled application
forms, click
, and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled
application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to;
vacancies@redcrossug.org or hand delivered, and or by post to:
The Secretary General,
Uganda Red Cross Society,
Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,
P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.
Due to large volumes of applications; only short
listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic
Deadline:   25th
November 2019 by 5:00 PM   
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