WASH/Waste Focal Person NGO Job Careers – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:            WASH/Waste Focal Person
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Reports to:
WASH Project Engineer
Grade UR 7
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 role of the Waste
Management Focal Person will be to support the operationalization of a
comprehensive waste management system thereby minimizing waste hazards through
recycling and reuse opportunities. 
The role
includes establishing and defining the waste management objectives and goals of
the National Society at the Waste Management Centre, working with
staff/volunteers to help implement policies of waste disposal, and evaluating
the actual success of waste management plans following implementation. The 
Management Focal Person play a vital role in protecting the environment and
minimizing the impact of waste disposal and handling processes and should have
an interest in the environment and an awareness of current and future
sustainability issues. 
The position
holder with support from the URCS WASH Project Manager, Coordinator, Austrian
Red Cross WASH Delegates and key relevant external stakeholders will be
required to implement the proposed set of activities for improved WASH/Waste
services delivery at Waste Management Centre within Imvepi Refugee settlement
and host communities of Arua District.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Support project implementation and
accountability including adherence to specific procedures, financial methods,
and related costs pertaining to waste management services and environmental
Overseeing the collection, storage and disposal
of waste (including hazardous waste).
Ensuring national, state/local and environmental
standards are met and adhered to.
Educating and informing staff & volunteers
on various waste management practices.
Coordinating and planning waste recycling and
managing sub projects like briquette making, plastics recycling, metals etc.
Applying an efficient waste hierarchy model and
evaluating waste management options to reuse, reduce, recover, recycle, and
dispose of waste material e.g. Briquette Making, Composting, sludge cakes
Producing appropriate documentation required to
track, move, label, and report on waste initiatives and waste management.
Providing environmentally friendly materials and
economical processes, as well as measuring the life cycle of consumable
products within an organization.
Ensuring a relevant level of industry specific
knowledge and key developments.
Provision of training to staff, volunteers and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Water Engineering; Civil engineering, Bio Medical Laboratory
Technology or a related field from a reputable institution OR a Diploma in
Water Engineering; Civil engineering, Bio Medical Laboratory Technology or a
related field from a reputable institution BUT with 3 years’ experience
implementing WASH/ Waste
Should have at least three years of experience in a
similar position;
Specialized training in Participatory Hygiene
and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) and PHASE, Faecal Sludge Field Laboratory
will be an added advantage;
Sound training in Faecal Sludge Field
Laboratory, Water Resources Management will be an added advantage;
Knowledge of relevant environmental legislation
is beneficial for potential candidates and appropriate experience in
environmental or recycling projects is also favourable.
High level of integrity;
Very good computer skills (Word, Excel) and
ability to run specific software (basic GIS);
Good initiative and self-motivated individuals
to work with minimal supervision efforts.
Good interpersonal skills and working relations
with other staff under his/her supervision and other stakeholders.
Excellent spoken and written English
communication skills; ability to compile and assimilate content in short time
Proven project management skills, particularly
around technical planning, projections and human resource management.
Ability to work across different actors,
cultural contexts, technical areas and bridge silos within the organization and
with external partners;
Strong demonstrated skill working with external
partners and bringing several stakeholders together for a common goal,
sensitivity to cross cutting aspects of Gender, Environment and disability
A proactive approach to work, the ability to
handle multiple tasks and to maintain a high quality standard when working
under time pressure;
A mature personality of high integrity with
great team working skills, a courteous attitude and a clear sense of
An understanding and interest in sustainability
and environmental issues
Ability to prioritize, organize and meet
specific deadlines.
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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