8 CLTS Project Assistant NGO Job Opportunities – ACORD-U (Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development – Uganda)



Organization: ACORD-U
(Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development – Uganda)

Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
ACORD-U (Agency for
Cooperation in Research and Development – Uganda) is an indigenous
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working for social justice and development.
ACORD has been working in Uganda since 1979 with operations in over 25
districts across Uganda. The ACORD-U works in conjunction with people who have
been denied their basic rights, helping to better understand, to challenge, and
to change the situation in which they find themselves.

About Project:
This project aims at
eliminating the practice of Open Defecation in the 200 targeted communities and
achievement of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) friendliness in 10 Primary
Schools in Omoro and Nwoya districts.

Job Summary:
The CLTS Project Assistant/Community Development Partner will provide support
in the implementation of the sanitation and hygiene activities at the
grassroots. The incumbent will be required to participate in the daily
implementation of the CLTS component of the project, providing an insight into
cultural sensitivity and thoroughness of communication to the beneficiary
communities, as well as assisting to see that the activities are implemented in
an all-inclusive, timely and participatory manner.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Identify
communities benefiting from the CLTS project
·       
Establish
first contact with target communities
·       
Provide
CLTS sessions to targeted community.
·       
Facilitate
sessions with communities in realizing the negative hygienic and sanitary
behaviors replaced with positive ones
·       
Contact
and explain the activities and objective of the CLTS project to stakeholders
and target populations.
·       
Inform
and coordinate local authorities about all aspects of the project
·       
Mobilize
communities to contribute in the implementation of the project.
·       
Work in
collaboration with the stakeholders.
·       
Walk
throughout the village and interact with all villagers facilitating a rapid
change in the attitude of villagers towards good hygiene and sanitation
practices and behaviour.
·       
Conduct
hygiene education sessions for the villagers inside the village or at the
district or provincial level
·       
Vigorously
and regularly follow up the communities triggered
·       
Effective
use of IEC materials in the target villages and their follow up
·       
Conduct
community hygiene awareness and sanitary campaigns for the villagers inside the
village or at the district level
·       
Provide
technical advice to the villagers in building sanitary latrine
·       
Assist
village CHWs or CHP (Community Health Promoter) to record day to day progress
made by villagers in their village and report to his/her supervisor
·       
Establish
mutual and good relationship with the Community Development Councils (CDCs) and
other influential leaders of the target villages
·       
Assist
the CLTS supervisor in arranging and facilitating ODF verification,
certification and declaration ceremonies at the district and village level
·       
Provide
CLTS supervisor with success stories and photos from special occasions and
progresses
·       
Reporting
on regular basis  to the supervisor





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
must hold a Bachelors’ degree in Arts, Community Development, Health Sciences,
Communications, Human rights, Public Health, Social Science or related field.
·       
Three years
of practical experience as a community mobilizer.
·       
Knowledge
of and experience in the methodology of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).
·       
Proven
skills in computer programs (Word, Excel; minimum)
·       
Experience
in WASH programs in rural areas.
·       
Understanding
of the impact of gender status and relationships on WASH and health practices
·       
Knowledge
and/or experience in participatory community approaches and techniques.
·       
Outgoing
personality with excellent organizational and communication skills.
·       
Prepared
to spend longer time periods in the field.
·       
Team
player
·       
Possession
of a valid riding permit and knowledge of road rules.
·       
Knowledge
of the local language will be an added advantage

How to Apply:
All candidates
should Email a cover letter, detailed CV documenting work history and current
responsibilities, salary history, and three professional references (including
at least 1 prior employer) to hr@acorduganda.org

Please specify “CLTS
Assistant” in the subject line of your application email. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted. Hard copy hand delivered applications will not be
accepted. No telephone inquiries are permitted please.

NB: Women
are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Wednesday 13th, May 2020 by 5:00pm.           

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