3 Water Technician US Non-profit Job Placements – Samaritan’s Purse

Organization:  Samaritan’s Purse
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Samaritan’s Purse is
a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and
physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse
has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural
disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through
His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote
the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Job Summary:   The Water Technician (WT) will promote and
establish Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities in the  Samaritan’s Purse Urban WASH project’s target
community. S/He will be responsible for establishing and training Water User
Committees (WUC) and training technicians in the target community. S/he will
visit the sites, and collect and analyze data to identify community needs to
influence planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Identify
existing water points in need of renovation and finalize feasible locations for
new water points.
·       Facilitate water
quality testing.
·       Install/rehabilitate water points (including rainwater
harvesting structures) and handwashing stations.
·       Establish WUCs,
providing training and conducting follow-up visits to strengthen their
capacity.
·       Train volunteers
and WUCs on operation and maintenance of wate
r points, handwashing stations, and other WASH facilities.
·       Conduct needs
assessment(s) to identify households in need of a new/replacement/renovated
latrine.
·       Identify and
train youth and women to promote latrines, hand washing stations, and other
WASH f
acilities.
·       Prioritize
community engagement and utilize accountability mechanisms to advocate for
community.
·       Liaise with
relevant community groups and organizations.
·        Complete regular activity reports, working
with the Project Manager to monitor and ma
intain project progress to ensure goals are achieved on time, evaluating
challenges as they arise and proposing solutions.
·       Uphold a high
standard of quality by ensuring activities adhere to technical and government
standards,
and are aligned with
internal and external strategic objectives.
·       Conduct all
activities in the most cost-effective and efficient manner, in coordination
with team members,
other
departments and in line with Samaritan’s Purse, government and donor policies
and best practices.
·       Any other duties as assigned



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal
applicant must hold a Diploma in Water or Civil Engineering, or related field.
·       At least three years of relevant experience,  including experience in implementing WASH projects.
·       Understanding
and knowledge of water supply, water storage and water quality
testing.
·        Demonstrated experience in community
engagement and in leading and managing volunteers/teams.
·       Proactive,
flexible, adaptable and results-oriented; good critical thinking and problem
solving skills.
·       Excellent
interpersonal, communication and
team
working skills, with a mature and resilient disposition.
·       Willingness to
spend extended time in the field.
·       Commitment to
excellence, integrity and stewardship of resources.
·       Must agree with
and uphold the values and objectives of the organization.
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates Please submit cover letter and CV (including references) by email to
ugandahr@samaritan.org or in hard copy to Samaritan’s Purse Uganda, Plot 126
Luthuli Avenue, Bugolobi, Kampala. Uganda. 
Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted for interview.
Deadline: Monday 8th June 2020
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