Fresher Project Assistant – WASH NGO Jobs – Amref Health Africa

Job
Title:        
 Project Assistant – WASH
Organization:
Amref Health Africa
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project
Officer
About US:
Amref Health Africa
is an international African organization founded in Kenya in 1957. Our
Headquarters are in Nairobi with major programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, South
Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and two regional hubs in Southern and Western
Africa based in South Africa and Senegal Respectively. Working with and through
African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa aims
to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to
health. Amref Health Africa is committed to improving the health of people in
Africa by partnering with and empowering communities. Our Vision is Lasting
Health Change in Africa. Amref Health Africa is seeking to recruit for the
following vacancy for our WASH SDG project to support in integrating WASH &
sCOVID-19 interventions.
Job Summary:  The Project Assistant- WASH will support the
successful implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) interventions
to contribute to women and youth livelihood outcomes in communities as well as
preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Plan and
coordinate the implementation of activities in the project.
·       
Develop
weekly, monthly and quarterly activity work plans.
·       
Participate
in district WASH/Livelihood review and annual planning meetings to provide
technical assistance in defining tangible targets, project objectives, and
revision of indicators.
·       
Participate
in developing timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor
requirements and Amref Health Africa standards in collaboration with other
sector specialists.
·       
Prepare
timely monthly, quarterly, annual work plans and budgets to facilitate timely
implementation of activities.
·       
Prepare
Terms of References (ToRs) for program implementation, surveys, evaluation and
review evaluation reports.
·       
Implement
Water and sanitation and Hygiene projects to ensure quality, effectiveness and
timely implementation.
·       
Prepare
and conduct training for WASH structures both in communities to run their own
water supply systems and livelihood projects on a sustainable basis using FIETS
approach.
·       
Prepare
timely monthly, quarterly, annual reports while ensuring that the reports are
prepared in accordance with donors and Amref Health Africa standards.
·       
Document
and disseminate best practices on Water, sanitation and Hygiene and livelihood
programs.
·       
Organize
regular performance review meetings with the key project stakeholders and
supervise the work of partner organizations
·       
Ensure
adequate consultation and participation at all project stages while creating
and coordinating community partnerships with other possible stakeholders
(government, private sector, NGOs)
·       
Work
with stakeholders to refine indicators for evaluating the project successes and
organizing participatory
·       
reviews,
conducting regular assessment of progress on the project activities.
·       
Effective
integration of project activities with other Amref Health Africa supported
initiatives in the Program Unit while participating in operational research
related to the project.
·       
Co-ordinate
and network with the District Community Development Office, District water
office, District Health Inspectors Office, District Health Office, Community
Based Organizations and NGOs and other relevant departments working in the
District in providing technical support and assistance to all Water, Sanitation
and Hygiene programs
·       
Ensure
that existing business processes, standards and guidelines related to WASH and
livelihood initiatives are effectively implemented by District teams.
·       
Participate
fully and actively in all WASH and livelihood relevant assessments.
·       
Collaborate
with the country WASH Unit to provide other project staffs with the appropriate
WASH and livelihood technical orientation needed to achieve enhanced livelihood
of youth and women in the target communities.
·       
Ensure
that district WASH and production teams participates in monitoring and
supporting the timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for all
WASH and livelihood related interventions;
·       
Engage
with key stakeholders, Community, government, church, mosque and other civil
society representatives in order to maximize the impact of the organization
efforts.
·       
Monitor
performance indicators and progress against milestones by developing weekly,
monthly and quarterly plans and develop and timely submit monthly and quarterly
reports.
·       
Participate
in conducting research and documentation of best practices and lessons learnt;
·       
Collection
of human interest stories; and dissemination.
·       
Represent
the project officer on duties outside the district e.g., planning meetings,
workshops, NGO Forum Meetings etc.
·       
Participate
in national programs implemented at district level but have a bearing on
livelihood enhancement e.g. World water day, Sanitation week celebration, World
Health day etc.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the Project   Assistant-
WASH job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health sciences,
Development Studies, Community Health, Education, Development Economics, Social
work and social administration or their equivalent. Advanced training in Public
Health or development studies will be an added advantage
·       
Two
years of experience in WASH, PHASE and livelihood related projects.
·       
Good
understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
·       
Ability
to conduct community WASH and livelihood needs assessment, program planning,
implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH and livelihood activities
·       
Analytical
and problem solving skills
·       
Excellent
English written and verbal communication skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send an updated CV including three work related referees and cover
letter addressed to the Human Resources Business Partner, Amref Health Africa
in Uganda through
jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org. Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: Monday, 8th June 2020.
NB: We
regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Amref Health Africa
is committed to the principles of safeguarding at the workplace and does not
tolerate any form of abuse, discrimination or harassment.
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