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Project Assistant – PHAST Job Placements – Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development-Uganda (ACORD-U)

Organization:
Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development-Uganda (ACORD-U)
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 the Project:
ACORD-U, a NonGovernmental
Organization is one (01) qualifie
d
candidate for the post of Project Assistant-PHAST in its newly awarded
Partnership for “Improving Sustainable WASH services and schools for South
Sudanese Refugees in Bidibidi settlement”. This project is funded by Swiss
Water and Sanitation Consortium and HEKS-EPER through HEKS-EPER Uganda Country
Office- for 24 months.
This project aims at
improving sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services
among 31,448 school children from four schools and communities members – 21,055
South Sudanese refugees and 10,393 host community members in Zone 4 and Zone 5
in Bidibidi Settlement by June 2022.
Job Summary:  This position is central to the implementation
of sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services. The
incumbent will be required to participate in the daily implementation of the
PHAST 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
project
·       Establish first contact with target communities
·       Provide PHAST 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 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 community members facilitating a rapid change in their attitude towards
good hygiene and sanitation practices and behaviour.
·       Effective use of IEC materials in the target
villages and their follow up
·       Conduct community hygiene awareness and
sanitary sessions for the target communities.
·       Provide technical advice to the villagers in
building sanitary latrine
·       Assist village Community Hygiene Promoters 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 structures and other influential leaders of the target villages
·       Provide supervisor with success stories and
photos from special occasions and progresses
·       Reporting on regular basis to the supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelors’
Degree in Arts, Community Development, Health Sciences, Communications,
Environmental health, Public Health, Social Science or related field.
·       Knowledge of and experience in the
methodology of Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) and
Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).
·       Proven skills in computer programs (Word,
Excel; minimum)
·       At least 3 years of practical experience as a
community mobilizer
·       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 interested and
Qualified candidates please  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
“Project 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.
“Women Are Strongly
Encouraged To Apply”
Deadline: 5th
August 2020 at 5:00 pm
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