WASH Officer NGO Jobs – Partners for Community Health and Development Organisation (PACHEDO)

 

Job Title:    WASH Officer

Organisation: Partners
for Community Health and Development Organisation (PACHEDO)

Duty Station: Palabek,
Lamwo Uganda

Reports to: Project
Manager

Remuneration: One-year
renewable

 

About US:

Partners for
Community Health and Development Organisation (PACHEDO) founded in 2007 is a
registered NGO in Uganda and currently operational and implements projects in 5
main sectors (Agriculture and Livelihood, Health and Nutrition, WASH and Gender
Based Violence and Emergency interventions) in Northern Uganda- Acholi
sub-region (Amuru, Gulu and Lamwo districts), with the Head office located in
Pece Laaro Division Gulu City.

 

Through one of her
donor BMZ- Johanniter International Assistance PACHEDO, has received funding
for a 36 months’ Nutrition and WASH project to be implemented in Palabek
refugee settlement and surrounding sub-counties in Lamwo district Acholi
sub-region. PACHEDO is therefore seeking to recruit dynamic, highly motivated,
qualified and competent persons to fill the positions indicated below for the
Promotion of Improved Nutrition Project.

Very attractive

 

Job Summary: The
WASH Officer is responsible for the direct implementation of all WASH
activities in the entire project area. He/ She will work closely with the WASH
Assistant to ensure technical standards in PACHEDO WASH programming that will
include support and capacity building and supervision of WASH Assistant and
will be regularly reporting to the Project Manager.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Raise
WASH profile of target area by implementing relevant approaches to improve
hygiene and sanitation effectively through trainings and sensitization
sessions.

·       
Promote
campaigns for improving household sanitation and hygiene through latrine
construction and use

·       
Identify,
form and train community WASH structures such as Community hygiene promoters
and water user committees.

·       
Prepare/
organize surveys and participate together with MEAL Officer in the assessment

·       
Ensuring
appropriate WASH protocols and data collection tools are available for use by
the WASH Assistants

·       
Ensuring
project/programme activities are implemented according to recognized
international standards with  appropriate
monitoring 
  and
Evaluation plan.

·       
Participate
in sector coordination meetings with the District Water department, WASH
partners in sub counties and district.

·       
Coordinate
activities with relevant local government offices and partners in Refugee
settlements and sub-county leadership

·       
Represent
PACHEDO in meetings and conferences and any WASH events in and outside the
project area if so designed by the superior.

·       
Administer
vulnerability assessment tool to identify PSNs in the refugee settlement

·       
Identify
able bodied youth to assist PSNs in latrine construction works

·       
Conduct
regular inspection of the latrine construction works to ensure the progress and
completion to specifications

·       
Coordinate
exchange visits between beneficiaries in the refugee settlement and the host
community.

·       
Organise
and conduct radio talk shows that promote WASH practices.

·       
Conduct
WASH Education sessions at health facilities during ANC visit days.

·       
Manage
and account for all funds requested for project activity in an accurate and
timely manner

·       
Effectively
and efficiently manage all assets of the organization entrusted strictly for
only official work purposes in the project site.

·       
Compile
periodic plans and document results and recommendation and share reports with
Project Manager and MEAL officer on weekly, monthly. and quartile basis

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The ideal
candidate must hold a University Degree in Public Health and a Certificate in
WASH will be an added advantage.

·       
At least
3 years or more hands-on experience in community mobilization work, community
development, sanitation, public health related work.

·       
Relevant
work experience of at least 2 years in community work and preferably in WASH
project implementation with NGOs and Local Government

·       
Experience
in Humanitarian context, implementation with an NGO and conducting surveys and
collecting meaningful data is desirable.

·       
Knowledge
in CHC, PHAST, CLTS e.t.c approaches in managing WASH are desirable.

·       
Experience
in teaching /training adult learners and training in basic household WASH
practices will be added advantage.

·       
Experience
in the IYCF practices, principles and operations associated with WASH,
Nutrition and Nutrition sensitive agricultural production.

·       
Team
player with excellent communication, Organisation and planning skills and to
communicate in time and work in a team

·       
Ability
to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.

·       
Working
experience in Acholi and lango context and fluency of English and Luo is a MUST

·       
Demonstrated
interpersonal and mobilization skills and proactive problem solving skills.

·       
Knowledge
and sensitivity to gender equality, ethnic minority issues in confidential
situations.

·       
Good
computer skills with MS office and proven documentation and Excellent/quality
report writing skills.

·       
Ability
to learn new concepts/ideas and willingness to work and live in a rural
community setting

·       
A valid
motor vehicle driving license/permit, including the ability to ride and to
access target communities and care for a motorcycle assigned.

 

NB: PACHEDO
is an equal opportunity employer, Gender sensitive and has policies including
SHEA and a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting only electronic
copies of not more than 2MB of an application letter, a detailed CV (max 3
pages)containing contact details including active telephone numbers of three
reference persons of which two must be professional referees, that includes
your supervisor of the most recent/previous employer, and a one-page motivation
letter, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, to the following by
e-mail to recruitment@pachedo.org and hrjohanniter@gmail.com please Indicate clearly
on the application subject line the position applied for.

 

Applications must be
addressed to;

The Human Resources
Director,

PACHEDO P.O Box 692
Gulu. Uganda

 

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from PACHEDO in
one-month time after the deadline.

 

Deadline: 17th December 2020 by 5:00pm

 

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