Entry Level Project Officer – WASH NGO Job Vacancies – World Vision International

 

Job Title:    Project Officer – WASH

Organisation: World
Vision International

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Reports to: Programme Manager

 

About US:

World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to
make it so.”

 

Job Summary:  The Project Officer – WASH will implement WASH
interventions in the clusters based on program targets, national and
internationally recognized standards and policies through application of
effective and efficient approaches appropriate for the Ugandan context. The
position contributes to improving the health of the vulnerable children by
ensuring access to safe water, sanitation and adoption of appropriate hygiene
behaviors.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Carry
out biannual and annual community situation assessment on key Water, Sanitation
and parameters so as to identify areas for interventions for the Area
Development Program assigned.

·       
Mobilize
community members on six critical requirements to ensure ownership, operation
and maintenance of the water source.

·       
Conduct
field level monitoring of construction, usage and maintenance of existing WASH
facilities ensure that every facility has a trained and functional management
to sustain its service.

·       
Lead
counterparts (Sub County Officials and partners) in identification,
mobilization and sensitization of target communities to participate in WASH
activities.

·       
Lead
counterparts and partners (Health Assistant/CDO, church leaders, community and
cultural leaders), in the hygiene and Sanitation promotion activities in target
communities; using WV recommended approaches for the attainment of ODF
communities & Schools.

·       
Implement
hygiene promotion activities in schools to ensure adoption of hand washing
practice among pupils, SHC led management of sanitation facilities, and
acquisition of life skills in making reusable sanitary pads, liquid soap, pit
covers and tippy taps.

·       
Conduct
WASH promotion in health facilities in the respective APs, ensuring that the
target health facilities meet WV WASH indicators and serve as a centre for
learning for OPD and ANC clients.

·       
Conduct
basic trainings and refresher trainings as well as extend guidance and
technical support to the Community based Hygiene and sanitation Promotion
structures e.g. S/C staff, Village Health Teams, Water Source Committees, Water
Boards, Church leaders, COVAs etc.

·       
Implement
activities in collaboration with S/C staff (HA)

·       
Ensure
that sponsored children benefit and participate in WASH programme
interventions.

·       
Integration
of programming with other WV projects/activities

·       
Represent
the project at Sub County level

·       
Timely
develop weekly, monthly and Quarterly implementation plans and reports on WASH
project activities in the AP and share with the CDF, HSO and other stakeholders.

·       
Support
in providing necessary data for the development of the proposals, annual
budgets and activity plans of all the software activities and ensure they’re
implemented timely and are of high quality.

·       
Identify
and document significant change stories that arise for WV WASH interventions.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant for the World Vision Project Officer – WASH job must hold
a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health Sciences, Public Health, Community
Health or any other related field attained from a recognized higher institution
of learning.

·       
At least
two years of WASH experience preferably within an International NGO

·       
Previous
exposure and experience in implementing Water Sanitation and Hygiene related
activities, usage of approaches such as CLTS, CHAST, sanitation marketing and
PHAST. Very strong facilitation skills, community mobilization skills and the
ability to effectively communicate key issues to communities, good computer
skills and ability to write technical reports.

·       
Ability
to establish effective working relationships with team members and other
stakeholders in WASH.

·       
Conceptual
and analytical skills in evidence bases programming and reporting

·       
Proactive
personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

·       
Spiritual
maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate
and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

·       
Good
interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

·       
Proven
community facilitation skills.

·       
Ensure a
gender perspective in the scope of work

·       
Experience
working in NGO setting.

·       
Good
community facilitation skills.

·       
Knowledge
on management of WASH infrastructure.

·       
Community
conflict resolution skills.

·       
Registration
with the Allied Health Professional council is an added advantage.

·       
Knowledge
of local language(s)

·       
Valid
class A driving license.

·       
The role
requires ability to live and work in rural remote settings.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 8th January 2021

 

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