Entry Level WASH in Schools Officer Non-profit Jobs – Grassroots Transformation Initiative Uganda (GTI Uganda)

 Job Title:    WASH in Schools Officer

Organisation: Grassroots
Transformation Initiative Uganda (GTI Uganda)

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Reports to:
WASH Coordinator

 

About US:

Grassroots
Transformation Initiative Uganda (GTI Uganda) is a registered not-for-profit
Organization incorporated with the major objective of providing institutional
support to disadvantaged persons, participate in the direct relief of poverty,
sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune, disability, destitution or
helplessness to communities in Uganda.

 

Job Summary:  The WASH in Schools Officer will attend PTA
meetings and health parades, form orient and train school health clubs, conduct
meetings and provide technical support to School health club patron, senior
woman and male teacher, Carry our operation and maintenance of WASH facilities
in schools. Training upper primary pupils on menstrual hygiene management,
support the WASH coordinator in planning the SWIPs workshop, participating in
WASH school competitions

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Support
the selected primary schools to develop their School WASH Improvement plan
(SWIPS) for each school

·       
Strengthening
School Management Committees to successfully acquire or operate and maintain
school WASH infrastructure.

·       
Organise
WASH in school trainings for pupils of the upper primary in menstrual hygiene,
the school health clubs to prepare them for sanitation for health activities,
school administration, teachers and management committees on proper sanitation
and hygiene needs assessment and practices

·       
Sensitize
parents on proper sanitation and hygiene practices and importance of proper
WASH facilities and practices both in schools and households during PTA
(Parents Teacher’s Association meetings)

·       
Support
School Health Clubs (SHC) in planning and implementation sanitation and hygiene
promotion activities.

·       
Support
school WASH positive behavior change by providing technical assistance and BCC
materials to teachers in WASH behavior promotion among pupils and the School
Health Clubs.

·       
Participate
in training school administrators, teachers and school health clubs in the
Child Hygiene and Sanitation Training (CHAST) approach and oversee its
implementation.

·       
Liaise
with school administrators and government officials to promote good WASH
practices in schools.

·       
Disseminate
positive WASH behaviour promotional materials in all schools through SHCs and
teachers

·       
Monitor
and carry out support supervision on the operation and maintenance of WASH
facilities in schools ie water sources, latrines, and hand washing facilities.

·       
Track
the  progress  of 
school  intervention  in 
accordance  with  sanitation 
for  health intervention
performance plan

·       
Develop
and submit monthly and quarterly reports, progress reports on activities to
meet organization reporting needs.

·       
Any
other duties assigned

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Diploma/Bachelors or its equivalent in public health,
social sciences, Environmental Health, Community Development and diploma or
higher degree in listed Degree Fields.

·       
One to
three years of experience in implementation of sanitation and hygiene
interventions using Community Total Lead Sanitation  (CLTS) and/ 
or  Participatory  Hygiene 
and Sanitation Methodology (CHAST ) tools.)

·       
Excellent
analytical, interpersonal and effective communication skills

·       
Knowledge
of computer applications, MS Office and Excel.

·       
Excellent
training, mentoring and coaching skills

·       
Community
mobilization and facilitation skills

·       
Flexible,
proactive, results-oriented with the ability to work independently with minimum
supervision and as part of a larger team.

·       
Fluent
in English and Luo

·       
Possesses
a valid riding permit and knowledge of road rules.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should submit their applications via Email to [email protected]  addressed to the Human Resource Manager, GTI
Uganda.  Include a cover letter and CV
(with 3 referees) Or by hand delivery to GTI-Uganda Offices opposite Cynabel
Supermarket. Subject of email/envelope should include the position you are
applying for.

 

Deadline: 1st February 2021.

 

NB: GTI
Uganda is an equal opportunity employer; qualified female candidates are
strongly encouraged to apply. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic
disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by GTI Uganda.

 

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