WASH Project Officer NGO Job Careers – CARE International

 

Job Title:    WASH Project Officer

Organization:  CARE
International

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Initiative Manager

 

About US:

CARE is a global
leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known
everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE works
around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We
seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been
overcome and all people live with dignity and security. We put women and girls
in the centre of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until
all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE has been working in Uganda
for 50 years and in 2019/2020, we improved the lives of 2.6 million people (60%
women). Our goal for the next five years is to reach ten million people,
through our gender transformative, resilience building, and lifesaving
programs.

 

Job Summary:  The WASH Project Officer shall provide
technical assistance and support for program design, planning and
implementation, management and evaluation of CDC MNCH/WASH project (“Supporting
Essential Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programming to meet the needs of South
Sudanese refugees and host communities in Uganda during the COVID-19
Pandemic”), in support of achievement of program goals and objectives. Under
the direct supervision of the Initiative Manager/SRH Specialist, the WASH
Project Officer shall provide technical assistance and support for program
design, planning and implementation, management and evaluation of CDC MNCH/WASH
project (“Supporting Essential Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programming to
meet the needs of South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Uganda during
the COVID-19 Pandemic”), in support of achievement of program goals and
objectives.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Support and
provision of technical leadership in Essential Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
programming to meet the needs of South Sudanese refugees and host communities
in Uganda during the COVID-19 Pandemic (55%)

·       
Acting
focal point for all Water Sanitation and Hygiene activities related to CDC
project including follow up and reporting

·       
Plan and
coordinate the implementation of all WASH activities

·       
Assist
in designing CARE WASH program approach with local stakeholders

·       
Regular
monitoring field visits of the WASH activities

·       
Recruit
WASH field staff (Hygiene promotors, community volunteers, workers such as
builders/plumbers, etc.)

·       
Develop
and conduct WASH related trainings to project staff, Community Health Workers,
medical staff, WASH committees and to other relevant stakeholders.

·       
Conduct
regular monitoring of all projects sites; planned, ongoing and completed
activities.

·       
Carry
out specific administrative, operational/control tasks for project/program
activities, arrange for the recording and administrative processing of payment
requests and travel authorizations, coordinating travel and security clearances

·       
Provide
technical assistance in preparing viable recommendations on project
implementation, alternative approaches, and optimal utilization of resources
that contribute effectively to the fulfilment of CARE WASH program objectives,
and recommendations on program, new initiatives and management issues to ensure
achievement of stated objectives

·       
Contribute
to the preparation of status and progress reports by providing information,
preparing tables and drafting selected sections of it. Prepares background
material for use in discussions and briefing sessions

·       
Coordination
with MNCH/SRH CARE team

Participate in the
development and maintenance of an effective WASH information (M&E) system
(20%).

·       
Take
lead in collecting field monitoring data in a timely, accurately and according
to schedule.

·       
Participate
in the continuous review of the M&E system with specific emphasis on
providing support to the management of the WASH reach database.

·       
Train
volunteers on effectively and efficiently use the existing data collection
tools such as the rapid WASH assessment.

·       
Ensure
that community volunteers are functioning and submitting reports to CARE.

·       
Participate
in evaluating progress towards achievement of project outcomes.

·       
Provide
on-going support supervision and monitoring to community structures to ensure
delivery of quality WASH services.

Maintaining a high
reputation (15%)

·       
Facilitate
partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts,
including those of CARE and national partners, in order to improve the ability
to collect and disseminate development data and information, exchange
information on program/project status and implementation and
movement/distribution of supplies.

·       
In
collaboration with the community structures, coordinate, support and facilitate
monthly, quarterly and settlement level discussions and coordination meetings.

·       
Establish
and maintain cordial and professional relations with local partners and
collaborators including refugee settlement leadership, district officials and
sub county leaders.

·       
Participates
in relevant regional and national fora, and works to ensure that WASH

·       
Represent
CARE in WASH coordination TWGs at settlement level, and outside settlement when
required.

·       
Support
link between WASH and MNCH team to facilitate technical support and consistency
of program standards.

Promote Gender
Equity and Diversity and Safeguarding practices All the time (5%)

·       
Practice
a behaviour that is consistent with CARE’s core values, and promotion of gender
equity and diversity goals;

·       
Plays a
champion/change agent role in identifying and implementing initiatives that
enhance CARE’s commitment to gender and diversity.

·       
Be a
champion /change agent and ensure CARE Safeguarding policies and procedures are
adhered to by our partners and the staff that S/he works with both directly or
indirectly

·       
Where
possible make appropriate recommendations to CO management on enhancing
prevention strategies. This could include collecting and analysing information
on actual/potential risk factors for vulnerability to sexual harassment,
exploitation and abuse and elaborating measures to address them

Any other duties
assigned by the supervisor which might include (5%)

·       
Supporting
other WASH projects where need arises.

·       
Complying
success stories and lesson learnt during project implementation.

·       
Identifying
and documenting of best practices in implementation of WASH interventions.

·       
Taking
other roles assigned outside the project but within the organization.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the CARE International WASH Project Officer job opportunity
should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Environmental Health or any
health sciences

·       
Diploma
in water and Sanitation/ diploma in Civil/Water engineering is an added
advantage.

·       
At least
three years of experience working in WASH sector with an NGO

·       
Previous
experience in the NGO sector will be an asset;

·       
Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills

·       
Fluency
in English with good written skills;

·       
Excellent
time management skills and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail;

·       
Excellent
analytical skills;

·       
Must be
capable of working both individually and as part of a team;

·       
Ability
to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment;

·       
Must be
flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.

·       
Conduct
himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring
credit to CARE and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.

 

How to Apply:

Candidates who are
interested in the above job should submit an updated CV and Application letter
giving a day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email
addresses of 3 (three) work related referees only through our recruitment
email: ugarecruitment@care.org clearly
indicating the Job title in the email subject.

 

Deadline: 25th January 2021

 

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