WASH Assistant (2 positions) via ReliefWeb

Danish Refugee Council

Adjumani, Uganda 🇺🇬

Background

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world. DRC provides direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities across the world. The organization has a global annual turnover of US$ 200 million.

In Uganda, DRC has been working for the protection of refugees and IDPs since 1999. DRC has actively protected men, women and children who were displaced due to wars within Uganda and in the wider Great Lakes region, and provided them with sustainable livelihoods solutions and other basic services. DRC Uganda has presence in West Nile, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Kyaka, Acholi sub-region and Karamoja.

General Objective:

This position is central to the implementation of the sanitation and hygiene activities at the grassroots. He will be required to participate in the daily implementation of the above component of the WASH 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.Specific Tasks:

  • Work with the District Water Department and Hygiene and Sanitation clusters at community levels in identifying, mobilizing and sensitizing target communities for water, sanitation and hygiene promotion

  • Create linkages between the communities and the project, the local government extension staff and the target communities in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, promotion.

  • Together with the government extension staff, specifically, the Health Assistants (HA s), Village Health Teams (VHTs), & Parish Development Committees (PDCs) play a lead role in mapping out communities for village sanitation improvement, especially during the CLTS/PHAST role out exercise.

  • Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.

  • Formation/training of Water supply and sanitation committees for the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.

  • Participate in collection of useful data, success stories and beneficiary lists as required

  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/ reports and proposals and budgets for donors.

  • Assist the WASH Officer in inspection of boreholes, shallow wells and water pumps and other water supply systems to ensure they are operational.

  • Together with the WASH Officer, perform compliance inspection of new construction which pertains to the settlements water distribution system to determine that all fittings are installed and in accordance with prescribed standards, plans and specifications.

  • Assist in major repairs and installation of new materials, supplies, machinery and/or equipment

  • Conduct water testing and advise accordingly and come up with solutions where need be to improve on quality.

  • Test water to determine flow rates and inform users of its quality.

  • Assist the WASH Officer to work with the District Water Department and Hygiene and Sanitation clusters at community levels in identifying, mobilizing and sensitizing target communities for water, sanitation and hygiene promotion.

  • Together with the government extension staff, specifically, the Health Assistants (HA s), Village Health Teams (VHTs), play a lead role in mapping out communities for village sanitation improvement, especially during the Public Hygiene & Sanitation Transformation (PHAST)and Child Hygiene & Sanitation Transformation (CHAST) role out exercises.

  • Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.

  • Lead the Hygiene team in the midterm and annual surveys to understand the impacts of DRC programs with relation to behavior change and health based indicators.

  • Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures for Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.

  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct. Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time

How to apply:

Conditions for the position

  • The Position is contract based.
  • The position is based in Adjumani with Occasional travel to Kampala
  • Remuneration and benefits are as per DRC Uganda standard salary scale and benefit package.

Qualifications and competencies

  • Minimum of Diploma in Environment Health Science, Water Engineering or WaSH related course from recognized institution. Bachelor’s degree is an added advantage.
  • At least two years experience in implementing WaSH project
  • Thorough knowledge of WaSH national and international standards.
  • Strong competence in English literacy
  • Proven skills in computer programs (Word, Excel; minimum)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent skills in report writing and meeting dead lines
  • Demonstrated ability to work in war conflict areas
  • To establish effective working relations with the other team members and other stakeholders.

Expected start date: Immediately.

Application and CV

Applications should be in English and include the following:

  1. A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.
  2. Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

Please send your Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email to [email protected] by 16th October 2016 5:00pm clearly indicating position name in the subject line.

We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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