Local recruitment: Project Officer (WASH/UNICEF)

World Vision (WV)

Adjumani, Uganda 🇺🇬

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role. 

Position:         Project Officer – WASH – UNICEF

Report to:       Area Manager

Location:        Adjumani District

Advert Start Date:     6th March 2023

Advert End Date:       13th March 2023  

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of this position is to provide day to day management of the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities as detailed in the UNICEF Inclusive WASH, Education and Protection Project in order to reduce the vulnerability of refugees and host community especially people with limited access to safe and clean water to improve child well-being.  

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Quality Project Implementation

  • Ensure all the technical work is completed with the desired quality and according to schedule
  • Actively contribute to planning and guiding the implementation of WASH activities and follow-up to ensure project is on track to achieve intended goals
  • Lead the assessments of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) situation in the project areas (Schools and communities)
  • Facilitate the promotion of good WASH practices and active engagement of Persons of Concern (POCs) in transforming their communities for WASH and Inclusion

Capacity Building

  • Strengthen capacity and sustainable WASH management systems through an inclusion approach with PLWDs and other vulnerable populations (i.e. the elderly and children ages 12-18)
  • Build the capacities of project staff, key project partner staff and community structures in participatory methodologies such as PHAST, CLTS etc to encourage their participation in project activities.
  • Lead the development and distribution of all training materials/ guides to deliver training in schools – to the children, teachers and community members as an ongoing capacity building strategy

Reporting and documentation

  • Provide weekly and monthly progress and reports to management.
  • Develop and share success stories on the WASH component

Networking, collaboration and representation

  • Participate in the district level, Inter-Agency and zonal coordination meetings as advised by the project manage
  • Collaborate and Network with partners operating in the project area (e.g. WASH implementing partners, OPM’s office, UNHCR, private-sector, NGOs and CBOs).

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Water/Public Health, Environmental health, or WASH related field from a recognized institution.
  • At least 3 years of previous work experience in a development and emergency setting (preferably an international NGO) in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program design, implementation
  • Be highly knowledgeable about WASH sector policies and guidelines and key challenges affecting WASH implementation in Uganda. 
  • Experience in facilitating any of the WASH participatory like PHAST, CLTS, Sanitation Marketing, Behavior, Change Communication and other related innovative hygiene and sanitation approaches that are necessary for the promotion of hygiene and sanitation interventions.
  • Experience in community mobilization and empowerment interventions
  • Good communication and analytical skills
  • Computer literate
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Attend, participate and lead in daily devotions and Chapel services.
  • Perform other duties as may be required
  • He/she must be willing to ride and must have a valid riding permit
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and flexibility
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychological stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources
  • Ability to cope up and deal with stress and work under stressful work conditions
  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values, mission and Vision Statements
  • Ability to speak English and common local languages spoken 

Applicant Types Accepted:Local Applicants Only





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