WASH Officer

at IsraAID
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 10, 2024
Category Management
Job Type Contract
Currency UGX


Job Summary
We are seeking a dedicated and experienced WASH Officer who will work under the supervision and management of the WASH Manager to drive our initiatives in water supply, hygiene promotion, and sanitation. The successful candidate will play a key role in planning, implementing, and monitoring WASH projects, ensuring communities have access to clean water, improved hygiene, and improved sanitation facilities.

• Work closely with communities to assess their WASH needs.

• Develop and implement strategies to provide adequate access to clean and safe water.
• Work with the WASH Manager to oversee drilling, installation of boreholes, maintenance of water sources, as well as rehabilitation of water sources in need of repair.
• Under the supervision of the WASH Manager design and deliver hygiene education programs, working collaboratively with community members to promote good hygiene practices.
• Lead efforts to end open defecation and to improve sanitation facilities in target areas.
• Lead the promotion of sanitation campaigns in selected communities
• Facilitate community participation in planning, implementing, and maintaining WASH infrastructure improvements.

Coordination with external partners
• Ensure that all program decisions are taken in coordination with partners, donors, relevant government structures, and the community.
• Ensure non-duplication of programs with other partners operating in the same locations, and in similar sectors of activity.
• Attend coordination and other relevant meetings with authorities, donors, and other stakeholders – and as requested by the WASH Manager or any other person that may delegated.

Monitoring and evaluation
• Work with IsraAID’s monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEAL) officer to ensure that the tools and guidelines used by WASH programs are appropriately designed and based on evidence.
• Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of IsraAID’s WASH interventions, and ensure that all required progress and other reports are submitted in an efficient and timely manner.
• Conduct regular assessments and prepare timely reports on project outcomes.

• A Degree / Diploma in water supply engineering, civil engineering, hydrology, or similar field is required. A postgraduate degree in any of these fields, or in public health, would be an added advantage.
• Minimum of 5 years working experience in the humanitarian sector in WASH
• Experienced working with vulnerable communities and individuals at the grassroots level.
• Experienced working with local authorities, external stakeholders, and government.
• Experience in developing and delivering practical WASH training to partner staff as well as to communities.

Knowledge, skills, and languages
• Excellent project management and organizational skills.
• Ability to formulate project plans, concept notes, and proposals.
• Knowledge and skills in developing and contextualizing WASH tools, guidelines, and methodologies.
• Effective written and oral communication style, and good interpersonal skills.
• Proficient in data collection, analysis, and reporting.
• Proficient in spoken and written English.
• proficiency in any local languages (Kiswahili, Arabic) is desirable
• Commitment to IsraAID’s values: Professionalism, Humanity, Collaboration, Flexibility, and Adaptability

Applying Instructions

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience to ugandahr@israaid.org. Please include " WASH Officer Application" in the subject line.
We thank all applicants for their interest in joining our team, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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