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.

 

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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

Report to:  Area Programme Coordinator

Location:  Pader District

 

Advert Start Date:     30th January 2023

Advert End Date:       6th February 2023

 

Purpose of the position:

 

To implement field level WASH interventions in the ADP in line with programme  targets, national and partnership standards using effective and efficient promotion tools/approaches recommended for Uganda context.  The position requires passion and commitment to spend more time with the community to understand the problem in depth, culture and value system of the community and facilitate them in the required behavioral change.

 

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

 

Facilitate sustainable access to safe water supply in target communities

  • Carry out biannual and annual community situation assessment on key Water, Sanitation and parameters so as to identify areas for interventions for the Area Development Program assigned.
  • Assessment reports detailing needs in place
  • Mobilize community members on six critical requirements to ensure ownership, operation and maintenance of the water source.
  • Community mandate documented and fulfilled before establishment of facility
  • Conduct field level monitoring of construction, usage and maintenance of existing WASH facilities ensure that every facility has a trained and functional management to sustain its service.
  • Ensure that WASH facilities remain functional and with functional user committees.

 

Carry out Hygiene & Sanitation promotion in target communities

  • Lead counterparts (Sub County Officials and partners) in identification, mobilization and sensitization of target communities to participate in WASH activities.
  • Improved WASH conditions in target communities.
  • Lead counterparts and partners (Health Assistant/CDO, church leaders, community and cultural leaders), in the hygiene and Sanitation promotion activities in target communities; using WV recommended approaches for the attainment of ODF communities & Schools.
  • Communities and schools declared ODF
  • Implement hygiene promotion activities in schools to ensure adoption of hand washing practice among pupils, SHC led management of sanitation facilities, and acquisition of life skills in  making reusable sanitary pads, liquid soap, pit covers and tippy taps.
  • Adoption of good hygiene behaviors among pupils in schools.
  • Conduct WASH promotion in health facilities in the respective APs, ensuring that the target health facilities meet WV WASH basic standards  and serve as a centre for learning for OPD and ANC clients.
  • Target health facilities rated as WASH friendly

 

Carry out documentation and reporting of project activities

  • Timely develop weekly, monthly and Quarterly implementation plans and reports on WASH project activities in the AP and share with the CSDF, HSO and Cluster Managers.
  • Weekly, monthly and quarterly Work plans and reports in place
  • Support in providing necessary data for the development of the proposals, annual budgets and activity plans of all the software activities and ensure they’re implemented timely and are of high quality.
  • Data on WASH coverage at Sub County and district level on file.
  • Identify and document significant change stories that arise for WV WASH interventions
  • Ensure to put success stories on file

 

Promote partnership and integration with the Sub County and other WV projects

  • Conduct basic trainings and refresher trainings as well as extend guidance and technical support to the Community based Hygiene and sanitation Promotion structures e.g. S/C staff, CHEWs, Church leaders, COVAs etc.
  • Ensure to have training reports on file.
  • Ensure that sponsored children benefit and participate in WASH behavior practices programme interventions.
  • Compile Activity Reports indicating RCs reached
  • Integration of programming with other WV projects/activities
  • Compile Reports showing integration with other projects.
  • Represent the project at Sub County level and where deemed necessary at District level
  • Ensure that minutes of Sub County meetings are documented and clearly indicating WV input and contribution to the sub county

 

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Bachelors` Degree in Environmental Science /Health Sciences, Public Health, Community Health or any other related field attained from a recognized higher institution.
  • Knowledge about CLTS, CHAST and PHAST methods.
  • Knowledge of PRA methods and willingness to live in the rural communities in the project areas.
  • Experience in implementing WASH related activities or public health related with WASH for a minimum of 2 years, preferably within an International NGO context.
  • Ability to coordinate a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common objective in the area of Sanitation and Hygiene.
  • Valid motorcycle riding permit
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English and conversant with local language
  • Very strong facilitation skills, community mobilization skills and the ability to effectively communicate key issues to communities.
  • Good Computer skills and ability to write technical reports.

 

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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