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We are seeking a dedicated and skilled Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer to join our team to implement our activities in Palorinya and Nakivale Refugee Settlements

  • Minimum Qualification : Bachelors
  • Experience Level : Senior level
  • Experience Length : 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

About The Position
We are seeking a dedicated and skilled Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer to join our team to implement our activities in Palorinya and Nakivale Refugee Settlements . The successful candidate will play a key role in planning, implementing, and monitoring WASH projects to ensure that Refugees and host communities have access to adequate quantities of safe drinking water, and to improved sanitation facilities, as well as they practice good personal and food hygiene behaviors.

Detailed responsibilities:
1. Programme implementation, monitoring, and delivery of results, with a focus on WASH in Refugees & Emergencies.
• Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of IsraAID Uganda’s WASH-related programming. Ensure effective collaboration with other partners and stakeholders in the field.
• Plan and conduct promotional activities to improve the hygiene and sanitation practices of local partners as well as in host communities and the refugee settlements. Mobilize community members to participate in these initiatives, and encourage community-level associations and other groups to actively participate in the project.
• Lead and supervise the process of water supply infrastructure construction in the field including selection of borehole drilling sites; monitoring of drilling operations; design, installation, and testing of production wells; installation of pumps, well platforms, and/or water distribution systems. Water supply initiatives should ensure coverage for/access by communities as well as at schools and health care facilities.
• Lead and supervise maintenance and rehabilitation of WASH existing and new WASH infrastructure, and help local authorities and communities establish effective mechanisms for carrying this work out into the future (including financing of it through user fees or other relevant mechanisms).
• Lead and supervise installation of improved sanitation infrastructure at community, institutional, and household levels. This may include construction of pit latrines, school toilets and handwashing stations, and health facility WASH infrastructure. Ensure compliance with the local regulations and the quality of the end-result services provided at all levels.
• Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, including environmental and social screening of project sites, preparation of regular progress updates, and monitoring of WASH services at implementation sites.
• Monitor, report, and certify the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verifying compliance with approved allocations, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity.
• Prepare quality and timely WASH progress reports for the Country office management, donors and partners.

2. Networking and partnership building
• Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with Government counterparts, UN agencies, donor agencies, WASH institutions, NGOs, research institutes and the private sector to stimulate coordination and collaboration in the WASH sector.
• Produce WASH IEC materials to promote awareness raising at the community level, establish partnerships and support fundraising.
• Participate in inter-agency discussions at national and settlement level, ensuring that IsraAID’s position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the planning and agenda setting.

Essential skills, knowledge, and competencies
Essential Requirements

• MUST BE A UGANDAN NATIONAL
• Fluency in English is a must.
• A degree in water supply engineering, civil engineering, hydrology, or similar field is required. A masters/ postgraduate degree in any of these fields would be an added advantage.
• A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated professional experience in WASH programes in similar contexts is required. Previous proved working experience in refugee settlements will be an advantage.

Specific Skills:
• WASH Technical Expertise: In-depth knowledge of water supply, water quality, sanitation infrastructure, and hygiene promotion – as they relate to WASH programe design and implementation strategies. This includes understanding the technical aspects of water supply systems, waste management, and the promotion of hygiene practices among communities.
• Construction and Infrastructure Development: Understanding the principles of constructing durable, resilient, and safe WASH infrastructure, including knowledge of materials, construction methods, and the ability to adapt them to the needs of a disaster-stricken area or a community in need.
• Adaptability and Problem-Solving: The capacity to adapt to rapidly changing situations and find innovative solutions to complex challenges.
• Cultural Sensitiveness and Cross-Cultural Communication: Proficiency in communicating effectively across different cultures and languages. This skill ensures respectful, efficient, and effective engagement with local communities, stakeholders, and team members from diverse backgrounds.

Competencies:
• Attention to Detail: Ability to meticulously follow procedures and maintain high standards of performance.
• Organizational Skills: Strong organizational abilities to manage inventory, schedules, and documentation effectively.
• Safety Awareness: Commitment to following safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe work environment.
• Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively with team members to achieve common goals.
• Commitment to IsraAID’s values: Professionalism, Humanity, Collaboration, Flexibility and Adaptability, and Resilience.


Application procedure
Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience to ugandahr@israaid.org  . Please include " WASH Manager Application" in the subject line.
The deadline for applications is [21st July 2024].
We thank all applicants for their interest in joining our team, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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