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10 October 2016

2 Fresher WASH Assistant NGO Career Jobs - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)




Job Title:         WASH Assistant (2 Career Jobs)
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Job Summary: The WASH Assistant will offer support in the implementation of the sanitation and hygiene activities at the grassroots. The incumbent 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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Work closely 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
·         Build and strengthen linkages between the communities and the project, the local government extension staff and the target communities in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, promotion.
·         Work closely 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.
·         In charge of the 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.
·         Actively 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.
·         Support the WASH Officer in inspection of boreholes, shallow wells and water pumps and other water supply systems to ensure they are operational.
·         Work closely 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
·         Carry out 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.
·         Support 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.
·         Work closely 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.
·         In charge of the 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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) WASH Assistant job placement should hold a Diploma in Environment Health Science, Water Engineering or WASH related course from recognized institution. Bachelor’s degree is an added advantage.
·         A minimum of two years’ experience in implementing WASH project
·         Broad understanding and knowledge of WASH national and international standards.
·         Proven skills in computer programs (Word, Excel; minimum)
·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·         Excellent skills in report writing and meeting dead lines
·         Demonstrated ability to work in war conflict areas
·         Ability to establish effective working relations with the other team members and other stakeholders.
·         Strong competence in English literacy

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including;
·         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
·         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.

All applications should be addressed to the Country HR/Admin coordinator and should be emailed to administrator@drcuganda.org

Deadline: 16th October 2016 by 5:00PM

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