WASH Officer –REACH Project Charity Jobs - World Vision International

Job Title:         WASH Officer –REACH Project
Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager – REACH Project

About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary: The WASH Officer –REACH Project coordinates and supervises all the activities which require specific civil engineering knowledge (in particular water and sanitation engineering) and also act as line Manager for Hygiene and Sanitation Assistants

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will assess needs for WASH interventions (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene facilities) at community level including Public schools and Health facilities
  • Prepare or revise bill of quantities and construction plans related to the construction works and also participate in design of infrastructure and procurement processes.
  • Oversee the execution of the WASH works directly and provide technical guidance and expertise to the Hygiene Promotion Team.
  • Line Manage Hygiene and Sanitation Assistants to ensure participation of beneficiaries in designs, and maintenance of infrastructure is adhered to according to the humanitarian guidelines and standards.
  • Support fundraising initiatives through proposal development and manage an upto date WASH project level or WVU initiated data base to be used as reference in writing new projects.
  • Prepare and send reports to the Project Manager using the appropriate templates as per request and schedule.
  • The jobholder will also network/partner with district, UN bodies and other stakeholders to ensure standards, regulations and procedures are adhered to in line with the SPHERE standard and donor requirements
  • Tasked with data collection, accurate record keeping and management of information to measure progress and impact of project in line with the guiding humanitarian standards and as required by the WASH Cluster.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision WASH Officer –REACH Project job opportunity must hold a University Degree in Water/Civil Engineering or related qualification.
  • A minimum of three years of previous experience implementing WASH in emergency
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards such as Sphere and HAP
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, GPS mapping software is added advantage.
  • Excellent computer skills (particularly Office package, GIS, Database management, Software for water -networks designing) are mandatory
  • Motorcycle riding skills are an asset.
  • Stress-resilient and able to cope with deadlines and complex problems
  • Skills in community mobilization and Team Management are critical
  • Possess cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy (MS Office Suite: MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and databases) with hands on experience in tracking recruitment outcomes/metrics.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.


Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 1st June 2017

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