Entry Level Hygiene and Sanitation Assistant NGO Jobs - World Vision International

Job Title:            Hygiene and Sanitation Assistant
Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: WASH Coordinator

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 Hygiene and Sanitation Assistant – Omugo Multi Sectorial Project will primarily implement WASH interventions in emergency and rehabilitation phase in the West Nile Emergency Response according to standards and policies of WVU and other internationally recognized standards. The incumbent leads in the implementation of WASH activities in the Refugee Settlements with the support of the Project Manager, Coordinator, Hygiene and Sanitation Officer and Local Government extension staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Conduct periodic assessment of sanitation and hygiene practices and needs at institutions and community levels in order to identify areas for interventions and validation of the WASH annual plans for the Response Programme area assigned
·         Identify and lead the mobilization and sensitization of target beneficiaries at communities and institutions levels to participate in WASH programme.
·         Make sure that targeted children in emergency benefit and participate in the WASH programme interventions.
·         Conduct Participatory Sanitation and Hygiene education and awareness through appropriate child-based approaches including Child Hygiene and Sanitation training, Hand Washing Triggering and Child – Child methodologies.
·         Establishment, capacity enhancement and maintenance of functional Community-based Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion structures at institutional and community levels.
·         Support establishment and implementation of health and hygiene promotion activities in institutions.
·         Render support in the monitoring of construction works and usage of existing WASH facilities through routine visits and provide guidance for follow up of community and local government structures responsible for service delivery.
·         Develop a community disease awareness system at community and institutional level and liaise with all Health Centre In-charges to monitor and report on prevalence of WASH related diseases.
·         Carry out basic trainings and refresher trainings as well as extend guidance and technical support to the Community-based Hygiene and Sanitation Promotion structures on PHAST, CHAST, MHM, liquid soap making, etc.
·         Compile weekly, monthly and periodic plans and reports on general WASH project activities in the project implementation areas.
·         Assist in the provision of necessary data for the development of the annual budgets and activity plans of all the software activities and ensure they are implemented timely and are of high quality.
·         Able to contribute to resource mobilization through designing budgets and concept notes.
·         Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the World Vision Hygiene and Sanitation Assistant job opportunity should hold a University Degree in Environmental Health Sciences, Public Health, Water Supply & Sanitation or any other related field attained from a recognized higher institution of learning.
·         At least two years of experience in implementing Health, and WASH related activities preferably within an International NGO.
·         Previous experience in facilitating CLTS, CHAST and PHAST sessions.
·         Excellent facilitation skills, community mobilization skills and the ability to effectively communicate key issues to communities
·         Demonstrated ability to coordinate a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common objective in the area of Sanitation and Hygiene.
·         Extensive knowledge of PRA methods and willingness to live in the rural communities in the project areas.
·         Good computer skills and ability to write technical reports
·         Ability to ride a motor cycle with a clean riders’ license, class A
·         Fluent in applicable local Languages and English.
·         Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
·         Willingness to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services

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: 22nd November 2017

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