Land Rover Project Jobs – Project Officer – Water and Sanitation at Red Cross Society

Organisation: Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports
to:
 Project Manager – Land Rover Water and Sanitation Project

About URCS:
Uganda Red
Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in
Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The
ICRC is an International humanitarian institution which has a mandate to
protect victims of international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded,
refugees, civilians, prisoners and other non-combatants.
About Land Rover Water and Sanitation
Project:

Uganda Red Cross Society has a well-established
water and sanitation program. Over the years the program has grown in scope and
developed expertise in the planning, implementation and overall management of
Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion projects in development and
emergency contexts. The rural Water and Sanitation portfolio was further
expanded with the commencement of the land rover funded water and sanitation
project in Hoima and Kibaale districts in 2012. The project aims at improving
the living conditions and health status of vulnerable rural communities in mid-western
Uganda by reducing the morbidity and mortality arising from common diarrheal
diseases and other health emergencies specifically by increasing the access to
safe water supply, improving sanitation and hygiene practices as well as
increasing capacity of the rural communities to manage the water and sanitation
facilities that will be availed by the project in a sustainable manner.



Job
Summary:
The Project Officer – Water and Sanitation will support the Kibaale
Branch (Kagadi) in executing the WASH Project mandates. 


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Carry out the regular assessment of the water
sanitation and hygiene situation of the intervention communities and implement
viable hygiene promotion drives to facilitate improvements
·        
Oversee the implementation of project software
interventions at district and community level based on the project documents in
coordination with the Program Coordinator, Project Manager, Volunteers, Cluster
Manager and other partners
·        
Ensure that all the project funds and other
resources disbursed to the field are properly utilized and accounted for in
time and within the established National Society accounting standards and
guidelines.
·        
Build and strengthen community capacity to manage
the installed water and sanitation facilities in a sustainable manner by
conducting community based management trainings, PHAST trainings and monitor
functionality of the facilities routinely.
·        
In charge of establishing and maintaining appropriate
working relationships with government, partner organisations, local NGOs, CBOs,
community structures, women and youth groups.
·        
In charge of preparing all project related Work
plans and reports with high quality and produced in a timely manner, and based
on the log frames and reporting formats as required by the donor and in
accordance to URCS and project reporting time lines
·        
Support the documentation of project processes and
capturing of good practices for programme learning and visibility enhancement
as required by the donor.
·        
Represent the National Society in all Water and
Sanitation sector meetings in the two districts of Hoima and Kibaale
·        
Oversee the implementation of PHAST trainings at all
levels and ensure that the trained groups are effectively followed up to form
modal home and that the effect is cascaded to the entire community.
·        
Collect and maintain up to date data of household
hygiene and sanitation improvements within the project  areas and ensure that this is uploaded into
the project database on a regular basis
·        
In charge of identifying community key hygiene
behaviors and use it to develop key hygiene messages to address the gaps in
knowledge attitudes and practices of the communities to enhance behavior change
processes.
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Project
Manager – Land Rover Water and Sanitation Project.

Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the Red Cross Project
Officer placement should hold a University degree in, Environmental Health
Sciences, Public Health , Natural Resource Management, Health and Hygiene, OR
in development studies OR equivalent with a focus on Water, Sanitation and
Hygiene Promotion  related subjects
·        
At least three years’ experience working with rural
communities to improve water, sanitation and hygiene situation with focus on
strengthening management structures and community empowerment to uphold
household hygiene improvement in government or an NGO.
·        
Practical and hands on experience in at least two of
the following  hygiene promotion
approaches is a must; PHAST, PHASE, CHAST, CLTS and sanitation marketing
·        
Significant experience in programme/project
management in a specific Healtht field is desirable.
·        
Prior programme monitoring and evaluation skills and
experience desirable
·        
Excellent report writing skills, good communication
and interpersonal skills
·        
Be a good team player with strong volunteer
management, motivational and good facilitation skills is a must
·        
Computer skills in Microsoft office and internet
explorer is required
·        
Prior experience in working with fishing communities
to promote sustainable Water and Sanitation interventions will be an added
advantage.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with copies
of Curriculum Vitae, names of three professional referees, copies of certified
academic documents, telephone contact (s) addressed to: The Secretary General,
Uganda Red Cross Society, P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda or hand deliver to Plot
551/555 Rubaga Road.
NB: Due to
large volumes of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted.
Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 15th July 2015 by
5.00 pm.

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