Fresher WASH Assistant NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:         WASH Assistant
Organisation: Danish Refugee
Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: WASH Officer
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 play a focal role in the implementation of the Water Sanitation
and Hygiene activities in Kyaka II Refugee settlement. The incumbent will be
required to guide implementation of the above component of the WASH projects,
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 in the assigned Zones.
Key Duties and
  • Work in close collaboration with other
    members of the WASH team, design and manage assessments and baseline
    studies in order to identify WASH-related health risks. Priorities design
    and plan activities to reduce these risks, with reference to both physical
    and behavioural aspects.
  • Creation of channels for dialogue between
    the WASH response and the affected population, to ensure appropriate
    technical interventions and allow the agency to be held to account for the
    quality of the WASH programme.
  • Work in liaison with other WASH team
    members to ensure that the various aspects of the WASH response are
    integrated, and that they form part of a coherent public health response.
  • Coordinate assessments, plans, and
    activities with other agencies (governmental and non-governmental), as
    necessary. Participate in cluster coordination meetings as appropriate.
  • Tasked with promoting safe WASH practices,
    including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services;
  • Ensuring appropriate community involvement
    in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities;
  • Ensure effective coordination and integration
    of Hygiene Promotion activities with the delivery of water and sanitation
    services and facilities.
  • The jobholder will design, implementation,
    and monitoring of WASH activities that are appropriate to specific sectors
    of the community, e.g. children, youths, women, and men.
  • Tasked with the identification of any need
    for the distribution of non-food items related to public health, such as
    containers, hygiene kits, etc., and participation in the choice of items,
    targeting strategy, promotion of effective use, and post-distribution
  • Recruit, train, and manage Hygiene
    Promoters and Community Mobilisers.
  • Ensure that Hygiene Promotion activities
    are in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian
  • Use participatory approaches as a far as
    possible throughout the programme cycle, in training, and in the use of
    tool kits and other materials.
  • Ensure that Hygiene Promotion activities
    and resources are implemented and handed over or ended in a way that
    promotes local capacities and sustainable operations.
  • Ensure that gender, protection, HIV, the
    environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns are taken into
    account in programme design, implementation, and reporting; ensure that
    activities reflect the needs of specific groups and individuals e.g.
    elderly people, children, and people with disabilities.
  • Significantly contributes to preparation
    and planning of projects and provide input for new proposals.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with
    local authorities, other organizations and actors linking to the relevant
  • Ensure that all project activities are in
    accordance with budgets available and being Implemented on schedule.
  • Participate in the strategic planning,
    scheduling, monitoring and assessments, and evaluation of the DRC Wash
  • Ensure documentation of project progress
    is on-going and integrate sound M&E procedures in all aspects of the
  • Creatively solve problems that arise with
    communities and local authorities in providing Wash Solutions.
  • Ensure that WASH activities are carried
    out in accordance with national quality, norms and standards provided by
    government and International agencies.
  • Actively participate in collection of
    useful data, success stories and beneficiaries list as required.
  • Participate in preparing
    monthly/quarterly/annual highlights reports and proposals and budget for
  • Update Wash Inventories and Lists of WASH
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned
    from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee
    Council (DRC) WASH Assistant job placement should hold a Diploma in Public
    Health, Bachelor’s degree is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years’ practical
    experience in developing countries in appropriate community health
    programmes in different contexts. Some of this time should have been in
    emergency relief programmes.
  • High degree of sensitivity to the needs
    and priorities of disaster-affected populations.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in
    response to changing needs.
  • Familiarity with the SPHERE Standards.
  • Good leadership and supervisory skills and
    ability to foster team spirit.
  • Excellent organizational skills and able
    to coordinate and manage a diverse array of activities and stakeholders
  • Strong facilitation, negotiation and
    mediation skills and ability to work independently.
  • Good report writing skills and computer
    skills in word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of WASH
    approaches such CLTS, PHAST, Umoja and Child to Child etc
  • Excellent interpersonal and good Command
    of Kiswahili and English.
  • Possession of a motorbike driving license
    is mandatory
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
  • All applications should be sent to clearly indicating position name in the
    subject line.
Deadline: 25th April 2017

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