2 WASH Coordinator INGO Job Placements - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: WASH Manager

About DRC:
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 Coordinator will oversee the daily implementation of WASH activities in the assigned location. This will include technical support to the WASH teams, supervision, daily decision making and regular updates to the WASH Manager on challenges and program milestones.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Coordination and representation:
  • Build working relationships with a range of Key stakeholders including OPM, UN Agencies, Local Governments and Private Sector.
  • Representation of DRC and active participation in the local WASH Sector and relevant sub‐sectors/working groups.
  • Maintain/establish rapport with government authorities, UN agencies, international and local NGOs as required.
  • Ensure coordination and close working environment with other sectors of DRC.
  • Coordinate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH related projects in West Nile.
  • Work in active coordination with other sectors in Rhino Camp and similar activities in West Nile-if required.
  • Ensure regular WASH sector staff meetings in Arua (Rhino Camp).
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meeting in Arua and other locations of West Nile when needed.
Project Development, Implementation and Reporting:
  • Provide leadership to the WASH Sector in Rhino Camp.
  • Responsible for the development of concept notes, project plans, budgets and funding proposals
  • Undertake gap analysis in the areas of WASH and contribute in the development of new thematic areas according to the analysis.
  • Responsible for the efficient and effective program implementation of all WASH projects within the given timeframe, budget and quality standards.
  • Actively contribute to the development of DRC strategy in areas of WASH.
  • Participate and ensure quality and technical standards of the capacity building trainings, activities at all levels.
  • Develop a monitoring scheme, which include performance and impact indicators.
  • Develop data base system and data collection tools and ensure quality data collection, data entry and undertake analysis and produce reports.
  • Ensure that a common strategy, approach and tools are developed for all WASH components in West Nile.
  • Contribute to the development of advocacy points based on assessment of situations and risks.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and other reports in the areas of WASH
Staff Development and Management:
  • Mentor and supervise WASH officers in Rhino Camp and provide technical follow up and support to WASH officers in West Nile-when required.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them based on the set targets and contribute to technical appraisal of WASH officers in Rhino Camp.
  • Conduct training needs assessments of all WASH staff and make recommendations.
  • Conduct periodic field visits to support field staffs through technical back stopping and to train duty bearers.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability.
Budget Monitoring:
  • Responsible for grants management of all WASH projects in Arua-Rhino Camp and projects with shared funding in West Nile
  • Monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups of Rhino Camp projects and shared funding projects in West Nile.
  • Work closely with DRC Administration, Logistics, Finance departments and the Program/Project Manager/Head of Office to ensure smooth operation of the field offices.
  • In collaboration with the Program/Project Manager, review the activity and related financial reports.
  • Ensure timely procurements for the sector according to the procurement plan.
  • Ensure procurements for the sector are done within acceptable price, quality and technical qualities for the deliveries.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) WASH Coordinator job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Environment Health Science, Water Engineering or WASH related course from recognized institution with more than 5 years work experience in a similar role Or Masters of Science with at least 3 years of work experience in a similar role.
  • Proven skills in Project Planning and Management is an added advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge of WASH national and international standards.
  • Strong competence in English literacy.
  • Proven skills in computer programs (Word, Excel, and statistical packages).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent skills in report writing and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in emergency and conflict areas.
  • Proven experience in effective coordination and creating working relations with the other team members and other stakeholders.
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices.
  • Knowledge of working in challenging environments.
  • Proven ability to manage large varied workloads and deal constructively with stress and periods with long hours.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision
  • Proactive, stable and robust character and a good team player.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels.  

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.

Deadline: 30th June 2017

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