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
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
  • 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
Qualifications, Skills and
  • 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
  • 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
  • Knowledge of working in challenging
  • 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
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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