Community Development Officer Jobs - Whave

Job Title:       Community Development Officer
Organisation: Whave
Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:
Whave is a Ugandan social enterprise working with communities, government, and civil society organisations to find and demonstrate solutions to poverty and environmental issues. Our team includes both local and international experts with professional capabilities ranging from engineering to social science.

Job Summary: The Community Development Officer will support the Safe Water Security Programme based in Kotido or Kaabong. The role as a Community Development Officer will be to assist in the implementation of Whave’s project in Northern Karamoja to improve access to safe water in rural areas. The role will involve a lot of interaction with local communities so good Ngakaramojong is essential.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provide guidance on community level strategy and procedures
  • Work closely with local officials from the district and sub-counties
  • Establishing / reactivating water and sanitation committees including providing relevant training
  • Making agreements to provide preventive maintenance services for water sources
  • Overseeing technical work by local technicians
  • The jobholder will also be improving community sanitation and hygiene, particularly in the safe water chain
  • Develop and implement secure saving options for by-law water user fees
  • The Community Development Officer is also expected to provide admin support in addition to the above duties.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study
  • A minimum of two years’ experience and understanding in community development preferably in WASH
  • Ability to meet targets and deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good Ngakaramojong
  • Adequate computer skills such as knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Ability to ride a motorbike

How to Apply:
All candidates should email their applications to the HR manager at or deliver applications to our offices in Kotido or Kaabong. All applications should include a CV and a cover letter including why this position interests you, how your previous experience is relevant and why you think you can achieve good results. Please also include your potential start date for the role.

Deadline: 25th June, 2017

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