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
recruitment@whave.org 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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