Several WASH Officer Job Opportunities – The Water Trust (TWT)

Organisation:  The Water Trust (TWT)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
The Water Trust (TWT) develops and implements Water, Sanitation and
Hygiene (WASH) projects to combat disease and poverty in the developing world
and allow people to live empowered lives of dignity. TWT collaborates with the
local government, village leaders, and community members to enable village,
schools, and health centers to create access to safe water, latrines, and
hygiene education. Since 2008, TWT has implemented more than 300 projects in
Western Uganda, benefitting more than 120,000 people. Headquartered in New
York, TWT aims to be a leader in pioneering innovative new approaches to help
foster healthy communities.
Job Summary: The WASH Officers
will serve as key liaisons for implementing WASH and Environmental Health
projects in schools, villages, and health centers. We aim to recruit
professionals that specialize in one or more of the settings above and that
have strong community development skills, as each role involves some
combination of collaboration and/or training with district officers, community
leaders, children, caregivers, village health teams, health facility staff,
and/or school staff. This is an excellent opportunity for energetic
professionals excited to learn new approaches and pilot new programs that aim
to sustainably help villages, schools, and health centers to provide healthy
environments for children and their families to thrive.
Key Duties and
  • Take lead in the implementation of
    positive behavior changes in assigned villages, schools, and/or health
    centers to improved well-being and healthy living.
  • Mentor and train community and/or school/health
    facility staff in catalyzing behavior change in the areas of health and
    hygiene in their setting.
  • Build the capacity of community members
    and/or school/health facility staff to manage, operate and maintain
    critical infrastructure.
  • Significantly contribute to needs
    assessments of prospective villages, schools, and/or health centers to
    inform program design.
  • Regularly monitor and ensure functionality
    of WASH facilities, including improved water sources, latrines and hand
    washing facilities.
  • Monitor success of behavior change efforts
    and implement new approaches to foster the development of appropriate
    norms and habits.
  • Evaluate success of intervention in
    accordance with organizational policy and maintain related data and
  • Develop and submit progress reports on activities
    as required to meet organization, donor and community reporting needs.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a diploma in environmental health science, public health or any discipline
    related to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation with two years of field
    experience OR the equivalent of five years of relevant field experience.
  • Previous experience implementing WASH
    and/or environmental health projects on behalf of an international
    development organization.
  • Strong knowledge and skills in any or all
    of the following program areas:
  • Schools: WASH promotion tools or other
    behavior change approaches such as Child Hygiene and Sanitation Training
  • Villages: Community Led Total Sanitation
    (CLTS), Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) and household nutrition,
    Participator Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments (PVCA), sanitation
    marketing, malaria prevention, and other environmental health approaches.
  • Health facilities: WASH facilities
    infrastructure management, environmental hygiene and waste disposal.
  • Strong facilitation skills.
  • Experience in hygiene promotion and
    behavior change communications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Proactive and results-oriented.
  • Comfortable and capable adapting work and priorities
    to respond to changing situations in order to advance organizational goals
    and objectives.
  • Strong computer skills, notably in
    Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Able to both work independently with
    minimum supervision and as part of a larger team.
  • Good spoken and written English.
  • Possesses a valid riding permit and
    knowledge of road rules.
  • Knowledge of the Masindi and Kiryandongo
    areas and local languages is desirable
  • Previous experience in conducting Training
    of Trainers (ToT) sessions at school and/or health facility level is an
    added advantage
How to Apply:
All candidates who so desire to join The Water Trust in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.
Deadline: 15th
June 2017
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