Fresher WASH Assistant International NGO Jobs - Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Job Title:     WASH Assistant
Organisation: Action Against Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an International Humanitarian NGO which has been in existence for over thirty years. ACF has been implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs in the Lango, Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja regions of Northern Uganda.

Job Summary:  The WASH Assistant will support the public health and assessment activities of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Implementation of environmental sanitation program:
  • Recruit and train Hygiene Promoters for communities where Action Against Hunger executes its WASH programs.
  • Develop and provide tools and other construction equipment ensuring that are regularly maintained and are in good working condition.
  • Regularly review and verify all reports and data submitted to Action Against Hunger by Hygiene Promoters are accurate and complete.
Manage the Implementation of community-based management committee trainings:
  • Ensure all community based management committees are adequately trained according to Action Against Hunger guidelines
  • Help resolve conflicts that may arise within target communities
  • Ensure all trainings are adequately documented (e.g. names of trainees) and reports are submitted.
  • Formulate and train Water Source and Sanitation Committees (WSSCs) for all new water points constructed or rehabilitated by Action Against Hunger
Lead and Co design and implementation of field assessments:
  • Support the Deputy Programme Manager and WASH officer with the design and conducting all baseline assessments, KAP surveys, and follow-up assessment to understand the impacts of Action Against Hunger programs with relation to behaviour change and health based indicators.
  • Provide assistance to the Deputy Programme Manager and WASH Officer with design and conduct all baseline assessments, KAP surveys, and follow-up assessments
Contribute to program design and planning:
  • Provide and share weekly plan in consultations with with the WASH Officer
  • Develop and provide the WASH Officer with with written draft monthly plan in coordination with all teams
Represent Action Against Hunger externally:
  • Represent Action Against Hunger to District, UNHCR, communities and local leaders.
  • Ensure all teams share relevant information
Others: Perform any other duties asked of you to support the work of water and sanitation team

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Action Against Hunger (ACF) WASH Assistant job placement should hold a Diploma/Degree Preferably in Social works, public Health, Community Development or related field from a recognised university.
  • At least two years’ experience in environmental sanitation, educational programs is desired.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with PHAST, CHAST, CLTS training tools will be an added advantage.
  • Basic knowledge of water and sanitation technical issues preferred
  • Computer skills, Excel and PM assistant MS Word, Ms Excel, Word, Power Point, Arc GIS, Access Excel, internet, and email are a must)
  • Riding Skills with a valid riding permit is desired
  • Excellent capacity to organize and mobilise the community with ability to make decisions with little supervision.
  • The ideal candidate must be a resident or willing to reside in Yumbe
  • Ability to ride a motor bike with a valid riding permit is a must.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral); English and Local dialect (Kakwa, Aringa, Kuku, Juba Arabic, Lugbara, Pojulu, Madi ) is required

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications which should include ONLY a cover letter, CV (not more than 4 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contract. For email applications please note that attached documents should not be larger than 2MBs. All documents should be zipped in one folder. Any email larger than 2MBS will not be considered. Please send your email application to: mentioning “WASH ASSISTANT-ECHO” in the subject line.

Deadline: 10th July 2017

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