Fresher WASH Officer International NGO Careers - Action Against Hunger (ACF)



Job Title:     WASH Officer
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 Officer 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.
  • Ensure that tools and equipment 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.
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.
Assist with the design and implementation of field assessments:
  • Offer technical support to the Programme Manager with design and conduct all baseline assessments, KAP surveys, and follow-up assessments.
  • Build and develop a data bank for all assessment data and ensure they are kept organized in an accessible manner.
Contribute to program design and planning:
  • Prepare and submit weekly plan in consultations with all other departments.
  • Produce written draft monthly plan in coordination with all teams ensuring that WASH concerns are addressed.
  • Review and update all training and educations materials as necessary
  • Organize regular monitoring and evaluation exercises to ensure high quality of work
Represent Action Against Hunger externally
  • Represent Action Against Hunger to communities and local leaders.
  • Ensure all teams share relevant information.
Others: Perform any other duties asked of you to support the work of the water and sanitation team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Action Against Hunger (ACF) WASH Officer career 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
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral);
  • Computer skills, Excel and PM assistant is desired.
  • Riding Skills with a valid riding permit is required.
  • 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 the district mentioned.
  • English and Local dialect spoken in Yumbe 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: recruitment.ug@acf-international.org mentioning “WASH OFFICER -ECHO” in the subject line.

Deadline: 10th July 2017

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