Entry Level WASH Assistant UNHCR Project Jobs – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:        WASH Assistant
Organisation: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Camp
About US:
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international
African humanitarian and development organization that positively contributes
towards improving the living standards and conditions of those adversely
affected by disasters and conflict in the Horn, East & Central Africa by
implementing WASH, Health, Education, Livelihoods, Community service &
development and Protection programs in the region for a period of more than 20
About UNHCR Project:
HIJRA with funding from the
UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-Sectoral Program for refugees in
Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro
district) and Matanda Transit Center (Kanungu district).
Job Summary: The WASH
Assistant will actively contribute to program planning, administration,
implementation, monitoring and the evaluation of program/project activities,
including teamwork and capacity building.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The
    WASH Assistant will consolidate and provide technical guidance and support
    to Volunteers on all WASH-related issues to ensure quality,
    cost-effectiveness, sustainability and environmental soundness in their
  • Act
    as a focal point on water, sanitation and hygiene promotion issues in the
    Transit Centre.
  • Review
    performance, monitor development and evaluate WASH approaches adopted in
    the TCs.
  • Review
    on a regular basis the quantity and quality of water and sanitation
    services offered in the camps and host communities and ensures the
    maintenance of records of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion
    performance indicators for all locations.
  • Put
    measures in place to ensure that regular and accurate reports that analyse
    the challenges encountered in providing water, sanitation and hygiene
    promotion services for beneficiaries are prepared and circulated and that
    periodic reports required by HIJRA at all levels are submitted in a timely
  • Play
    role in overseeing any constructions that may be undertaken at the Transit
  • Ensure
    WASH needs are adequately addressed in the Transit Center.
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the Camp Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the HIJRA WASH Assistant job placement
    should hold a  Degree/advanced diploma in water and
    sanitation engineering/water resources development or Degree/advanced
    diploma in public health with wide experience in WASH software.
  • Two
    years of experience directly relevant to the current position in an
    international humanitarian organization dealing with large scale
    emergencies or displaced/refugee situations focusing on WASH software.
  • Ability
    to coordinate a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common
    objective in the area of WASH is essential.
  • Previous
    experience in organizing and conducting training activities and
    information campaigns in the areas of environmental sanitation, natural
    resources management, water quality, bore-hole drilling, vector control
    and appropriate technologies are important elements for this post.
  • Proven
    technical expertise in the area of WASH assessment including surveys,
    program implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and coordination is
  • Proficiency
    in basic computer software such as MS Access, excel, powerpoint, word, and
    water modelling software, GIS.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an
application letter and Curriculum Vitae including telephone and email contacts
of three referees including your current/most recent employer.
Application should be addressed to the:
Country Program Manager,
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda.
Email to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke. The subject line should read: “WASH Assistant.”
Deadline: 29th January 2018

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