Emergency WASH Manager West Nile NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:         Emergency
WASH Manager, West Nile
Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: URCS
WASH Manager
About US:
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
is the leading national humanitarian organization in Uganda and a member of the
International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC is an International
humanitarian institution which has a mandate to protect victims of
international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded, refugees, civilians,
prisoners and other non-combatants.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Overall
    planning, coordination, implementation, evaluation and recommendations on
    the water supply component of the West Nile emergency operation;
  • Ensure
    a regular flow of information and communication with the technical line
    manager.
  • Attend
    relevant WASH coordination meetings and sectoral working groups in Arua,
    Yumbe and Moyo whenever possible;
  • Liaises
    and coordinate with authorities, UNHCR, WASH partners and other relevant
    stakeholders in consultation with respective Branch Managers /Project
    staff on WASH activities and policies – also outside meetings;
  • Liaise
    with IFRC/URCS Operations Managers in the field;
  • Assist
    URCS site Officers to produce the quality and the quantity of water
    required to meet the amount committed to partners and refugees;
  • Provide
    technical support on-site in accordance with URCS WASH Manager to all
    WTUs;
  • React
    to short term emergency needs related to water production (fuel shortages,
    pump breakdowns, etc.);
  • Support
    URCS staff and volunteers by:
  • Planning
    and reviewing continuous training of volunteers;
  • Monitoring
    the living and working conditions of the volunteers; and
  • Assessing
    skill capacity gaps within and between the teams and undertake onsite or
    other trainings as identified to build skills in both treatment
    performance as well as equipment maintenance.
  • Monitor
    the water situation in the project areas and recommend appropriate
    technologies, highlight capacity gaps as well as promote URCS sustainable
    WASH strategy;
  • Manage
    electronic data collection system on water provision and disseminate
    information to WASH partners on a weekly basis;
  • Modify
    and update electronic data collection system based on changing needs;
  • Prepare
    quarterly and annual project progress reports in accordance with URCS
    guidelines and presents the same for incorporation into the overall
    organization plan;
  • Support
    WASH Programme Manager in contract management if necessary.
  • Address
    any specific tasks as assigned by the technical line manager (URCS
    National WASH Manager) for all 5 WTUs.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Emergency WASH
    Manager, West Nile job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in Water Engineering, Water Management, Civil Engineering or a related
    field from a reputable institution;
  • Post
    Graduate or Pre-Graduate Diploma in Water Engineering, Civil Engineering
    or a related field;
  • Sound
    training in water resources management;
  • Specialized
    training in improved hygiene promotion approaches i.e. Participatory
    Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST), Community led Total
    Sanitation (CLTS), Personal Hygiene and Sanitation Education (PHASE) for
    institutions.
  • At
    least five years of WASH experience in humanitarian setting;
  • Familiar
    with updated Government policies and WASH implementation guidelines;
  • Previous
    experience/knowledge of Red Cross Movement structure and operations is an
    asset;
  • Excellent
    computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Excel and ability to
    run specific software (AutoCAD, ArchCAD and basic GIS)
  • Sound
    understanding of the project management cycle and related tools
  • Knowledge
    of electronic data collection systems and data editing/analysis
  • Very
    good knowledge of Emergency Response Protocols and sphere standards for
    service delivery.
  • Knowledge
    of the local languages within the west Nile Region is an added advantage
  • Stress
    resistant, able to adapt to emergencies and the particularities of the
    emergency response context.
  • Good
    initiative and self-motivated, to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good
    interpersonal skills and working relations with staff under his/her
    supervision and other stakeholders.
  • High
    level of diplomacy and negotiation skills
  • Adherence
    to Professional ethics and good financial management skills in line with
    URCS policies and guidelines.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good
    analytical and reporting skills
  • High
    level of integrity
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to
join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should send their
filled application forms, download
here
 and E-mail to: vacancies@redcrossug.org or mail via post to:
The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O.
Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 5th March 2018 by 5:00pm
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