WASH Coordinator NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:         WASH Coordinator
Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Area
About US:
The Danish Refugee Council
(DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all
aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world.
The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs)
against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced
migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works
in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for
the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordination and Representation:
  • Build
    relationship with a range of Key stakeholders including OPM, UN Agencies,
    Local Governments and Private Sector.
  • Representation
    of DRC and active participation in the local WASH Sector and relevant sub
    sectors/working groups.
  • Maintain/establish
    rapport with government authorities, UN agencies, international and local
    NGOs as required.
  • Ensure
    coordination and close working environment with other sectors of DRC.
  • Coordinate
    planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH related
    projects in South West.
  • Work
    in active coordination with other sectors in Kyaka II and similar
    activities in South West-if required.
  • Ensure
    regular WASH sector staff meetings in (Kyaka II).
  • Actively
    participate in internal coordination meeting in Kyaka II and other
    locations of South West when needed.
Project development,
implementation and reporting
  • Provide
    leadership to the WASH Sector in Kyaka II.
  • Responsible
    for the development of concept notes, project plans, budgets and funding
  • Undertake
    gap analysis in the areas of WASH and contribute in the development of new
    thematic areas according to the analysis.
  • Responsible
    for the efficient and effective program implementation of all WASH
    projects within the given time frame, budget and quality standards.
  • Contribute
    to the development of DRC strategy in areas of WASH.
  • Participate
    and ensure quality and technical standards of the capacity building
    trainings, activities at all levels.
  • Develop
    a monitoring scheme, which include performance and impact indicators.
  • Develop
    data base system and data collection tools and ensure quality data
    collection, data entry and undertake analysis and produce reports.
  • Ensure
    that a common strategy, approach and tools are developed for all WASH
    components in South West.
  • Contribute
    to the development of advocacy points based on assessment of situations
    and risks.
  • Prepare
    weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and other reports in the areas
    of WASH
Staff development and
  • Supervise
    WASH officers in Kyaka II and provide technical follow up and support to
    WASH staff in South West-when required.
  • Develop
    staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them based on the
    set targets and contribute to technical appraisal of WASH officers in
    Kyaka II.
  • Conduct
    training needs assessments of all WASH staff and make recommendations.
  • Conduct
    periodic field visits to support field staffs through technical back
    stopping and to train duty bearers.
  • Uphold
    DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability.
Budget Monitoring:
  • Responsible
    for grants management of all WASH projects in Kyaka II and projects with
    shared funding in South West
  • Monitor
    financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely
    feedback on budget follow ups of Kyaka II projects and shared funding
    projects in South West.
  • Liaise
    with DRC Administration, Logistics, Finance departments and the
    Program/Project Manager/Head of Office to ensure smooth operation of the
    field offices.
  • In
    collaboration with the Program/Project Manager, review the activity and
    related financial reports.
  • Ensure
    timely procurements for the sector according to the procurement plan.
  • Ensure
    procurements for the sector are done within acceptable price, quality and
    technical qualities for the deliveries.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) WASH Coordinator job
    placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Environment Health Science,
    Water Engineering or WASH related course from recognized institution with
    more than 5 years work experience in a similar role  Or Masters of Science
  • Three
    years of work experience in a similar role.
  • Documented
    skills in Project Planning and Management is an added advantage.
  • Thorough
    knowledge of WASH national and international standards.
  • Strong
    competence in English literacy.
  • Proven
    skills in computer programs (Word, Excel, and statistical packages).
  • Strong
    interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent
    skills in report writing and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to work in emergency and conflict areas.
  • Proven
    experience in effective coordination and creating working relations with
    the other team members and other stakeholders.
  • Show
    commitment to accountable practices.
  • Knowledge
    of working in challenging environments.
  • Proven
    ability to manage large varied workloads and deal constructively with
    stress and periods with long hours.
  • Proven
    ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited
  • Proactive,
    stable and robust character and a good team player.
  • Excellent
    communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective
    working relations at all levels.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications including;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you
    explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the
    qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3
    pages). The CV should include information about your qualification,
    relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3
    relevant references.
All applications should be sent
to administrator@drcuganda.org clearly indicating position name in the subject
Deadline: 14th February 2018
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