WASH Officer USAID Project Jobs – Caritas International

Job Title:          WASH Officer
Organisation: Caritas
Ref No: CKD/NUYOK/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Nutrition
Programmes Manager
About US:
Caritas International is a
confederation of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations
operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and
individually their claimed mission is to work to build a better world,
especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organisation was
established by Lorenz Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.
About NUYOK Program:
Caritas Kotido Diocese is part
of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food
for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks,
enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable
rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and
Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126
households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the
activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
Job Summary:  The WASH officer will provide guidance,
technical advice and assure the coordination of all activities related to
water, hygiene and sanitation projects. S/he will play a key role in searching
for possibilities to improve the impacts of water and sanitation activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan,
    facilitate and conduct behavioural change activities using recommended approaches
    in collaboration with community health workers in the implementation area.
  • Closely
    follow up and monitor behavioural change activities implementation and
    their output/outcome within the NUYOK implementation area.
  • Initiate,
    plan and provide training to parents/caregivers on personal hygiene, water
    storage and handling and hand washing.
  • Prepare
    quality progress reports monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually
    that clearly narrate the activities carried out within the reporting
  • Carry
    out assessments related to WASH in the program implementation area.
  • Create
    and organize the hygiene clubs and WASH committees towards the
    sustainability of WASH infrastructure and services in the NUYOK Coverage.
  • Create
    networking and partnership with relevant partners operating within the
    district level to enhance WASH behavioural Change promotion.
  • Using
    appropriate M&E tools developed, facilitate data collection, analysis
    and interpretation of WASH related data at district and village levels and
    safekeeping gathered information in the WASH database.
  • Perform
    any other relevant duties assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal person should hold a BSc in Environmental Health, Public health or
    and related fields
  • At
    least three years’ experience on water, sanitation and hygiene projects.
  • Previous
    experience on CLTS and PHAST models.
  • Having
    an experience of USAID based interventions is an added advantage.
  • Experience
    working with CBOS/ FBOs is desirable.
  • Ability
    to communicate in applicable local language(s)
  • Computer
    literacy skills
  • Writing
    and reporting skills
  • Possession
    of a valid riding permit is a must.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae,
certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work
experience documents to;
The Secretary SSD Board,
Kotido Catholic Diocese,P.O Box
55, Kotido -Uganda.
OR to;
The Parish Priest,
Abim Catholic Parish,
P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
  • Only
    shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Canvassing
    for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Ensure
    your academic documents are certified before submission of your
Deadline: 16th
February 2018
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