Technical Officer, Water Supply and Sanitation German NGO Jobs – GIZ

 Technical Officer, Water
Supply and Sanitation
Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:  Head of Component, through Project
Ref. No.:
About US:
The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit
(GIZ) GmbH is owned by the Federal republic of Germany with International
operations in Uganda, GIZ Implements commissions for the German government and
other national and international, public and private sector clients within the
framework of the international Cooperation between the Federal Republic of
Germany and the Government of Uganda.
The Enhanced Water Security and Sanitation Programme
(ENWASS), implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic
Cooperation and Development (BMZ), aims at strengthening the institutional,
managerial and implementation capacities of the institutions in the water and
sanitation sector in Uganda with regard to climate change adaptation and
sanitation. Component one of the ENWASS programme aims at supporting Climate
sensitive Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Working closely with and
    coordinating with all partners in the field (health centres, local
    governments, NGOs, implementing partners, UN organisations among others).
  • Supporting in technical
    assessments, planning and implementation of field activities, especially
    in regard to water supply systems.
  • Day-to-day supervising the
    implementation sites and contractors on behalf of the project coordinator
    including flagging of critical issues to the project coordinator.
  • Supporting in assessing
    the operation and maintenance systems of the water supply schemes in the
    health centres and suggesting ways of improvement for increased
  • Supporting in the
    implementation of improved operation and maintenance systems as well as
    capacity building of the stakeholders.
  • Supporting in reporting,
    monitoring and evaluation.
  • Performing any other
    duties and tasks at the request of the project coordinator.
  • Be prepared to travel
    frequently in the project region.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the GIZ
    Technical Officer, Water Supply and Sanitation job placement must hold a
    University degree (minimum Master’s degree) in relevant specialisation and
    qualification (civil engineering, water engineering, hydrology or
  • Seven years of
    professional working experience in a comparable position, preferably water
    supply and sanitation.
  • Working experience with
    GIZ, donor agencies, NGOs or other international organisations and with
    local communities in Karamoja.
  • Familiar with the water
    and sanitation sector in. Uganda and the relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Experience in working with
    district local governments.
  • Experience in WASH.
  • Very good working
    knowledge of ITC technologies (e.g. GIS) and computer applications (e.g.
    MS Office). Knowledge of hydrological modelling software is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of integrated
    Water Resources Management is an asset.
  • Very good knowledge oi
    written and spoken English, knowledge of Karamojong is an asset.
  • Strong organisational and
    analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure and with minimal
  • Good social and
    communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively
    transfer skills and knowledge.
  • High degree of
    self-motivation and team spirit in a multi – cultural and
    inter-disciplinary team.
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send
their applications with detailed CVs (max. 3 pages) and a cover letter (max. 2
pages) addressing the applicant’s motivation by email to: Please note: This is a national position. Only those
applications quoting the reference number indicated for each position as the
subject heading will be accepted. Application and CV should be in one document.
No other attachments are required at this stage.
Deadline: 5th July 2018
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