Fresher Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Officer- Water Supply Non-profit Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Water,
Hygiene and Sanitation Team Leader
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.
Job Summary:  The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Assistant-Water Quality will monitor the microbiological and physiochemical
quality of within the settlement to ensure that it meet the sphere and
humanitarian standards
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
General Duties:
  • Work with water user committees to identify gaps during sanitary
    surveys at water points and compilation of status reports on weekly basis.
  • Carrying out general supervision and capacity building of field
    based water quality monitors around the entire settlement.
  • Work with local leaders at community levels in identifying,
    mobilizing and sensitizing target communities for water quality,
    sanitation and hygiene   promotion.
  • Create linkages between the communities and the project, the local government
    extension staff and the target communities in Water, Sanitation and
    Hygiene, promotion.
  • Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the
    established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.
  • Formation/training of Water supply and sanitation committees for the
    established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.
  • Participate in collection of useful data, success stories and
    beneficiary lists as required
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/
    reports and proposals and budgets for donors.
  • Assist the WASH Officer in inspection of boreholes, shallow wells
    and water pumps and other water supply systems to ensure they are
Coordination and
  • Represent DRC at WASH Water supply exercises in the field.
  • Ensure integration of WASH activities with other DRC sectors.
  • Coordinate with WASH counterparts in Rhino camp in the
    implementation of common funded projects.
  • Ensure good representation and reputation of WASH Sector at all
  • Actively participate in internal and external coordination meetings.
  • Together with the WASH Officer, contribute to development of project
    concepts and proposal documents in respect to water quality.
  • Together with the WASH Officer develop the project’s M&E tools
    for monitoring water quality monitors at community level.
implementation and reporting:
  • Ensure water quality standards are met in accordance to Sphere,
    UNHCR and the Uganda National standards.
  • Support the WASH officer in preparing WASH weekly reports.
  • Execute other duties as signed by the supervisor,
Staff management:
  • Work with Community Based Hygiene Promoters, water quality monitors
    and local leaders to ensure proper dissemination of information on water
    quality issues to beneficiaries for improvement.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability.
  • Develop and agree on own performance objectives, targets and ensure
    appraisals are conducted on the set targets as required.
  • Conduct daily field visits to support water quality monitors on implementation
    of WASH.
Logistics /Finance:
  • Support in tracking consumption of water quality consumables a
    daily/weekly basis.
  • Support initiation of procurement of consumables by providing the
    WASH Officer with information on items to be procured.
  • Support the Information Management Volunteer with updating
    consumables inventory and PR tracker.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council Water, Sanitation
    and Hygiene Officer- Water Supply job placement should hold a Diploma in
    Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Environmental Health Science,
    Water Engineering or WASH related course from recognized institution.
    Bachelor’s degree is an added advantage.
  • One year of experience in implementing WASH project specifically in
    areas of water quality monitoring.
  • Knowledge of WASH national and international standards.
  • Proven skills in computer programs (Word, Excel; minimum)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent skills in report writing and meeting dead lines
  • Demonstrated ability to work in war conflict areas
  • To establish effective working relations with the other team members
    and other stakeholders.
  • Languages: Good
    Communication skills in English required. Fluency in local languages
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the link below
Deadline: 8th September 2018
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