WASH Officer US Non-profit Careers – Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Job Title:     WASH
Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Team Leader
About US:
Lutheran World
Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to
provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda
works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their
potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and
needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum,
Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensuring quality and integrity in the implementation of WASH
    Projects in the allocated sub program, including adherence to technical
    guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines;
  • Evaluating the relevance and appropriateness of current and future
    programming in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene promotion in the
    local context;
  • Assisting in the preparation of the WASH proposals; activity plans
    and M&E system for the proposal;
  • Contributing to contingency planning for possible WASH emergency
    response if required;
  • Contributing to the preparation of internal and external reports for
    the NGO and donors, including expenditure plans and situation reports
  • Collaborating and coordinating with the government, NGOs, and UN
    agencies on WASH issues at district level with your supervisor;
    participating in district and WASH meetings and other relevant
    humanitarian/recovery coordination meetings;
  • Supervising and managing the water and sanitation project team in
    the field
  • Oversee the drilling boreholes, installation of water points and
    educating the community on how to maintain them and use them;
  • Monitoring all water and sanitation expenditure and ensuring
    appropriate utilization of budget;
  • Reception of the hardware (new boreholes, rehabilitated /repaired
    water sources and systems and latrines, pumps, tools box);
  • Selecting, modifying or designing appropriate water and sanitation
    infrastructure, and suitable community based maintenance and repair
  • Provide support in the designing and implementing surveys and
    assessments related to the field of water and sanitation when needed

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) WASH
    Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Diploma
    in Water Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydrology or a related technical
  • Additional Post Graduate qualification in the technical field of
    water supply, sanitation or Public health will be added value;
  • Three years of professional experience in Project Management and
    Implementation the field of Water and Environment;
  • Previous experience in emergencies and regular programs in the water
    supply, sanitation, hygiene promotion and school WASH areas;
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in low cost
    sanitation, hygiene promotion and capacity building; 
  • The position requires that a staff member spends most of the time in
    the field and thus ability to work, travel and live in difficult
    environment is desired;
  • Works collaboratively with colleague, solicits input and genuinely
    values others’ ideas and expertise;
  • Strong organizational skills including proven ability to plan and
    coordinate own work as well as that of others
How to Apply:
(motivation letter and detailed curriculum vitae in English), with the names
and e- mail addresses of three persons who know the applicant professionally,
should be sent via Email to: recruitment@lwf.or.ug. Please do not include
certificates for education, trainings, etc. Please use the title of the job you
are applying for as the subject line. Hand delivered applications can also be
sent to our Offices in Kampala. Please indicate the position you have applied
for on the top of the parcel addressed to:
The Human Resource
Lutheran World
Plot 1401, Ggaba,
Road next to Quality Hill
P.O. Box 5827,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 8th October 2018
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