Fresher Assistant Project Officer – WASH (Software) NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Project Officer – WASH (Software)

Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)

Duty Station: 

Reports to:
Project Officer – WASH (Software)

About US:

The Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS) is the leading humanitarian organization in Uganda. Since its
inception in 1939 as a small women’s emergency organization, URCS has developed
over the years into a formidable well-respected humanitarian agency. In 1941,
it became a branch of the British Red Cross. The URCS was recognised by an
“Act of Parliament in 1964” and admitted as a member of International
Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1965.

Job Summary:   The Assistant Project Officer – WASH
(Software) will be responsible for the management of all soft aware WASH
components, programming, material, financial and human resources of the
National Society within the project area.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Tasked with planning, coordination,
    implementation, evaluation and makes recommendations on WASH project
  • Prepares project budgets & work
    plans and ensures proper accountability of project funds and other resources;
  • Prepares and submits timely and quality
    activity reports;
  • Prepares quarterly and annual project
    progress reports in accordance with URCS guidelines and project
  • Mentoring, coaching and support
    supervision to project focal persons and project volunteers (project
    leaders and Hygiene Promoters);
  • Develop project monitoring tools in
    liaison with the URCS M&E officer and ensure they are used to address
    the project key result areas and indicators therein;
  • Ensure proper coordination with relevant
    stakeholders (sector partners, district and sub county authorities) in
    consultation with respective Branch Managers on WASH related activities
    and policies;
  • Technically support community based
    trainings, sensitizations through PHAST and PHASE activities at different
    levels within the project areas for quality assurance;
  • Promote construction and use of
    appropriate HH latrines within the project areas (traditional, VIP, Ecosan
    or lined latrines);
  • Promote construction and use of
    appropriate HH latrines within the project areas (traditional, VIP, Ecosan
    or lined latrines);
  • Sensitise and support community members
    on safe solid waste management systems within the project areas;
  • Develop and disseminate appropriate
    hygiene promotion messages for positive behavior change among community
    members and schools in the project are;.
  • Support health emergencies and disaster
    operations in the different intervention communities in implementation of
    software activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or SWASA but with specialized training
    in hygiene promotion approaches i.e. Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation
    Transformation (PHAST), Community led Total Sanitation (CLTS), Personal
    Hygiene and Sanitation Education (PHASE) for schools from a reputable
  • Post Graduate Diploma or certificates in
    project planning and management from a reputable institution will be an
    added advantage;
  • Two years of WASH experience in a
    Community Development setting;
  • Familiar with updated Government
    policies and WASH implementation guidelines.
  • Excellent computer skills with high
    proficiency in Microsoft excel and ability to run specific software (SPSS
    and EP info.);
  • Very good knowledge of Emergency
    Response Protocols and sphere standards for service delivery;
  • Knowledge and skills of sanitation
    marketing in peri-urban and informal settlements;
  • High level of integrity.

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their filled application forms, Download
, and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled
application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary

Uganda Red Cross

Plot 551/555 Rubaga

P.O. Box 494,
Kampala, Uganda.

Email to:

Deadline: Monday 12th August 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

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