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Organisation: Grassroots Transformation Initiative Uganda (GTI Uganda)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: WASH Coordinator

About US:
Grassroots Transformation Initiative Uganda (GTI Uganda) is a humanitarian and developmental Non-Governmental Organization which has been making a difference in the lives of children, youths, women and extremely vulnerable individuals in the grassroots communities in both central and northern parts of Uganda. GTI Uganda thrives to attain a literate, healthy and empowered community which thrives above poverty level. GTI Uganda is driven by a mission to promote community wellness and development with a vision to attain a “healthy, literate and empowered community which can holistically address their community challenges and needs”. The organization through its interventions seeks to transform communities into strong, empowered and literate communities which can demand for better services, participate in decision making, solve their own challenges and needs hence an asset for positive community change and development.

About USAID Project:
GTI Uganda with anticipated funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Uganda Sanitation for Health Activity (USHA) is soon rolling out a Sanitation for Hygiene project using the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) methodology in Paicho Sub County in Gulu District. The project  aims at  eliminating the practice of open defecation in the 100 targeted communities and achievement of WASH friendliness in 5 Primary Schools Paicho Sub County in Gulu District by 2020/2021.The objectives of the Sanitation for Health project is to  increase the number of people accessing basic latrines in 100 villages, increase number of people practicing safe hygiene behaviors especially hand washing with soap and to improve school WASH friendly practices for 5 primary schools in Paicho Sub-county.

Job Summary:  The Community Led-Total Sanitation (CLTS) Assistant is responsible for mobilizing communities for carrying out pre-trigger, trigger sessions and post trigger sessions, organizing trainings of sanitation committees, community champions, ODF verification committees in the communities. They are also responsible for identifying the gaps and finding improvement opportunities for targeted areas and improving the hygiene practices and access to better sanitation hardware services. The CLTS Assistants will use the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) methodology and sanitation marketing in the implementation of the sanitation for Health project in Paicho Sub county, Gulu District.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        Compiling a village specific CLTS triggering report (highlighting village baseline status, OD Maps, the trigger moment, trigger type registered, record of tools used, attendance by sex, declaration to change photo, action plans towards basic sanitation for all etc.)
·        Developing work plans for hygiene promotion activities in the communities using the CLTS approach.
·        Facilitating CLTS pre-trigger, trigger and post trigger sessions in the communities
·        Monitoring the implementation of the pre trigger, trigger and post trigger sessions to identify gaps and facilitate the communities on how to find solutions to address sanitation gaps through community action plans.
·        Forming sanitation action groups by drawing representatives from all the neighbourhoods of the village, sub county and district. linking them to work with village WASH committee; ie Village Champions, Sanitation committees, ODF committees
·        Linking the communities to sanitation hardware service providers (Engineers).
·        Monitoring the impact of hygiene promotion activities, CLTS in changing community hygiene and sanitation behaviours.
·        Facilitating MANDONA follow ups or collective action interventions with the communities
·        Train the sanitation action groups on participatory monitoring and follow up Village Champions, Sanitation committees, ODF committees)
·        Strengthening sanitation for Health district and sub county structure using CLTS methodology
·        Sharing progress reports with local government, Parish Chiefs and WASH Committees officials
·        Submitting weekly and monthly reports
·        Any other duties assigned


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        The applicant must hold a Diploma/Bachelors or its equivalent in public health, social sciences, Environmental Health, Community Development and diploma or higher degree in listed Degree Fields.
·        One to three years of experience in the implementation of sanitation and hygiene interventions using Community Total Lead Sanitation (CLTS) and/ or Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Methodology (PHAST) tools.
·        Excellent analytical, interpersonal and effective communication skills
·        Knowledge of computer applications, MS Office and Excel.
·        Excellent training, mentoring and coaching skills
·        Community mobilization and facilitation skills
·        Flexible, proactive, results-oriented with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision and as part of a larger team.
·        Fluent in English and Luo
·        Possesses a valid riding permit and knowledge of road rules.

How to Apply:
All candidates should submit their applications through email to jobs@gtiuganda.org addressed to the Human Resource Manager, GTI Uganda. Include a cover letter, CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates. Subject of email/envelope should include the position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by GTI Uganda. Hard copies of applications will not be allowed

Deadline: 20th May 2020

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