WASH Officer NGO Jobs – Partners for Community Health and Development Organisation (PACHEDO)


Job Title:    WASH Officer

Organisation: Partners
for Community Health and Development Organisation (PACHEDO)

Duty Station: Palabek,
Lamwo Uganda

Reports to: Project

Remuneration: One-year


About US:

Partners for
Community Health and Development Organisation (PACHEDO) founded in 2007 is a
registered NGO in Uganda and currently operational and implements projects in 5
main sectors (Agriculture and Livelihood, Health and Nutrition, WASH and Gender
Based Violence and Emergency interventions) in Northern Uganda- Acholi
sub-region (Amuru, Gulu and Lamwo districts), with the Head office located in
Pece Laaro Division Gulu City.


Through one of her
donor BMZ- Johanniter International Assistance PACHEDO, has received funding
for a 36 months’ Nutrition and WASH project to be implemented in Palabek
refugee settlement and surrounding sub-counties in Lamwo district Acholi
sub-region. PACHEDO is therefore seeking to recruit dynamic, highly motivated,
qualified and competent persons to fill the positions indicated below for the
Promotion of Improved Nutrition Project.

Very attractive


Job Summary: The
WASH Officer is responsible for the direct implementation of all WASH
activities in the entire project area. He/ She will work closely with the WASH
Assistant to ensure technical standards in PACHEDO WASH programming that will
include support and capacity building and supervision of WASH Assistant and
will be regularly reporting to the Project Manager.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

WASH profile of target area by implementing relevant approaches to improve
hygiene and sanitation effectively through trainings and sensitization

campaigns for improving household sanitation and hygiene through latrine
construction and use

form and train community WASH structures such as Community hygiene promoters
and water user committees.

organize surveys and participate together with MEAL Officer in the assessment

appropriate WASH protocols and data collection tools are available for use by
the WASH Assistants

project/programme activities are implemented according to recognized
international standards with  appropriate
Evaluation plan.

in sector coordination meetings with the District Water department, WASH
partners in sub counties and district.

activities with relevant local government offices and partners in Refugee
settlements and sub-county leadership

PACHEDO in meetings and conferences and any WASH events in and outside the
project area if so designed by the superior.

vulnerability assessment tool to identify PSNs in the refugee settlement

able bodied youth to assist PSNs in latrine construction works

regular inspection of the latrine construction works to ensure the progress and
completion to specifications

exchange visits between beneficiaries in the refugee settlement and the host

and conduct radio talk shows that promote WASH practices.

WASH Education sessions at health facilities during ANC visit days.

and account for all funds requested for project activity in an accurate and
timely manner

and efficiently manage all assets of the organization entrusted strictly for
only official work purposes in the project site.

periodic plans and document results and recommendation and share reports with
Project Manager and MEAL officer on weekly, monthly. and quartile basis


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal
candidate must hold a University Degree in Public Health and a Certificate in
WASH will be an added advantage.

At least
3 years or more hands-on experience in community mobilization work, community
development, sanitation, public health related work.

work experience of at least 2 years in community work and preferably in WASH
project implementation with NGOs and Local Government

in Humanitarian context, implementation with an NGO and conducting surveys and
collecting meaningful data is desirable.

in CHC, PHAST, CLTS e.t.c approaches in managing WASH are desirable.

in teaching /training adult learners and training in basic household WASH
practices will be added advantage.

in the IYCF practices, principles and operations associated with WASH,
Nutrition and Nutrition sensitive agricultural production.

player with excellent communication, Organisation and planning skills and to
communicate in time and work in a team

to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.

experience in Acholi and lango context and fluency of English and Luo is a MUST

interpersonal and mobilization skills and proactive problem solving skills.

and sensitivity to gender equality, ethnic minority issues in confidential

computer skills with MS office and proven documentation and Excellent/quality
report writing skills.

to learn new concepts/ideas and willingness to work and live in a rural
community setting

A valid
motor vehicle driving license/permit, including the ability to ride and to
access target communities and care for a motorcycle assigned.


is an equal opportunity employer, Gender sensitive and has policies including
SHEA and a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting only electronic
copies of not more than 2MB of an application letter, a detailed CV (max 3
pages)containing contact details including active telephone numbers of three
reference persons of which two must be professional referees, that includes
your supervisor of the most recent/previous employer, and a one-page motivation
letter, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, to the following by
e-mail to recruitment@pachedo.org and hrjohanniter@gmail.com please Indicate clearly
on the application subject line the position applied for.


Applications must be
addressed to;

The Human Resources

Gulu. Uganda


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from PACHEDO in
one-month time after the deadline.


Deadline: 17th December 2020 by 5:00pm


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