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Project Field Officer,Water Supply

Closing: Jan 20, 2023

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Published: Dec 29, 2022 (2 months ago)

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Qualifications
  • A University degree in any of the following disciplines: engineering (preferably Civil, Environmental or Water Resources Engineering, social sciences (development studies, Social Work and Social Administration), Business Administration, Public (Environmental) Health, etc.
  • A minimum of one year of relevant working experience in Water/ Sanitation/Hygiene programming within the Uganda WASH sector
  • Proven technical and management expertise in terms of WASH project assessments, design, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and stakeholder engagement.
  • Good understanding of sanitation technological options for rural communities in Uganda
  • Knowledge and experience in rolling out sanitation demand approaches e.g. Community Led Total Sanitation
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing sanitation supply chain approaches.
  • Knowledge and experience in behaviour change approaches and able to lead and facilitate participatory formative research with ability to consult women and other vulnerable groups.
  • Experience in working with subcounty based hand pump mechanics (including developing training manuals and conducting training)
  • Ability to multitask, strong attention to detail; ability to work independently; strong analytical, communication and report writing skills.
  • Experience in coordinating a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common programming objective under the WASH sector.
  • Good understanding of the link between Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Team player with results-oriented attitudes.
  • Familiarity and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PPT, etc.
  • Fluency in English (written/oral/comprehension) is required (Additional languages preferred).
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environment and willingness to learn basic words in the local indigenous language.
  • Valid riding permit


Responsibilities
Qualifications
  • A University degree in any of the following disciplines: engineering (preferably Civil, Environmental or Water Resources Engineering, social sciences (development studies, Social Work and Social Administration), Business Administration, Public (Environmental) Health, etc.
  • A minimum of one year of relevant working experience in Water/ Sanitation/Hygiene programming within the Uganda WASH sector
  • Proven technical and management expertise in terms of WASH project assessments, design, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and stakeholder engagement.
  • Good understanding of sanitation technological options for rural communities in Uganda
  • Knowledge and experience in rolling out sanitation demand approaches e.g. Community Led Total Sanitation
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing sanitation supply chain approaches.
  • Knowledge and experience in behaviour change approaches and able to lead and facilitate participatory formative research with ability to consult women and other vulnerable groups.
  • Experience in working with subcounty based hand pump mechanics (including developing training manuals and conducting training)
  • Ability to multitask, strong attention to detail; ability to work independently; strong analytical, communication and report writing skills.
  • Experience in coordinating a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common programming objective under the WASH sector.
  • Good understanding of the link between Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Team player with results-oriented attitudes.
  • Familiarity and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PPT, etc.
  • Fluency in English (written/oral/comprehension) is required (Additional languages preferred).
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environment and willingness to learn basic words in the local indigenous language.
  • Valid riding permit


Provision of Advisory Services

  • Contribute to the development of sustainable and climate resilient improved sanitation and hygiene service provision, building capacities at all levels, with the enhanced inclusion of women in leadership positions.
  • Strengthen the capacity of existing households within the target regions to gain access to at least climate resilient basic sanitation, basic hand washing with soap and reached through hygiene promotion.
  • Follow up on the Water Source Committees (WSC’s) and Sub-Country Water Supply and Sanitation Supply Boards (SWSSB’s); while ensuring that established WSC’s and SWSSB’s receive the necessary organizational development.

Monitoring Evaluation & Quality Assurance

  • Responsible for the supervision, monitoring and reporting on the implementation of ongoing activities related to the strengthening of water use capacity; improvement of non-functional water facilities; support for district and sub-county technical personnel; establishment and support for WSC’s, SWSSB’s, HPMA’s etc.
  • Support the Project Manager in ensuring that that mechanisms to monitor the implementation of the project activities is in place and that disaggregated data collection is carried out in a systematic and timely fashion; ensuring that quality data is recorded and analysed.
  • Providing support to extension workers and implementing partners to ensure delivery of project assignments / results meets SNV requirements in terms of scope, quality, and timeliness of delivery.

Knowledge Development and Networking

  • Facilitate learning and knowledge development on best practices within the WASH sector.
  • Support documentation of case studies, best practices, and emerging models from SNV practice.
  • Participate in internal and external learning and networking events relevant to the WASH sector’s programmes.

Internal and external communication

  • Informs and is informed about the development / changes in the project, is consistent responsive to the client community and pro-active and confident in engaging with external stakeholders (government, NGOs, private sector or other relevant stakeholders).
  • Provide regular updates and bi-weekly written reports to the project manager, reflecting progress made on the project.

Project data handling

  • Collects data in the field (paperwork) checks and enters all relevant data into relevant system(s).

Process improvement

  • Assesses service delivery quality and adapts service processes, to increase efficiency.


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