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WASH Project Officer (Tororo) – Maternity Cover

Closing: Nov 16, 2022

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Published: Nov 11, 2022 (21 days ago)

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The WASH Project Officer, WASH for Improved Maternal, Neonatal and Child health services (WIMs)/ Armani will provide technical assistance and support towards successful implementation of the project with a major focus on operational activities which includes planning, implementation, collaboration, coordination, documentation, monitoring and evaluation. The post holder will manage project information and partner relationships while ensuring effective communication of the WAU led project results to the WIMs Project Manager, ensure risk management, project financial management and accountability aligned to the WAU values. The post holder will ensure periodic reports are compiled and written, shall apply the WaterAid data collection and storage tools/systems involving the use of mWater and Project Centre.

A). Education and Knowledge Required

· Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Health Sciences, or any other related studies

· At least 3-5 years of demonstrated work experience in project planning, monitoring and evaluation with an INGO.

· Experience and knowledge on institutional WASH sector/ issues

· Skills in project management, including managing resources, and financial and budget planning.

· Work accurately and efficiently to deadlines and targets as agreed with the Project Manager

· Excellent communication, facilitation, presentation, influencing and interpersonal skills.

· Use a high level of communication skills to communicate project implementation issues effectively with the ability to adapt styles to the needs of different audiences both tactfully and diplomatically.

· Previous experience in the NGO sector will be an asset.

· Experience in the WASH in HCF would be a strong advantage

· Ability to build and maintain effective partnerships with WaterAid partners, government, donors, CSOs and with a wide range of other stakeholders

· Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

· Good public relations especially when dealing with consortium and external partner

· Behave ethically while upholding the organisation’s values


Responsibilities

The WASH Project Officer, WASH for Improved Maternal, Neonatal and Child health services (WIMs)/ Armani will provide technical assistance and support towards successful implementation of the project with a major focus on operational activities which includes planning, implementation, collaboration, coordination, documentation, monitoring and evaluation. The post holder will manage project information and partner relationships while ensuring effective communication of the WAU led project results to the WIMs Project Manager, ensure risk management, project financial management and accountability aligned to the WAU values. The post holder will ensure periodic reports are compiled and written, shall apply the WaterAid data collection and storage tools/systems involving the use of mWater and Project Centre.

A). Education and Knowledge Required

· Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Health Sciences, or any other related studies

· At least 3-5 years of demonstrated work experience in project planning, monitoring and evaluation with an INGO.

· Experience and knowledge on institutional WASH sector/ issues

· Skills in project management, including managing resources, and financial and budget planning.

· Work accurately and efficiently to deadlines and targets as agreed with the Project Manager

· Excellent communication, facilitation, presentation, influencing and interpersonal skills.

· Use a high level of communication skills to communicate project implementation issues effectively with the ability to adapt styles to the needs of different audiences both tactfully and diplomatically.

· Previous experience in the NGO sector will be an asset.

· Experience in the WASH in HCF would be a strong advantage

· Ability to build and maintain effective partnerships with WaterAid partners, government, donors, CSOs and with a wide range of other stakeholders

· Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

· Good public relations especially when dealing with consortium and external partner

· Behave ethically while upholding the organisation’s values


Project Panning, Implementation and Reporting

· Actively contribute to planning and guiding the implementation of WASH activities and follow-up to ensure WIMs/ Armani project is on track to achieve intended objectives

· Develop activity concept notes and Terms of Reference for trainings and consultancy works

· Support the development of district WASH Investment plans

· Organise key sub-national WASH events in collaboration with partner local governments

· Conduct regular monitoring of all projects sites; planned, ongoing and completed activities

· Prepare project documentation including monthly project reports on implementation status, intermediate and final narrative reports as per donor requirements

· Develop and conduct WASH related trainings to health workers, health Unit Management Committees (HUMC), WASH committees and to other relevant stakeholders.

· Coordinate and participate in project reviews and project closure workshops, baseline survey and end of Project Evaluation for the project as per project design and within the project implementation deadlines

· Liaison with WAU Finance Department in tracking project expenditure, reviewing financial reports, and addressing queries related to expenditure in timely manner.

· Carry out specific administrative, operational/control tasks for project activities, arrange for the recording and administrative processing of payment requisitions and accountabilities for planned and implemented activities

· Build relationships and coordinate outreach among stakeholders participating in the project planning process.

· Liaison with Advocacy Manager in development of advocacy policy briefs and position papers, from key issues emerging from the project implementation.

· Participate in district level health stakeholder meetings – document meeting minutes, assists with planning and following up actions points.

· Work closely with Communications Officer in management of project information and documentation processes and ensure effective communication of the project results.

· Build, maintain and effectively manage strategic partnerships and collaborations with the various district and partner offices, including Ministry of Health, regional technical deconcentrated structures

· Support collaboration with other Implementing partners and other partners at field level

· Represent WAU at district and in-country engagements and other professional meetings as requested by the Line Manager.

Participate in the Development and Maintenance of an Effective Project

M&E System, Documentation and Learning

· Participate in the continuous review of the M&E system with specific emphasis on providing support to the update and management of the project WASH reach database.

§ Support updating project data as per the WaterAid Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PMER) procedures

· Provide on-going support supervision and monitoring to health facility structures to ensure delivery of quality WASH services

· Oversee civil and rehabilitation/construction works and collaborate with the Construction Officer/ Project Engineer to ensure they meet the WAU standard

· Communicate learning for internal and external audiences on project implementation progress

· Develop and share success stories on institutional WASH from the project

· Track best practices in monitoring and evaluation of the WIMs/ Armani project

· Organise joint partner reflection and planning meetings

· Coordinate partner monitoring visits and performance review meetings

· Ensuring that project implementation conforms to quality standards and best practices

· Risk Management - Monitor and address or report any risk to management.


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