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Project Officer-WASH

at Uganda Red Crosss Society (URCS)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted August 13, 2019
Category Science & Engineering
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Title Project Officer WASH (Hardware)
Grade UR 5
Reporting lines: Administratively to the Director DRM and technically to the Programme Manager-WASH
Location Parolinya ( Moyo District)
Duration 2 years (24 months)
Date August 2019
Job Purpose:

The role of the Project Officer – WASH (Hard Ware) will be responsible for the Management of all hardware Watsan components, programming, material, financial and human resources of the National Society within the project area.

Key responsibilities:

Overall planning, coordination, implementation, evaluation and proposes recommendations on Watsan components;
Prepares project work plans and budgets 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, budgets in accordance with URCS guidelines and presents the same for incorporation into the overall organization plan and budget.
Provides training, coaching and support supervision to project staff, project focal persons and project volunteers (CBDR volunteers and groups).
Develops monitoring tools in liaison with the URCS M&E officer and ensures they are used and indicators therein captured.
Liaises and maintains good coordination with Government and relevant stakeholders in consultation with respective Branch Managers /Project staff on WASH activities and policies;
Assess the none-functional water facilities in the project area to establish magnitude of damage, identify the spare parts required and execute necessary remedial actions.

Project Officer-WASH (Hard Ware) (1 position)
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Applications from suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited. All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment.

Skills

Core Competencies and knowledge
Familiar with preparation of bid documents, contracts and contract management especially in the construction of water facilities and civil works.
Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft excel and ability to run specific software (AutoCAD, ArchCAD and basic GIS)
Very good knowledge of Emergency Response Protocols and sphere standards for service delivery.

Experience Requirements

Minimum of 3 year’s WASH experience in NGO setting;
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts will be an added advantage

Education Requirements

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Water Engineering, Civil Engineering or a related field from a reputable institution;
Post Graduate or Pre-Graduate Diploma in Water Engineering, Civil Engineering or a related field will be an added advantage;
Sound training in water resources management will be an added advantage;
Specialized training in improved hygiene promotion approaches i.e. Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST), Community led Total Sanitation (CLTS), Personal Hygiene and Sanitation Education (PHASE) for schools will be an added advantage.