Project Officer – WaSH job at Lutheran World Federation

Lutheran World Federation, kampala, uganda
negotiable Expires in 6 months


Job Summary:
Under the guidance of the Roving WaSH Engineer, the Project Officer -WaSH, is responsible for effective Operation and maintenance of all the WASH facilities within the subprogram, including establishment of new water and sanitation facilities to ensure that water, sanitation, and hygiene programs, and awareness are implemented effectively, professionally, and in accordance with LWF Policies and Procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Ensuring quality and integrity in the implementation of WASH Projects in the allocated sub program, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines;
• Evaluating the relevance and appropriateness of current and future programming in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene promotion in the local context;
• Assisting in the preparation of the WASH proposals; activity plans and M&E system for the proposal;
• Contributing to contingency planning for possible WASH emergency response if required;
• Contributing to the preparation of internal and external reports for the NGO and donors, including expenditure plans and situation reports
• Collaborating and coordinating with the government, NGOs, and UN agencies on WASH issues at district level with your supervisor; participating in district and WASH meetings and other relevant humanitarian/recovery coordination meetings;
• Supervising and managing the water and sanitation project team in the field
• Oversee the drilling boreholes, installation of water points and educating the community on how to maintain them and use them;
• Monitoring all water and sanitation expenditure and ensuring appropriate utilization of budget;
• Reception of the hardware (new boreholes, rehabilitated /repaired water sources and systems and latrines, pumps, tools box);
• Selecting, modifying or designing appropriate water and sanitation infrastructure, and suitable community-based maintenance and repair systems;
• Assist in designing and implementing surveys and assessments related to the field of water and sanitation when needed

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• University degree or Higher Diploma in Water Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydrology, Public Health, Environmental Health, Social Work, Community Mobilisation or a related technical field;
• Additional Post Graduate qualification in the technical field of water supply, sanitation or public health will be added value;
• Minimum 5 years’ professional experience in Project Management and Implementation the field of WASH;
• Previous experience in emergencies and regular programs in the water supply, sanitation, hygiene promotion and school WASH areas;
• Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in low-cost sanitation, hygiene promotion and capacity building;
• The position requires that a staff member spends most of the time in the field and thus ability to work, travel and live-in difficult environment is desired;
• Works collaboratively with colleague, solicits input and genuinely values others’ ideas and expertise;
• Strong organizational skills including proven ability to plan and coordinate own work as well as that of others

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Uganda, Kampala