WASH Project Focal Person (1 Position)

WASH Project Focal Person (1 Position)

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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.

Full job descriptions and application forms can be viewed from the jobs section of our website at https://www.redcrossug.org and the application template from here

Please send your filled application formand attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand delivered, and or by post to:

Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary General,

Uganda Red Cross Society,

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,

P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for receipt of the applications Monday 6th April 2020 at 5:00 p.m

Due to large volumes of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Title WASH Project Focal Person (1 Position)
Grade UR 7
Reports WASH Project Engineer
Location Yumbe
Duration TBD
Date March 2020

Job Purpose:

The WASH Focal Person shall be responsible for direct implementation of the proposed project activities in the project location as part of a large WASH program. The position holder with support from the URCS WASH Project Engineer, Coordinator, Austrian Red Cross WASH Delegates and key relevant external stakeholders will be required to implement the proposed set of activities for improved WASH services delivery within the refugee settlement camps and host communities of Yumbe District.The WASH Focal Person shall be responsible for the assessment, implementation and reporting of all WASH activities (Hardware & Software), planning, management of material, of the National Society within the project.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES.

  1. Provides training, coaching and support supervision to project volunteers.
  2. Liaises and maintains good coordination with Government, UNHCR and relevant stakeholders in consultation with respective Project officer /manager, Operations and Branch Managers on WASH activities and policies;
  3. Ensures that the trainings, sensitizations in PHAST and other activities at different levels within the project are conducted in a timely and quality manner.
  4. Conduct technical assessments of the WASH facilities including water supply scheme in the project areas to establish magnitude of damage, identify the required spare parts and execute necessary corrective actions for management decisions.
  5. Prepare technical reports including technical drawings, BoQs & specifications for bid documents to facilitate water source works contractual processes by Supply Chain department in consultation with project officer.
  6. Technical Support supervision of contracts whenever they are awarded, maintains link with contractors and closely monitors /supervises the contracted works to completion.
  7. Support the hygiene promoters and communities in sanitation and hygiene promotion through latrine construction and use within the project areas;
  8. Prepares weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports in accordance with URCS guidelines and presents the same for incorporation into the overall settlement status update reports.


PERSONS SPECIFICATIONS:

Education Qualifications
  1. Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Water Engineering, Civil engineering or a related field from a reputable institution OR a Diploma in Water Engineering, Civil Engineering or a related field from a reputable institution BUT with 3 years’ experience implementing WASH Hardware.
Essential
Experience
  1. Minimum (1) years’ experience in a similar position;
  2. Specialized training in Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) & PHASE will be an added advantage;
  3. Sound training in water resources management will be an added advantage;
Essential Skills
  1. High level of integrity;
  2. Very good computer skills (Word, Excel) and ability to run specific software (AutoCAD and basic GIS);
  3. Good initiative and self-motivated individuals to work with minimal supervision efforts.
  4. Good interpersonal skills and working relations with other staff under his/her supervision and other stakeholders.
  5. Excellent spoken and written English communication skills; ability to compile and assimilate content in short time frames;
  6. Ability to work across different actors, cultural contexts, technical areas and bridge silos within the organization and

Please download application template from here

URCS Contacts

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road.
P.O. Box 494, Kampala Uganda.
Tel:     (256) 414 258701
Tel:     (256) 414 258702
Email: sgurcs@redcrossug.org

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