Job Title: Officer, Program Implementation (RE-ADVERTSED-Uganda) – Evidence Action Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization: Evidence Action

Duty Station: Iganga, Kamuli, Bugiri, Uganda

Reports to: Associate Coordinator, Program Implementation

 

 

Evidence Action Profile:

Our organization was founded in 2013 to address a big gap in the fight against global poverty–many of the most promising interventions are either implemented at a very small scale, or not at all. We set out to address this gap by building programs that would scale evidence-based and cost-effective interventions, leading to significant improvements in quality of life for hundreds of millions of people.

Our model worked. In less than a decade, our two flagship programs, the Deworm the World Initiative and Dispensers for Safe Water, have grown to measurably impact over 280 million people each year. This success is achieved through the dedication and talent of our staff, the hard work of our partners, and the commitment of our supporters.

By 2024, we seek to double our impact. We are strengthening and expanding our existing programs, and working to identify a new generation of evidence-based and cost-effective interventions that we can scale to reach millions more.

 

 

Job Summary:

Job purpose

Our flagship Dispensers for Safe Water (DSW) provides over 4 million people across rural Uganda, Malawi, and Kenya. Recent evidence highlights that clean water may be among the most effective interventions available to save young childrens’ lives, averting more than 30% of all-cause child mortality. The dispensers program – based on research for Nobel-winning economists – utilizes an innovative and human-centric design to deliver clean water at the source in rural settings, achieving usage rates which are 5x that of comparable interventions.
Given the tremendous benefits of safe water, Evidence Action is rapidly expanding in new areas to serve more people to access safe water not only through chlorine dispensers but also adding more interventions, the latest being Inline Chlorination (ILC), a simple technology installed on non treated pipped water sources

Position Description

Officer position is primarily a field-based position which plays an important role in the expansion of Chlorine Dispensers/Inline Chlorination (ILC) program in delivering safe water and hygiene knowledge in the target communities. The officer position is based at a field office and reports to the Associate Coordinator.

 

 

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Field execution of chlorine dispenser and Inline Chlorine related activities in the target communities.
  • Conduct local government/stakeholders’ meetings with guidance from the associate coordinator.
  • Performa waterpoint nominations/verification surveys to obtain viable waterpoints lists for chlorine dispenser/ILC installations.
  • Conduct community sensitization/awareness meetings and mobilize positive community participation in the program.
  • Supervise chlorine dispenser/ILC installations by ensuring masons/plumbers/technicians adhere to the installation guidelines/protocols/designs
  • Conduct education meetings at installed waterpoints to sensitize the household users on gadget utilization to prevent waterborne diseases.
  • Select and train community volunteers – promoters that will be responsible for the waterpoints as liaison people between the program and the community.
  • Developing weekly work plans and prepare feedback reports for field activities
  • Other duties and responsibilities as delegated by the Area Coordinator.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Competencies and Attributes

  • High level of integrity and stewardship
  • Embraces team work and aspires and supports the ideals of working in a team work environment as a team champion
  • Passion to work in a rural community setting and willingness to use a motorcycle in the field (riding or being ridden)
  • Flexible mindset and willingness to relocate on a short notice to other field-based assignments in other regions.
  • Self-driven and highly motivated to deliver results within tight deadlines.
  • Good communication skills and mobilization skills. Ability to communicate well within the organization and with the rural communities and local leaders
  • Basic leadership skills in managing people, working with communities and teams
  • Good computer skills and comfort to advance the skills in a dynamic IT field.
  • Proactive and ambitious to support innovation and change in a dynamic working environment
  • Attitude. Positive attitude to work and to develop in a fast-paced work environment

Qualifications

  • Minimum Diploma in Management, Community Development related courses, Project management or equivalent.
  • Good language skills in English or local dialect both spoken and written
  • 1-2 yrs experience working with communities or social enterprises/NGOs
  • Motor cycle/motor vehicle riding skills with a valid driving license is an added advantage
  • Language: – Proficiency in speaking the local language/dialect used in target areas is a definite advantage

Working conditions

  • This is primarily a field-based position.

Position Location

  • The position will be based in the Uganda field offices
  • Iganga – 17 positions available
  • Kamuli – 17 positions available
  • Bugiri – 17 positions available

 

 

How To Apply for Evidence Action Uganda Jobs 2022

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

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Closing Date: Open until filled

 

 

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