Job Listing: IsraAID Uganda

Organization: IsraAID Uganda

Job Title: WASH Manager

Job Type: Full-time

Application Deadline: 23/07/2024

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Job Description: We are seeking a dedicated and skilled Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Manager to join our team and implement activities in Palorinya and Nakivale Refugee Settlements. The successful candidate will play a key role in planning, implementing, and monitoring WASH projects to ensure that refugees and host communities have access to adequate quantities of safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities while practicing good personal and food hygiene behaviors.

Detailed Responsibilities:

Programme Implementation, Monitoring, and Delivery of Results, with a Focus on WASH in Refugees & Emergencies:

  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of IsraAID Uganda’s WASH-related programming. Ensure effective collaboration with other partners and stakeholders in the field.
  • Plan and conduct promotional activities to improve the hygiene and sanitation practices of local partners as well as in host communities and the refugee settlements. Mobilize community members to participate in these initiatives, and encourage community-level associations and other groups to actively participate in the project.
  • Lead and supervise the process of water supply infrastructure construction in the field, including the selection of borehole drilling sites; monitoring of drilling operations; design, installation, and testing of production wells; installation of pumps, well platforms, and/or water distribution systems. Water supply initiatives should ensure coverage for/access by communities as well as at schools and health care facilities.
  • Lead and supervise the maintenance and rehabilitation of existing and new WASH infrastructure, and help local authorities and communities establish effective mechanisms for carrying this work out in the future (including financing it through user fees or other relevant mechanisms).
  • Lead and supervise the installation of improved sanitation infrastructure at community, institutional, and household levels. This may include constructing pit latrines, school toilets and handwashing stations, and health facility WASH infrastructure. Ensure compliance with local regulations and the quality of the end-result services provided at all levels.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, including environmental and social screening of project sites, preparation of regular progress updates, and monitoring of WASH services at implementation sites.
  • Monitor, report, and certify the use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative, and other assets), verifying compliance with approved allocations, organizational rules, regulations/procedures, and donor commitments, standards of accountability, and integrity.
  • Prepare quality and timely WASH progress reports for the country office management, donors, and partners.

Networking and Partnership Building:

  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with government counterparts, UN agencies, donor agencies, WASH institutions, NGOs, research institutes, and the private sector to stimulate coordination and collaboration in the WASH sector.
  • Produce WASH IEC materials to promote awareness-raising at the community level, establish partnerships, and support fundraising.
  • Participate in inter-agency discussions at national and settlement levels, ensuring that IsraAID’s position, interests, and priorities are fully considered and integrated into the planning and agenda setting.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Competencies:

Essential Requirements:

  • MUST BE A UGANDAN NATIONAL
  • Fluency in English is a must.
  • A degree in water supply engineering, civil engineering, hydrology, or a similar field is required. A master’s/postgraduate degree in any of these fields would be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated professional experience in WASH programs in similar contexts is required. Previous proved working experience in refugee settlements will be an advantage.

Specific Skills:

  • WASH Technical Expertise: In-depth knowledge of water supply, water quality, sanitation infrastructure, and hygiene promotion – as they relate to WASH program design and implementation strategies. This includes understanding the technical aspects of water supply systems, waste management, and the promotion of hygiene practices among communities.
  • Construction and Infrastructure Development: Understanding the principles of constructing durable, resilient, and safe WASH infrastructure, including knowledge of materials, construction methods, and the ability to adapt them to the needs of a disaster-stricken area or a community in need.
  • Adaptability and Problem-Solving: The capacity to adapt to rapidly changing situations and find innovative solutions to complex challenges.
  • Cultural Sensitiveness and Cross-Cultural Communication: Proficiency in communicating effectively across different cultures and languages. This skill ensures respectful, efficient, and effective engagement with local communities, stakeholders, and team members from diverse backgrounds.

Competencies:

  • Attention to Detail: Ability to meticulously follow procedures and maintain high standards of performance.
  • Organizational Skills: Strong organizational abilities to manage inventory, schedules, and documentation effectively.
  • Safety Awareness: Commitment to following safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively with team members to achieve common goals.
  • Commitment to IsraAID’s values: Professionalism, Humanity, Collaboration, Flexibility and Adaptability, and Resilience.

Work Hours:

  • Full-time, 8 hours per day.

Experience in Months:

  • Minimum of 60 months (5 years).

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience to: ugandahr@israaid.org. Please include “WASH Manager Application” in the subject line. The deadline for applications is 23rd July 2024. We thank all applicants for their interest in joining our team, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Industry: NGO

Location: Kampala, Uganda

About IsraAID: IsraAID’s mission is to support people affected by humanitarian crises. We partner with local communities around the world to provide urgent aid, assist in recovery, and reduce the risk of future disasters.

 

 



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