Water and Sanitation Advisor, Mercy Corps - Uganda

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Application deadline; 30 November

This position requires;

  • a degree in engineering,
  • 5 years practical water and sanitation experience
  • Three years overseas experience is required, international NGO/PVO field office experience is preferred.
  • Effective verbal and written communication in English, multi-tasking, organizational, prioritization skills are necessary.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail,
  • ability to follow procedures,
  • meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is required.
  • Water supply systems: network, gravity flow, drinking water quality and treatment.
  • Strong notions of ground water sources development, well and borehole installations constitute strong professional assets together with participatory methodology for program planning & implementation.
  • Sanitation without water, basic drainage.
  • Experience working with host governments and their agents, INGOs and national NGOs also an advantage.
  • Computer literacy: Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian standards and codes.

    The successful Watsan Advisor will have a strong understanding of the practicalities of working in the field in a challenging environment.

    The ability to build capacity, train and mentor staff is essential.

    The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment while maintaining the respect of staff, vendors and colleagues is essential for this position.

    The successful Watsan Advisor will demonstrate a strong understanding for cultural, political and religious environment in the region, and be able to live and work successfully in those environments.

    The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, and make effective communication a priority in all situations.

    Please apply to our website: www.mercycorps.org/aboutus/jobs

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