Danish Refugee Council Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Officer Jobs in Uganda

Danish Refugee Council Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Officer Jobs in Uganda

Closing date: 25 Oct 2019

Job title: Water, Sanitation, And Hygiene Officer (GSMA)

Reporting to: Country Wash Coordinator

Location: Kyaka II

Overall purpose of the role:

The WASH Officer’s primary function is to ensure quality implementation of the WASH component and synergize with other sectors, which constitute the overall DRC program.

He/she will build the capacity of water user committees to collect payments for water from the community to cover Operations and Maintenance costs

Key Duties and Responsibilities


Coordination and representation

  • Develop relationship with a range of Key stakeholders: OPM, UN Agencies, Local Governments, Private Sector in order to facilitate the development of WASH opportunities and increased incomes for the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Representation of DRC and active participation in the WASH working group and interagency coordination platforms
  • Maintain/establish rapport with government authorities, UN agencies, international and local NGOs as required.
  • Ensure coordination and close working environment with other sectors of DRC.

    Project development, implementation and reporting

  • Liaise with local leaders to identify, mobilize and sensitize target communities on water, sanitation and hygiene promotion through payment of user fees for maintenance of water points
  • Train water user committees on financial inclusion in water management
  • Create linkages between the communities and the project, the local government extension staff and the target communities in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, promotion.
  • Together with the refugee leadership and government structure play a lead role in mapping out communities for village sanitation improvement, especially during the CLTS/PHAST role out exercise
  • Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources
  • Formation/training of Water supply and sanitation committees for the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.
  • Participate in collection of useful data, success stories and beneficiary lists as required
  • Participate in preparing weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/ reports and proposals and budgets for donors.
  • Identifying, mobilizing and sensitizing target communities for water, sanitation and hygiene promotion.
  • Play a lead role in mapping out communities for village sanitation improvement especially during CLTS/PHAST.
  • Mobilize beneficiaries to maintain the established, rehabilitated / protected water sources.
  • Support in tracking distribution of hygiene and sanitation items on a daily/weekly basis.
  • Support the Information Management Volunteer with updating NFIs inventory and PR tracker and develop M&E and reporting tool
    for hygiene promoters
  • Conduct daily field visits to support hygiene promoters on implementation of WASH.

    Staff development and management

  • Conduct periodic field visits to support field staff through technical backstopping.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct.

    Budget Monitoring

  • Monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups
  • Liaise with DRC Administration, Logistics, and Finance Departments to ensure smooth operation of the field offices.
  • Ensure timely procurements of the sector according to plan
  • Ensure that procurements of the sector are done within acceptable standards and that high quality project items are obtained

    Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • At least two years of practical experience in emergency WASH programming
  • Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disaster-affected populations.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs.
  • Familiarity with the SPHERE Standards.
  • Have Leadership and supervisory skills and ability to foster team spirit.
  • Strong organizational skills and able to coordinate and manage a diverse array of activities and stakeholders
  • Strong facilitation, negotiation and mediation skills and ability to work independently.
  • Good report writing skills and computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Good understanding of WASH approaches such CLTS, PHAST, and Child to Child etc


  • Minimum of Diploma in Public Water Engineering, Bachelor’s degree is an added advantage.


  • English
  • Swahili

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

    We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 25th October 2019.

    This is a Non-Family Work Location.

    Equal Opportunity

    Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

    Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees.

    We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

    Danish Refugee Council Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Officer Jobs in Uganda

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