DRC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Assistant Jobs in Uganda

DRC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Assistant Jobs in Uganda

Overall Purpose of the Role

  • The hydrologist assistant will be responsible for the hydrological analysis to support planning and design and assist implementation of Water Resource Management works and projects.

  • The candidate must be prepared to implement innovative ideas that prioritize primary water resource management (rain and storm water) and use of natural land contours and patterns as well as natural materials to saturate the landscape for long term land restoration, as well as surface level water retention.

  • The aim is to mitigate soil erosion that contributes to the drought flood cycle, and ensure that all primary water resources go in to crop production, biodiversity regeneration, or water storage for human and animal consumption as well as irrigation.

  • WRM will cover the implementation of 8 micro-catchment plans with 40 agricultural-related physical and natural water infrastructures (e.g. Multi-purpose dam, protection of river banks, contour planting, tree planting and other water retention structure in the open landscape).

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    The Hydrologist Assistant will perform the following tasks:

    Project Implementation

  • Undertake Hydrological assessment and modelling for the design of Water Resource Management Infrastructure projects within the selected micro-catchments.

  • Participate in the identification, planning, siting and designing and constructing water management infrastructure, soil and water conservation structures and other technologies and practices with the greatest potential to improve water and natural resources management.

  • Coordinating project activities with the District Focal persons from the Engineering, Environment and Forestry Departments in the target districts.

  • Ensure regular communication between communities at the project implementation sites and DRC

  • Inspect and supervise work for quality and compile inspection report.

  • Ensure project accomplishments according to specifications and targets and recommended standards.

  • Participate in training of Project Management Committees (PMC) and Project User Committees (PUCs) together with district technical team

  • Developing investment plans (costed BOQ) together with the Project Water Engineer.

    Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges
    and follow up on implementation of project’s action points


  • Produce activity, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as per DRC and donor requirements

    Additional Tasks

  • On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally.

    Desirable Experience

  • Minimum two-year relevant work experience for degree holders or 5 years work experience for diploma holders

  • Broad knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques and practices of IWRM, environment and/or climate change, safe access to energy, and biodiversity conservation

  • Excellent computer skills (MS package, GIS and Hydrological modeling tools)

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines with minimal supervision

  • Ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid driver’s license

  • Willingness to live in a rural environment and to travel

  • Experience with donor funded projects and International Non-Governmental Organizations
    Relevant work experience from Northern Uganda


  • Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Water Resources Management, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Sciences or Natural Resources Management from a recognized University or Institution

  • Experience in using hydrology software and decision support systems

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting landscape level hydrological studies and passive water harvesting

  • Demonstrated experience in natural pond construction


  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is essential.

  • Knowledge of one or more of the local languages widely spoken in the covered districts of Obongi, Moyo and Adjumani, preferably, Madi. Lugbara, Gimara, Reli, Luo and Local Arabic

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; DRC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Assistant Jobs in Uganda

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