Lifewater International WASH Sustainability Officer – Mayuge Jobs in Uganda

Lifewater International WASH Sustainability Officer – Mayuge Jobs in Uganda


About Lifewater

  • Lifewater International (LI) is a Christian water development organization dedicated to effectively serving vulnerable children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome water poverty.

  • Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve the least and last as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people.

  • Lifewater International serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

  • Lifewater International Uganda seeks to recruit qualified persons to fill the vacant position of WASH Sustainability Officer.

    Job Summary

  • Overall responsibilities of the WASH Sustainability Officer (WSO) is to contribute to improved quality of life for vulnerable children and families by working alongside LI stakeholders at various levels to promote sustainable program implementation.

  • The WSO contributes to the development and oversees the implementation of LI sustainability strategy and initiatives at the programme level.

  • S/he will be responsible for implementation of sustainability activities, including support of Lifewater’s Water Works operations and maintenance strategy for water and sanitation facilities and sustainable behavior change transformation in homes and communities through the social group mobilisation and support strategy.
  • S/he provides administrative and planning oversight for the Water Works sustainability program, and works closely with local social groups and stakeholders to ensure that WASH improvements are being sustained for the long term.

  • The WSO manages social group activities, designed to empower local self-help groups to advocate and prioritise WASH in their communities and guides them to implement and follow up communities to sustain appropriate hygiene and sanitation behaviours.

  • S/he will also take part in other trainings, such as WASH Facilitators and water committee members.

  • He/she will also take part in monitoring as well as overseeing sustainability program component.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Sustainability and Water Works

  • Supports planning and budgeting of water and sanitation sustainability activities as part of the overall programme plans

  • Takes lead in the roll out of the Water Works plans and activities in support of improved O&M of water sources

  • Supports the WASH Programme Engineer and the Area Program Manager in developing plans for water points monitoring and maintenance including annual water quality testing schedules

  • Working alongside the SHOs and hardware team to provide information and guidance to community structures about sustainable water works principles and practices

    Social group mobilization and support

  • Takes lead in the identification, assessment, training and guiding social groups to support WASH sustainability activities to promote effective and sustainable implementation of the VHV at program level

  • Creates a schedule for monitoring visits, refresher trainings, and regular meetings with social groups and ensure that they are
    implementing WASH activities effectively.

  • Lead in local social group engagement, trainings, and regular meetings

  • Monitors and reports on Social groups’ activities

    Collaboration, monitoring, and reporting

  • Engaging and strengthening partnerships with government and other key stakeholders at local levels through attending meetings, updating them on progress to ensure buy in and create a positive support of LI program work
    Takes part and supports the SHC and SHOs in trainings of water committees, WASH
  • Facilitators and church leaders to ensure that community structures are equipped to sustain WASH improvements long after the Lifewater program

  • Supports documentation of lessons, research and innovation activities; shares information in support of LI sustainable programme implementation

  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation processes on the effectiveness of LI sustainability initiatives

  • Provide support to others on the team in the planning, implementation and monitoring of other software activities as requested, including with WASH Facilitators, water committees, schools, and health care facilities to evaluate sustainability of WASH improvements
    Prepares and shares regular status reports on LI sustainability activities

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A University degree in Environmental Health, Environment Management, Public Health, Social Sciences, SWASA, Development Studies, Community Health, Community Psychology, Education or other related field

  • Previous experience in the design and delivery of capacity building trainings in rural communities

  • Experience in programme planning & management of sustainable programme particularly in WASH service provision

  • Minimum of three years Development working experience preferably in an NGO setting in the Health/water and Sanitation sector

  • Strong ICT skills especially Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    Personal Attributes

  • Committed Christian ready to fellowship with other Christians and serve those in need

  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken

  • Good communication and negotiation skills

  • Must be a team player and able to work with and amongst the LI team and key stakeholders in the target districts towards realizing and attaining key program milestones

  • Ability to ride a motorcycle and holder of a clean and valid riding permit

  • Ability to communicate (speak, read & write) in Lulamogi, Lusoga, Luganda

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Lifewater International WASH Sustainability Officer – Mayuge Jobs in Uganda


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