Samaritan’s Purse Water Technician Jobs in Uganda

Samaritan’s Purse Water Technician Jobs in Uganda

Job Summary

  • The Water Technician (WT) will promote and establish Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities in the Samaritan’s Purse Urban WASH project’s target community.

  • S/He will be responsible for establishing and training Water User Committees (WUC) and training technicians in the target community.

  • S/he will visit the sites, and collect and analyze data to identify community needs to influence planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the project. .

    Primary Duties & Responsibilities

    • Identify existing water points in need of renovation and finalize feasible locations for new water points.

    • Facilitate water quality testing.

    • Install/rehabilitate water points (including rainwater harvesting structures) and handwashing stations.

    • Establish WUCs, providing training and conducting follow-up visits to strengthen their capacity.

    • Train volunteers and WUCs on operation and maintenance of water points, handwashing stations, and other WASH facilities.

    • Conduct needs assessment(s) to identify households in need of a new/replacement/renovated latrine.

    • Identify and train youth and women to promote latrines, handwashing stations, and other WASH facilities.

    • Prioritize community engagement and utilize accountability mechanisms to advocate for community.

    • Liaise with relevant community groups and organizations.

    • Complete regular activity reports, working with the Project Manager to monitor and maintain project progress to ensure goals are achieved on time, evaluating challenges as they arise and proposing solutions.

    • Uphold a high standard of quality by ensuring activities adhere to technical and government standards, and are aligned with internal and external strategic objectives.

    • Conduct all activities in the most cost-effective and efficient
    manner, in coordination with team members, other departments and in line with Samaritan’s Purse, government and donor policies and best practices.

    • Any other duties as assigned.

    Person Specification

    • Diploma in Water or Civil Engineering, or related field.

    • Minimum three (3) years’ relevant experience, including experience implementing WASH projects.

    • Understanding and knowledge of water supply, water storage and water quality testing.

    • Demonstrated experience in community engagement and in leading and managing volunteers/teams.

    • Proactive, flexible, adaptable and results-oriented; good critical thinking and problem solving skills.

    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and team working skills, with a mature and resilient disposition.

    • Willingness to spend extended time in the field.

    • Commitment to excellence, integrity and stewardship of resources.

    • Must agree with and uphold the values and objectives of the organization.

    How to Apply

  • Please submit cover letter and CV (including references) by email to or in hard copy to Samaritan’s Purse Uganda, Plot 126 Luthuli Avenue, Bugolobi; applications should be submitted no later than 09:00 on Monday 8th June, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

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