Project Officer Job – Water for People

Job Title:   Project Officer

Organisation: Water for People

Duty Station:  Kamwenge, Uganda

Reports To: Senior Programme Officer

About US:

Water For People is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with people and partners to develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems globally. The organization strives to continually improve, experiment with promising new ideas, and leverage resources to multiply its impact.

Job Summary:  The Project Officer mobilizes communities for engagement in community development initiatives towards water, sanitation, and hygiene improvement. The incumbent supports communities to identify their own problems and to devise means of overcoming them.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Mobilize and facilitate the participation of communities, local institutions and local governments during the planning, implementation, and monitoring of community interventions.
  • Support communities to identify their sanitation and hygiene weaknesses and to devise means of overcoming them.
  • Implement community and school sanitation and hygiene initiatives using proven approaches including CLTS, PHAST, PHASE, Market Based Sanitation Improvement Approach etc.
  • Facilitate nurturing of local partnerships, networks and coalitions with civil society organizations and facilitate capacity building of communities and local institutions.
  • Promotion of Sanitation as a business through building capacity of local sanitation value chain actors
  • Facilitate the implementation, monitoring, and documentation of community sanitation interventions in line with approved plans and annual data monitoring.
  • Monitor and ensure effective and quality communications between the Kamwenge office, the sub-county local government and community structures.
  • Work closely with the Education, Community Development Office at the District and Sub-county for planning, activation, Capacity Building and follow up of planned activities and regular meetings.
  • Collect and process accurate and timely information regarding programme activities.
  • Ensure communities are regularly involved in all phases of WASH programmes for school, Household and Health Care facilities.
  • Mapping of all community institutions (Churches, VsLA, etc) and develop action for engagement.
  • Document successes, failures and lessons learnt, and share knowledge internally and externally.
  • Actively collaborate with Water For people strategic partners and other sector players to promote sanitation as a business
  • Support the finance team in identification and follow up service providers in Kamwenge when the need arises.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The incumbent will be a holder of a bachelor’s degree of: Development Studies, or Environmental Health Science, or Social Sciences or any other related discipline. Post graduate qualifications in Project Planning and Management is desirable.
  • He/she should be self-motivated, a seasoned negotiator with good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Having a valid riding permit is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Runyakitara is an added advantage.

How to Apply:

All applicants should send their written applications addressed to the Head of Human Resources, with a detailed CV having three referees and the corresponding academic documents should be delivered to Water For People Offices at:

Plot 15 Lugogo By Pass, Mviri lane,

P.O. Box 1420, Kampala, Uganda

or send via email to the address below:

Uganda@waterforpeople.org

Deadline: 6th March 2023 by 5:00pm

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