Job Title: Senior Sanitation & Hygiene Project Officer
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Employer: International Lifeline Fund
Job Location: Uganda
Closing Date: 26/09/2016
 
Job Description:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Programme development

  • Support the development and use of methodologies for health and sanitation project implementation.
  • Contribute to the development of tools and materials for community development, preventative education and household sanitation (PHAST and CHCs).
  • Contribute to the monitoring of health and sanitation activities, evaluation and the development and implementation of a learning framework for the ILF WASH programme.
  • Contribute to the development of ILF WASH Programme annual implementation plan and to other funding proposals and reporting as required.
  • Contribute to programme advocacy and external representation on issues relating to health, hygiene and sanitation.

Specific programme activities

Implement the hygiene and sanitation activities in ILF funded WASH Programme including:

  • Conducting programme planning meetings with each of the programme partners and other stakeholders in targeted communities where applicable.
  • Promoting WASH activities in target communities and facilitate these communities to take ownership and responsibility to construct, use and maintain hygiene and sanitation facilities, adherence to safe water chain principles and promotion of Hand Washing.
  • Participation in the selection and training of sanitation masons.
  • Arranging the promotion of sanitation options in target communities.
  • Assisting in the implementation of the demand led sanitation construction, which includes the provision of information for materials supply & procurement and ongoing financial management.

Undertake health and sanitation education and training activities.This includes:

  • Reviewing and making recommendations to improve existing health education methodologies in use.
  • Conducting refresher health training to district health staff and partner organizations.
  • Supervising trained Trainers and undertaking community outreach health training as well as follow up training with target communities.
  • Facilitating community exchange visits to model health communities.
  • Coordinate with the M&E team and give due attention to the documentation and record keeping of the deliverables such as statistics on our CHC’s, WUC’s, BH’s baseline data and internal report writing.
  • In close liaison with the WASH Programme Manager, assist with monitoring & evaluating all health and sanitation inputs and project outcomes, in accordance with the programme indicators established.
  • Collate relevant information and assist with the reporting requirements to donors.
  • Keep in regular contact with the district local government Projects and with other relevant partners, associates or institutions as appropriate.
  • Undertake any other tasks that may be delegated by the WASH Programme Manager that are in keeping with the scope of the role.Professional attributes
  • Sound report writing skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills in English and Luo-as an added advantage
  • Good organizational and project management skills
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, knowledge of Statistical software’s is a plus
  • Good presentation skills and ability to communicate to varied audiences, including those with limited literacy
  • Ability to ride a Motorcycle and having a valid driving permit in this respect (preferred)

Personal attributes

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to plan own work, set priorities and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Patience and tolerance for other perspectives
  • Flexibility, adaptability and willingness to take on tasks and learn to apply new health and hygiene methodologies in community settings
  • Ability to quickly understand local cultural and customary norms
  • A commitment to ILF’s values

How to apply: Interested candidates should send CV, cover letter, writing sample and educational credentials to: HR@lifelinefund.org. Please list the position title as your subject.