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Hygiene & Sanitation Assistant – Kachonga Wash in Education


Position: Hygiene & Sanitation Assistant - Kaphonda Water and Sanitation Project

Report to: Child Sponsorship and Development Facilitator

Location: Butaleja District

Purpose of the position:

Implement WASH interventions in cluster based WASH on WVU and/or internationally recognized standards and policies. The role leads in the implementation of WASH activities in the cluster with the support of CDF, Hygiene and Sanitation Officer and Local Government extension staff

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

  • Carry out periodic community assessment on sanitation and hygiene practices and needs to identify areas for interventions and validation of the WASH annual plans for the Area Development Program assigned

  • In conjunction with the assigned CDF identify and lead the mobilization and sensitization of target communities to participate in WASH and development activities. Ensure that sponsored children benefit and participate in WASH programme interventions.

  • Promote community led total Sanitation and Hygiene promotion through awareness creation and establishment and maintenance of functional Community Based Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion structures

  • Support establishment and implementation of health and hygiene promotion activities in schools

  • In conjunction with Engineer, Monitor construction and usage of existing WASH facilities through routine visits and provide guidance through follow up on the activities of community and local government structures responsible for such facilities.

  • Develop a community disease awareness system at community/institutional level and liaise with all Health centre In-charges to monitor and report on prevalence of WASH related diseases.

  • Conduct basic trainings and refresher trainings as well as extend guidance and technical support to the Community based Hygiene and sanitation Promotion structures

  • Compile weekly, monthly and periodic plans and reports on general WASH project works in the project implementation area for strategic interventions

  • Support in providing necessary data for the development of the annual budgets and activity plans of all the software activities and ensure they’re implemented timely and are of high quality

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health Sciences, Higher Diploma in Water Engineering or any other related field attained from a recognized higher institution of learning.

  • Experience in implementing health, and WASH related activities of not less than 2 years, preferably within an International NGO

  • Knowledge about CLTS, CHAST and PHAST methods

  • Very strong facilitation skills, community mobilization skills and the ability to effectively communicate key issues to communities

  • Ability to coordinate a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common objective in the area of Sanitation and Hygiene

  • Knowledge of PRA methods and willingness to live in the rural communities in the project areas.

  • Good Computer skills and ability to write technical reports

  • You must be able to ride a motor cycle with a clean riders’ license, class A

  • Must be fluent in applicable local Languages and English.