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Hygiene and Sanitation Assistant - Moyo District


Position: Hygiene and Sanitation Assistant

Report to: Project Manager - Inclusive WASH & Livelihood

Location: Moyo/Yumbe District, West Nile

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/ Refugee Settlements with the support of WASH Project Officer (where applicable), WASH Project Manager 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 Response Programme area assigned

  • Developed and designs for water and sanitation infrastructures, inclusive of preparation of bid and contract documents, technical specifications and engineering drawings.

  • Provided maximum and effective coordination and supervision of constructions of water and sanitation infrastructures, and ensured quality assurance in all processes.

  • Supervise and monitor construction of water and sanitation facilities in accordance to approved work plan, budgets, technical specifications and/or terms of reference (ToR), in coordination with sanitation/hygiene team.

  • 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.

  • Ensure that SMC/PTAs are given training on Operation and Maintenance of the water and sanitation facilities provided in the schools.

  • Provided technical support to infrastructure issues, as they arise, in order to mitigate challenges to delivering a quality product on time.

  • Networked with the local government (e.g. District Water Office) to identify, assess, and follow-up with target communities and schools, and effective collaboration with the partners.

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

  • 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

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

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • The applicant for the World Vision Hygiene and Sanitation Assistant career opportunity should hold a Higher Diploma in Civil/Water Engineering or a University Degree in Water/Civil Engineering or Degree in Public Health Engineering. Possession of a Post Graduate Qualification in a relevant field is an added advantage.

  • A minimum of three years of previous experience in Water & Sanitation projects supervision, Designs and Construction Works supervision and hygiene promotion activities with an INGO.

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, and GPS mapping software is an added advantage.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work long hours-sometime over the weekend in a hard to reach environment with basic accommodation facilities (tents).

  • Knowledge about CLTS, CHAST and PHAST methods

  • Proven ability to ride a Motorcycle with a clean permit