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Hygiene and Sanitation Assistant - Tororo and Butalejja

Job Description

Position: Hygiene and Sanitation Assistant

Report to: Child Sponsorship and Development Facilitator

Location: Butalejja and Tororo Districts

Purpose of the position:

Implement WASH interventions in the ADP using effective and efficient promotion tools/approaches recommended for Uganda context. The position requires passion and commitment to spend more time with the community to understand the problem in depth, culture and value system of the community and facilitate them in the required behavioral change.

Major 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 Community Development Facilitator-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 CDF and WASH 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. And ensure that every scheme or facility has well established and trained management to sustain the service.

  • Participate in developing community disease awareness system at community/institutional level and liaise with all Health institutions 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

  • Diploma in Water/Civil Engineering, Bachelors` Degree in Environmental Sanitation/Health Sciences or any other related field attained from a recognized higher institution.

  • Experience in implementing WASH related activities or public health related with WASH for a minimum of 2 years, preferably within an International NGO context.

  • 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.

  • Must be able to present motor cycle riding license, class A.

  • Must be fluent in applicable local Languages and English.

  • Riding Skills and a valid riding permit is a must.

  • Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services