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WASH Coordinator


Position: WASH Coordinator – Omugo Multi Sectorial Project

Report to: Project Manager

Location: Omugo, West Nile Field Office

Purpose of the position:

To coordinate and lead the implementation of all project activities in the designated Refugee settlement area and promote the adoption of recommended WASH practices in line with Government of Uganda (GoU), UNHCR and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities:

Project implementation and management of activities

  • Identify priority areas and lead the implementation of the WASH component to ensure technical and programmatic quality of the project

  • Assess WASH needs and design appropriate infrastructure for WASH service delivery

  • Contribute towards development of programme implementation approaches, strategies and the overall Country Programme Strategy

  • Facilitate stakeholder capacity enhancement through participatory hygiene and sanitation approaches (CHAST, PHAST etc.) through which WASH activities can be implemented

  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.

  • Work together with other WASH team members to ensure that the various aspects of the WASH response are integrated, and that they form part of a coherent public health response.

Technical supervision and management of project resources

  • Develop appropriate technical and social training packages and modules for Hygiene and Sanitation including Environmental sanitation to enhance the capacity of NRC staff

  • Participate in recruitment and capacity building of the project staff in WASH issues

  • Conduct regular performance review and evaluation of staff assigned

Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management

  • Document and maintain records pertaining to training, supplies and infrastructure for giving feedback to management for decisions and appropriate action in line with WVU policies.

  • Write up accurate and timely reports pertaining to all planned activities in the required format and submit to the Project Manager

  • Participate in monthly / quarterly reflection meetings with project stakeholders and to address findings from project monitoring.

Networking and Coordination with key stakeholders in the project

  • Partner with district government, UN agencies, OPM and other stakeholders to ensure standards, regulations and procedures are adhered to in line with the SPHERE and government standards.

  • Ensure that gender, protection, HIV, the environment, and other important crosscutting concerns are taken into account in programme design, implementation, and reporting.

  • Ensure that project activities reflect the needs of the specific target groups and individuals

  • Ensure all activities are carried out in accordance with local government procedures (e.g. site selection) and do not duplicate or interfere with activities proposed or carried out by the UN or other NGOs.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Public Health, Environmental Health, Water & Sanitation Engineering or similar discipline.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in initiation, planning and implementation of WASH projects according to internal and national guidelines, agreements and international standards

  • Knowledge and experience of working with rural communities & local government authorities in a remote post conflict setting

  • Understanding of the principles behind and experience in the implementation of WASH programmes, CHAST, PHAST amongst others.

Essential skills

  • Assessment, analytical, and planning skills; Ability to collect and analyse technical data including appropriate public health indicators to direct programme implementation priorities

  • Strong administrative and management skills with a willingness to follow relevant policies and procedures

  • Good communication skills, including ability to simply present complex technical information

  • Strong experience in capacity building and training of staff and target groups, especially in community mobilization, hygiene promotion

  • Political and cultural awareness and sensitivity

  • Ability to understand and integrate gender issues within a conservative environment and a post conflict setting

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; knowledge in local languages desirable

  • Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs

  • Monitoring and documenting skills.

  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision