WASH Program Officer NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

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Organisation: Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: WASH Program Manager

About US:

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading national humanitarian organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC is an International humanitarian institution which has a mandate to protect victims of international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded, refugees, civilians, prisoners and other non-combatants.

Job Summary:  The WASH Program Officer will be responsible for coordination and day-to-day management of the planned set of activities set up as part of a large WASH-related program. The position holder in consultation with the URCS WASH Coordinator and Austrian Red Cross WASH Advisor will be required to implement the proposed set of activities for increased innovation, strengthen Red Cross Movement capacities and partnerships with relevant external stakeholders for effective WASH and related fields service delivery. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall implementation of the Programme and supporting the innovative WASH approaches by the respective branches.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Plans, coordinates, learns and shares recommendations on proposed program activities in close coordination with the Ugandan and international program team.
  • Manages program work plans, budgets and ensures proper accountability of program funds and other resources.
  • Preparation, evaluation and management of Sub Grants for innovative WASH Sub projects.
  • Prepares and submits timely and quality activity reports.
  • Conducts training, coaching and technical support supervision to selected Red Cross Branches.
  • Develops and disseminates program monitoring tools in liaison with the URCS M&E officer and ensures they are used with indicators therein.
  • Liaises and maintains good coordination with Government Line ministries, and relevant stakeholders in consultation with respective Program Coordinator and Director on policies and guidelines.
  • Manages contracts whenever they are awarded, maintains link with service providers and closely monitors /supervises the service delivery chain.
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly progress narrative and financial reports in accordance with URCS guidelines and back donor requirements.
  • Maintains good cooperation and collaboration with line ministries and other stakeholders  

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) WASH Program Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Environmental Sciences with a post graduate training in Public Health from a reputable institution.
  • At least three years’ experience in a similar position or worked with reputable organization/agency in at a minimum of mid-level managers’ position for more than 3 years preferably.
  • Work experience with a donor-funded institution will be an added advantage;
  • Adequate training and experience in Grants Management and Human resource management or related disciplines.
  • Should be familiar with preparation processes and management of Grants especially in the WASH Sector.
  • Very good computer skills (M/s Word, Excel) and ability to run specific software (Project);
  • Good initiative and self motivated individuals to work with minimal supervision efforts.
  • Good interpersonal skills and working relations with other staff under his/her supervision and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent spoken and written English communication skills; ability to compile and assimilate content in short time frames;
  • Proven project management skills, particularly around assessing priorities and managing workloads;
  • Ability to work across different actors, cultural contexts, technical areas and bridge silos within the organization and with external partners;
  • Strong demonstrated skill working with external partners and bringing several stakeholders together for a common goal;
  • A proactive approach to work, the ability to handle multiple tasks and to maintain a high quality standard when working under time pressure;
  • A mature personality of high integrity with great team working skills, a courteous attitude and a clear sense of confidentiality;

How to Apply:

All candidates who desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should send their filled application forms, download here and E-mail to: vacancies@redcrossug.org or mail via post to: The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 21st April 2019 by 5:00pm

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