Position: WASH Officer-Otuke

Location: Otuke, Uganda

Position Description  

The WASH Officer is responsible for social behavior change activities in rural communities within a designated Subcounty or District. These activities include training communities directly, as well as training and supervising community leaders to monitor and promote progress. The ideal candidate is primarily responsible for implementing the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene promotion program in accordance with Lifeline Water, Sanitation Health and Hygiene (WASH) program strategic plan. He/she has WASH promotion experience, is a proactive and eager learner, an organized and effective communicator, and embraces a participatory approach to promoting behavior change that respects the dignity and challenges communities face in taking up new healthy behaviors.

Key Roles and Responsibilities: 

Program development

  • Participating in planning and assisting in developing a model & carrying out baseline assessments of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene conditions in selected communities & in new program locations
  • Developing an evaluation model for monitoring and post-training surveys
  • Undertaking Needs Assessments and data collection in selected communities/institutions (i.e. population, latrine coverage, water sources)
  • Facilitating community mobilization (i.e. working with local leaders to ensure community participation), engaging local beneficiaries in the mobilization/training process.
  • Participating in and documenting training activities for new communities utilizing participatory methods
  • Assisting in the design of a training methodology/approaches such for CLTS+, CHAST, WSC etc for Lifeline WASH program
  • Undertaking research into new methodologies/approaches relating to the WASH sector
  • Ensuring field level monitoring of the quality of all works implemented within the scope of the project, and participating in the implementation of the project impact survey and evaluation
  • Collecting and keeping records and documentation of the deliverables in liaison with the M&E department
  • Advocacy and support in mainstreaming EverFlow in the selected communities for preventative maintenance of the WASH facilities for sustainable O&M
  • Undertaking any other tasks that may be delegated by the Senior WASH Officer/ Senior WASH Program Manager that are in keeping with the scope of the role

Specific program activities

  • Identifying activists/stakeholders within communities for being members of the Water and Sanitation Committees
  • Developing a training methodology and leading training of Water and Sanitation Committees, and monitoring their activities, providing them support when required
  • Developing a training methodology for the Lifeline Water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion program (training for Community WASH, CLTS+ CHAST, WSC etc) & leading the training and monitoring of their activities, providing support when required to Health Assistants, Community Development Officers, VHTS etc
  • Proposing to the Senior WASH Officer the list of materials needed on a weekly basis & updating the Senior WASH Officer about the assets and equipment used during the activities, and ensuring that the materials are kept in good working condition
  • Preparing weekly reports to provide relevant information to the Snr. WASH Officer including outcomes of the past week and proposed ideas for the coming week
  • Presenting to the Sr. WASH Officer detailed reports on trainings & other activities conducted, assessments and evaluations.
  • Consulting your immediate supervisor on any other relevant issue affecting work


Qualifications, knowledge and experience

  • A relevant first Degree from a recognized University in Public Health, SWASA, Public Administration, Development Studies, Social Science, Environmental Health Science, any discipline related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • At least 3 years of humanitarian work preferably with international NGOs, or any other national organization related to Health, Community work and Sanitation
  • Sound understanding of community development approaches to water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion project work such as CLTS, CLTS+, PHAST, CHAST etc

Professional attributes

  • Sound report writing skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills in English and Luo-as an added advantage
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word and Excel

Personal attributes

  • Flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to take on tasks and learn to apply new WASH methodologies/approaches in community settings.
  • Ability to quickly understand local cultural and customary norms
  • Comfortable and capable adapting work and priorities to respond to changing situations to advance organizational goals and objectives.
  • Humble: appreciates the dignity and constraints of rural communities in changing behaviors and communicates a humility and respect in approach to listening and speaking to community members, including in trainings.
  • A commitment to Lifeline`s values


Please provide the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Academic credentials 

Complete applications can be submitted

  • online via the link https://smrtr.io/b9_jj or by
  • Email: hr@lifelinefund.org (with subject ‘WASH Officer – Otuke`) or by
  • Personal delivery: International Lifeline Fund, Adol Polino Road, Lira, Uganda

The deadline for submission is 26th August 2022.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. Any kind of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

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