Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator job at Lifewater International

Lifewater International

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 15 April 2022

Hiring Organization: Lifewater International

Job Details:

Job Summary:
The overall responsibility of the Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator is to measurably improve the quality of life for vulnerable children and families in communities and schools. S/he does this by leading a team of Sanitation and Hygiene Officers (SHOs) to ensure effective sanitation and hygiene promotion and sustained behavioral change among the local communities, schools, public health institutions and churches using appropriate sanitation approaches and innovations. This position and the SHOs will walk alongside villages, families, schools, and churches, transforming the WASH situation through use of Lifewater International’s Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) strategy. S/he is responsible for realization of sanitation and hygiene (SH) plans, changed SH behaviors, and the associated health outcomes in communities. The position holder will be working and living in the communities alongside the people we serve.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Supports baseline data collection processes such as mapping of new areas, collecting WASH data and registering villages in the Lifewater system using AKVO Flow
• Leads community health planning and budgeting at the Programme level following Lifewater planning process and baseline data, working in collaboration with the Area Programme Manager (APM) and the Director of Programmes.
• Prepares detailed implementation schedules with timelines covering all schools, communities, primary schools, health care facilities and churches and submits for review by APM. Use appropriate AKVO forms for all registrations and assessments of software activities.
• Supports and ensure monitoring, evaluation, and data collection (baseline, monitoring Akvo submissions) of households, communities, schools, and churches ensuring data is completed accurately and submitted on time
• Supervise and support SHOs in reaching every household in every target community, mobilizing them to achieve Healthy Homes and Healthy Villages
• Community WASH facilitation and leadership: oversees the planning, training and mentoring of WASH Facilitators (community volunteer), scheduling and leading on Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and Open Defecation Free (ODF) verification processes.
• Supports and guides SHOs to carry out community mobilization for WASH activities and water committee engagement (before the water points are constructed)
• Schedules and works with the SHOs and Engineering team to conduct training for Water Committees
• School WASH facilitation and leadership: Teacher training, WASH club support
• Oversee SHO WASH promotion activities in schools and support schools to achieve Healthy School status
• Leads WASH promotion activities at health care facilities including health workers training in WASH and other capacity building efforts
• Oversee WASH promotion activities with churches and support churches to achieve Healthy Churches status
• Engages and nurtures relationship with key stakeholders including the District Health and Education Offices, Sub- County leaders, Churches and schools to enlist their support for LI WASH activities in the programme area
• Improvements to curricula and methodologies, and ensuring that SHOs are using correct manuals and following guidelines for program activities
• Sets targets and manages performance of SHOs including conducting end of probation performance appraisals and 90 days’ performance reviews
• Prepares and shares with the APM regular reports on all community health activities

Master’s degree from recognized university in Environment Health, Public Health, Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies, Community Health, Community Psychology or other related field.

• Minimum of five years’ development working experience preferably in an NGO setting, with at least three years of field experience managing and coordinating rural health/water and sanitation activities.
• Previous experience in the design and delivery of capacity building trainings in rural communities
• Experience in project planning & management with a good understanding of project cycle management particularly in WASH service provision
• Demonstrated experience in managing a team including staff performance management, mentoring and coaching.
• Competence in writing high quality reports, exhibiting detailed and professional attributes.
• Analytical skills and decision-making abilities even in complex and sensitive situations.
• Ability to ride a motorcycle and holder of a clean & valid riding permit
• Strong ICT skills especially Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Personal skills:
• Committed to regular Christian fellowship with other Christians, a servant leader and able to adequately lead in contexts of denominational diversities.
• Christian motivation in relation to serving those in need.
• Excellent relational and facilitation skills
• Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken.
• Knowledge of financial and human resource management.
• Must be able to communicate in a cross-cultural environment.
• Must be a team player and able to work with and amongst the LI team and key stakeholders in the target districts toward realizing and attaining key program milestones
• Ability to communicate (speak, read & write) in Lulamogi, Lusoga, Luganda.
• Ability to ride a motorcycle and in possession of with a valid riding permit (Class A)

Application procedure

Use the link below to apply.

Date Posted: 2022-04-03




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