Fresher WASH Assistant USAID Project NGO Jobs – GTI Uganda  

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Organisation: Grassroots
Transformation Initiative Uganda (GTI Uganda)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Reports to: WASH
Coordinator
Grassroots
Transformation Initiative Uganda (GTI Uganda) is a humanitarian and
developmental Non-Governmental Organization which has been making a difference
in the lives of children, youths, women and extremely vulnerable individuals in
the grassroots communities in both central and northern parts of Uganda. GTI
Uganda thrives to attain a literate, healthy and empowered community which
thrives above poverty level. GTI Uganda is driven by a mission to promote
community wellness and development with a vision to attain a “healthy, literate
and empowered community which can holistically address their community
challenges and needs”. The organization through its interventions seeks to
transform communities into strong, empowered and literate communities which can
demand for better services, participate in decision making, solve their own
challenges and needs hence an asset for positive community change and
development.
GTI Uganda with
anticipated funding from the United States Agency for International Development
(USAID) through Uganda Sanitation for Health Activity (USHA) is soon rolling
out a Sanitation for Hygiene project using the Community Led Total Sanitation
(CLTS) methodology in Paicho Sub County in Gulu District. The project  aims at 
eliminating the practice of open defecation in the 100 targeted
communities and achievement of WASH friendliness in 5 Primary Schools Paicho
Sub County in Gulu District by 2020/2021.The objectives of the Sanitation for
Health project is to  increase the number
of people accessing basic latrines in 100 villages, increase number of people
practicing safe hygiene behaviors especially hand washing with soap and to
improve school WASH friendly practices for 5 primary schools in Paicho
Sub-county.
Job Summary:   The Wash
Assistant-Wash Friendly School will attend PTA meetings and health parades,
form orient and train school health clubs, conduct meetings and provide
technical support to School health club patron, senior woman and male teacher,
Carry our operation and maintenance of WASH facilities in schools. Training
upper primary pupils on menstrual hygiene management, support the WASH
coordinator in planning the SWIPs workshop, participating in WASH school
competitions
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Support
the selected primary schools to develop their School WASH Improvement plan
(SWIPS) for each school
·       
Strengthening
School Management Committees to successfully acquire or operate and maintain
school WASH infrastructure.
·       
Organise
WASH in school trainings for pupils of the upper primary in menstrual hygiene,
the school health clubs to prepare them for sanitation for health activities,
school administration, teachers and management committees on proper sanitation
and hygiene needs assessment and practices
·       
Sensitize
parents on proper sanitation and hygiene practices and importance of proper
WASH facilities and practices both in schools and households during PTA
(Parents Teacher’s Association meetings)
·       
Support
School Health Clubs (SHC) in planning and implementation sanitation and hygiene
promotion activities.
·       
Support
school WASH positive behaviour change by providing technical assistance and BCC
materials to teachers in WASH behaviour promotion among pupils and the School
Health Clubs.
·       
Participate
in training school administrators, teachers and school health clubs in the
Child Hygiene and Sanitation Training (CHAST) approach and oversee its
implementation.
·       
Liaise
with school administrators and government officials to promote good WASH
practices in schools.
·       
Disseminate
positive WASH behaviour promotional materials in all schools through SHCs and
teachers
·       
Monitor
and carry out support supervision on the operation and maintenance of WASH
facilities in schools ie water sources, latrines, and hand washing facilities.
·       
Track
the progress of school intervention in accordance with sanitation for health
intervention performance plan
·       
Develop
and submit monthly and quarterly reports, progress reports on activities to
meet organization reporting needs.
·       
Any
other duties assigned
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
must hold a Diploma/Bachelors or its equivalent in public health, social
sciences, Environmental Health, Community Development and diploma or higher
degree in listed Degree Fields.
·       
One to
three years of experience in implementation of sanitation and hygiene
interventions using Community Total Lead Sanitation (CLTS) and/ or
Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Methodology (PHAST) tools.)
·       
Excellent
analytical, interpersonal and effective communication skills
·       
Knowledge
of computer applications, MS Office and Excel.
·       
Excellent
training, mentoring and coaching skills
·       
Community
mobilization and facilitation skills
·       
Flexible,
proactive, results-oriented with the ability to work independently with minimum
supervision and as part of a larger team.
·       
Fluent
in English and Luo
·       
Possesses
a valid riding permit and knowledge of road rules.
·       
Ethics
and integrity
All candidates
should submit their applications through email to jobs@gtiuganda.org addressed
to the Human Resource Manager, GTI Uganda. Include a cover letter, CV (with 3 referees),
and copies of academic qualifications/certificates. Subject of email/envelope
should include the position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted by GTI Uganda. Hard copies of applications will not be
allowed

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