Monday, 15 June 2015

Sanitation and Hygiene Assistant

Action Africa Help Uganda: AAH-U, a non-profit making agency that implements health and development projects in Uganda, seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative development leaders for the following vacancies:
Job Title: Sanitation and Hygiene Assistant 
(01 position)
Duty Station: Kyangwali
Job Summary: To ensure reduced risks of diseases related to poor Water, Sanitation and Hygiene conditions in the refugee settlements and immediate host communities.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Monitor and advise sector members on general Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion project works in the project implementation area for strategic interventions.
  • Assess community Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion needs, and promote community led total Sanitation and Hygiene promotion through awareness creation and establishment or maintenance of functional Community Based Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion structures per village.
  • Create cooperative and harmonious relations with the community as well as local government authorities regarding promotion of best practices in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in Community and institutions.
  • Conduct regular Hygiene talks/education in schools, Health Centres, markets, restaurants and at Staff quarters.
  • Monitor construction and usage of existing Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion facilities through routine visits to homesteads/institutions and provide guidance through follow up on the activities of Community Health Workers, Community Hygiene Mobilisers/Promoters, and Hygiene Promotion focus groups in institutions and the community.
  • Liaise with the Water Technician to conduct monthly water quality surveillance/testing programme.
  • Conduct basic trainings and refresher trainings for the Community based Hygiene Promotion structures and make suggestions to improve the contents of the trainings.
  • Liaise with the PHC Supervisor and Water Technician to monitor and reinforce hygiene and sanitation promotion in institutions and at each water point / distribution point through Water Source Committee sensitisation and supervision.
  • Monitor WASH NFIs supply chain and stock levels in collaboration with stores and logistics.
  • Develop a community disease awareness system at community/institutional level and liaise with all Health centre In-charges to monitor and report on prevalence of WASH related diseases.
  • Compile weekly, monthly plans and reports on general Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion project works in the project implementation area for strategic interventions.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Certificate in Water Supply and Sanitation, Certificate in Environmental / Community health or any related field from a recognized institution
  • 2 years’ Experience in similar position
  • Experience in NGO setting an added advantage
Skills and Competencies:
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills 
  • Expertise in planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting on humanitarian operations. 
  • Proficiency in the languages spoken in the project area and Excellent knowledge of English 
  • Ability to coordinate a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common objective in the area of Sanitation and Hygiene is essential. 
  • Knowledge and experience of working with local partner agencies with a capacity to provide formal and informal training. 
  • Proficiency in basic computer software such as MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word. 
  • Ability to ride motorcycle with a valid rider permit
How to Apply:
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications (together with an updated (CV) with at least three suitable referees with their telephone contact to;
Human Resource Officer,
Action Africa Help Uganda;
Plot 72 Ntinda Road, 
P O Box 10501, Kampala, 


The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. 

Only those selected for the interviews will be contacted.' 

AAH-U is an equal-opportunity employer. 

Detailed Job descriptions can be viewed through the company website:

Deadline for receiving the applications is: 19/06/2015



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