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Monday, 23 January 2017

WASH Officer

Posted By on Monday, January 23, 2017

Women Investment Fund (WIF NGO) is a local Non-Government Organization found in 2002 devoted to the promotion and improvement of social and economic welfare of women and children in Rwanda. The mission of WIF is to transform women and children life, by protecting their fundamental rights, promoting self-reliance, improving their social and economic conditions and fostering their active participation in the good management of available resources. WIF’s vision seeks to position itself as a leading Non- Government Organization closely involved in poverty alleviation among women and children and other vulnerable populations in Rwanda.

In partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS)  and SNV Rwanda, WIF NGO is implementing a 5 years USAID-funded Gikuriro Program an Integrated Nutrition and WASH (INWA) activity program in Nyarugenge  district of Rwanda to promote improved outcomes in Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) through targeted capacity-building and implementation of the Government of Rwanda’s Community-based Food and Nutrition Program (CBF&NP) and Community-based Environmental Health Promotion Program (CBEHPP). Gikuriro Program aims at improving the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and children under five years of age, with an emphasis on the 1,000-day window of opportunity from pregnancy until a child’s second birthday.

WIF is seeking to recruit a WASH officer to work for USAID/Gikuriro Program funded through Catholic Relief Services (CRS). WIF (H/Q location: Shyorongi Sector, main Road Kigali – Musanze)

    Job title: WASH Officer
    Type of contact: 1 Year renewable
    Project: USAID/Gikuriro Program
    Place of work : Nyarugenge District
    Reports to: WIF-Gikuriro Program Coordinator

Principal duties and responsibilities

  •     Plan and conduct training of CHC members, CHWs, DPEM and other different target groups in Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Program (CBEHPP) protocoland other key hygiene topics especially to reduce malnutrition;
  •     Ensure that acquired knowledge are shared among served communities;
  •     Ensure timely data entry and data quality for WASH component activities;
  •     In collaboration with the Program Coordinator andM&E, analyze WASH data and provide feedback to CHC and other stakeholders;
  •     Ensure there is close collaboration with other partners and NGOs involved in WASH and health activities at the district level;
  •     Prepare and organize quarterly and cluster meetings with local authorities, health centers representatives and CHCs;
  •     Assist the GIKURIRO Program Coordinator to develop program work plan and district work plan in WASH activities;
  •     Prepare and submit data and narrative reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually) to the WIF/ Gikuriro Program Coordinator on timely basis;
  •     Perform any other assignment as the need arises.

Required qualifications and skills

  •     Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health or related field;
  •     A least 3 years of experience in implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects or program usingCommunity Based Environmental Health Promotion Program (CBEHPP) approaches;
  •     Experience in behavior change communication strategies in line with WASH, best practices for sustainable hygiene and sanitation that impact in the prevention ofdiseases and intestinal worms, particularly in young children and women in reproductive age;
  •     Computer literate to a high standard in Microsoft Office,
  •     Good communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda.

Added advantage:

  •     Having a driving license category A,
  •     Experience working in similar fields,
  •     Experience working with USAID funded programs.

    Interested candidates should send an application to  not later than 27th January 2017 at 5:00pm. Application document shall enclose a detailed updated Curriculum Vita in English including 3 persons of professional referees, copies of degree, Copy of identity and other relevant certificates, motivation letter addressed to WIF Executive Secretary and his daytime telephone number.

Only short listed candidates will be notified and invited for written test and only successful candidates will be invited for interview.

Successful candidate must be ready to start work immediately

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