Project Officer (Bugesera) at WaterAid Rwanda: (Deadline 13 July 2022)

Project Officer (Bugesera) at WaterAid Rwanda: (Deadline 13 July 2022)

Project Officer (Bugesera) at WaterAid Rwanda: (Deadline 13 July 2022)

INTRODUCTION

WaterAid’s Vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities, WaterAid works with partners to maximize its impacts for policy change/influence.

WaterAid Rwanda (WARw) works through supporting local organizations and government to plan and implement inclusive and sustainable services of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).  WARw also seeks to influence the policy change through government and other key WASH stakeholders to secure and protect the right of poor people to safe, affordable water and sanitation services.

Occupying the position of Project officer is an exciting opportunity to work with WaterAid and contribute to the achievement of the national and global goals towards realizing the WASH access for everyone everywhere.

WaterAid is fully committed to protecting those with whom it comes into contact. WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

For more information about safeguarding at WaterAid, please visit our safeguarding webpage at: https://www.wateraid.org/uk/safeguarding-at-wateraid

Job Title

Project Officer

Place of work

Bugesera District

Contract type

Fixed-Term Contract  

Contract Duration

4 years

Reports to

Project Manager- WaterAid Rwanda 

Manages

Non

Grade

E

Work Relationships

Staff and Consultants that may be hired in WaterAid Rwanda for work related to this role

External: WaterAid Rwanda Partners, Government Officials – Local and National, Civil Society Organisations, Donors, and other I/NNGO’s

Travels

Frequent travels in-country

JOB PURPOSE: 

To Work with the Swedish Post Code Rotary-SPL Project Manager and Programmes team in general to successfully implement SPL project activities in Bugesera District respecting the quality programme standards and compliance to donor requirements. This will be achieved by working closely with implementing partners, local leaders and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Support the Project Manager to successfully implement SPL project activities in Bugesera District, on scope budget and time
  • Organise and coordinate all WASH and climate campaigns under this project,
  • Implement the guidelines of environmental protection in partnership with the district,
  • Work with the District and other stakeholders to organise and conduct hygiene behaviour change communication activities in communities
  • Work with Bugesera District and implementing partners in routine project monitoring activities
  • Work with the programmes team and other relevant staff for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the project,
  • Work with the programme manager and other project officers to organise donor visits
  • Ensure quality programme standards and donor requirements are respected in the implementation of project activities
  • Ensure health and safety at construction sites is respected
  • Ensure good collaboration with the district, implementing partners and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in different meetings and events organised at district level
  • Work with the advocacy and campaign department and other stakeholders to organise the celebration of WASH international days
  • Perform any other activities in interest of WaterAid as assigned by the Leadership.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Education

University degree in Environmental Health, public health or Social Sciences,

    Work experience

  • 3-5 years’ field working experience in implementation of WASH activities
  • INGO working experience is preferable

Technical knowledge/skills    

  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Proven report writing skills
  • Knowledge of local level issues

Language

Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda (both written and spoken), and working knowledge of French

Attitude

 Sociable, responsive, commitment

Adherence to:

  • Right-based approach
  • Safeguarding principles.
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • WaterAid’s values and a working style that reflects them.

Competencies

  • Initiative and Decision making
  • Culture responsiveness
  • Dynamic, creative, and innovative
  • Empathy
  • Result oriented
  • Quick learner and Communicator
  • Organisational understanding
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Team player and team builder

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants fulfilling the above-mentioned criteria are invited to submit their Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter specifying three referees (former direct supervisor) as well as their emails and telephone to: WARwanda@wateraid.org   The certified academic credentials will be presented after official notification of employment offer, prior to signing the contract.

The deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday 13th July 2022.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email or phone for an interview.

Done at Kigali, 28th June 2022

Jacqueline KABERA, People &OD-Manager, WaterAid Rwanda

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