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Officer, Program Implementation

Evidence Action

This is a Full-time position in Iganga posted March 17, 2022.

Evidence Action Jobs in Iganga Officer, Program Implementation Carreer opportunities in Iganga vacancies in Evidence Action at Iganga

# Job Description

Our organization was founded in 2013 to address a big gap in the fight against
global poverty–many of the most promising interventions are either implemented
at a very small scale, or not at all. We set out to address this gap by
building programs that would scale evidence-based and cost-effective
interventions, leading to significant improvements in quality of life for
hundreds of millions of people.

Our model worked. In less than a decade, our two flagship programs, the Deworm
the World Initiative and Dispensers for Safe Water, have grown to measurably
impact over 280 million people each year. This success is achieved through the
dedication and talent of our staff, the hard work of our partners, and the
commitment of our supporters.

By 2024, we seek to double our impact. We are strengthening and expanding our
existing programs, and working to identify a new generation of evidence-based
and cost-effective interventions that we can scale to reach millions more.

Job purpose

Our flagship Dispensers for Safe Water DSW provides over 4 million people
across rural Uganda, Malawi, and Kenya. Recent evidence highlights that clean
water may be among the most effective interventions available to save young
childrens’ lives, averting more than 30% of all-cause child mortality. The
dispensers program – based on research for Nobel-winning economists – utilizes
an innovative and human-centric design to deliver clean water at the source in
rural settings, achieving usage rates which are 5x that of comparable

Given the tremendous benefits of safe water, Evidence Action is rapidly
expanding in new areas to serve more people to access safe water not only
through chlorine dispensers but also adding more interventions, the latest
being Inline Chlorination ILC, a simple technology installed on non treated
pipped water sources

Position Description

Officer position is primarily a field-based position which plays an important
role in the expansion of Chlorine Dispensers/Inline Chlorination ILC program
in delivering safe water and hygiene knowledge in the target communities. The
officer position is based at a field office and reports to the Associate

This is a Fixed term 1 year contract.

Key Responsibilities

–>Field execution of chlorine dispenser and Inline Chlorine related activities in the target communities.
–>Conduct local government/stakeholders’ meetings with guidance from the associate coordinator.
–>Performa waterpoint nominations/verification surveys to obtain viable waterpoints lists for chlorine dispenser/ILC installations.
–>Conduct community sensitization/awareness meetings and mobilize positive community participation in the program.
–>Supervise chlorine dispenser/ILC installations by ensuring masons/plumbers/technicians adhere to the installation guidelines/protocols/designs
–>Conduct education meetings at installed waterpoints to sensitize the household users on gadget utilization to prevent waterborne diseases.
–>Select and train community volunteers – promoters that will be responsible for the waterpoints as liaison people between the program and the community.
–>Developing weekly work plans and prepare feedback reports for field activities
–>Other duties and responsibilities as delegated by the Area Coordinator.

Required Competencies and Attributes

–>High level of integrity and stewardship
–>Embraces team work and aspires and supports the ideals of working in a team work environment as a team champion
–>Passion to work in a rural community setting and willingness to use a motorcycle in the field riding or being ridden
–>Flexible mindset and willingness to relocate on a short notice to other field-based assignments in other regions.
–>Self-driven and highly motivated to deliver results within tight deadlines.
–>Good communication skills and mobilization skills. Ability to communicate well within the organization and with the rural communities and local leaders
–>Basic leadership skills in managing people, working with communities and teams
–>Good computer skills and comfort to advance the skills in a dynamic IT field.
–>Proactive and ambitious to support innovation and change in a dynamic working environment
–>Attitude. Positive attitude to work and to develop in a fast-paced work environment


–>Minimum Diploma in Management, Community Development related courses, Project management or equivalent.
–>Good language skills in English and Kiswahili both spoken and written
–>1-2 yrs experience working with communities or social enterprises/NGOs
–>Motor cycle/motor vehicle riding skills with a valid driving license.
–>Language: – Proficiency in speaking the local language/dialect used in target areas is a definite advantage

Working conditions

This is primarily a field-based position.

Position Location

The position will be based in the Uganda field offices

Iganga – 17 positions available

Kamuli – 17 positions available

Bugiri – 17 positions available


Role reports to the Associate Coordinator, Program Implementation

Equal Opportunity Statement

Evidence Action does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race,
color, religion, sex including pregnancy and gender identity, national
origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability,
genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation,
parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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**Closing Date** : 29th March. 2022

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