Job Opportunities Lifewater Tanzania February 2020

Job Opportunities Lifewater Tanzania February 2020
Job Opportunities Lifewater Tanzania February 2020

Job Opportunities Lifewater Tanzania February 2020
Ajira Mpya Tanzania, Nafasi Za Kazi February 2020, Jobs In Tanzania 2020
Job Position:   Sanitation and Hygiene Officer
Duty Station:  Shinyanga District
Manager’s Position:   Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator (SHC)
Supervises:  WASH Facilitators

About Lifewater:

Job Opportunities Lifewater TanzaniaLifewater is a Christian water development organization dedicated to effectively serving vulnerable children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome water poverty. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve the least and last as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. Lifewater International serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Lifewater International Tanzania seeks to recruit qualified persons to fill the position of Sanitation and Hygiene Officer (SHO).


The overall responsibility of the SHO is to measurably improve the quality of life for vulnerable children and families in communities and schools. S/he does this by using Lifewater International’s Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) strategy to ensure effective sanitation and hygiene promotion and sustained behavioral change at the household level, and support behavior change at communities, Water Committees, and schools. S/he is responsible for leading a team of WASH Facilitators in household-level WASH promotion, and supporting WASH transformation in communities, schools, and Water Committees.


  • Support the SHC in community-level water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) promotion including:
  • Facilitate Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) triggering,
  • Conduct community conversations using Lifewater’s guidebook monthly in each target community,
  • Monitor community-level progress monthly,
  • With the SHC, identify communities that are struggling and provide additional support, providing additional capacity building and training as needed, and
  • Support organization of Open Defecation Free certification.
  • Lead a team of WASH Facilitators to reach every household in their target communities with VHV programs, including vulnerable households.
  • Identify community leaders who will serve as WASH Facilitators during CLTS triggering
  • Support the SHC in training WASH Facilitators to effectively provide household-level WASH training and monitoring.
  • Encourage and coach WASH Facilitators through group meetings and household visits.
  • Identify WASH Facilitators or groups of households that are struggling, and work with SHC to provide additional support to these households.
  • Meet at least once monthly as a group of WASH Facilitators.
  • Gather household monitoring data from WASH Facilitators and enter into AKVO.
  • Register Healthy Homes.
  • Support the SHC in school level WASH promotion including:
  • Supporting trainings for teachers, students, and Parent Teach Association (PTA) or School Management Committee (SMC),
  • Providing regular support of WASH Clubs, and
  • Monitoring and encouraging PTA/SMC contributions for all water points and latrines.
  • Support Water Committees in target communities.
  • Support training and follow-up of Water Committees in their target communities, including getting of all hardware pre-requisites prior to construction.
  • Monitor Water Committee progress during the intensive phase.
  • Review the appropriateness and effectiveness of the sanitation and hygiene strategies and provide recommendations to SHC accordingly.
  • Participate in program evaluations, including conducting baseline and endline studies.


  • Submit weekly 15/5 and timesheet to supervisor.
  • Participate in weekly one-on-one supervision meetings with supervisor.
  • Participate in regular staff and skype meetings.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by supervisors.


  • 100% of communities in target population have participated in SHO/SHP-led community conversation each month
  • 100% of vulnerable households are supported in the target population
  • 100% of households monitored each month
  • 90% of households become Healthy Homes by end of intensive phase
  • 90% of water committees functional


  • Experience in leading community- and household-level training (for example with a non-governmental organization, as a government health worker, as a school teacher, or as church member).
  • Knowledge of WASH promotion methods such as CLTS or PHAST preferred but not required.
  • Experience using smart phones preferred but not required.
  • Diploma / University degree preferably in any one of the following fields: Social Work, Social Sciences, Community Psychology, Social Development, Community Development, Education and Public Health.
  • Must be willing to work and serve rural communities.
  • Must be fluent in Swahili. Knowledge of local languages spoken in Shinyaga communities will be added advantage.


  • Ability to effectively engage with church and abide to Lifewater International core values.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of Lifewater International.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environments.
  • Honest and dependable in all areas including finances.
  • Strong desire to work in and serve vulnerable children and families .
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, managers, members and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

JOB POSITION:  Project WASH Engineer


REPORTING TO:  Regional Program Manager (RPM) Area Program Manager with doted reporting relationship to Director of Engineering Operations (DEO)



I am responsible for the best-in-class engineering—for the planning, designing, and quality—of all types/forms of hardware in order to attain basic water access in all program communities, and for supporting the construction of planned hardware.


As a part of the Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) program, the Project WASH Engineer is responsible for ensuring the best hardware is selected for each community, school, and health facility in the program, and that the designed systems meet Lifewater and Government hardware standards. This is done by assessing all existing community and school hardware, supporting the development of a hardware plan, updating or creating technical designs for unique systems, supporting procurement planning, and documenting all processes through Lifewater’s Akvo system. Their accurate, detailed, and excellent research and planning, and mastery of hardware standards is essential for programs to operate with efficiency and to provide best solutions to communities.


  • Play a lead role in all hardware planning, using Lifewater’s Hardware Planning Process, and in collaboration with Program Team members and the Director of Engineering Operations (DEO). Use appropriate Akvo forms for all registrations and assessments of hardware.
  • Identify existing hardware assets in communities, primary schools, and health facilities. Register in Lifewater’s data system and assess for functionality and need for improvement.
  • Conduct detailed site assessments for all hardware that is being planned – evaluating existing hardware and options for new hardware – including community conversations regarding taste and preference.
  • In consultation with relevant government (water quality testing authorities) perform water quality testing at appropriate times during the assessment & planning process and periodical water quality monitoring, according to Lifewater standards.
  • Recommend appropriate hardware for each community, primary school, and health facility in collaboration with the APM and DEO.
  • In collaboration with the APM and DEO, prepare hardware planning timelines for implementation.
  • In consultation with the government District Engineer, prepare technical designs and detailed bills of quantities for unique systems, procurement plan and budget estimates for the proposed community water supply systems and school latrines / demonstration latrines in all intervention sites.
  • Ensure all the designs and quality of construction meets Lifewater standards as well as the government’s hardware standards.
  • Have all technical designs approved by the government District Engineer, DEO and Lifewater HQ prior to construction.
  • Facilitate and ensure quality hardware construction.
  • Providing detailed notes & technical designs, supervision and in-person coaching to WASH Technicians who are responsible for hardware construction. This includes making sure the following is done:
  • Ensure construction of all hardware according to the plan and design.
  • Ensure all the construction materials procured for water supply are used efficiently.
  • Source out and monitor labour required for all aspects of construction, including, but not limited to gravel, sand and stone production, digging of hand dug wells, masonry, roofing, trench excavation & backfilling and plumbing work required.
  • Do spot checks of construction sites during construction and upon construction completion to ensure that designs are being constructed as planned.
  • Attend and represent LI at all scheduled construction site meetings with other stakeholders
  • Proactively provide recommendations to management to update designs based on field learnings each construction season and from on-site monitoring in order to continually increase the quality of hardware construction.
  • Coordinates with focal persons/experts at district water, education and health offices during hardware planning and monitoring
  • Support Lifewater’s ‘software first’ approach by:
  • Coordinate with the SH promoters and volunteers to ensure that all the aspects of the safe water supply are integrated in WASH promotion and “software first” is applied before constructing water systems
  • Use participatory approaches as a far as possible throughout the program cycle, particularly in review of possible water and sanitation solutions, and identifying the best option for each community, school, and health facility.
  • Support internal and external reporting.
  • Complete all Akvo reports at appropriate times.
  • Support the APM in preparing necessary and regular reports to appropriate government bodies about water points and school latrines, as well as associated water quality testing or monitoring data.
  • Ensure the maintenance and proper care of all tools and equipment.


  • Submit 15/5 weekly reports and timesheets to supervisor.
  • Participate in weekly one-on-one supervision meetings with supervisor.
  • Participate in regular staff and skype meetings.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by supervisors.
  • Participate in regular staff and skype meetings, sometimes outside of typical working hours.


  • 100% of hardware planned more than one year before construction
  • 90% of hardware that completed as planned and designed
  • 100% of required water quality testing completed


  • 3-5 years of experience in delivering rural safe water solutions, including previous experience in WASH construction works, planning and budgeting.
  • Previous experience in other water technology development supervision.
  • Experience with boreholes, rainwater harvesting systems, gravity flows, pumping systems, springs construction, and school latrine blocks is required. Knowledge on Ministry of Water reporting requirement is required.
  • Degree in one of the following fields: – Water Engineering; Civil Engineering, Hydrogeology, Environmental Engineering, Sanitation Engineering, Construction Management or related Engineering field. Additional training in Water quality testing, drilling, supervision of contractors preferred but not required.
  • A post graduate qualification in water related development field preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of the water sector policies and coordination frameworks.
  • Ability in working independently and with teams to produce high quality results in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Ability to drive and ride a motorcycle with a clean driver’s license
  • Competence in writing high quality reports, exhibiting detailed and professional attributes.
  • Analytical skills and decision-making abilities even in complex and sensitive situations.
  • Ability to independently update technical drawings.
  • Strong ICT skills especially Microsoft Office applications and engineering software such as AUTO CAD, EPANET, GIS, etc.
  • Knowledge of English Language (Spoken and written)


  • Ability to effectively engage with church and abide to Lifewater International core values.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of Lifewater International
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environments
  • Honest and dependable in all areas, including finances
  • Strong desire to work in and serve rural communities

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