Assistant, Community Services Job, Mbale, Uganda

May 6, 2017 by Stuffzoom

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Last modified May 6, 2017

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Evidence Action scales proven interventions that improve the lives of millions. We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. Evidence Action identifies innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and builds best practice operational models. We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.

Our current flagship programs include:

  • Dispensers for Safe Water is an entrepreneurial program scaling the chlorine dispenser system – a proven innovation that dramatically expands access to water treatment at an extremely low cost.
  • Deworm the World Initiative actively supports the scale-up of school-based deworming programs worldwide to improve children’s health, education, and long-term development.

 For this position, we are seeking Comminity Service Assistants who are self-motivated with proven impact, potential to improve the health of millions and save thousands of lives. The  position is primarily based in Mbale, with travel to surrounding districts.


 Key Responsibilities.

1. Dispenser Installation: High quality chlorine dispenser installations. Maintaining schedules and

complete the agreed chlorine dispenser installations on time. Ensure all the required installation

materials/tools are carried to the field and appropriately used and accounted for. Filling in the

required forms in hard copy.

2. Chlorine delivery: Carrying out deliveries of chlorine to the water points. Filling up all of the chlorine

delivery forms in hard copy and an electronic version on a smart phone.

3. Survey enumeration: Conduct spot checks at selected water points.

4. Dispenser Hardware Maintenance: Visit water points to ensure that the chlorine dispenser system is

fully functional. Recommend course of action for maintenance and carry out repairs when necessary.

5. Record Keeping: Complete relevant forms and records to the highest standard.

6. Community Liaison: Create and maintain productive working relationships with community

members and community leader.

7. Equipment Usage: Use allocated motorcycle, phone and other items efficiently and only on work related duties. Ensure allocated motorcycle is well maintained and clean. Adhering to motorbike use

policy and guidelines.


 Qualifications and other competencies

  • The candidates are required to have completed at minimum of an Advanced Level Certificate and other technical qualifications in community work  are preferred.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  • The applicants should be able to communicate in English ,  Lugisu and Lugwere.
  • Should have a valid driving permit
  • Team work
  • Positve attitude towards work.


Relevant Experience and Key skills

  •  A good understanding of motorcycle service and maintenance; the applicants must be experienced motorcycle riders with a valid driving license;
  • At least one year of relevant knowledge and experience in masonry work;


Personal Attributes.

  • Critical thinking and judgment; be able to make good decisions in field and office situations
  • High-level discipline and good character while engaging with promoters and other community leaders,
  • program teams and managers;
  • Demonstrated good computer skills and smart phone skills preferred;
  • Passion to work in a rural community setting.


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