Community Development Officer at Water Mission – Tanzania

Job Title: Community Development Officer

Water Mission is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individual to fill up the job vacancy of Community Development Officer.

This position is located in Kasulu, Kigoma. We are accepting applications through March 4, 2024.

Who is Water Mission?

Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Guided by love, excellence, and integrity, we are driven to share clean, safe water and God’s love with all. We have served more than 8 million people in 60 countries. Working at Water Mission is as much a calling as it is a career, and we are searching for people with the courage, passion, and drive to help us change the world. Read more about our Statement of Faith and Christian Mission.

What is the opportunity?

Under the direction of the Community Development Coordinator and Regional Manager, the Community Development Officer is responsible for community development and resolving issues in communities that threaten the success of the safe water project. This is a full-time position that works out in our Kasulu office and requires residency in or near the office. It requires routine, consistent travel to areas where Water Mission Tanzania programs operate in Kasulu.

The successful Community Development Officer will:

  • Training (TOT) on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) using a provided curriculum. 
  • Teaching WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) in schools and empowering teachers and administrators to carry out the same. 
  • Resolving issues in communities that threaten the success of the project. 
  • Project reporting including taking photographs, recording testimonials, water quality testing, and monitoring projects and assessments. 
  • Providing support to the communities in activities such as helping set up the Safe Water Committee, microfinance development, water users registration. 
  • Developing WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) curriculum. 
  • Uploading standard forms to the reporting database. 
  • Supporting the planning, execution and reporting of carbon credit monitoring, verification and validation exercises 
  • Coordinating donor visits/trips including taking them to the project sites. 
  • Community Mobilization and carrying out site assessments for all new requests. 
  • Providing disaster response support and work in other countries as needed. 
  • Attending routine check-in meetings with the line manager (Community Development Coordinator) for operational alignments and prioritization.  
  • Any other function, activity, and responsibility as may be assigned.

What is required?

  • A minimum degree in Community Development or Social Work. 
  • Experience of at least five years in Community Development or social work. 
  • A level of impeccable integrity and stewardship that demonstrates to those who invest in Water Mission Tanzania a sense of security and trust that their gifts are well used and invested. 
  • Excellent computer skills. 
  • Excellent written and communication skills. 
  • Able to drive. 
  • Must be standards and detail-oriented with the ability to plan ahead. 
  • Should be willing to travel to remote places, including occasional trips abroad.