Community Development Officer (m/f)


WSUP is recruiting a Community Development Officer (m/f), to be based in Maputo and Beira, Mozambique.
  • The Community Development Officer WASH (CDO-WASH) is responsible for facilitating work to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions for communities in the peri-urban neighbourhoods of Maputo or Beira Municipality. The CDO WASH is responsible for implementing the activities planned under the Water Sanitation and Hygiene project in the Municipality of Maputo or Beira, ensuring the participation and involvement of low-income families and vulnerable people at the community level
  • The Community Development Officer (CDO WASH) is responsible for ensuring the participation of all community stakeholders, and communities, to raise and analyze critical issues related to WASH that impact health. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the implementation of quality programme interventions, focusing on the WASH needs in the targeted communities
  • The CDO-WASH will provide support at community level in the programme for effective implementation. S/he will also maintain coordination and liaison with all concerned stakeholders
  • In addition, the CDO-WASH will provide full support to other project activities in which s/he will be requested to engage and always adhere to WSUP’s core values and WSUP’s policies on Child Protection, Health & Safety, and Business Ethics and lead on these by example
  • Department: Programmes
  • Place of work: Maputo (2 positions available) and Beira (1 position available), Mozambique
  • Duration: Full-time, fixed term contract for 18 Months
  • Grade: 5
  • Salary: MZN 568,034.95 – 642,985.48
  • WSUP offers competitive compensation per month (including Transport Allowance, Communication Allowance)
  • Reports to: Community Development Specialist (CDS)
  • Building capacity of Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Infrastructure Implementation Committees (IICs), and users of sustainable WASH facilities in the Low-Income Communities (LICs)
  • Assist in developing a Community Action Plan (CAP) to improve WASH conditions:
  • Formation and activation of CBOs to improve WASH facilities in the LICs
  • Provide inputs and guidance to CBOs and Community People to assess the WASH needs of the LIC people and develop CAP
  • Attend monthly CBO Meeting:
  • Provide guidance to organize and hold effective CBO meetings
  • Discuss WASH related problems being encountered and determine appropriate steps to overcome those
  • Assist CBOs in generating agendas related to the Community Action Plan. Facilitate the process to address the problems identified by the CBOs/IICs
  • Assist in capacity development
  • Organize and Conduct Workshop/Training/Orientation sessions at community level
  • Assist in Selection and Implementation of Infrastructure activities
  • Scheme selection:
  • Selection and Implementation of WASH Infrastructure activities in LICs:
  • Assist in conducting the feasibility assessment in terms of social aspects
  • Assist in obtaining no objection certificates from concerned departments/persons against each scheme
  • Conduct ‘pre-measurement’ and ‘environmental assessment’:
  • Assist the Supervision Engineer in the conduction of the “pre-measurement” and “environmental assessment”
  • Observe progress of scheme:
  • Pay routine visits to observe progress of schemes and provide feedback to the IIC and CBOs with suggestions
  • Mobilize CBOs, Community people and Users to be more responsive to the WASH needs of the Urban Poor
  • Assist in organizing day events at the community level:
  • Assist the CBOs in organizing/observing different day events (Global Handwashing Day, Menstrual Hygiene
  • Day, World Water Day and World Toilet Day) at community level
  • Participate in door-to-door visits and hygiene promotion activities in the community and in schools
  • Information Management and Coordination
  • Data collection:
  • Collect basic data monthly to complete the prescribed formats
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Submit monthly progress monitoring sheet to Project Officer Water
  • Attend relevant staff meetings
  • Evidence that applicants meet the essential criteria will be assessed by the following methods: Application (A) Interview (I), Test (T), as indicated below:
  • High school diploma or equivalent (A)
  • Experience of working with low-income communities (A, I)
  • Experience in urban WASH programmes, education or health campaigns (A, I)
  • A good understanding of urban WASH project activities - organizing training, orientation at local level (A, I)
  • Basic knowledge of monitoring progress activities (I)
  • Understanding of safeguarding risks relating to work in schools (I)
  • Ability to mobilize communities (I)
  • Patient, creative, self-driven with a good sense of humour (I)
  • Speak the predominant local language of the city where one is applying for (Maputo - Changana or Ronga) and (Beira - Ndau or Sena) (A,I)
  • Other:
  • Passionate about WSUP’s aims and ethos (A, I)
  • Absolute adherence to WSUP’s values and policies on Safeguarding, Child Protection, Health & Safety and Business Ethics and lead on these by example (I)
  • Basic knowledge of monitoring and evaluation (T)
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Applicants must have the right to work in Mozambique through Mozambican citizenship at the time of application. Please do not apply if this is not the case
Company profile

  • Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) is a not-for-profit company that helps transform cities to benefit the millions who lack access to water and sanitation.
  • We were created in 2005 as a response to the unprecedented urban explosion that has left cities unable to provide basic services, such as access to a toilet or drinking water, to low-income communities.
  • We work in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, supported by an office in the UK. Since inception we have helped over 23 million people access improved water, sanitation and hygiene services.
  • For more information about WSUP's vision and approach, see

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