Water Sanitation Assistant

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High­lights

Enjoy South Sudan cultural heritage and language when volunteering with us.
Gain experience while staying with local host family.
Gain valuable experience while volunteering with us.
Make memories by sharing your passion with us
Visit Juba and local areas for sightseeing.
Are you passionate about eco volunteering and want to support environmental volunteer abroad projects, or get involved with conservation volunteer abroad opportunities? This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Our volunteer programs are based both in Juba working with Impact Health Organization which is well experienced in service providing in South Sudan.
Every day, about 250 children die from diarrhea diseases in South Sudan – many of these deaths would be preventable through good hygiene practices like washing hands after using the toilet or using a latrine instead of open defecation. The volunteers will enhance their skills in the area of Nutrition, Health and Water sanitation and hygiene. The Volunteers will   learn more about South Sudan cultures including food, language, etc.
Dirty water and poor sanitation is a major problem in Juba in South Sudan, where 50 per cent of the population does not have access to sanitation. This has led to recurrent cholera outbreaks in many parts of the country.

Water Sanitation and Hygiene:
1-Assist in carrying out technical assessments and analyze the data collected towards the implementation of projects in the water, sanitation and hygiene to respond to the needs of communities in South Sudan.
2-Assist in designing WASH projects interventions and draft cost estimates for water, sanitation and related hygiene programs.
3- Assist in implementing basic WASH infrastructure projects under IHO intervention locations.
4- Assist in ensuring quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines.
5- Assist in the regular monitoring of all basic infrastructures, WASH projects in progress.
6- Contribute to the compilation of field reports, analyze the reports and discuss matters that need attention with the WASH Coordinator.
7- Keep abreast of detailed knowledge of every project in progress and keep track of the implementation process. 
8- Assist in ensuring that projects are completed to a satisfactory standard.
9- Participate in WASH trainings and workshop events as required by WASH Coordinator.
10- Participate in staff capacity building opportunities as provided by IHO and Partners.
11- Assist in WASH Monitoring System data collection/analysis/gap identification 
12- Contribute to the compiling of best practice designs and standard operating procedures
13- Compiling catalogue of WASH materials available for procurement within the region Preparing best practice case studies and lessons learned from around the region 
14- Researching new ideas and innovations in the area of WASH and assess applicability.
Perform other duties as required.

IHO seeks volunteers to hence skills, build capacity of IHO team and ensure increased service deliver and community empowerment to enhance their health and wellbeing. However, it’s not only important to provide sanitation facilities to communities. Residents also need to be aware of the benefits of washing hands and using proper latrines to actually utilise the facilities.

Volunteers in this field work alongside local communities to ensure that water, sanitation, and hygiene project, programs, and awareness are implemented effectively, professionally, and in accordance with the culture and practices of the local population.

Since there are so many processes involved in bringing clean water and sanitation to the communities, volunteers can choose among our  three WASH project components including water construction and engineering, construction of Pit Latrines, and community healthy outreach.


1. WATER CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING. Volunteers taking on this component work in manual labor such as digging the water wells, constructing of Spring Water Well and digging of trenches alongside skilled and unskilled local builders to help with the construction work. Volunteers can also help in the Construction and renovation of Boreholes and water wells and Provide Technical Advice and skills to the WASH team in water. Both of these fields are fundamental in creating a working water system. Much of this type of volunteer work requires physical labor, in sometimes extremely conditions Volunteers working on the construction or engineering components of clean water projects abroad should be well prepared for these conditions upon arrival.

      2. CONSTRUCTION OF PIT LATRINES.

Volunteers will work alongside skilled and unskilled local builders to help with the construction work. These projects will be contributing and supporting the capacity building of rural communities through intercultural learning experience. You do not need prior experience this projects.  These are a very hand on, hands-dirty sort of program. Enthusiasm, a good sense of humor, and a helping spirit are required.


3. PUBLIC HEALTH AWARENESS OUTREACH. Unsafe sanitation practices and the spread of preventable diseases are a large part of Juba water crisis. Therefore, volunteers are needed to help educate the public, teach basic hygiene skills, test wells and other water sources, and provide affordable treatment to those in need. The importance of marketing, public awareness raising and education, community outreach, and fundraising for a cause cannot be expressed enough; these are the drivers that make change possible. Volunteers who choose these types of WASH project component can expect to coordinate events, monitor and evaluate projects, write newsletters and press releases, and manage overall publicity of clean water projects. Assisting in the preparation of the WASH proposals and Grant writing for WASH Projects funding and Fundraise for the WASH projects using “CROWD FUNDING” Approach.

 Volunteers will gain valuable experience in Juba working with hundred of women,men and children through cultural interaction.

Volunteers provide critical support to help IHO deliver on its mandate. They work in a variety of roles ranging from protection, health status recordings, programme delivery, communication, information technology to administrative functions and more.

Volunteering at is a great chance to contribute to your local or host community and to gain work experience in international organizations which may open the door for a career in the humanitarian sector.

In South Sudan, we are experts at providing consistent, quality, and reliable primary health care services to vulnerable populations. This year, we’ve expanded our focus on primary health to include two hospitals, where we can accept more serious cases. 


1- Knowledge of practical conservation and water sanitation

2- Global competencies like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organizing, planning, and time management.

3- Certificates award

4- The ability to work and empathize with people of different cultures and backgrounds, helping to develop a ‘global mindset’.

5- Confidence from pushing past your comfort zone.


South Sudan is diverse, vast and culturally rich with over 60 tribes and languages, lovely people, tasteful food, wildlife, and tourism opportunities that the world will come to see as the country flourishes.

We invite you to join us at the South Sudan pavilion to experience the diversity of South Sudan right here at home. Come, let us show you our rich history and our vibrant culture, and have fun, eat delicious South Sudanese food, experience our coffee and snacks hut, factors; Jabana and Shai – traditional coffee and tea, Legemat – South Sudanese Donut and much more, and witness the unique cultural displays, colorful heritage fashion show and diversity, great traditional live music performances, dances, and entertainment that only South Sudan can offer.



Typical day

First Day: On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with.

Weekdays: Volunteers work for approximately 3 to 5 hours per day. A typical schedule is as follows:

7.00 AM – Breakfast at the volunteer house, prepared by the local cook.

7.30 AM – Volunteers travel to their placements either by 4 x 4 vehicle project car.

Start time and daily workload depends on the project that the individual volunteer is participating on.

1.00 PM – Volunteers break for lunch. Volunteers either travel back to the volunteer house or eat a packed lunch at their placement. After lunch, volunteers continue with their volunteer work (where applicable).

3.00 PM - 4.00 PM – Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to return to the volunteer house, plan for the following day’s activities or use their free time as they wish.

7.00 PM – Dinner at the volunteer house, prepared by a local cook.

Please note, this schedule will vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

Free-time activities

There is no shortage of things to do in Juba or further afield in Uganda, so volunteers can fill their free time with safaris, adventurous activities, markets or simply exploring parts of the local town. 
Sightseeing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or French (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at Univeristy or College level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good communication
Flexibility
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Musha Care Foundation

Program FeeWhat it covers

  •  24/7 in-country support
  •  Airport pick-up
  •  Program orientation
  •  Volunteer placement
  •  Accommodation
  •  Meals

Airport Pickup at Juba International Airport
The program orientation begins on the first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in Juba on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Juba International Airport. Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Juba. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.

If you are traveling in South Sudan prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Juba on the day before your program orientation.

Orientation is hosted by our local team at the volunteer base in Juba. Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Juba– Introduction to Juba, Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Language Basics, Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.
Accommodation

Volunteers are accommodated in​ ​​a ​hotel.The hotel ​​is​ ​safe and secure in a quiet​ ​area. The bathrooms have western toilets and showers. There is electricity and running water in the hotel Bedding is provided and you will​ just​​ ​need to bring your own towel. It is recommended that you bring your own mosquito net and these can be purchased in Juba if you prefer to save space in your luggage. 

WiFi is available at the volunteer house, however the connection can be slow so we recommend bringing an unlocked mobile phone and purchasing a local SIM card when you arrive in Juba. The local team can assist you with purchasing a SIM card during your program orientation. WiFi is also available at a nearby resort, which is located within 5 minutes of the volunteer house.

Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
Volunteers are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), prepared by an on-site local cook. If you wish to snack or eat outside of meal times, this will be at your own cost and there are local shops within the villages where you can purchase snacks. 

Breakfast generally includes tea, eggs, bread and fruit. For lunch and dinner, there is a revolving menu of local dishes, which include typical stews (beef, chicken, pork, goat, fish and vegetable), beans, rice, chapatti, groundnuts and vegetables. Starchy foods such as white bread, white rice, pasta, potatoes, sweet potatoes, matoke (boiled green bananas), and cassava are dietary staples. The tropical climate of Juba also contributes to a healthy choice of seasonal fruits, including bananas, watermelon, papayas, mangos, jackfruit, and pineapples. Bottled drinking water is readily available in Juba and volunteers should budget approximately $5 per week for this.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know well in advance of your program so our local team can make arrangements for you. We do, however need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Juba International Airport (JUB) in Juba. We assist you to find cheap flights to South Sudan.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for South Sudan provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in South Sudan you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for South Sudan.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The program orientation begins on the first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in Juba on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Juba International Airport. Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Juba. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.

If you are traveling in South Sudan prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Juba on the day before your program orientation.

Orientation is hosted by our local team at the volunteer base in Juba. Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Juba– Introduction to Juba, Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Language Basics, Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,440
3 weeks
$ 2,160
4 weeks
$ 2,880
5 weeks
$ 3,600
6 weeks
$ 4,320
7 weeks
$ 5,040
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 8,640
Average fees
$ 720 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Musha Care Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Musha Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Water Sanitation Assistant

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$720/week

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