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Janet Kabachunguzi

Janet Kabachunguzi

YEP period 2014 - 2016, batch 4

Young Expert at Amref - Uganda

First position after YEP

Project officer Amref Health, Uganda

YEP Role

As a local young expert, I was posted as a project officer to support it in numerous some of which are listed below;

  • Support the identification, documentation and translation of evidence, best practices and research on sustainable sanitation solutions for wider experience sharing and learning
  • Strengthen and support AMREF Uganda and its direct partners in the area of sustainable management of water services through the kiosks system, and strengthen Income generation through this approach, particularly financial management aspects
  • Support the development of capacities in the area of social and institutional sustainability of community WASH management particular in urban and peri urban settings including slums which are characteristic with mobile communities
  • Support in the development of evidence based policy briefs for advocacy on sanitation issues at local and national level
  • To contribute to fundraising including writing of concept notes, to enable participation in programmes, and work towards additional engagement of AMREF with the YEP for strengthened water professionals and expertise in Africa
  • Identification of research ideas/ proposals and consequently producing research papers for sharing
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  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Good reporting and presentation skills
  • Results oriented with the ability to work well in both self-directed and team oriented environments
  • Flexible

Nationality: Ugandan
Education: Bachelor of Community Health, Uganda Christian university


Experience before YEP

  • Internship at technical support unit 5, ministry of water and environment. My work involved offering support to beneficiary communities on operation and maintenance of water sources and facilities. Strengthening of water user committees

  • Assistant lecturer Uganda Christian University. With a focus on health and sanitation in schools, factories and other institutions

  • Water and sanitation development facility-central, ministry of water and environment. Here I worked with the environmental and sanitation department. My role involved the introduction of eco-ssan technology in the small town and rural growth centres in which we worked, implementation of the operation and maintenance strategy and creating awareness and promotion of appropriate sanitation and hygiene through community participatory methods like CLTS


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Organisation: Amref
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