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Sanitation & Hygiene Promotion Assistant needed at International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia

Sanitation & Hygiene Promotion Assistant needed at International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia, January 10 2022




 Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia
Employment:  Full Time
Location: Jijiga

Deadline: Jan 15, 2022



International Rescue Committee Job Vacancy January 2022

Requisition ID: req23209

Job Title: Sanitation & Hygiene Promotion Assistant

Sector: Program Administration

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Jijiga, Ethiopia

Job Description

Scope and background: IRC have been present in Ethiopia since 2000 to respond to artificial and natural disasters. IRC is currently operational in five regional states and 24 refugee camps implementing a diverse range of multi-sectoral interventions. IRC currently responds to the needs of vulnerable HHs affected by climate change in Shebelle and Afder Zones and surrounding districts through a multi-sector interventions that address both short and long term needs. Under the program “Emergency life-saving and complimentary assistance to communities affected by draught in Elele and Qohle Woredas of Shebelle and Afder Zone”, IRC intends to implement a multipurpose cash transfer project in the two zone in collaboration with the government, INGOs, and partners to mitigate the impact of conflict and draught on the most vulnerable households (women, children, old people, and the person with a disability). The project intends to meet both food and non-food needs of the target households and their family members.

The Position mainly involves undertaking rapid Hygiene Promotion Assistant (HPA) need assessments and implementing emergency WASH response. The HPA will be based in Gode Townof Somali Region and can be deployed to Elele and Qohle Woredas and any other emerging emergency situation in localities as needed.


  • Reports to hygiene promotion officer.
  • Integrating with other team members, the Sanitation and HP assistant undertakes detail Hygiene and Sanitation need assessments.
  • Assist HPO in Preparation of detail physical & financial implementation plan for emerging emergency responses.
  • Assist in preparing of IEC Materials to be used at community level.
  • Ensure the accurate convey of hygiene and sanitation messages.
  • Prioritize community level hygiene awareness campaigns and prevention of Cholera.
  • Coordinate training for community representatives on Hygiene, sanitation, and Cholera control.
  • Plan and ensure the accurate distribution of Non Food Items.
  • Works closely with Zone, Woreda Water and Health Offices towards efficient and effective process of the response;
  • Works in collaboration with IRC Cash transfer teams to ensure accurate integration of the interventions.
  • Produces activity progress reports as per the preset reporting schedule and submit to the supervisor.
  • Prepare brief emergency related monthly updates to the supervisor.
  • Facilitate community participation during the emergency interventions.
  • In coordination with woreda DRMC and other relevant sector offices HP Assistant, Ensure the implementation of project activities.
  • Facilitate meeting for program staff with partners on identified gaps
  • Conduct continuous monitoring and evaluation of project activities with relevant government partners.
  • In collaboration with other ERR Manager and Cash transfer team ensure high level of community participation in the project and regularly monitor terms of money with local labor market standard.
  • Identify, compile and maintain training materials for uses.
  • Provide information on technical problems and feedbacks to the technical team on time.
  • Report activity progress and situation on monthly bases to the Cash officer
  • Maintain strong working relationships with respective IRC staffs and partners like Community health workers, kebele leaders, schoolteachers by coordinating regular review meetings at kebele level at least once per month.
  • Perform another task assigned by his/her supervisor


  • BSc Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health, Public Health and Social science fields
  • 0 year experience for BSc Degree holders and 2 years’ experience for Diploma holders.
  • NGO experience is plus.
  • Hygiene promotion experience in local community settings
  • Basic computer skill (Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and e-mail)
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as to work autonomously when required
  • Good command spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of the local language is an Asset

How to Apply


NB: IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits. Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. 



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