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International Rescue Committee is looking for Hygiene Promotion Assistant

International Rescue Committee is looking for Hygiene Promotion Assistant, March 30 2022



Organization: International Rescue Committee
Position: Hygiene Promotion Assistant
Deadline: 04.07.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: As Per organization scale
Location: West Guji-Dugda Dawa, Oromia



Job Description

About IRC:The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC has worked for over seven decades in the world addressing both the immediate, lifesaving needs of conflict-affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post-conflict societies. IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships, and thorough accountability to those we serve.
Scope and background:IRC has 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 conflict-induced displacement in Konso Zone and surrounding districts through a multi-sector intervention that address both short- and long-term needs. Under the program “Emergency life-saving and complimentary assistance to communities affected by conflicts and draught in Dugda Dawa and suro Berguda Woredas of West Guji Zone”, IRC intends to implement a multipurpose cash transfer project in the West Guji zone in collaboration with the government, INGOs, and DRA 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.
SCOPE: The Position mainly involves undertaking rapid Hygiene Promotion Assistant (HPA) need assessments and implementing emergency WASH response. The HPA will be based in West Guji Zone, Dugda Dawa Woreda of Oromia Region and can be deployed to any other emerging emergency areas localities of the country program whenever need.
• 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 HPO 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 HPO/Senior ERRO of the respective woreda.
• 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.

Job Requirements

• BSc Degree/Diploma in Environmental Health, public Health and Social science field
• 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, Power Point 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 advantageous.

How to Apply

Please send your CV, application letter and copies of credentials to the following address:  IRC, Hawassa and directly applying through the below links is also mandatory.
  IRC careers
  Internal careers
• Please include 3 references from current and former employers.
• Applications will not be returned.  IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.
• Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.
 Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
• Name of the position you have applied for
• Date of application
• Summary of  your qualifications and experience
• Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
•Permanent Address and present address (if different form permanent) and telephone number
• Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.
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.
Professional Standards:The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from
Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons
Gender Equality:IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances.  Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal 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, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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