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Hygiene Promotion Assistant needed at International Rescue Committee – IRC


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Hygiene Promotion Assistant needed at International Rescue Committee – IRC, May 24 2022



Organization: International Rescue Committee – IRC

Position: Hygiene Promotion Assistant

Job Time: Full-Time

Job Type: Contract

Place of Work: Jijiga, Ethiopia

Application Deadline: May, 31/2022 


Job description


The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities in over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to the severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery, and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

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 Shebelle and Afder Zone and surrounding districts through multi-sector interventions that address both short and long-term needs. Under the program “Emergency life-saving and complimentary assistance to communities affected by drought 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 government partners to mitigate the impact of conflict and drought on the most vulnerable households (women, children, old people, and the person with a disability). The project intends to meet both the food and non-food needs of the target households and their family members.

The Hygiene Promotion Assistant (HPA) position mainly involves undertaking rapid Hygiene need assessments and implementing emergency WASH responses. The HPA will be based in Jijiga town of the Somali Region and can be deployed to all other woredas of Harshin, kebribeyah, Ellele, Adadle, Qohle and Barey and any other emerging emergency areas & localities whenever needed. The position reports to the hygiene promotion officer (HPO).

Major key Responsibilities:

  • Integrating with other team members, the HP assistant undertakes detailed Hygiene and Sanitation needs assessments.
  • Assist HPO in the Preparation of detailed physical & financial implementation plans for emerging emergency responses.
  • Assist in preparing IEC Materials to be used at the 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.
  • Works closely with Woreda Water and Health Offices towards an 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 (HPO).
  • Facilitate community participation during the emergency interventions.
  • In coordination with woreda DRM and other relevant sector offices, HP Assistant ensures the implementation of project activities.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with respective IRC staff and partners like Community health workers, kebele leaders, and school teachers by coordinating regular review meetings at kebele level at least once per month.
  • Perform another task assigned by his/her supervisor.

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Job qualifications


  • 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 a plus.
  • Hygiene promotion experience in local community settings.
  • Basic computer skills (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 of spoken and written English.
  • Knowledge of the local language is advantageous.


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