Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Officer – International Rescue Committee

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Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Officer – International Rescue Committee, September 1 2022
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Position: Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Officer
Deadline: 09.11.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: As per the scale of the organization.
Location: Jijiga, Somali

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 over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to 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.

Position Overview

The Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Officer reports to Senior SHP Manager and is responsible for ensuring smooth implementation of sanitation and hygiene promotion project at school. The program focuses on maintaining to ensure adequate environmental health conditions are met at school and host communities around where the IRC is mandated to implement projects.

The principal role of the SHP Officer is to ensure that quality hygiene promotion activities are well integrated into the overall PM ERM Education in Emergency, Nutrition, Health, and protection at school and responsible for planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of sanitation and hygiene promotion component at school. The position also requires accurate management of the financial, material, and other resources under the program.

This position technically reports to the Senior SHP Manager and coordinate and send formal and informal report to the ERR Manager.

Major key Responsibilities:

  • With support from Senior SHP Manager, design, and undertake/take part in quantitative/qualitative assessments to identify key risky hygiene behaviors, to set baseline and measure project achievements.
  • Establish / strengthen, train, manage and supervise school WASH clubs and school health volunteers including PTAs (parent teacher association) on basics of participatory hygiene promotion/education, methods/approaches, and communication and facilitation skills – They plan and ensure the accurate distribution of Non-Food Items and work with Cash Transfer programming – Work with school community and representatives to identify volunteers/incentive workers for hygiene promotion/education.
  • Prepare detail work plan for hygiene promotion/education activities and ensure accurate implementation of the same.
  • Work with protection team and clients to select site and design to build latrines, water points and other WASH facilities for vulnerable groups, and ensure needs of most vulnerable are taken in to account at all stages of hygiene promotion intervention/s.
  • Works in collaboration with other IRC staff including protection staff, teachers’ government partners & key stakeholder and ensure accurate integration of the interventions. – Monitor and supervise hygiene promotion activities in the school – Work with Senior SHP Manager on design, development, testing, printing, and positioning of culturally appropriate IEC/BCC materials, and monitoring tools and ensure accurate use of the same.
  • Prepare work plan (IP, SP, PP), provide weekly updates and monthly progress reports and other reports.
  • Initiate procurement to ensure adequate supplies for hygiene and sanitation promotion activities.
  • Coordinate with other Implementing Partners (IPs) in harmonizing hygiene promotion/education interventions – plan and celebrate world event days (handwashing day , MHM day , water day toilet day ) and raise awareness of the school community through celebration of event days – Document and share lessons learned and success stories in relation to hygiene to advise future programming – They serve as the focal point person for all activities related to IRC WASH intervention sanitation and hygiene promotion – Any additional responsibility as requested by their supervisor.

Job Requirements:

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  • University Degree in Environmental Health, Public Health, Nursing, Community Development, Health Education, or any other related field from recognized University with proven experience of at least 2 years for degree and 1 years for Masters- Essential in the sector.
  • Meaningful work experience on hygiene promotion with I/NGO in development, emergency, or refugee settings – Preferable – Previous experience of implementing participatory hygiene promotion and sanitation methods (e.g. PHAST, CLTS/H, CHC, CHAST) and coordinating campaigns on key hygiene themes – Preferable – Previous experience of implementing institutional (schools & health facilities) hygiene promotions/educations; – Preferable – Ability to work as part of a team as well as to work autonomously when required; – Crucial – Very good at computer- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and e-mail)

How To Apply:

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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.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

  • 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 from permanent) and telephone number, if possible, also email address
  • 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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