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Sanitation and Hygiene Officer – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

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Sanitation and Hygiene Officer – Danish Refugee Council (DRC), November 6 2022
Organization: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Position: Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Location: Liban zone Dolo Ado woreda in Somali Region

Salary Range:  USD 540 – 656 per month

Start of Contract & Duration:  6 Months up to May 31, 2023

Posting date: November 5, 2022

Closing date: November 18, 2022





Job description


Reporting To: WASH Team Leader

Direct Reports: None

Unit/Department: WASH

Start of Contract & Duration:  6 Months up to May 31, 2023

Posting date: November 5, 2022

Closing date:November 18, 2022



The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.

Overall purpose of the role:

Under the direct supervision of the WASH Manager, the Hygiene and Sanitation Officer is responsible to plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned Sanitation and Hygiene promotion component of the WASH projects..



The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify and select the Community outreach agents from IDPs who will be part of the Community Hygiene and Sanitation mobilization and co-ordinate their work
  • Design the contents and methodology of the Community Hygiene and Sanitation mobilization campaign as required by the project and according to the instructions of the WASH Team Leader and the guidelines of the humanitarian cluster working group;
  • Prepares detail implementation plan, monitor and follow up the timely implementation of activities;
  • Provides support and take part to identify, facilitate and provide various trainings for hygiene promoters, sanitation monitors and solid waste supervisors;
  • Collects, compile and analyze baseline data; facilitate KAP/KPC surveys and present the result assessed about hygiene and sanitation situation of the target population before and after intervention;

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  • Lead distribution of WASH NFIs (water containers, hygiene item and water treatment chemicals)
  • Monitors and follow-up to ensure the proper dissemination of hygiene and sanitation messages to the target beneficiaries;
  • Devise different methodologies for successful achievement of DRC goal by providing technical and technology assistance;
  • Provide technical advice for hygiene promoters, sanitation monitors and solid waste supervisors and monitor the activities;
  • Scheduling most of his/her time to spend on field work attend hygiene and sanitation activities to facilitate for improved hygiene practices;
  • Monitors the hygiene and sanitation situation in the project area and provide regular updates;
  • Maintains close working relationship with government and other relevant partners in the target area;
  • Collect, analyze and compile reports from hygiene and sanitation activities and propose better implementation strategy in consultation with the WASH Manager
  • Represent DRC externally with community, local government, cluster coordination meeting and other stakeholders
  • Mobilize the subordinates and lead WASH NFI distribution
  • Collect and disseminate the outputs and drawbacks gained from hygiene and sanitation team in every month report of hygiene and sanitation promotion activities;
  • Carry out other additional duties as assigned by line-manager.



Job description

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Education (include certificates, licenses etc.):

  • BSC degree in environmental health science, environmental engineering, public health, water supply and sanitation or other related fields.

Experience and Technical Competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Have technical background and knowledge in environmental health and 2 years of demonstrated work experience in designing and implementing hygiene and sanitation programs;
  • Knowledge and experience in proper excreta disposal, solid waste management;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills;
  • Capable of training IDPs and motivating community support;
  • Ability to understand the cultural context of the community, Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization;
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain and prioritize work under pressure and able to work in an insecure environment;
  • Excellent communication skill, preferably with the host community and IDPs
  • Accountability & responsiveness within areas of responsibilities,.

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing English
  • Knowledge of Somali language is an advantage

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.


How To Apply

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Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online application form on under Vacancies.

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than November 18, 2022.

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics

We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.


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