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Hygiene & Sanitation Officer, The Lutheran World Federation World Service – Ethiopia

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Hygiene & Sanitation Officer, The Lutheran World Federation World Service – Ethiopia; December 13 2022
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Organization: The Lutheran World Federation World Service – Ethiopia
Position: Hygiene & Sanitation Officer
Deadline: 12.19.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: As per the organization’s salary scale
Location: East Bale Zone Ginner, Oromia
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Job Description:

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LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.

 A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures.

 Our partners in (Ethiopia) include Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY), diaconal arms of Lutheran churches (Related Agencies), the European Commission (ECHO), the US Government (BPRM) and UN Agencies, Global Affairs Canada with whom we are a key implementing partner.

LWF World Service Ethiopia is a registered foreign charity that has been operating in Ethiopia since 1973 implementing various development and humanitarian projects in different parts of Ethiopia.

LWF World Service Ethiopia is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants based on merit regardless of sex, color, religion, ethnicity, age, marital status or disability.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the regional coordinator, Protection/CBPS officer will be responsible for implementing Protection, GBV/PSEA and Gender activities at bale zone lega hare woreda. The officer will monitor the day-to-day implementation of the protection project in the aforementioned area. In addition, he/she will organize and facilitate capacity-building training, community level awareness raising, and information dissemination sessions on the gender GBV/PSEA and other related activities that assigned by the supervisor in the Lega Hare and other woreda administration. Furthermore, the protection and CBPS officers will collaborate and coordinate with relevant local authorities and key stakeholders to achieve the project objectives by assisting communities.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Implement sanitation) and hygiene activities in the project intervention woredas in accordance with LWF/WS policies, priorities and standards.
  • Monitor and undertake field verifications on activities undertaken by hygiene Promoters, Health extension Workers, and WASHCOs in the community to ensure an effective implementation of the project initiative and so as to ensure quality, cost effectiveness, sustainability and environmental soundness.
  • Report regularly on Sanitation and Hygiene activities implemented in the project intervention kebeles and prepare weekly, monthly and project end reports and submit to Emergency response team leader
  • Prepare the distribution list and liaise with the kebele and woreda government structure to ensure proper distribution of WASH NFIs
  • Liaise with other sectors, particularly with the government water, health and education, to implement and monitor Sanitation and Hygiene activities in the drought affected community of the intervention kebeles and woredas
  • Jointly with the technical staff of other implementing partners update detailed needs and resource assessments and revise designs of technical plans as necessary, taking into account practical aspects of implementation, and relevant technical specifications and guidelines.
  • Establish sustainability mechanisms and structures that will emphasize community participation and reduce regular costs.
  • Ensure the needs of vulnerable group, mainstream gender, vulnerability, HIV/AIDS and environment protection in all Sanitation and hygiene promotion activities.
  • Ensure accountability and transparency in all activities to the beneficiaries, line managers, partner agencies, and the Ethiopian Government.
  • Conduct Sanitation and Hygiene promotion campaign to create awareness using sanitation and hygiene promotion tools
  • Create cooperative and harmonious relations with beneficiaries, government and other implementing partners regarding promotion of best practices in Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in Community and institutions.
  • Monitor usage of existing Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion facilities through visits and provide guidance to hygiene promoters and health extension workers.
  • Liaise with Emergency Response Team Leader and provide support to the intervention woredas in latrine construction and WASH NFIs distribution.
  • Conduct and coordinate basic and refresher trainings for the WASH committee, hygiene promoters and health extension workers as necessary and as per the plan.
  • Liaise with relevant staff of both LWF and other implementing partners to monitor and reinforce hygiene and sanitation promotion in the intervention kebeles
  • Monitor WASH NFIs supply chain and stock levels.
  • Develop a community disease awareness system at community level and liaise with all Health center In-charges to monitor and report on prevalence of WASH related diseases.
  • Compile weekly, monthly plans and reports on general Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion project works in the project implementation area for strategic interventions.
  • Promote accountability and visibility across all aspects of the project.
  • Follow all LWF World Service Ethiopia Staff Rules, Collective Agreement and other Operational Manuals.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Emergency Response Team Leader
  • Implement sanitation and hygiene activities in the project intervention woredas in accordance with LWF/WS policies, priorities and standards.
  • Monitor and undertake field verifications on activities undertaken by hygiene Promoters, Health extension Workers, and WASHCOs in the community to ensure an effective implementation of the project initiative and so as to ensure quality, cost effectiveness, sustainability and environmental soundness.
  • Report regularly on Sanitation and Hygiene activities implemented in the project intervention kebeles and prepare weekly, monthly and project end reports and submit to Emergency response team leader
  • Prepare the distribution list and liaise with the kebele and woreda government structure to ensure proper distribution of WASH NFIs
  • Liaise with other sectors, particularly with the government water, health and education, to implement and monitor Sanitation and Hygiene activities in the drought affected community of the intervention kebeles and woredas
  • Jointly with the technical staff of other implementing partners update detailed needs and resource assessments and revise designs of technical plans as necessary, taking into account practical aspects of implementation, and relevant technical specifications and guidelines.
  • Establish sustainability mechanisms and structures that will emphasize community participation and reduce regular costs.
  • Ensure the needs of vulnerable group, mainstream gender, vulnerability, HIV/AIDS and environment protection in all Sanitation and hygiene promotion activities.
  • Ensure accountability and transparency in all activities to the beneficiaries, line managers, partner agencies, and the Ethiopian Government.
  • Conduct Sanitation and Hygiene promotion campaign to create awareness using sanitation and hygiene promotion tools
  • Create cooperative and harmonious relations with beneficiaries, government and other implementing partners regarding promotion of best practices in Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in Community and institutions.
  • Monitor usage of existing Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion facilities through visits and provide guidance to hygiene promoters and health extension workers.
  • Liaise with Emergency Response Team Leader and provide support to the intervention woredas in latrine construction and WASH NFIs distribution.
  • Conduct and coordinate basic and refresher trainings for the WASH committee, hygiene promoters and health extension workers as necessary and as per the plan.
  • Liaise with relevant staff of both LWF and other implementing partners to monitor and reinforce hygiene and sanitation promotion in the intervention kebeles
  • Monitor WASH NFIs supply chain and stock levels.
  • Develop a community disease awareness system at community level and liaise with all Health center In-charges to monitor and report on prevalence of WASH related diseases.
  • Compile weekly, monthly plans and reports on general Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion project works in the project implementation area for strategic interventions.
  • Promote accountability and visibility across all aspects of the project.
  • Follow all LWF World Service Ethiopia Staff Rules, Collective Agreement and other Operational Manuals.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Emergency Response Team Leader

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Job Requirements:

 

Required Experience:

Masters or Bachelor Degree in Public Health or Environmental Science or other related fields from recognized University/College

Key competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral English Language skills required
  • Ability of planning for better future and crisis management
  • Interested to work under pressure and in harsh environment
  • Previous related experience in NGO setup is an advantage

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How To Apply:

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Interested candidates who meet the above requirement can send ONLY detailed C.V and application letter through ethiojobs.

Please note due to urgency of the vacancy the selection will be done on a rolling base.

Women are encouraged to apply, and only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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