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Hygiene & Sanitation Promoter – Islamic Relief Vacancy Announcement

Hygiene & Sanitation Promoter – Islamic Relief Vacancy Announcement, October 27 2023



Organization: Islamic Relief

Position: Hygiene & Sanitation Promoter

Location:  Meayso, Oromia

Employment: Full Time

Deadline: Nov 6, 2023





Job Description


Vacancy Advertisement 

October 23, 2023


Post title:                      Hygiene & Sanitation Promoter

Report to:                     Senior WASH Officer

Duty Station:              Oromia Regional State, Measyo

Required:                     One

Salary:                            As per the organization scale

Duration:                      One year with possible extension



Islamic Relief is an international relief and development charity founded in 1984 with its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, Islamic Relief promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities – regardless of race, religion or gender. The office officially started operation in Ethiopia in 2004. Islamic Relief Ethiopia (IRE) is operational in the Somali Regional State with a base office in Jigjiga, Hargelle, Elkere, Bare, GG and Dekasuftu, Afar Regional State; Ewa, Awra, Gulina; Abala, Berhale, Erebti and Konoba Oromia regional State, West Harergeye, Chiro and Meayso and Borena zone; Yabello, Dubuluk, Elwoye and Dire Woredas and an additional operational office in Addis Ababa. For more information, please visit our website:


Job Purpose

The post holder will provide strategic guidance and leadership to emergency sanitation and hygiene intervention. S/he participates in hygiene campaigns, door to door hygiene promotion. S/he prepares written material and clear and adapted messages for the rightsholders. S/he distributes hygiene items and is able to prepare hygiene promotion plans. S/he will lead the design, monitoring and evaluation of Islamic Relief’s emergency related sanitation and hygiene components.  S/he will provide technical support to the field teams and represent Islamic Relief in the Regional and Zonal hygiene and sanitation forum and clusters. Hygiene and sanitation promoter may support other WaSH activities as well and will be building the capacity of local communities.

Key Responsibilities

·       Actively participate and coordinate with the WASH Officer and existing local government and community structures for the smooth operation of Effective Hygiene and Sanitation projects.

·       Support WASH Teams on water quality testing at water sources and households, sanitary assessment of water sources, and mobilization for creative measures to identify potential sources of contamination.

·       In Liaison with the WASH Officer to support the HSP in conducting assessments of barriers, enabling factors and development of effective communication methods/channels to instigate changes in key behaviors and develop, design, modify, or adopt culturally appropriate media, messages, and IEC materials to promote health, sanitation, and hygiene behavior.

·       Support the WASH Officer on the implementation of health, hygiene, and sanitation promotion activities in a participatory manner and make optimal use of the existing local government and community structures for effective health, hygiene, and sanitation promotion activities.

·       Support implementing project innovations and learning components like promoting solar disinfection (SODIS) and CLTS in identified & and planned Kebeles and assist IR to evaluate impact, document learning, and propose strategies with potential for scale-up.

·       Support the Project Coordinator for better collaboration with Woreda Health Offices in building the capacity of Health Extension Workers and Hygiene promotion volunteers in participatory methodologies for the successful accomplishment of the emergency wash project.

·       Support WASH Officer on the use of Woreda Education & Health offices in entrenching sanitation and hygiene in their relevant programs (in schools and health centers) so as to maximize the benefits of improved or existing water supply and other social services provided in these institutions.

·       With the support WASH Officer and in collaboration with woreda health officials and health facility staff, establish accountability mechanisms including community information boards and complaints mechanisms set up and made functional at each health facility.

·       Support other sector officers in collaboration with woreda health officials.

·       Provide necessary support to Community development workers for the implementation of health-related activities within the communities.

·       Convince all households of the importance of good hygiene practices and to bring behavioural change.

·       Participate in hygiene campaigns, doing shows in schools and at the community level animate focus groups, giving clear messages on good hygiene practices.

·       Support and participate in data collection regarding the project and potential beneficiaries.

·       Distribution of water and sanitation items.


·       Working together with other governmental and non-government bodies and WASH team members support in ensuring hygiene & sanitation is integrated in all the sector activities.

·       Ensure coordination with regional, zonal and woreda water, health & education sectors in all aspects of project activities implementation including attending relevant meetings that may be organized from time to time.

·       Identify and establish good relationships with all key stakeholders in the sector at woreda level, particularly with woreda health officials and other administrative and community structures and ensure their engagement in programme implementation and management

·       Develop good relations with other NGOs, development and UN agencies etc working in the sector at woreda level and where possible forge alliances to influence key actors when necessary


§  To submit biweekly and/or monthly program activity plans to WASH Officer.

§  Submit biweekly and/or monthly activity reports to the WASH Officer.

§  Report progress of the work possible problem or conflict during the activities

§  Report the use of materials and possible improvement

Monitoring and Evaluation

§  In consultation with WASH Officer, conduct regular monitoring of program activities to determine the success of interventions and recommend changes where or as necessary.

§  Support in baseline and evaluation Knowledge, Practices and Coverage (KPC) surveys by the CMs.



§  Working in consultations with Water Technician and the WASH Team.


·       Liaise with woreda water, health and education bureaus as necessary.

·       Support Project Officer Capacity building for Water Management Committees, Hygiene and Sanitation volunteers and woreda water, health and education relevant Government staff.


Job Requirements

Personal Specification

Formal Education/Qualification

  • Diploma in Rural Sanitation, Environmental Health Science, Public Health, Health Education and Promotion, Community Health or related field.

Work Experience

  • Two years’ experience in Sanitation and hygiene promotion in humanitarian, NGO or Government organizations.

Required Skills/Competencies

  • Excellent ability to speak and communicate in Afar Oromo language with good spoken and written English skills.
  • Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word and databases).
  • Ability to work in stressful conditions, with limited access to services, sometimes insecure and limited movements.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and in a highly results oriented work culture.
  • Knowledge, skill and experience in participatory methods for community development and mobilization.

Safeguarding and Equal Opportunity 


Islamic Relief and Islamic Relief staff considers the welfare and protection of children, young people and people at risk to be paramount to the organization. And must adhere the principle of ‘do no harm and leave no one behind.’ It is critical we do not expose communities or staff we work with to the risk of harm through our interventions.  With a zero-tolerance approach Islamic Relief have a number of related policies which also describe standards in behavior expected from the organization, its staff and representatives towards each other and those we serve. Islamic Relief is committed to responding swiftly, appropriately and constructively to any and all information children, young people and people at risk have disclosed.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. We participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and child abuse during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment before signing the contract agreement.

Islamic Relief believes everyone has the right to be safe, respected and valued regardless of who they are or their circumstances, and an equal employment opportunity to all candidates and qualified applicants, we do not discriminate on the base of age, sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability status and diversity.


How to Apply


Application Procedures

·       Interested candidates are required to submit a complete Job application form with all required supporting documents (copy of credentials and testimonials) through [email protected].

·       You can access the Job Application Form with this link: to follow the instructions will invalidate your application.

·       Closing date for the application is November 06, 2023.

·       Due to the high volume of application, we regret that we will be able to contact only the shortlisted candidates.

·       Female candidates are highly encouraged.


Disclaimers: The Islamic relief does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process thus during application, interviews processes, offer and contract.



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