Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

at LifeWater International
Location West Arsi Zone, Dodola, Oromia, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 4, 2021
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Lifewater International-Ethiopia hereby announces vacancy for the following positions.


To measurably improve the quality of life for vulnerable children and families in communities and schools by leading an effective team to ensure sanitation and hygiene promotion and sustained behavioral change among the local communities and schools. This position and those reporting to this position will walk alongside villages, families, and schools, transforming the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) situation through use of Lifewater International’s Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) strategy. S/he is responsible for realization of sanitation and hygiene plans, behavior change, and the associated health outcomes in communities. The position holder will be working and living in the RURAL communities alongside the people we serve.


  • Lead a team of Sanitation and Hygiene Promoters to reach all target communities and households with VHV programming, leading to the creation of Healthy Villages and Healthy Homes.
  • Support Sanitation and Hygiene Promoters in Community Led Total Sanitation, Community Conversations, Training Community WASH Facilitators and in mobilizing community for sustainable maintenance of water points
  •  Lead activities at target primary schools and health posts so that schools and health institutions can become Healthy Schools
  • Lead the training and support of Water Committees at new and existing water points in communities during the intensive phase of the program
  • Lead the team to provide excellent services in the program area through proactive planning and use of Akvo software for factual data collection and reporting
  • Conduct regular meetings with local government stakeholders and with community members to discuss changes in sanitation and hygiene behaviors, mobilize community participation and supervise implementation processes
  •  Produce and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual plans as well as reports to supervisor

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: One year contract with possibility of extension and probation period of 60 working days.


Job Requirements


  • University degree in environmental health, public/community health, development studies, community psychology or other related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in development work, preferably in a non-governmental organization setting, with at least two years of field experience in the health or water and sanitation sector.
  • Previous experience coordinating and leading community development teams of field staff.
  • Previous experience and training in WASH programs.
  • Strong ICT skills especially Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of Lifewater International
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environments
  • Honest and dependable in all areas including finances
  • Strong desire to work in and serve rural communities
  • Ability to fluently speak and write in the English, Afan Oromo and Amharic languages
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged

Applying Instructions

Candidates who fulfill all the requirements are invited to submit their CV, copies of relevant credentials and application letter to: . The position open for internal and external applicants.

WARNING: Do not to pay any money to get a job. Please report fraudulent jobs to