Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion officer (3x)

at International Medical Corps (IMC)
Location Guji Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 1, 2020
Category Engineering
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



    Reporting to the WASH coordinator, the Sanitation and hygiene promotion officers will be responsible for the implementation  and management of the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene program of the East Hararghe and Guji zones emergency WASH response project which targets conflict endured IDPs/Returnees and host communities. The main duties of the job holder includes promotion of Hygiene, safe water management, latrine use for defecation, solid waste disposal, vector control, and environmental health activities and participate on regular hygiene promotion activities with the government health extension workers.


    The IMC seeks SHP officer focusing on Sanitation and hygiene promotion for its Oromia Region, Guji Zone emergency WASH response program, to be based in various woredas


    Role and Responsibilities:

    • Serve as the focal point person for all activities related to WASH at respective woredas
    • Participate on needs assessments, planning, organizing, and implementation, of WASH  programs in the designated project areas for IDPs, returnees, and host communities
    • Update and organize hygiene and sanitation promotion materials, standard training manuals, guidelines for relevant government partners, IDPS, returnees, and host communities

    ·         Promote increased awareness of improved sanitation and hygiene practices through effective approaches for IDP/Returnees and host communities.

    ·         Train community WASH promoters and HEWs on hygiene promotion and behavior change practices

    ·         Conduct hygiene promotion activities for IDPs, returnees, and host communities at public gathering places, schools, health facilities, and during event days

    ·         Establish and train school WASH clubs  to improve school  sanitation and hygiene practices

    ·         Provide WASH NFIs for most vulnerable  IDPs/Returnee community groups  in the targeted woredas

    ·         Coordinate in site location and mobilizing the community to participate on the rehabilitation and construction of water schemes,

    ·         Educate and mobilize IDPS, returnees, and host community to use latrine for defecation, proper waste management at village and household level, promote safe water management

    ·         Participate on assessment/survey in collaboration with the WASH coordinator and woreda staff

    ·         Coordinate with the construction Forman  during site selection for construction of communal latrines for IDPs/returnees  and  monitor the progress  of construction works

    ·         Establish communal latrine  management committees and latrine attendants  among beneficiary groups and  follow up the management and utilization of communal latrines

    ·         Update the emergency situation in the woreda on bi-weekly bases

    ·         Facilitate in working with relevant partners government sector offices: water, health, and DPPC or other NGO’s and GO’s

    ·         Facilitate in the selection, designing, pre-testing, developing, dissemination and evaluation of appropriate hygiene educational materials for effective hygiene promotion program;

    • Facilitate in organizing WASHCo and hygiene promotion trainings and workshops for the water management team and other partners (women groups, health agents, water committee, etc in the woredas) and coordinate in preparation and organizing all the required training materials;
    • Work with relevant government and non- government partners to establish appropriate and alternative hygiene and sanitation models, and document and share challenges and success;
    • Facilitate in documenting health related data and keep records on activities of hygiene promotion and sanitation;
    • Ensure that sanitation and hygiene promotion activities are implemented through approaches and methods promoting local capacities and sustainable behavioral change;
    • Take part in WASH knowledge, Attitude and practice (KAP) surveys and project evaluation in data collection, data entry, analysis and reporting in order to evaluate the impact of sanitation and hygiene promotion activities
    • Prepare monthly reports and submit to the supervisor on the work progress of hygiene promotion and sanitation activities;
    • Participate in other WASH activities as assigned by the supervisor.


    Job Requirements

    • BSc Degree in the area of Environmental Health, Behavioral Science, Health Education and Promotion or Public Health, with at least 3 years of relevant work experience or Diploma with 5 years experience.
    • Commitment to IMC’s mission- Improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity.
    • Working knowledge of English (spoken and written)
    • Knowledge of local language is mandatory
    • Preferable to use Office Word, and Excel
    • Able to live and work with a multicultural team under difficult conditions


Applying Instructions

  • Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter by clearly stating the position that you are applying for and CV through OR before July 07, 2020

    Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc are all encouraged to apply.

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