ACORD-U - Project Assistant – PHAST Jobs

ACORD-U - Project Assistant – PHAST Jobs

Position Summary

  • This position is central to the implementation of sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services.

  • The incumbent will be required to participate in the daily implementation of the PHAST component of the project, providing an insight into cultural sensitivity and thoroughness of communication to the beneficiary communities, as well as assisting to see that the activities are implemented in an all-inclusive,timely and participatory manner.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identify communities benefiting from the project

  • Establish first contact with target communities

  • Provide PHAST sessions to targeted community.

  • Facilitate sessions with communities in realizing the negative hygienic and sanitary behaviors replaced with positive ones

  • Contact and explain the activities and objective of the project to stakeholders and target populations.

  • Inform and coordinate local authorities about all aspects of the project

  • Mobilize communities to contribute in the implementation of the project.

  • Work in collaboration with the stakeholders.

  • Walk throughout the village and interact with all community members facilitating a rapid change in their attitude towards good hygiene and sanitation practices and behaviour.

  • Effective use of IEC materials in the target villages and their follow up

  • Conduct community hygiene awareness and sanitary sessions for the target communities.

  • Provide technical advice to the villagers in building sanitary latrine

  • Assist village Community Hygiene Promoters to record day to day progress made by villagers in their village and report to his/her supervisor

  • Establish mutual and good relationship with the Community structures and other influential leaders of the target villages

  • Provide supervisor with success stories and photos from special occasions and progresses

  • Reporting on regular basis to the supervisor

    Required qualifications and competencies

  • A Bachelors’
    degree in Arts, Community Development, Health Sciences, Communications, Envronmental health, Public Health, Social Science or related field.

  • Knowledge of and experience in the methodology of Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) and Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).

  • Proven skills in computer programs (Word, Excel; minimum)

  • At least 3 years of practical experience as a community mobilizer.

  • Experience in WASH programs in rural areas.

  • Understanding of the impact of gender status and relationships on WASH and health practices

  • Knowledge and/or experience in participatory community approaches and techniques.

  • Outgoing personality with excellent organizational and communication skills.

  • Prepared to spend longer time periods in the field.

  • Team player

  • Possession of a valid riding permit and knowledge of road rules.

  • Knowledge of the local language will be an added advantage

    How to Apply

  • Applications should be in English

  • To apply, email a cover letter, detailed CV documenting work history and current responsibilities, salary history, and three professional references (including at least 1 prior employer) to by Wednesday , 5th August 2020 by 5:00pm.

  • Please specify “Project Assistant” in the subject line of your application email.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Hard copy hand delivered applications will not be accepted.

  • No telephone inquiries are permitted please.

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