CARE Ethiopia Project Officer- Hygiene and Sanitation Jobs

CARE Ethiopia Project Officer- Hygiene and Sanitation Jobs

Job Id: 221628

Category: Health Care, Water and Sanitation

Location: Oromia

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)


Job Description

Internal/external Vacancy Announcement

Project Officer -Hygiene and Sanitation

CARE Ethiopia’s mission is to work with the poor women and men, boys and girls, communities and institutions, to have a significant impact on the underlying causes of poverty in Ethiopia.

Date: September 2, 2019

Vacancy No. 074/19

Salary: 816 USD

No of positions; 1 (one)

Type of Employment- Regular

Duty base: West Hararghe FO

Dead Line: 10 days from the date of advertisement

Objective: The purpose of the Hygiene and Sanitation Officer is to provide technical and professional support in the target woredas and kebeles in the area of hygiene and sanitation for the Strengthen PSNP 4 Institutions and Resilience/DFAP Program.

S/he also works with and provides technical support and guidance to community WASH committees (WASHCOs). The Hygiene and Sanitation Officer is also responsible to document and share good practices within the organization, stakeholders and its partners.

Furthermore, the position holder will assist in refining the implementation of all components of the project related to hygiene and sanitation in the target communities.

The Hygiene and Sanitation Officer will work closely with other program staff to ensure program quality and impact in line with the goals and objectives of the program.

The key activities under this component include the following:

  • Facilitate improved management and operations of village WASHCOs

  • Facilitate increased access to environmental sanitation and hygiene products and services

  • Coordinate and support hygiene and sanitation promotion works

  • Promote increased awareness of improved sanitation and hygiene practices through DBC approach

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

  • Train HDs, WASH promoters, and mothers on water quality management

    Capacity Building and Technical Support

  • Develop, update and organise hygiene and sanitation IEC/BCC promotion materials, standard training manuals for woreda partners, communities and project staff.

  • Organize, facilitate and lead trainings for community-based hygiene and sanitation activities.

  • Facilitate and lead partners’ capacity gap assessment in the
    area of hygiene and sanitation.

  • Participate in regional Hygiene and Sanitation policy, strategy and working modality development and promotion of appropriate policy implementation.

  • Participate in basic sanitation and hygiene status assessment, activities, including site selection when necessary for construction and use of ventilated pit latrines at different institution;

    Organizing and Networking

  • Organize sanitation campaigns and regular promotion programmes with the aim of creating awareness in the community to reduce health problems due to poor sanitation and hygiene.

  • Represent CARE in regional health related forums, hygiene and sanitation related development partner discussion forums, workshops, seminars and joint assessment works, serve as a focal person for regional and zone level emergency networks in her/his area of specialisation.

  • Support government partners to establish and strengthen community and government networks in hygiene and sanitation (WASHCOs, etc.) at woreda and kebele levels.

    Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Work with WASH team members, particularly with the construction supervisor and other key staff, to properly link hygiene and sanitation intervention with the hardware and other crosscutting issues.
  • Participate in annual and periodic planning works of WASH at regional and Zone level by representing CARE
  • Work with program DME person and government higher level staff in undertaking of project monitoring, baseline survey, progress reviews, impact assessment and final evaluation.

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications (Know How)

    A) Education/training

  • BSC in Environmental Health Science, Hygiene and/or Sanitation or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

    B) Experience

  • 5 years of relevant experience in the area of hygiene and sanitation in rural areas. NGO experience would be an additional advantage.

    C) Competencies

  • Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, facilitating change, managing performance for success, building commitment, coaching, building partnership, innovation, planning and organizing, problem solving, information monitoring, contributing to team success.

    How to Apply

    If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please forward your: CV (not more than 3 page) and cover letter (not more than one page) to

    Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the requirement are strongly

    CARE Ethiopia Project Officer- Hygiene and Sanitation Jobs

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