Concern Worldwide Hygiene Promotion Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Concern Worldwide Hygiene Promotion Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


Job Id: 216426

Category: Development and Project Management, Health Care, Natural Sciences
Location: Pugnido - Refugee Camp, Gambela Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 18,004-21,534

Job Description

Job purpose : The purpose of the position is to ensure that hygiene promotion is integrated with the nutrition interventions and that the behaviour change brought about increases the impact and effectiveness of the nutrition project.

The job holder is responsible for ensuring high quality behaviour change communication and contributing to reduction of water bourne disease in the beneficiaries attending the nutrition programme.

The post is new and due to high levels of diarrhoea among the beneficiary population which will contribute to the continued high levels of acute malnutrition.

This position reports to the Nutrition Manager, and technically to the Hygiene and behavioural change specialist based in Addis and will work closely with nutrition staff under the field office and other implementing partners in the camp involved in Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) and health.

Planning, Technical supports and Facilitation

  • Prepare detail WASH activities monthly Plan and ensure its implementation as per SPHERE & UNHCR performance standard with the agreed time -frame.

  • Organize and provide hygiene promotion trainings for all staff (nutrition and livelihood) and outreach workers

  • Conduct counselling on hygiene, sanitation at infant and young child feeding (IYCF) points

  • Provide Baby WASH training for nutrition staff and outreach workers

  • Implement and monitor the Baby WASH implementation

  • Ensure all Concern nutrition centres (inpatient and outpatient) have appropriate sanitation facilities for beneficiaries and staff to support hygienic practice

  • Ensure and monitor all concern nutrition centres have a conducive environment to prevention and teaching about prevention of communicable disease

  • Ensure cooking demonstrations at sites and in the community at mother to mother groups are conducted hygienically and key hygiene education included in the sessions

  • Closely monitor the integration of hygiene promotion activities with nutrition intervention

  • Coordinate with stakeholders and regularly track the diarrhoeal cases in under five children and vulnerable adults in the camp

  • Take part in preparing all the required information, education, communication (IEC)/BCC materials and identifying and developing appropriate hygiene promotion messages

  • Implement, monitor and supervise the implementation of hygiene promotion activities on the selected themes and key hygiene messages

  • Take part in conducting barrier analyses and knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) surveys to assess the impact of WASH in the nutrition intervention

  • Organize global hygiene days celebration at nutrition centres and collaborate with stakeholders to address the links between WASH and nutrition at camp level

  • Document health related data and keep records on activities of hygiene promotion and prepare monthly progress reports

  • Serve as the focal point person for all activities related to Concern WASH/Nutrition project

    Coordination and networking

  • Establish and liaise good working relationships with Concern staff, government bodies, ARRA, UNHCR, WFP and other Implementing partners (WASH, Health and other relevant) as requested by the line manager.

  • Ensure good coordination with other Concern team members (Outreach and site team leaders, IYCF Officer, CMAM Officers and outreach workers) other staff and provide frequent updates as per established project work plan activities and timeframe.

    Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Take part in Hygiene and sanitation related assessment, surveys and project evaluation in data collection, data entry, analysis and reporting in order to evaluate the impact of WASH activities

  • Oversee the collection of Hygiene and sanitation data in line with UNHCR/ARRA, Concern guidelines and according to internal and external donor requirements.

  • Plan and
    conduct joint project monitoring and evaluation activities with IRC/ARRA/UNHCR

  • Develop different monitoring tools based on the activities.

    Reporting and Accountability

  • Ensure that hygiene promotion activities utilizes standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as prescribed by the UNHCR/ ARRA for refugee’s response in Gambella region.

  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports

  • At all times, adhere to policies and guidelines of Concern

  • Give support to the field staff on mainstreaming gender, protection, accountability, HIV/AIDS, inclusive and equality in the implementation of hygiene and sanitation promotion

  • Committed to Concern’s vision, mission and core values

  • Ensure that all hygiene promotion activities are documented and recorded including desegregated data and report to the Project manager and head office WASH department.

  • Document good practices and success stories for learning and sharing

    Emergency Response :

    Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity.

    To this end, when emergencies strike and the Ethiopia Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.

    Gender Equality: § Demonstrate understanding of Concern Ethiopia’s Gender Equality Strategy

  • Contribute to ensuring that Concern Ethiopia is a place where men and women are treated equally and with dignity and respect

    Demonstrate Gender equality awareness and gender sensitivity and able to integrate in all outreach tasks and activities.

    Job Requirements

  • standards of behavior expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.

    Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment.

    By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

    Women are highly encouraged to apply

    Person Specification:

  • B.sc in Environmental Health science studies with 2 years’ experience or diploma in environmental health and 4 years’ experience

  • Minimum of 3 years for degree holders in hygiene behavior change communication in Government or INGOs in emergency programs. Refugee camp is an advantage

  • Have knowledge and experience in PHAST, CHAST, child to child and CHC approaches

  • Excellent in facilitation and providing training and capacity building for staff

  • Excellent written and spoken English and Agnuak/Nuer language is an advantage

  • Ability to understand and respect the cultural, religious and political environment and to work well with staff and local authorities in a diplomatic manner

    Core Competency : Knowledge of CMAM and WASH integration

  • Knowledge of participatory processes

  • Ability to work with teams

  • Analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Computer proficiency

  • Capacity Building skills

  • Ability to plan own work, set priorities, complete work under pressure or when faced with competing demands and report.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy, please note that no need to submit your supporting documents at this stage:

    Ethiojobs.net OR Concern Ethiopia, Human Resource Department

    P.O. Box 2434, Addis Ababa OR Apply in person at our Office in Addis Ababa, Front Desk

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted

    Concern Worldwide Hygiene Promotion Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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