Habitat for Humanity Hygiene and Sanitation Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Habitat for Humanity Hygiene and Sanitation Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


Job Description

Organizational Overview

  • Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia.

  • The organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries.

  • Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.

  • Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.

  • Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia (HFHE) started operation in 1993 as a branch of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI).

  • HFHE has provided simple, affordable shelter for families in Ethiopia while also working to improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and empower Vulnerable Groups in the country.

    Job Summary

  • The Hygiene and sanitation officer will be a primary contact person in relation to community mobilization activities in the target area from the project team.

  • He/ She will be responsible for the mobilization of the community for the project activities and seek their support and involvement in the project activities.

  • He /She will be responsible for the sharing of clear and proper relevant project information to the communities, establish WASH committee, Provide WASH awareness creation training to the community and selection of beneficiaries.

  • He/ She may facilitate in project teams visits and coordination with the committees.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Project activities and facilitate the community in the formation of Project WASH committees ensuring their roles will contribute in the overall goal achievement of the project.

  • Provide hygiene and Environmental safety training to project community.

  • Creating decision-making power among the communities in order to resolve their problems related to project, effective use
    of the community resources and process of beneficiaries identification and final selection as per agreed in the approved proposal.

  • Develop and submit weekly/monthly work plans in-line with the DIP to the line manager and submit field visits report timely to share the progress and issues during implementation.

  • He/She needs to work closely with NO coordinator and stalk holders to arrange WASH events and campaigns.

  • To maintain proper record keeping of the project activities during the implementation of the project.

  • These include attendance of training participants, GMT data reporting, family profile records.

  • Produce learning documentations on Hygiene and sanitation impact.

  • Coordinate health and safety systems in an organization. Identify hazards and assess risks to health and safety, put appropriate safety controls in place, and provides advice on accident prevention and occupational health to employees, volunteers and contractors/builds.

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of intervention areas and should have close contacts with community leaders, volunteers, and activists.

    Job Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Social and health Sciences, Environmental health science, Public health (HO) or equivalent in the relevant subject.

    Work Experience

  • 4 years relevant experience in community mobilization.

    Desired Skill/knowledge

  • Basic computer skill, MS-windows, access and outlook.

  • Experience in occupation health and safety designing, awareness, community development and hygiene training with standard methods and approaches

  • Commitment to HFHE Core values and mission statement

  • Experienced in hygiene promotion programs at least 2 years

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants are invited to send their non–returnable application by quoting the position in the subject matter including updated CV and application letter and contact details of three work related referees, (including HR and Immediate supervisor) to Human Resources Department, HFHE in Ethiopia by P.O Box 8953, Addis Ababa or you can submit your application through hfheapplication@habitatethiopia.org

  • The closing date for submitting applications is within 10 days of this announcement from the date of post.

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further screening.

  • Female candidate are encouraged to apply.

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