International Rescue Committee Hygiene Assistant Employment in Uganda

International Rescue Committee Hygiene Assistant Employment in Uganda

Background/IRC Summary

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee ( is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression.

The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala and Kiryandongo settlement.

Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugepoes arriving in the West Nile region.

By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –bringing people from harm to home.

The IRC currently works in 7 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua and Kampala.

The IRC is currently in the process of expanding its programming to South Western Uganda – Kyaka, Oruchinga and Nakivale refugee settlements, to continue to provide life-saving services to conflict-affected and displaced refugee and host community

Position: hygiene assistant

Reporting to: clinical officer

Location: Kyaka

Duration 10 months

Job Summary

Reporting to the Clinical Officer South West, the Hygiene Assistant - is responsible for all hygiene maintenance duties at the IRC Kyaka office as assigned on a daily basis by the supervisor

Key Result Areas

  • Well maintained IRC premises

  • Proper utilization of IRC cleaning/support materials

  • Hygienic environment at IRC or Field office or work station.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Infection control at the work premises.

  • Collect rubbish from the compound

  • Discard non medical waste from the rubbish bins on the compound

  • Sort waste .

  • Ensure that the IRC property and surroundings are clean and waste is burnt as per the proper waste disposal guidelines.

  • Ensure that all cleaning materials are well distributed and the balances kept safely.

  • Assist the store keepers in the arranging of items in the stores

  • Assist to serve and attend to visitors’/staff refreshments during functions & meetings

  • Report to the Supervisor any faults with any machine/tool or any other problem noticed while performing maintenance duties

  • Promote the vision, mission and the values of IRC as expressed in the policies, regulations & guidelines of the Organisation.

    vEnsure health, safety, and security in your area of operation

  • Any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor

    Job Requirements:

  • Minimum Academic Qualifications: Certificate in House Keeping/ Nursing Aide

    Other Job Related Training Required

  • Waste management skills

  • Communication & interpersonal skills

  • Minimum Experience and Exposure: At least 1 year relevant experience as a cleaner or nursing aide or hygiene promoter.

    Special Knowledge

  • Health & Safety knowledge
  • Office management skills
  • Waste management skills
  • Key Skills Required
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Waste disposal skills

    Other Qualities/Attributes

  • Hygienic

  • organised

  • Hard working

  • Innovativeness

    How to apply:

    Please send filled IRC application form, cover letter, and CV in one PDF attachment clearly indicating the position - location that you have applied for “Hygiene Assistant” to:

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Deadline Friday 13th February 2019

    Please note that if you do not follow the above instructions your application will be automatically disqualified.

    All applications will be assessed strictly on individual merit.

    International Rescue Committee Hygiene Assistant Employment in Uganda

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Jobs in Uganda.

    Scholarship 2019/20

    Undergraduate Scholarships 2019/2020
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.