IRC Hygiene Promotion Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

IRC Hygiene Promotion Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

Requisition ID: req6315
Job Title: Hygiene Promotion Assistant
Sector: Environmental Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Ethiopia

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.

IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 1999 and is implementing integrated, community-managed programs aimed at improving the quality of lives and recover of livelihood of disaster-affected population’s through promoting individual participation, strengthening institutions and emergency response.

Job Overview:

Hygiene Promotion Assistant is responsible to support the implementation of rapid emergency response of hygiene and sanitation promotion and water supply activities by using appropriate hygiene promotion approaches, with required standard and principles, and level of participation. The position holder is also responsible for beneficiary selection & verification, community mobilization, proper management resources under the project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct different hygiene & sanitation promotion and health educations on different community meetings by using different hygiene promotion approaches
  • Ensure the proper dissemination of hygiene and sanitation messages to the community at grass root level.
  • Organize community level hygiene awareness campaigns and prevention of transmitted disease.
  • Organize training for community representatives on Hygiene and sanitation and transmitted disease.
  • Assist the preparation of IEC Materials and monitor the distribution of IEC materials to be used at community level.
  • Work on building of the capacity of woreda partners and HEWs on WASH emergency promotion, NFI distributions and other health educations.
  • Ensure the proper distribution
    of Non Food Items and IEC Materials.
  • Conduct regular post distribution monitoring and periodic post distribution survey of the NFI at house hold level.
  • Produces activity progress reports as per the preset reporting schedule and submit to the supervisor.
  • Prepare brief emergency related monthly updates and submit to the supervisor.
  • Closely work with kebele HEWs and woreda water offices for basic emergency hygiene promotion activities
  • Conduct different review meetings with woreda partners, HEWs and community representatives on progress of the hygiene promotion activities and beneficiary compliance and feedback management systems.
  • Assists detail Hygiene and Sanitation need assessments.
  • Works closely with Woreda Water and Health Offices towards efficient and effective implementation of the response and emergency hygiene promotion activities
  • Works in collaboration with other IRC staff, government partners & key stakeholder.
  • Takes additional works as assigned by supervisor.

    Key Working Relationships:

    Position Reports to: ERR Officer.

    Other Internal and/or external contacts: This role will collaborate and interact regularly with ERR, Health, CWI, Supply Chain, Finance, HR/Admin internally and with INGOs/NGOs, Government partners, Clusters and Task Forces externally.


    Education: BSc Degree/Diploma in Environmental Health.
    Work Experience: 1 year for BSc Degree and 3 years for Diploma holders. NGO experience is plus.
    Skills and Competencies: Hygiene promotion experience in local community and emergency context.

    Experience of community mobilization and NFI distribution.

    Good communication and interpersonal skills.

    Ability to work as part of a team as well as to work autonomously when required.

    Good command spoken and written English, Amharic and Afaan Oromo.

    Basic computer knowledge (word, excel).

    Application deadline 3rd October 2019

    For more information and job applications details, see; IRC Hygiene Promotion Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

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