IRC Hygiene Promotion Assistant Jobs in Nigeria

IRC Hygiene Promotion Assistant Jobs in Nigeria



The International Rescue Committee is an NGO that serves refugee and communities victimized by oppression and violent conflict worldwide.


Since October 2012, the IRC has been responding to humanitarian needs of Nigerians. The initially intervened in response to flood disaster that affected over 7 million people across the country, destroying harvest and damaging home


IRC is currently implementing programs in Health, Child Protection, WASH, Nutrition and Women’s Protection and Empowerment in Yola, Adamawa State, North-Eastern Nigeria.


WPE program implement prevention and response activities to address gender-based violence. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious human rights and public health issue affecting women and girls around the world. It impacts all aspects of women and girl’s physical, emotional, psychological and social well-being. It has harmful consequences for the individuals who experience it, their families, and communities as a whole.


The IRC Women Protection and Empowerment Program is a multi-sectorial prevention and response program involving multiple organizations and actors from the IDP and NGO community, UN agencies and all sectors of IRC.


The focus of this program is to provide good quality health and psychosocial response services to conflict-affected women and girls in Yobe, North-Eastern Nigeria in a timely manner.


Responsibilities


Technical Quality

  • Directly implement hygiene promotion activities in the communities; this includes household visits, hygiene awareness sessions and distribution of hygiene promotion materials.
  • Coordinate closely with the EH Officer-Water and Sanitation and Hygiene Promoters over water quality and beneficiary needs and preferences regarding water collection points
  • If requested, participate in any inter sectorial assessment process, including analysis and planning.
  • Directly manage the day to day hygiene promotion activities in the field locations.
  • Ensure that hygiene promotion activities meet agreed objectives within the timeframe.
  • Ensure program activities foster accountability to beneficiaries, gender and protection sensitivity and inclusion are adequately addressed in programming.
  • Distribute Information, Communication and Education (IEC) materials to Community hygiene Promoters and train hygiene promoters on their appropriate use.
  • Provide technical support and training for hygiene promoters, community volunteers, community leaders, community hygiene clubs and WASH committees.
  • Provide regular reports, document results and maintain detailed records
  • Provide weekly reports of progress on hygiene promotion activities.
  • Maintain comprehensive control systems on materials and tools used including notes on quality of materials and detailed NFI distribution records.

    Staff Supervision & Development

  • Assist the EH Officer – Hygiene promotion to identify, train and support Community hygiene promoters, WASH committee members and community health club members.
  • Supervise and manage community Hygiene promoters.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable work teams to successfully complete their tasks on time and within budget.
  • Responsible for community hygiene promoter’s weekly reports, timesheets and weekly work plans.

    Monitoring

  • Participate in daily monitoring and recording of Hygiene promotion activities including house hold visits, Group Hygiene sessions, Mass Hygiene awareness campaigns, NFI distributions, Menstrual Hygiene Management and other Hygiene related activities.
    Participate in Monthly HH surveys and KAP surveys depending on need.

    Other duties

  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to the EH Officer – Hygiene promotion, and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor for the development IRC programs


    Requirements


  • Minimum Diploma or certificate in social sciences, Public health, Environmental Health or other related courses.
  • Experience in implementation of hygiene promotion activities.
  • Experience in establishment and training of Hygiene Promoters, WASH committees and School hygiene Clubs.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 15th June 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; IRC Hygiene Promotion Assistant Jobs in Nigeria


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