Hygiene Promotion Assistant

Jinka, Ethiopia International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia

Job Title: Hygiene Promotion Assistant

Sector: Environmental Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Jinka, Ethiopia

Job Description

 

Scope:

The Position mainly involves undertaking rapid implementing Emergency Sanitation and hygiene promotion and capacity building interventions in Hawassa field office intervention waredas.

Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with other team members, the SHP assistant undertakes detail Hygiene and Sanitation need assessments.
  • Assist the HP officer in preparing of IEC Materials and monitor the distribution of IEC materials to be used at community level.
  • 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 Cholera.
  • Organize training for community representatives on Hygiene and sanitation and Cholera control.
  • Plan and ensure the proper distribution of Non-Food Items.
  • 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   and Ensure proper integration of the interventions.
  • 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
  • Work on building of the capacity of woreda partners and HEWs on WASH emergency promotion, NFI distributions and other health educations
  • Plan and conduct different hygiene & sanitation promotion and health educations on different community meetings by using different hygiene promotion approaches
  • Conduct regular post distribution monitoring and periodic post distribution survey of the NFI at household level
  • 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
  • Takes additional works as assigned by supervisor.

 

Qualifications

 

  • BSc Degree/Diploma in Environmental Health, public Health
  • At least 3 years of related work experience for Diploma Holders, and 1-year relevant experience for first degree.
  • Hygiene promotion experience in local community settings.
  • Basic computer skill (Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and e-mail).
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as to work autonomously when required.
  • Good command spoken and written English.
  • Knowledge of the local language is an advantageous.


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