Hygiene Promotion Assistants Vacancy in Ethiopia 2021

Bule Hora, Ethiopia International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia

Requisition ID: req22768

Job Title: Hygiene Promotion Assistant

Sector: Emergency Response

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Oromia, Ethiopia

Job Description


SCOPE: The Position mainly involves undertaking rapid Hygiene Promotion Assistant (HPA) need assessments and implementing emergency WASH response. The HPA will be based in West Guji Zone, Bule Hora Town, Gelana Woreda Tore Town and Suro Berguda Woreda Suro Town of Oromia Region and can be deployed to any other emerging emergency areas localities of the country program whenever need.


  • Integrating with other team members, the Sanitation and HP assistant undertakes detail Hygiene and Sanitation need assessments.
  • Assist HPO in Preparation of detail physical & financial implementation plan for emerging emergency responses;
  • Assist in preparing of IEC Materials to be used at community level.
  • Ensure the accurate convey of hygiene and sanitation messages.
  • Prioritize community level hygiene awareness campaigns and prevention of Cholera.
  • Coordinate training for community representatives on Hygiene, sanitation, and Cholera control.
  • Plan and ensure the accurate distribution of Non Food Items.
  • Works closely with Zone, Woreda Water and Health Offices towards efficient and effective process of the response;
  • Works in collaboration with IRC Cash transfer teams to ensure accurate 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 to the supervisor.
  • Facilitate community participation during the emergency interventions.
  • In coordination with woreda DRMC and other relevant sector offices HP Assistant, Ensure the implementation of project activities.
  • Facilitate meeting for program staff with partners on identified gaps
  • Conduct continuous monitoring and evaluation of project activities with relevant government partners.
  • In collaboration with other HPO and Cash transfer team ensure high level of community participation in the project and regularly monitor terms of money with local labor market standard.
  • Identify, compile and maintain training materials for uses.
  • Provide information on technical problems and feedbacks to the technical team on time.
  • Report activity progress and situation on monthly bases to the HPO/Senior ERRO of the respective woreda.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with respective IRC staffs and partners like Community health workers, kebele leaders, schoolteachers by coordinating regular review meetings at kebele level at least once per month.
  • Perform another task assigned by his/her supervisor.



  • BSc Degree/Diploma in Environmental Health, public Health and Social science field
  •  0 year experience for BSc Degree holders and 2 years’ experience for Diploma holders.
  •  NGO experience is plus.
  •  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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