Hygiene Promotion Assistant
The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery, and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.
Scope and background:
IRC have been present in Ethiopia since 2000 to respond to artificial and natural disasters. IRC is currently operational in five regional states and 24 refugee camps implementing a diverse range of multi-sectoral interventions. IRC currently responds to the needs of vulnerable HHs affected by conflict-induced displacement in Shebelle and Afder Zone and surrounding districts through a multi-sector interventions that address both short and long term needs. Under the program “Emergency life-saving and complimentary assistance to communities affected by draught in Elele and Qohle Woredas of Shebelle and Afder Zone”, IRC intends to implement a multipurpose cash transfer project in the two zone in collaboration with the government, INGOs, and government partners to mitigate the impact of conflict and draught on the most vulnerable households (women, children, old people, and the person with a disability). The project intends to meet both food and non-food needs of the target households and their family members.
The Hygiene Promotion Assistant (HPA) position mainly involves undertaking rapid Hygiene need assessments and implementing emergency WASH response. The HPA will be based in Jijiga town of Somali Region and can be deployed to all other woredas of Harshin, kebribeyah, Ellele, Adadle, Qohle and Barey and any other emerging emergency areas & localities whenever need. The position reports to hygiene promotion officer (HPO).
Major key Responsibilities:
- Integrating with other team members, the 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. - Works closely with 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 (HPO). - Facilitate community participation during the emergency interventions. - In coordination with woreda DRM and other relevant sector offices, HP Assistant ensures the implementation of project activities. - 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 advantageous.