Wash Assistant

IRC - The International Rescue Committee

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Job Description

The WASH Assistant will work with under the overall leadership of the WASH Coordinator for the implementation of the IRC WASH program in Somalia, but directly supervised by the WASH Officer. The WA will create links between the IRC, the community elders, the community at large and other stakeholders.

Roles & Responsibilities

- The position is responsible for rehabilitation and construction activities for target IDP camps in Galgadud WASH systems - including water systems, sanitation facilities and hygiene promotion. This includes all elements of Supervision, planning, and quality control. - The WASH Assistant will be assisting implementation water, environmental sanitation, and hygiene promotion activities in the operation area. - Mobilize all stakeholders to respond appropriately to outbreaks of cholera and acute watery diarrhea. - To facilitate community hygiene outreach for internally displaced people (IDPs) camps including the host communities. - To ensure that planned hygiene promotion activities are being undertaken correctly in designated project locations, usually in coordination with other WASH activities. - Facilitate and ensure that all hygiene components and sanitation issues are understood and implemented among the communities/IDPs. - Conduct household water safety and hygiene promotion assessment and build the capacity of local communities for sustainable water safety and hygiene promotion services. - Support and conduct training of water management committees - Support the existing community organization for dialogue in order to improve and upscale positive hygiene practices among the communities/IDPs - Conduct water quality surveys at all IRC rehabilitated water supply systems.


- Diploma certificate in Water Supply, Public Health or related discipline, or equivalent work experience in community water, sanitation, and hygiene program. - At least one year & halve experience in working with an INGO in WASH sector - Relevant training and experience in Water, Sanitation, and hygiene. - Experience in community social work - Good report writing and communication skills

Standard of Professional Conduct

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce

including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Diversity and Inclusion

at IRC, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Organizations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, physical or mental ability, nationality, and perspective are validated to be better organizations. More importantly, creating a safe workspace environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best is the right thing to do. So, bring your whole self to work.

IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. In keeping with our core values of Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality, IRC strives to maintain a work environment built on mutual respect in which all individuals treat each other professionally, and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of IRC Persons in any work setting. All IRC staff, wherever they are located, are accountable for creating an environment free of discrimination, harassment, bullying, and retaliation.

Added 5 months ago - Updated 5 months ago - Source: rescue.org