Wash Assistant

IRC - The International Rescue Committee

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Job Description

Under the supervision of the WASH Officer, the WASH assistant will be responsible for the design, implementation, follow-up, and evaluation of hygiene promotion activities of IRC Somalia Puntland. In addition, provide necessary support to the WASH Officer to implement all activities of WASH projects. The post is specifically oriented towards the WASH projects in Puntland.


Needs assessments

- Design, plan and implement of hygiene needs assessments, including personal interviews at household level, facilitation of focus group discussions, site visits and meetings with key members of community. - Provide necessary support to WASH Officer to design, plan and implement technical WASH assessments and studies such as household level questionnaires, focus group discussions, site visits and meetings with key members of community.

Program design and implementation

- Design, plan and follow-up of hygiene promotion activities such as: training of trainers on hygiene promotion ( for community volunteers, WASH committee members, health workers) - Provide technical support on hygiene promotion to the community volunteers, WASH committee members and health workers; and developing a culture sensitive IEC material for hygiene promotion activities. - Liaise and coordinate hygiene activities with community health workers and related local authorities - Provide necessary support to WASH officer through design, plan, liaise, archive, implement and follow-up the detailed implementation work plan for all activities of WASH projects to achieve the projects objective on time. - Ensure community mobilization in all field related to water, hygiene and sanitation - Draft weekly hygiene/cholera awareness sessions report. - Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the distribution of all hygiene supplies such as hygiene kits, cleaning kits and Jerry Canes for health facilities, and families. - Work with the WASH team to develop and evaluate methodologies for promoting sanitation such as CLTS (community-led total sanitation), or latrines construction. - Consider budget planning and logistics for hygiene promotion activities: making and follow-up of internal purchase order, quality control of materials delivered by suppliers, planning team movements by vehicle. - Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the WASH Officer/WASH Coordinator

Montoring, Evaluation, Accountability and learning

- With the WASH team, undertake the initial and final KAP (Knowledge, Attitude, Practice) surveys. - With the WASH team's implementation of the PDM survey (Post Distribution Monitoring) for kit distributed - Collection, consolidation, and reporting of weekly hygiene and health-related data necessary for the consolidation of standard project and strategic indicators (number of beneficiaries, number and type of activity performed, results of water analysis performed)


- Submit Weekly (or each time when necessary) written and oral reports to the WASH Officer/WASH Coordinator. - Participate actively in collecting the required data needed for reports. - Integration, Coordination of Cross-cutting Aspects - Coordinate WASH hygiene activities with other sectors of IRC in order to integrate activities in the same geographical area and for the same beneficiaries. - Coordinate local level hygiene activities with the Public Health Department at the district level. - Ensure the integration of gender, child protection, HIV, people living with disability, the environment and other crosscutting issues into the design, implementation and development of hygiene promotion activities, and ensure that activities take into account the needs of specific groups and individuals, especially children, the elderly and disabled.



- A Diploma in public health, environmental health, or community health from an accredited university or college.

Experience and skills required

- Professional experience of 2 years minimum, among which 1 year in a field related to public health, environmental health or community health. - Relevant training and experience in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. - Organization, Coordination and planning skills - Good report writing and communication skills - Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook , Power point ) - Ability to listen and Adopt - Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and community mobilization skills - Fluent knowledge of local language - Fluent knowledge of written and oral in English. - Somali National


- Direct experience in the geographical area targeted by IRC. - Experience working with an INGO/NGO

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.

Added 4 months ago - Updated 4 months ago - Source: rescue.org