Position: Hygiene Promoter Expert
Number of positions: 1
Closing Date: 20th December 2018
Location: Jalalaqsi, Hiran Region
Duration: 1 year
The HYGIENE PROMOTION OFFICER contributes to the maintenance of hygienic conditions in camp and/or non-camp settings through conducting assessments on personal and environmental hygiene, identifying key issues and planning hygiene promotion activities, supervising Hygiene Monitors in hygiene activities, and training/leading a variety of hygiene promotion activities. On a daily basis the Hygiene Promotion Officer reports directly to WASH Team Leader and supervises the daily activities of the Hygiene Monitors.
To be a successful candidate, you will need to have proven experience in project management and the ability to lead project teams of various sizes. A Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a huge advantage.
Duties and responsivities include but not limited:
Plan and conduct assessments (e.g. KAP surveys) on WASH and hygiene among communities;
Collate data, analyze and report findings, developing an action plan to address key identified issues;
Identify facilitators within the communities and conduct training, ensuring regular monitoring and follow up of progress as well as ongoing capacity development;
Mobilize, organize and supervise, through facilitators or other means, members of the communities to take ownership of maintaining best practices in personal, community and environmental hygiene;
Conduct participatory hygiene promotion sessions within communities, schools, groups of persons with specific needs, according to age, gender and diversity, community-based committees and other groups, such as duty bearers and stakeholders;
Manage and conduct home visiting to assess, inform and motivate families to improve hygiene and living conditions when required;
Promote hygiene education through a variety of means, such as information sharing, dissemination, and communication materials;
Provide support to the distribution of hygiene items, and conduct monitoring and follow up to ensure proper usage of items and appropriateness;
Maintain full qualitative and quantitative records and reports of activities, disaggregated by age, gender and diversity where appropriate;
Develop contacts with community leaders and key stakeholders to explain and promote the organization and projects;
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Education or equivalent training/experience in related field (such as water and
sanitation, public health, hygiene promotion).
Minimum of two (2) years’ practical work experience working with vulnerable
communities in the field of water/sanitation, WASH, hygiene or public health.
Familiarity with key health and hygiene issues and hygiene promotion/education
activities incamp and/or non-camp settings.
Ability to read and write in English.
Proven experience in community mobilisation, training and /or teaching.
Experience of working with UN or (International/National) Non-Governmental
Deep understanding of age, gender and diversity issues with regard to WASH.
Knowledge of minimum WASH standards (e.g. Sphere).
Good communication skills
Fluency in written and spoken English.
Excellent typing skills
Excellent international skills
How to apply: Interested applicants should send their applications with CV and scanned copies of their academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to email@example.com addressed to the “HR Department”. Closing Date is 20th December 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Action Against Disasters Somalia (AADSOM) is humanitarian actor that responds to humanitarian emergencies, natural and man-made disasters that rigorously hindered the very basic lives of millions of people throughout Somalia; it has become inevitable to combat these challenges through any action-based means.
AADSOM is committed in assisting to the natural and manmade disaster victims therefore, it is expected that every individual who joins with AADSOM understand his/her responsibility in assisting to those in need most.
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