About the job
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 the Deputy WASH Manager, and supervises the daily activities of the Hygiene Monitors.
- Reports to: WASH manager(s), WASH team leader
- Subordinates: Hygiene Promotion Team
Duties and Responsibilities
- Plan and conduct assessments (e.g. KAP surveys) on WASH and hygiene among communities.
- Collate data, analyse 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, organise 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.
- Provide regular written and verbal reports to managers upon request.
- Develop contacts with community leaders and key stakeholders to explain and promote the organisation and projects.
- Act as a link between the organisation and the beneficiaries by supervising relevant committees or health clubs.
- Undertake any other duties that may be assigned by the Line Manager.
- Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Iraq programme Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Code of Conduct, HAP and other key documents.
Qualifications and Experience:
- 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 in camp 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 Organisations desirable.
- Deep understanding of age, gender and diversity issues with regard to WASH.
- Knowledge of minimum WASH standards (e.g. Sphere)
- Strong organisational skills.
- Flexibility and creativity.
- Cultural sensitivity (e.g. to age, gender and diversity) and experience working in complex / hostile environments.
- Ability to prioritise large and changeable workloads.
- Good communication skills and ability to work as part of a team, including team management.
- Able to work independently and energetically.
- A high level of spoken and written Arabic and English are essential.
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
- Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
- Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
- Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
- Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
- Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
DRC will offer the successful applicant a contract until 31-December-2017, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work from 1-July-2017.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level C1
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All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications closes on 18-June-2017. The interviews are expected to take place from 20 to 22 June 2017.