Hygiene Promotion Officer

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The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Role Purpose:

Hygiene Promotion Officer is responsible to handle different activities of FSL, WASH, health and Nutrition at grass root level.

Project design, implementation and reporting

  • Ensure that the WASH promotion activities are implemented according to the approved donor and government agreements.
  • Planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and review of response activities as per the agreed document with donor and partners.
  • Carrying out needs assessments and identify activities to increase awareness and enhance hygiene behavior change.
  • Report request of material needed for WASH promotion activities and design IEC material according to the specific targeted group (adult, children, and persons living with disabilities).
  • Design, monitor and implement WASH promotion activities according to the identified needs. Those may include but are not limited to: conduct sex and age segregated consultations with the affected community, WASH kits distributions, WASH kits use demonstrations, water treatment and water quality monitoring, training and follow up of community health workers, cleaning campaign.
  • Design, monitor and implement WASH promotion activities that keep the community and the staff safe from the risk of WASH Related diseases.
  • Provide daily/weekly report to immediate supervisor.
  • Provide WASH promotion related training for the Water Management Committee, governmental technicians, and concerned community members related to measures to remain protected from WASH related disease and about the importance of properly use and maintain WASH infrastructures for the community to remain safe and healthy.
  • Be based in the targeted regions (depending on the needs) for several days per week to monitor the activities, including overnight stay in rural areas.
  • Work in close coordination with the community and all its representatives, including women, children, elderly and persons living with disabilities to ensure the specific needs and suggestions from all targeted beneficiaries are known. Work in close coordination with the WASH officers and other sectors colleagues to ensure that the overall WASH response address the needs of the targeted population, in the respect of dignity and local culture.
  • Contribute to regular data collection in the field during needs assessments, post distribution monitoring, baseline and end-line surveys.

Undertakes any other relevant tasks assigned by the supervisor

Job Requirement

    • University degree in Environmental Health, public health or a related subject. Adequate experience in the field will substitute for formal qualifications.
    • Minimum 4 years of total experience of which experience in WASH sector and experience in emergency WASH is advantageous.
    • Experience in WASH facilities construction in a complex and demanding workload.
    • Substantial experience in coordinating, mobilizing community, planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and reporting.
    • Demonstrated work experience in designing, supervise and implementing water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructural programs in community, school and health centres.
    • Ability and willingness to travel and work in rural areas where the project is implemented, within approved security frameworks.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, communication, presentation and facilitation skills and an ability to train and mentor staff.
    • Desired spoken and written English.
    • Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word and databases).

Location: Dasenech Woreda/ South Omo

Type of Role: WASH

Reports to:  WASH Project coordinator

Grade: C1

Closing Date: 17 May 2022

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.