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Hygiene and Health Promoter Assistant

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION

To assist in the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of the WASH and health interventions within World Vision’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) program in the Bekaa, with the goal to improve the public health of the target population.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Activities

End Results Expected

  • Assist the Hygiene and health promoter to support the implementation of the set activities

  • Assist in conducting WASH /health needs assessments, WASH/health technical assessments, distributions, and health and hygiene promotion sessions

  • Assist in mapping, assessing and documenting the existing health services for Syrian refugees

  • Assist in the preparation of trainings to WVL staff ,WASH Committees and health care providers on a referral mechanism for health services

  • Help in the Documentation and reporting on the conducted activities to ensure that needs assessed are being effectively responded to and that interventions are being documented

  • Assist in providing capacity building training for health care providers to support service provision

  • Assist in the implementation of (WASH) and health interventions in tented settlements

  • Support in the preparation for the health and hygiene promotion sessions to raise health and hygiene standards and practices among targeted communities

  • Assist the hygiene and Health promoter to implement the health and hygiene promotion initiatives appropriate to the context ensuring the technical and social aspects of water and sanitation programming are integrated.

  • Assist the hygiene and health promoter in Educating people about key aspects of health and hygiene in a culturally appropriate manner

  • Timing implementation of project interventions to the target beneficiaries, while continually learning and adjusting the operational approaches.

  • Forging relationships with people in the community in order to get the message across.

  • Identify natural leaders within the target communities and train and mentor them to be ‘Community health and WASH Focal Points’ (e.g. Health care providers, Community Hygiene Promoters, WASH Committee Members).

  • Provide active and ongoing technical oversight to ‘Community health and WASH Focal Points’.

  • Monitor the WASH and health issues within target communities through the ‘Community WASH Focal Points’, as well as directly through spot checks and assessments.

  • Mobilize, motivate and encourage potential leaders to talk to their fellow community members about good health and hygiene practices.

  • Develop trust, tolerance and co-operation among community members.

  • Active and effective ‘Community WASH Focal Points’ (e.g. Community Hygiene Promoters, WASH Committee Members) are addressing the WASH needs of their own communities.

  • Assist in identifying and assessing public health and hygiene risks and needs

  • Collaborate with the hygiene and health promoter to report areas of concern to the WASH (Water and Sanitation Hygiene) coordinator.

  • Public Health risks are quickly identified and a mitigation plan is put in place to address them.

  • Collaborate with a number of other agencies, including local authorities and international aid workers during the implementation of WASH programs.

  • WASH interventions are well coordinated to reduce inefficiencies

  • Provide daily, weekly, and monthly reports to WASH coordinator on project progress against work plan.

  • Document and share lessons learned with the WASH coordinator local community members, and local stakeholders.

  • Project progress is regularly and accurately reported to Project Manager for decision making and accountability

Security management responsibilities:

  1. Responsible of the day-to-day security management

  2. Abide by the security procedures and policies and report any breaches

  3. Participate in personal safety training as required

HEA responsibilities:

  1. Be aware of emergency procedures in a response,

Other duties:

  1. Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally if any

  2. Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture events and other organizational events

  3. Perform other relevant tasks as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree in a WASH and health related field (Preferred: Public Health, Nursing, Teaching etc.) or a Bachelor’s degree in another field with 1 year complimentary WASH and health experience.

  • Relevant Experience in relief project implementation or relevant experience in a job with transferable skills (e.g. nursing, plumber, teaching).

  • Experience in local community and within an NGO context (strongly preferred).

  • Has strong knowledge of core principles of Children Rights, Participation, Do No Harm, as well as Children in Emergencies minimum standards.

  • Has strong knowledge about WASH distribution

  • Good organizational and time management skills.

  • Good written and oral communication skills (English & Arabic)

  • Proven ability to build capacity of partners/ stakeholders through formal trainings and informal job shadowing and mentoring

  • Ability to monitor work of project-hired contractors

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Must have cross-cultural sensitivity, problem solving and negotiation skills.

  • Must have a genuine concern to help the Syrian Refugees

  • Good team building skills; a creative, innovative, and adaptability personality.

  • Ability to cope and work under pressure.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural and difficult / sensitive contexts.

  • Ability to spend 100% of job in the field

  • Ability to review and write reports

  • Ability to manage data effectively

  • 100 % field work