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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Security management responsibilities:
Responsible of the day-to-day security management
Abide by the security procedures and policies and report any breaches
Participate in personal safety training as required
Be aware of emergency procedures in a response,
Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally if any
Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture events and other organizational events
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
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
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
100 % field work