Hygiene and Health Assistant
PURPOSE OF POSITION
The purpose of the position is to assist in the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of the WASH interventions within World Vision’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) program in the Bekaa, to improve the hygiene aspects of the target population.
Conduct hygiene sessions needed in the informal settlements based on the results of the applicable assessment healthy camp tools in the field.
Deliver WASH promotion sessions to raise WASH standards and practices among targeted communities
Assist in the planning and conduct activities and events to promote WASH awareness among target communities.
Develop the necessary materials needed for a campaign/activity
Conduct the distribution in an appropriate and safe manner.
Implement WASH promotion initiatives appropriate to the context ensuring the technical and social aspects of water and sanitation programming are integrated.
Educate people about key aspects of WASH in a culturally appropriate manner.
Ensure all work is carried out as per the community needs and project standards.
Assist in the planning and conduct WASH technical assessments.
Ensure Forging relationships with people in the community in order to get the message across.
Identify natural leaders: Community WASH Focal Points within the target communities, train, and mentor them to be Community mobilizers and WASH committees.
Provide active and ongoing on spot training to the Community WASH Focal Points.
Data collection from the community WASH focal (monitoring tools)
Mobilize communities to increase ownership and maintenance of WASH facilities such as the creation and support of WASH/ hygiene committees, organizing monthly community clean up days.
Monitoring of the focal points through field spot checks visits.
Mobilize, motivate and encourage potential leaders to talk to their fellow community members about good WASH practices.
Develop trust, tolerance and co-operation among community members.
Submit daily reports
Document and report on conducted activities to ensure that needs assessed are being effectively responded to and that interventions are being documented.
Data entry (ODK) on a daily basis
Refer the needs of the field to the Officer
Identify and assess public WASH and hygiene risks and needs
Report areas of concern to the Hygiene coordinator.
Report cases to be referred to the hygiene
Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally.
Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture and other organizational events.
Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture.
Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Line Manager.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Bachelor’s degree in a WASH related field (Preferred: Public Health, Nursing, Teaching etc.) or a Bachelor’s degree in another field with 1-year complimentary WASH 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
80 % field work
Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.