World Vision International

Hygiene and Health Promoter Officer

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of the position is to implement, monitor the hygiene interventions within World Vision’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) program in the Bekaa area, and improve the hygiene practices of the community.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

70%

  • Follow up with the Mother Action Groups (MAG’s) on the project activities.

  • Coordinate with the hygiene Coordinator in implementing the project’s common activities in order to ensure integrity in the quality of World Vision’s Hygiene program intervention.

  • Identify and assess the hygiene needs of the Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees in the target areas

  • Respond to the needs determined by the assessment.

  • Conduct hygiene promotion sessions when needed.

  • Document and report on conducted activities to ensure that needs assessed are being effectively responded to and that interventions are being documented.

  • Plan and coordinate the capacity building of the MAGs.

  • Assist in the preparation of the MAGs’ training material.

  • Regular Field and spot check visits to monitor the implementation of the activities in the Schools and in the target areas

  • Develop educational material to ensure effective behavioral approaches (banners, guidelines, flyers, stickers for the kids at schools, posters in schools, etc.).

  • Ensure new MAGs are trained before starting implementation

  • Planning, coordinating and implementing of all the hygiene promotion awareness events (location, invitation, , sessions, activities, and distribution)

  • Follow up with MAGS on the data related to attendance sheets, distribution lists, daily, weekly and monthly reports and compile them.

  • Plan hygiene promotion initiatives depending on the needs of the context ensuring that technical and social aspects of water and sanitation programming are integrated.

  • Forging good relationships with the BWE and the municipalities to ensure a better and effective liaison between all stakeholders and water users.

  • Plan, implement and document all community events in coordination with the municipalities

  • Ensure all work is carried out as per the community needs and project standards

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

10%

  • Forging relationships with key people in the community, stakeholders and community leaders to ensure proper implementation.

  • Regular meetings with MAGs to communicate new technical topics.

  • 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.

15%

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

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

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

5%

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

HEA responsibilities:

  • Be aware of emergency procedures in a response,

Other duties:

  • 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

100%

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 2 years 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