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Hygiene and Sanitation Officer

Job Description

Purpose of the position:

To provide technical support in design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of hygiene and sanitation programs, behavioral change methodologies (eg. Participatory hygiene and Sanitation Transformation – PHAST; Child hygiene and Sanitation Training – CHAST; Community-led Total Sanitation- CLTS) and hygiene promotion campaigns within WVT areas of operation.

Observe mission and core values of World Vision and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To support WASH projects/programs Team Leader in ensuring compliance of all hygiene and sanitation standards and donor regulations.

  • Development of concept papers, proposal writing, engage in negotiation with potential donors and building capacity to WVT staff on appropriate hygiene and sanitation packages.

  • Coordinate TOT on PHAST training in targeted projects.

  • Coordinate with water supply and sanitation field staff to ensure that the various aspects of the WASH Program are integrated.

  • Development of hygiene promotion topics, hygiene sessions and IEC materials

  • Develop materials to promote safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services.

  • Ensure that action is taken to mitigate priority water and sanitation related health risks.

  • Provide technical support in preparation of divisional strategies, annual operational plan and budget.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Minimum Qualification required: BSc in Environmental Health, Bachelor of art in public health, social sciences or related fields.

  • Experience: At least 2 year experience and understanding of Hygiene Promotion and community mobilization in relation to water and sanitation activities

  • Preferred: Experience in implementing community programs, and conversant with CLTS and other behavior change methodologies

  • Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Computer skills.

  • Demonstrate ability in supervision

  • Experience in working with water projects

  • Working knowledge of proposal writing and negotiation skills

  • Good planning and organizational skills

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and donors

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with travel to the field

  • Travel: 20% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 10%