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Hygiene and Sanitation Assistant - Inclusive WASH


Title: Hygiene and Sanitation Assistant

Location: Adjumani District

Reporting to: Project Officer – Inclusive WASH

Purpose of the position:

Implement WASH interventions in cluster based WASH on WVU and/or internationally recognized standards and policies. The role leads in the implementation of WASH activities in the cluster/ Refugee Settlements with the support of WASH Project Officer, WASH Project Manager and Local Government extension staff.

Major responsibilities;

  • Carry out periodic community assessment on sanitation and hygiene practices and needs to identify areas for interventions and validation of the WASH annual plans for the Response Programme area assigned

  • In conjunction with the Project Officer identify and lead the mobilization and sensitization of target communities to participate in WASH and development activities.

  • Ensure that sponsored children benefit and participate in WASH programme interventions

  • Promote community led total Sanitation and Hygiene promotion through awareness creation and establishment and maintenance of functional Community Based Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion structures

  • Support establishment and implementation of health and hygiene promotion activities in schools

  • In conjunction with Project Officer-Engineer, Monitor construction and usage of existing WASH facilities through routine visits and provide guidance through follow up on the activities of community and local government structures responsible for such facilities

  • Develop a community disease awareness system at community/institutional level and liaise with all Health centre In-charges to monitor and report on prevalence of WASH related diseases.

  • ·Conduct basic trainings and refresher trainings as well as extend guidance and technical support to the Community based Hygiene and sanitation Promotion structures

  • Compile weekly, monthly and periodic plans and reports on general WASH project works in the project implementation area for strategic interventions

  • Support in providing necessary data for the development of the annual budgets and activity plans of all the software activities and ensure they’re implemented timely and are of high quality

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health Sciences, social science or any other related field attained from a recognized higher institution of learning. Candidates with Diplomas in a similar field with vast experience may also be considered.

  • Experience in implementing health, and WASH related activities of not less than 2 years, preferably within an International NGO

  • Knowledge about CLTS, CHAST and PHAST methods

  • Very strong facilitation skills, community mobilization skills and the ability to effectively communicate key issues to communities

  • Ability to coordinate a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common objective in the area of Sanitation and Hygiene

  • Knowledge of PRA methods and willingness to live in the rural communities in the project areas.

  • Good Computer skills and ability to write technical reports

  • Must be fluent in applicable local Languages and English.

  • Knowledge of PRA methods and willingness to live in the rural communities in the project areas.

  • Must have good riding skills and must possess a valid riding permit (class A)

  • Must be fluent in applicable local Languages and English.

  • Knowledge about CLTS, CHAST and PHAST methods are added advantage

  • Computer literate