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Hygiene and Sanitation Assistant


Title: Hygiene and Sanitation Assistant

Location: Oyam District

Reporting to: Community Development Facilitator

Purpose of the position:

To implement sanitation and hygiene activities of the Improved Adherence to Good Hygiene and Sanitation Practices in Kamdini and Oyam project by strengthening the existing community structures (especially VHTs, PDCs and water boards) in the areas of operation in liaison with the HSO.

To work hand in hand with Local Government extension staff especially the Health Assistants in the area of work and deliver targets in a timely and quality manner expressed in monthly work plans and monthly reports.

Major responsibilities;

  • Identify and lead the mobilization and sensitization of target communities on sanitation and hygiene to ensure adoption of positive behaviors e.g. Hand Washing, Latrine use and refuse disposal

  • Actively participate in assessments of school WASH needs to inform decisions and plans for WASH interventions in the project area.

  • Play a lead role in following up target communities to implement sanitation improvement plans together with the government extension staff, (specifically, the Town sanitation task force, HA s, VHTs, & PDCs).

  • Support establishment and implementation of activities of Hygiene Clubs in schools

  • Establish and build capacity of O&M structures (PTA, SMCS & HMCs) for school and health Centre sanitation facilities to ensure proper use and maintenance of the facilities

  • Work with the informal sector in the town board to develop and implement a sanitation improvement plan activities.

  • Organize and use relevant IEC material /channels to disseminate WASH messages to target audience.

  • Participate in collection of useful data, success stories and beneficiary lists as required on a monthly basis.

  • Any other duties as assigned by the respective supervisors.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A diploma in Environmental Health Sciences, Water and Sanitation engineering (or related disciplines) from a recognized training institution

  • Experience in implementing health, and WASH related activities of not less than one year, preferably within a NGO

  • Very strong facilitation and communication skills

  • Good Computer skills and ability to write technical reports

  • Must possess good communication skills and be courteous in working with communities.

  • 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