EH Hygiene Promotion Assistant
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
5d ago
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Duties and Responsibilities

Community Mobilization and Awareness Raising :

Design and participate in awareness raising activities aimed at promoting changes in attitudes and behaviors regarding gender, gender equality and GBV.

Identify strategies to promote active community participation in prevention and response interventions designed to address GBV.

Play a lead role in the formation of community groups for response and prevention activities.Work with the WPE Trainer, Comprehensive Women Center, Case Worker to facilitate Trainings and sensitizations to community groups, local partners and Community Based Organizations on GBV issues.

Promote the involvement of men and youth in GBV activities.Utilize participatory methodology and adult education techniques to assist communities in developing community-

driven prevention and response plans.Mobilize community to form action groups’ for awareness raising and encourage greater self-

reliance among women in the communities.Identify advocacy concerns, Initiate and coordinate advocacy actionsIn collaboration with case worker ensure that women are engaged in psychosocial activities at the comprehensive women’s centers.

Plan and Implement SASA activities in the community

Planning, Collaboration and Coordination :

In collaboration with WPE Case Worker and Trainer, Women action groups and Youth Groups, identify training needs of community members and carryout trainings in a consistent and appropriate manner.

Plan and implement safety audit activityLiaise with community leaders, government agencies, IRC sectors, Partners to organize training and capacity building activities.

Promote women’s active participation in the leadership and decision-making of the community.In collaboration with Comprehensive Women Center (CWC) Officer, Senior Case Worker and community members conduct safety audits in the camps to identify potential security risks areas and develop strategies to address them.

Reporting and Monitoring :

Compile and summarize weekly statistics to M&E Officer for monitoring purpose.Submit weekly narrative reports to WPE Program manager in a timely manner.

Communicate all obstacles / Problems to senior Case Worker and WPE Program Manager for further action.Follow-up on psycho-

social support activities and ensure that these activities are conducted appropriately and meet the needs of purpose for which they are intended.

Follow-up on trainings / sensitizations / meetings conducted to ensure implementation of plans

Financial :

In collaboration with other WPE Staff submit monthly activity cash projections for prevention activities in a timely Manner to program manager.

Ensure that all liquidations are done in a timely manner with relevant supporting documentations.Submit all financial request to program Manager in a timely manner for onward submission to either supply chain or finance.

Any other duties as needed


Possess a higher level education in Community Development or a related fieldPrevious experience with community mobilization using participatory methodology.

Good interpersonal and problem-solving skills and flexibility.Must be interested and committed to Human Rights, Gender Equality and Gender issuesMust be fluent in community language, spoken and written English : Fluency in Kanuri will be an added advantageProficiency in Word and Excel required.

Be able to work effectively in unstable, challenging, and fast-paced environments.Ability to keenly observe confidentiality and discretion.

Ability to work as part of a TEAM.

Work Environment :

Security level orange. The situation in MMC / Jere, Borno remains unpredictable; there is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.


Competitive Monthly salary,13th Month Salary Inclusive,Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Location : Konduga, Borno

Scope of Work

The EH Assistant-Hygiene Promotion will be based in Konduga and report to the EH Officer - Hygiene Promotion.S / he will be primarily responsible for supervising the implementation of hygiene promotion activities at village level as directed by the EH Officer-

Hygiene Promotion.The main objective of this position is to support the EH Officer-Hygiene promotion in implementing hygiene promotion activities in the communities.

This includes training of Community Hygiene promoters, establishing and training WASH committees, Kids hygiene clubs and directly carrying out hygiene awareness in the communities.


Ensure that the hygiene promotion activities in the communities are implemented in a timely and professional manner and in line with beneficiary needs.

Maintain close links and collaboration with other EH teams and sectors including Health, Nutrition, Protection, CYPD (Child and Youth Protection and Development), Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) and Economic Recovery and Development (ERD).

Technical Quality :

Directly implement hygiene promotion activities in the communities; this includes household visits, hygiene awareness sessions and distribution of hygiene promotion materials.

Coordinate closely with the EH Officer-Water and Sanitation and Hygiene Promoters over water quality and beneficiary needs and preferences regarding water collection pointsIf requested, participate in any inter sectorial assessment process, including analysis and planning.

Directly manage the day to day hygiene promotion activities in the field locations.Ensure that hygiene promotion activities meet agreed objectives within the timeframe.

Ensure program activities foster accountability to beneficiaries, gender and protection sensitivity and inclusion are adequately addressed in programming.

Distribute Information, Communication and Education (IEC) materials to Community hygiene Promoters and train hygiene promoters on their appropriate use.

Provide technical support and training for hygiene promoters, community volunteers, community leaders, kid’s hygiene clubs and WASH committees.

Provide regular reports, document results and maintain detailed recordsProvide weekly reports of progress on hygiene promotion activities.

Maintain comprehensive control systems on materials and tools used including notes on quality of materials and detailed NFI distribution records.

Staff Supervision & Development :

Assist the EH Officer - Hygiene promotion to identify, train and support Community hygiene promoters, WASH committee members and Kids hygiene club members.

Supervise and manage community Hygiene promoters.Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable work teams to successfully complete their tasks on time and within budget.

Responsible for community hygiene promoter’s weekly reports, timesheets and weekly work plans.

Monitoring :

Participate in daily monitoring and recording of Hygiene promotion activities including house hold visits, Group Hygiene sessions, Mass Hygiene awareness campaigns, NFI distributions and other Hygiene related activities.

Participate in Monthly HH surveys and KAP surveys depending on need.

Other duties :

Consistently and proactively monitor / assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to the EH Officer -

Hygiene promotion, and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain / enhance the security environment for IRC programsAny other duties as assigned by the supervisor for the development IRC programs


Minimum Diploma or certificate in Social Sciences or Public Health;Experience in implementation of hygiene promotion activities.

Experience in establishment and training of Hygiene Promoters, WASH committees and School hygiene Clubs.Good communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with community members and leaders.

Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.

Competent user of MS Applications : Word and ExcelSound knowledge of English languageKnowledge of the Local language - Hausa

Work Environment :

Security level orange. The situation in Konduga, Borno remains unpredictable; there is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.


Competitive Monthly salary,13th Month Salary Inclusive,Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Method of Application

Applicants should submit their Applications addressed to the "Human Resources Coordinator, International Rescue Committee" via : Subject of the application should read : The job title and Location


Hand delivery applications should be submitted in Maiduguri Field Office.IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. on

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