Under the supervision of WASH Officer, the WASH Assistant will be responsible to participate in hygiene campaigns, to participate in house-to-house hygiene promotion, to prepare written material for the field, elaborate clear and adapted message for beneficiaries, oversee the hygiene promotion and other WASH activities conducted by the community volunteers.
The WASH Assistant will be responsible for :
Selection and training of the Community Hygiene Volunteer (CHV) promoters
Collection of bio data for both CHV’s and beneficiaries in communities
Input beneficiaries’ data into spread sheet in preparation for distribution of NFI kits in communities
Train and monitor CHV’s on how to conduct hygiene promotion sessions and complete their log sheets properly documenting topics discussed, advice provided, issues of concern for IMC follow-up action, number of attendee’s sessions
Collect all CHV’s log sheets on monthly basis and certifying work done by CHV’s
Identify the most appropriate messages regarding the target population
Organize training sessions and participate in facilitation in IDP camps and host communities
Determine the necessary materials needed for each campaign / activity
Mobilize the community on behavior change related to hygiene practices
Participate in hygiene campaigns, drama shows in schools, community and IDP camps in close coordination with community volunteers
Actively participate with community volunteers in identifying locations / sites for WASH infrastructures (latrines construction / rehabilitation, borehole drilling / rehabilitation, etc.
in the beneficiary communities
Conduct focus group discussion, giving clear messages on good hygiene practices
Report the progress of the work to supervisor
Report challenges and successes during the activities, and any other issues that require IMC follow-up / action
Conduct household assessments
Oversees the distribution of water, hygiene and sanitation items
Collect water samples from households and water sources and conduct quality tests using the Del Aqua kit Record all result of water test
Complete daily reports on CHV’s evaluation, water testing and NFI distribution
Coordinate closely with CHV’s to identify informal settlements in host communities
Consult with M & E to providing accurate raw data for impact analysis during post distribution survey and also to provide input for monthly and quarterly WASH reports
Timely reporting of Hygiene Promotion activities to supervisor / WASH Officer
Provide support to other areas of the department as may be required by the supervisor
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors.
Compliance & Ethics :
Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps
As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.
B.Sc or HND in Social Sciences, Sciences or any relevant technical qualification
At least two (2+) years experience with a non-profit, non-governmental organization or community development experience
Demonstrated skill in capacity building at community level
Experience in hygiene promotion, water quality monitoring, and community mobilization
Communicate skill in Hausa & Kanuri is an added advantage
Excellent experience with Microsoft Excel, Power Point, etc.
Strong skills with Microsoft Word
Excellent English writing written and verbal communication skills
Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
Flexible and, able to cope with stressful situations