Job Title : Hygiene Promotion Officer
Job Ref Code : HPR81119
Location : Maiduguri, Borno
Band : 6
Department : Programs
Reports To : Hygiene Promotion Team Leader
The Hygiene Promotion Officer will form part of the Hygiene Promotion and Community Mobilization Team in the delivery of support to IDPs in Borno State.
The Hygiene Promotion Officer will work with locally recruited Community Mobilisers to lead the delivery of hygiene promotion messaging and create hygiene behavior change.
The Hygiene Promotion Officer will also capitalize on their community mobilization role to support shelter / WASH infrastructure sensitization and messaging.
In light of the high vulnerabilities of CRS’ targeted populations, including high level of reported trauma, and significant number of child and female headed HHs, it is anticipated that this Hygiene Promotion Role will also include a focus on Protection and Gender Mainstreaming across Shelter, WASH and NFI programmes
Specific Job Responsibilities
Hygiene Promotion & Community Mobilization
Help the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader in planning and implementing out needs assessments, baseline studies and conduct hygiene promotion sessions and HH visits.
Plan activities all field activities in communities that reduces WASH-related health risks by training and supervising Community Mobilizers
Create, train and organize together with Community Mobilizers monitoring Latrine Maintenance Teams
Monitor Latrine Maintenance Teams.
Under the technical supervision of the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader launch community led cleaning campaigns and identify waste collection points for MOFASA to collect and dispose in land fill.
Set up monitoring systems for Community Mobilizers for daily inspection of community latrines, drainages and solid waste collection points.
Conduct public Hygiene Promotion sessions a week in each neighborhood or village
Conduct once a week Hygiene Promotion session with children, plan child to child hygiene sessions and organize events every two weeks with children to raise hygiene and heath awareness.
Distribute Aquatabs or local equivalent and train HH and Community Mobilizers in its use and monitor residual chlorine in HH water storages.
Train Community Mobilizers in how to use ORS
Coordinate on a weekly basis with the Water, Sanitation and Shelter Field Engineer and ensure that if any repairs, upgrade are needed these are communicated.
Carry out mobilization of key community stakeholders including protection committee, youths, women, men and host communities to participate in community awareness events / meetings
Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to coordinate within the WASH sector and between sectors such as health, nutrition and shelter.
Organize data collected from Community Mobilisers and prepare regular activity reports and submit as requested by Hygiene Promotion Team Leader.
Lead / support NFI distributions as requesed.
Compile and submit timely weekly activity reports and monthly progress reports
Advise management about issues affecting project implementation, or key local issues affecting future project developments
Elaborate, compile and maintain database of protection referrals
Elaborate, compile and maintain key protection and gender resources library
Qualifications and Skills
Knowledge of one or more of the following : public health, health or Hygiene Promotion, community development, education, or community water supply and sanitation.
At least three years of practical experience in relevant community development, health, WASH, or similar programs with demonstrated experience in a Gender, Protection or Community Mobilizer role, preferably with an international NGO.
Good knowledge and experience of working with local partner.
Experience and understanding of Hygiene Promotion and community mobilization in relation to water and sanitation activities.
Familiarity with the culture of the affected population, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on hygiene matters.
Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
Demonstrated quantitative skills, including Microsoft Excel and skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating information to a variety of stakeholders
Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
Good oral and written reporting skills in English.
Team-oriented with strong interpersonal skills including ability to work with multiple stakeholders successfully.
Demonstrated skills in training and capacity building through technical assistance and mentoring.
Knowledge of and commitment to key development frameworks like the Integral Human Development Framework.
Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives
Fluency in English Hausa and Kanuri.