Hygiene Promotion Officer – Concern Worldwide Vacancy Announcement

Hygiene Promotion Officer – Concern Worldwide Vacancy Announcement, September 29 2023



Organization: Concern Worldwide

Position: Hygiene Promotion Officer

Location: East-Emi, Somali

Employment: Full time

Salary: ETB 29,466.00

Deadline: October 9, 2023





Job Description


  • Employment Type: Definite Period

Job Purpose:


  • The purpose of the position is to ensure effective planning and quality implementation of hygiene promotion activities in IDPs and Host community in the above-mentioned woredas of Somali Region. The hygiene promotion officer is responsible to mobilize the community and to facilitate promotion of hygiene and sanitation information’s and practices across community according to the project objective.
  • This position is responsible for the promotion of Hand hygiene and safe behaviors and ensure the functionality of WASH facilities for preventing the transmission of COVID-19. In close coordination with other project staffs, Hygiene promotion officer will be responsible to provide technical support and conduct assessments and monitoring activities.
  • This position will conduct regular house to house visit, community dialogue, organize review meeting as well as capacity building to outreach workers and HEWs. This position will responsible for beneficiary identification, selection, registration and ensure timely delivery of WASH NFI along with the standards.
  • This position reports to the respective line Managers, and technically to Hygiene promotion and behavioral change specialist based in Addis and will works closely with WASH and Health & Nutrition officers under the field office

Technical Support and Facilitation

  • Facilitate at kebele level Planned, organized and execute Hygiene training to technical committee (Out-reach workers, HEWs, DAs, Kebele manager and Teachers)
  • Leading hygiene promotion works focusing on COVID-19 messaging at health facility, quarantine center and isolation centers.
  • Facilitate and implement the participatory hygiene promotion activities
  • Facilitate Organized and provided capacity building training for Out-reach workers on sanitation and hygiene promotion
  • Facilitate periodic review meeting with Out-reach workers community representatives and concerned stake holders at kebele level.
  • Take part in preparing all the required IEC/BCC materials and identifying and developing appropriate hygiene promotion messages.
  • Ensure any NFI distribution are for the intended beneficiary and proper utilization of NFI.
  • Serve as the focal point person for all activities related to Concern sanitation and hygiene promotion

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Take part in WASH knowledge, Attitude and practice (KAP) surveys and project evaluation in data collection, data entry, analysis and reporting in order to evaluate the impact of sanitation and hygiene promotion activities
  • Participate by Planning  and implementing on project monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Develop different monitoring tools based on the activities

Coordination and networking

  • To liaise with Government woreda Health office and Water office and other relevant actors as requested by the line manager
  • Establish good working relationships with Concern staff, government bodies and other stakeholders


Planning, Reporting and Accountability

  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports
  • Ensure that program participants and stakeholders have clear information about the program activities as appropriate and relevant to them.
  • At all times adhere to policies and guidelines of Concern.
  • Give technical support at kebele label staff on mainstreaming gender, protection, accountability, HIV/AIDS, inequality and DRR in the implementation of hygiene and sanitation promotion
  • Committed to CWW’s vision, mission and core values
  • Ensure that all hygiene/sanitation promotion activities are documented and recorded including desegregated data and reported to the respective Project manager
  • Document good practices and success stories for learning and sharing Ensure that all HR policies and procedures relating to Concern Ethiopia’s gender equality strategy are implemented at kebele lebel
  • Ensure that all gender sensitive policies and procedures are fully adhered to during recruitment processes
  • Contribute to promoting a gender sensitive working environment within Concern Ethiopia

Additional Duties

Perform other duties assigned by the line manager for the accomplishment of programme objectives.



Emergency response

Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and the Ethiopia Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.

Ensure that all HR policies and procedures relating to Concern Ethiopia’s gender equality strategy are implemented

Gender Equity

Ensure that all gender sensitive policies and procedures are fully adhered to during recruitment processes

Contribute to promoting a gender sensitive working environment within Concern Ethiopia


  • Able to seek appropriate advice, report concerns, and feel confident they have been understood.
  • Understand local safeguarding structures and arrangements.
  • Practices in a manner that seeks to reduce the risk of abuse, harm or neglect.
  • Identifies and refers to appropriate services to any other associated persons including careers, family members and children at risk.
  •  Able to document safeguarding concerns, and maintain appropriate record-keeping, recording the wishes and views of the adult or child at risk, differentiating between fact and opinion.


  • In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):
  • Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E)
  • Work with relevant staff to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed
  •  Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behavior is disseminated among programme participants and communities


Job Requirements


  • B.sc in Environmental Health, Health Promotion or relevant development studies.
  • 4 years of relevant experience with the first degree.
  • 2 years of relevant experience plus post graduate degree.
  • NGO experience is a plus in emergency projects is an advantage

Skills Required

  • Good communication and report writing skills
  • Good negotiation skill with government and other agencies
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English.
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player with sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to understand and respect the cultural, religious and political environment and to work well with staff and local authorities in a diplomatic
  • Experience in providing training and capacity building for staff
  • Basic supervisory/managerial skills.
  • Technical and report writing skills
  • Computer literate.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and benefit package
  • Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
  • 20 days annual leave
  •  26 weeks (paid) maternity leave, 18weeks (unpaid) parental leave


How to Apply


Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy through Ethiojobs.net or in person CWW Jigjiga coordination office

Please note that no need to submit your supporting documents at this stage:

Only short listed candidates will be contacted


Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behavior expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.


Women and disabled people are highly encouraged to apply!








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