Sanitation and Hygiene Assistant – Danish Refuge Council Vacancy Announcement


Sanitation and Hygiene Assistant – Danish Refuge Council Vacancy Announcement, July 17 2023



Organization: Danish Refuge Council

Position: Sanitation and Hygiene Assistant

Location: Berhale, Afar

Employment: Contract

Salary: USD 326.00 to USD 396.00 based on your work experience and educational qualification.

Date of Announcement: 16 July 2023

Deadline: 27 July 2023




Job description


Title: Sanitation and Hygiene Assistant

Location: Berhale, Afar  

Employment Category:  I2

Reporting To:  Sanitation and hygiene officer

Required Employee: 1

Salary: USD 326.00 to USD 396.00 based on your work experience and educational qualification.



The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender-based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.



Under the direct supervision of the WASH Manager, the Hygiene and Sanitation Assistant is responsible to plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned Sanitation and Hygiene promotion component of the WASH projects


The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to:

• With the line manager, Identify and select the Community outreach agents from IDPs who will be part of the Community Hygiene and Sanitation mobilization and co-ordinate their work

• Prepares detail implementation plan, monitor and follow up the timely implementation of activities;

• Provides support and take part to identify, facilitate and provide various trainings for hygiene promoters, sanitation monitors and solid waste supervisors;

• Support the Sanitation and hygiene promotion officer in baseline data collection; KAP/KPC surveys and present the result assessed about hygiene and sanitation situation of the target population before and after intervention;

• Monitors and follow-up to ensure the proper dissemination of hygiene and sanitation messages to the target beneficiaries;

• Provide technical advice for hygiene promoters, sanitation monitors and solid waste supervisors and monitor the activities;

• Scheduling most of his/her time to spend on field work attend hygiene and sanitation activities to facilitate for improved hygiene practices;

• Monitors the hygiene and sanitation situation in the project area and provide regular updates;

• Maintains close working relationship with government and other relevant partners in the target area;

• Collect, analyze and compile reports from hygiene and sanitation activities and propose better implementation strategy in consultation with the WASH Team leader

• Support the solid waste disposal activities in the IDP sites

• Mobilize the subordinates and involve in WASH NFI distribution and support MEAL in conducting PDM

• Represent DRC externally with community, local government and other stakeholders

• Carry out other additional duties as assigned by line-manager.


All DRC roles require the post-holder to master

DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.


Job requirements


Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Have technical background and knowledge in environmental health and 2 years of demonstrated work experience in designing and implementing hygiene and sanitation programs in emergency settings.
  • Knowledge and experience in proper excreta disposal, solid waste management;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills;
  • Capable of training IDPs and motivating community support;
  • Ability to understand the cultural context of the community, Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization;
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain and prioritize work under pressure and able to work in an insecure environment;
  • Excellent communication skill, preferably with the host community and IDPs
  • Accountability & responsiveness within areas of responsibilities


EDUCATION: (include certificates, licenses, etc.)

• BSC degree in environmental health science, environmental engineering, public health, water supply and sanitation or other related fields


•  Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing English

•   Knowledge of Afar language is an advantage


How To Apply

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit an updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than July 27, 2023.

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender-gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status, or other protected characteristics

We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.







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