Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Officer – International Medical Corps (IMC) Vacancy Announcement, June 28 2023
Organization: International Medical Corps (IMC)
Position: Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Officer
Location: Addi Arkay, Amhara
Date of Announcement: June 27 2023
Deadline: Jul 7, 2023
International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website for reporting misconduct: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.ethicspoint.com.
A preeminent First Responder, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those hit by disaster, and offers the skills needed to rebuild stronger. We train people – giving communities the tools and knowledge to be self-reliant and be their own best First Responders when disaster strikes again.
International Medical Corps focuses on the delivery of community-based primary health care. We emphasize training and education, and prioritize hiring local staff – in fact, 96% of our field-based staff and health professionals are recruited from the local community. This helps to ensure that skills and knowledge are passed on and remain long after our programs have ended. Through the integration of specialties like emergency medicine, women’s health, nutrition services, water and sanitation, and mental health into the primary health care setting, we ensure that those we serve receive holistic, comprehensive care. The value of International Medical Corps’ integrated approach to community health and well-being and our emphasis on capacity building through training are critical for the long-term growth of ‘conflict and natural disaster-affected communities’ and ‘fragile states’.
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSABILITIES
Serve as the focal point person for all activities related to WASH at respective woredas
Participate on needs assessments, planning, organizing, and implementation, of WASH programs in the designated project areas for IDPs, returnees, and host communities
Update and organize hygiene and sanitation promotion materials, standard training manuals, guidelines for relevant government partners, IDPS, returnees, and host communities
· Promote increased awareness of improved sanitation and hygiene practices through effective approaches for IDP/Returnees and host communities.
· Train community WASH promoters and HEWs on hygiene promotion and behavior change practices
· Conduct hygiene promotion activities for IDPs, returnees, and host communities at public gathering places, schools, health facilities, and during event days
· Educate and mobilize IDPS, returnees, and host community to use latrine for defecation, proper waste management at village and household level, promote safe water management
· Celebrate WASH event days when it is necessary
· Organize various sanitation and hygiene promotion campaigns at community level
· Establish and train school WASH clubs to improve school sanitation and hygiene practices
· Provide WASH NFIs for most vulnerable IDPs/Returnee community groups in the targeted woredas
· Coordinate in site selection of water supply schemes and mobilizing the community to participate on the rehabilitation and construction of water schemes,
· Promote safe waste systems management at village and household level
· Facilitate in working with relevant partners government sector offices: water, health, and DPPC or other NGO’s and GO’s
· Facilitate in the selection, designing, pre-testing, developing, dissemination and evaluation of appropriate hygiene educational materials for effective hygiene promotion program.
Facilitate in organizing WASH Co and hygiene promotion trainings and workshops for the water management team and other partners (women groups, health agents, water committee, etc. in the woredas) and coordinate in preparation and organizing all the required training materials.
Work with relevant government and non- government partners to establish appropriate and alternative hygiene and sanitation models, and document and share challenges and success.
Facilitate in documenting health related data and keep records on activities of hygiene promotion and sanitation.
Ensure that sanitation and hygiene promotion activities are implemented through approaches and methods promoting local capacities and sustainable behavioral change.
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.
Prepare weekly and monthly reports and submit to the supervisor on the work progress of hygiene promotion and sanitation activities.
Participate in other WASH activities as assigned by the supervisor.
Code of Conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.
If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
- Diploma and above in Environmental Health, Behavioral Science, Health Education and Promotion or Public Health, with at least 3 years of relevant work experience.
- Commitment to IMC’s mission- Improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity.
- Working knowledge of English (spoken and written)
- Preferable to use Office Word, and Excel
- Able to live and work with a multicultural team under difficult conditions.
How to Apply
Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter by clearly stating the position that you are applying for and CV through www.ethiojobs.net On OR before July 07, 2023.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Note: IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc. are all encouraged to apply.
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