Hygiene Promotion Officer

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  • Added Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2022
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The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances childrenโ€™s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And itโ€™s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support childrenโ€™s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for โ€“ and respond to โ€“ crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

ROLE PURPOSE

Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances childrenโ€™s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls.

In Ethiopia, Plan has more than 25 years of experience in implementing its programme. Currently PIE mainly operates in seven geographical areas; Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Gambella, Benishangul Gumuz, Afar, and Addis Ababa City Administration on different projects funded by different donors including sponsorship.

Plan International Ethiopia's main purpose is to seek Gender Justice for Girls, Adolescent Girls, and Young Women. We aim to help create an enabling environment where girls, adolescent girls, and young women are safe, valued, equally cared for, and have equal opportunities. PIE will contribute to the global strategy by aiming to reach directly 2.1 million Girls, Adolescent Girls and Young Women over the period of the strategy 2020-2024 and to reach an additional 6.3 million beneficiaries through its interventions.

Hygiene Promotion Officer is responsible to handle different activities of WASH RRM hygiene and Sanitation activities at Weleh IDP Site.

Accountabilities and Main Work Activities

Project design, implementation and reporting

Ensure that the WASH promotion activities are implemented according to the approved donor and government agreements. Planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and review of response activities as per the agreed document with donor and partners. Carrying out needs assessments and identify activities to increase awareness and enhance hygiene behavior change. Report request of material needed for WASH promotion activities and design IEC material according to the specific targeted group (adult, children, and persons living with disabilities). Design, monitor and implement WASH promotion activities according to the identified needs. Those may include but are not limited to: conduct sex and age-segregated consultations with the affected community, WASH kits distributions, WASH kits use demonstrations, water treatment and water quality monitoring, training and follow up of community health workers, cleaning campaign. Design, monitor and implement WASH promotion activities that keep the community and the staff safe from the risk of WASH Related diseases. Provide daily/weekly report to immediate supervisor. Provide WASH promotion related training for the Water Management Committee, governmental technicians, and concerned community members related to measures to remain protected from WASH related disease and about the importance of properly use and maintain WASH infrastructures for the community to remain safe and healthy. Be based in the targeted regions (depending on the needs) for several days per week to monitor the activities, including overnight stay in rural areas. Work in close coordination with the community and all its representatives, including women, children, elderly and persons living with disabilities to ensure the specific needs and suggestions from all targeted beneficiaries are known. Work in close coordination with the WASH officers and other sectors colleagues to ensure that the overall WASH response address the needs of the targeted population, in the respect of dignity and local culture. Contribute to regular data collection in the field during needs assessments, post distribution monitoring, baseline and end-line surveys. Undertakes any other relevant tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Related to Program Design;

Facilitate and collect baseline information and data from community submit to the line Manager, and WASH RRM Managers for further analysis.

Related to coordination, partnership and networking

In addition to the WASH coordinator, he/she can be Serve as a principal representative to WASH thematic networks and clusters in the project areas that has relevance to the project implementation, to create collaborative and positive partnerships and alliances, and to influence policy that maximizes the impact of the project. Establish links and good relationships with relevant district government authorities, UN organizations, NGOs, academic and research institutions and the media, in the area of water, sanitation and hygiene to draw information and knowledge for project efficiency and effectiveness. Makes follow up and proper documentation and share of district government information, strategies with respect to water sanitation and hygiene.

Related to capacity building support

Provide technical assistance and build the capacities of local partners in project management. Provide guidance to colleagues and partner staffs on smooth partnership management for enhanced project implementation. Ensure that appropriate partner assessment is done on time and communicated to relevant staff. Ensures that Plan Internationalโ€™s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan Internationalโ€™s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Job Requirement

University degree in Environmental Health, public health or a related subject. Adequate experience in the field will substitute for formal qualifications. Minimum 4 years of total experience of which experience in WASH sector and experience in emergency WASH is advantageous. Experience in WASH facilities construction in a complex and demanding workload. Substantial experience in coordinating, mobilizing community, planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and reporting.

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