Nutrition & Environmental Health Advisor

  • Added Date: Thursday, 08 November 2018
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 10 January 2019

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Location Chiro, Ethiopia

Start Date Jan - Mar 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to all nationalities outside of Ethiopia. Applicants must be eligible to obtain an entry visa and work permit for Ethiopia.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Design and implement sectoral nutrition capacity building activities for WASH Committee / water use committee

  • Conduct household access to water and provide advisor support in improving Households / community access to safe drinking in the zone

  • Conduct household water quality check and improvement activities in the zone

  • Assist in the design and implementation sewage and sewage management strategies, including personal hygiene, home sanitation and use of latrine campaigns

  • Design materials on critical handwashing and promote CLTSH processes to bring about behavioral change of the community

Essential Academic Qualifications:

MSc. degree in Water Resources Management, Sanitary Science, Environmental Health

Essential Professional Background:

  • Three years’ work experience in WASH and Nutrition interventions

  • Demonstrated work experience in improving access to drinking water and waste management

  • Hand on experience in design of water quality improvement strategies

Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

  • Accommodation while in placement

  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

  • Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

  • Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

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