Hygiene Promotion Officer Non-profit Careers – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:               Hygiene
Promotion Officer
Organisation: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Hygiene
Promotion Team Leader
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in an international non-profit
organization that carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United
States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at
the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and
as partners’ people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values
and our commitment to serving those in need.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Offer technical support to WASH TL’s in
    planning, implementation, monitoring & reporting of Hygiene Promotion
    activities.
  • Guide on technical soundness,
    appropriateness and feasibility on all public health/WASH activities to
    WASH TL’s
  • Supervise and manage all CRS Hygiene
    Promotion interventions in assigned areas as indicated by HPTL
  • Direct line management of Community
    Hygiene Promotors, their performance management and provide technical
    guidance and support for the effective delivery.
  • Ensure that technical support including
    on- the job technical training / hand-holding support is provided timely.
    Supervise and monitoring (On site and desk monitoring) of WASH interventions
    in coordination with TL’s, field Engineers and MEAL Manager.
  • Work closely with and coordinate with
    Filed Engineers and Operation staff to support the development of creative
    and holistic approaches to WASH programming
  • Work in liaison with the community and
    local administration, to ensure that the health promotion needs of the
    population are met.
  • Supervise, manage and monitor the
    mobilization of the community to promote hygiene practices, public
    sanitation, with more emphasis on monitoring latrine construction and use
    of it, water collection/storage and hand washing practices as well as
    other hygiene promotional activities.
  • Work in liaison with the WASH team
    members, facilitate the community into formation of WASH committees for
    management of WASH facilities. Conduct training needs assessment, design
    and implement the trainings for WASH committees
  • Ensure that the program take gender issues
    fully into account. This includes influencing the community to include and
    allow women to participate in decision –making around public health
    promotion work.
  • Work in close collaboration with partner
    agency and the local authorities to ensure that . Communication largely
    with internal staff, also with some external contacts / target audiences
    to support operational work.
  • Tasked with the analysis and internal
    communication of the locally relevant context to inform appropriate
    planning.
  • Supervises the work of community hygiene
    promoters.
  • Actively contribute to the project
    planning and monitoring
  • Ensures the effective planning and
    delivery of projects and / or defined areas of programme, including
    working with partners/communities
  • Problem solving activities related to a
    defined area, such as a limited geographical area or limited programme
    sectional area using professional or technical knowledge
  • Develop a shared analysis of local issues,
    contacts and key players in WASH
  • Report writing and documentation of
    project activities.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic
    Relief Services (CRS) Hygiene Promotion Officer job opportunity should a
    Bachelor’s degree in relevant Public Health discipline from a recognized
    academic institution. Appropriate relevant and comprehensive experience in
    the field of WASH, especially in emergency settings.
  • At least three years’ experience
    preferably in Uganda refugee settlement is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in Hygiene/Health
    Promotion with NGO’s may substitute for the formal qualifications but not
    vice-versa
  • Demonstrated ability & experience in
    planning and implementing WASH Program (both in emergency response /
    recovery and long term development)
  • Proven technical skills
  • Significant experience in mentoring and
    capacity building of team / partners including training facilitation
    skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
    and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situation
  • Good assessment, analytical and planning
    skills
  • A capacity and desire to pass on skills
    and information, a confident communicator and willing to work in a
    collaborative and respectful way with the beneficiaries.
  • Working knowledge of and commitment to
    humanitarian principles (NGO / Red cross code of conduct) and with Sphere
    humanitarian charter and minimum standards
  • Excellent knowledge about importance of
    integrated approach in engineering, livelihood, shelter and protection) in
    emergency context.
  • Previous experience of working with local
    partners including local authorities’/settlement leadership
  • Proven experience in gender analysis and
    integrating gender & diversity into programme
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to
    work under pressure and meeting deadlines in changing situations
  • Previous experience working within a big
    international agency (I/NGOs)
  • Willingness to be based in Yumbe
  • Fluent English language (speaking and
    writing) and knowledge of the local language in Yumbe district, Arabic is
    an added advantage.
  • Agency-Wide Competences (for all CRS
    Staff):
    Serves with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates
    Constructive Relationships, Promotes Learning
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a cover letter, updated CV and three work references (names and contact
information only) to ug_recruitment@crs.org
Deadline: 25th April 2017

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