International Rescue Committee Jobs in Ethiopia - Hygiene Promotion Assistant

International Rescue Committee Jobs in Ethiopia - Hygiene Promotion Assistant

Position: Hygiene Promotion Assistant
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Adama, Ethiopia
Application Deadline: 22nd Nov,2021


Under the direct supervision of the ERR Officer the HP assistant is responsible to support the implementation of the rapid emergency response of hygiene and sanitation promotion and water supply activities by using appropriate hygiene promotion approaches, with required standards and principles, and level of participation. The position holder is also responsible for the Client’s selection & verification, community mobilization, proper management of resources under the project.


  • Conduct hygiene & sanitation promotion and health educations at the community as well as institutional level by using different hygiene promotion approaches
  • Ensure the proper dissemination of hygiene and sanitation messages to the community at the grass root level.
  • Set targeting and/or assist in setting targeting criteria for client’s selection together with government partners, clients’ representatives, and other implementing partners as per the IRC ERR, ES-NFI cluster, and NDRMC distribution guidelines.
  • Closely follow up and monitor day to day water truck activity implementation under his/her duty station including the quality of water before delivering to the clients
  • In collaboration with woreda and kebele partners Conduct kebele and client’s selection, registration, and verification as per the targeting criteria set to ensure impartiality for both in-kind and cash response.
  • Track and report material utilization to supervisor at field level on weekly basis.
  • Conduct regular post distribution monitoring and periodic post-distribution survey (in collaboration with the MEAL team) for both in-kind and cash response at the household level.
  • Organize community-level hygiene awareness campaigns and prevention of transmitted disease.
  • Organize training for community representatives on Hygiene and sanitation and transmitted disease.
  • Assist in the preparation of IEC Materials and monitor the distribution at the community level.
  • Work on the building of the capacity of woreda partners and HEWs on WASH emergency promotion, NFI distributions, and other health educations.
  • Produces activity progress reports as per the preset reporting schedule and submit them to the supervisor.
  • Closely work with both kebele and woreda level partners for basic emergency hygiene promotion activities
  • Collect, register, and report client’s feedback and complaints on weekly basis to the Adama-based MEAL team and supervisor also give a response based on the level of the feedback.
  • Ensure client-responsive mechanisms are in place at all project implementation areas in collaboration with Adama based client’s responsive team
  • Conduct different review meetings with woreda partners, HEWs, and community representatives on the progress of the hygiene promotion activities and client’s compliance and feedback management systems.
  • Assists supervisor on detail Hygiene and Sanitation need assessments.
  • Works closely with Woreda partners towards efficient and effective implementation of the response and emergency hygiene promotion activities
  • Works in collaboration with other IRC staff, government partners & key stakeholders.
  • Takes additional works as assigned by supervisor.


Education: BSc Degree/Diploma in Environmental Health and public health.
Work Experience: Minimum experience of 0-year experience for BSc holders and 2 years experience for Diploma holders. NGO experience is a plus.


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  • Hygiene promotion experience in the local community and emergency context.
  • Experience in community mobilization and NFI distribution.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as to work autonomously when required.
  • Good command of spoken and written English, Amharic, and Afaan Oromo.
  • Preference will be given to qualified female candidates.

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