Local recruitment: Community Mobilizer (Hygiene Promoter – (WASH))

Committed To Good (CTG)

Kabul, Afghanistan 🇦🇫

Job description

CTG overview

CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements. In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Overview of position

Afghanistan is one of the multi hazard prone countries of South Asia, with earthquakes, floods, droughts, landslides, sandstorms, and avalanches as the common natural disasters. Heavy rain and snow cause major problems across the region almost every year. Extreme winter conditions and avalanches are also a recurrent feature in the mountainous areas of Afghanistan that make up approximately 63 per cent of the country. Poor housing provides little protection to the households in rural parts of the country. Lack of capacity and resources within government institutions further adds to the vulnerabilities of families affected or displaced by natural disasters.

Under the overall supervision of the WASH Programme Manager, and under the direct supervision of the WASH Officer, the successful candidate will support the implementation of activities committed in the project proposals and those  required for development and sustainability of the IOM WASH programme in Afghanistan.

Role objectives

  • Mobilize community for the WASH programme activities, organize house-to-house hygiene promotion visits, focus group discussions and mass awareness campaigns to promote good hygiene practices within targeted communities. 
  • Promote safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services, and improved hygiene behaviors
  • Enable effective dialogue with the affected / targeted community to allow the organization to be held to account for the quality of the WASH programme.
  • Help identify needs for non-food items relevant to hygiene, participate in the choice of items, targeting strategy, promotion of effective use, and post-distribution monitoring
  • Assist in selecting, train, and manage Standing Committees from the targeted community (Community Water Management Committee members and other community volunteers) or other hygiene outreach workers within the targeted beneficiaries
  • Assist the project team in the assessment for selection of districts and communities for the WASH programme activities.
  • Assist in the implementation of community events to raise awareness about key hygiene issues and their implications on the health of the community. Examples include “World water day” or “handwashing Days” and the progammes of hygiene and health education established in Schools, child friendly spaces, etc.
  • Facilitate and conduct community level participatory hazard vulnerability, community action plans, capacity assessments and WASH assessments;
  • Mobilize district official and community members for the district level WASH Programme activities and assist the district authorities and communities in preparation.
  • Prepare and submit narrative weekly, monthly, quarterly, and other reports on the WASH activities including training and community mobilization.
  • Assist in monitoring and ensuring proper field/camp data collection, analysis and storage
  • Responsible for mobilizing staff and members of schools, Child friendly spaces and other institutions including establishment of hygiene and sanitation clubs and schools/institutions
  • Assist in conducting KAP surveys, household water sue/consumption surveys etc.
  • Give support to the monitoring and evaluation team while performing their activities in the field.
  • Any other related functions as may be required by the supervisor.

Project reporting: N/A

Key competencies

  • The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
     
  • Core Competencies – behavioral indicators level 3
  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Note: Appointment is subject to funding availability.

Skills:

  • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization; and,
  • Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming.
  • Knowledge of financial rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including MS Office package
  • Good organizational and monitoring skills
  • Good assessment, analytical and planning skills
  • Ability to work under supervision
  • Good oral and reporting skills
  • Knowledge of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • Good organizational and monitoring skills
  • Good assessment, analytical and planning skills
  • Ability to work under supervision
  • Good oral and reporting skills

Team management: N/A

Further information

High school diploma or a combination of equivalent training and practical experience in Public Health, Community Development, Social Development, Education and/or Public Health, Environmental science, water management or related fields

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in community mobilization, public health and WASH, especially in conflict or post-conflict area.
  • Experience with specialised international agencies (UN Agencies, International Organisations, and International specialized NGOs) is an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of United Nation agencies, national/international institutions, government and NGO mandates and programmes;
  • Direct experience in the targeted provinces is essential.
  • Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage

VI. Languages:

Fluent in Writing, Speaking and Reading in Pashto, Dari

Desirable: Knowledge of English, Arabic, Uzbek, Turkmen, Balochi, Pashayi and Nuristani is an advantage

Interested applicants are invited to send curriculum vitae through ACBAR website by Close of Business (CoB) 10 October 2021 latest, we do not accept hard copies.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your application is accurate.

Campaigning for a candidate can be grounds for disqualification. 


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