Ethiopia nationals: Hygiene Promotion Officer

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Ethiopia 🇪🇹

Requisition ID: req22647

Job Title: Hygiene Promotion Officer

Sector: Environmental Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: SNNPR 1, Ethiopia

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and Helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and Life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 1999 and is implementing integrated, community-managed programs aimed at improving the quality of lives and recover of livelihood of disaster-affected population’s through promoting individual participation, strengthening institutions and emergency response.

SCOPE JOB OVERVIEW:  The Hygiene promotion Officer is the primary field-level position for ES-NFI, Hygiene kit and cash transfer programming. The Officer spends most of his/her time in the field, identifying priority needs and target communities those affected by natural and mam made crisis, by facilitating the need assessment and implementing emergency WASH responses through client targeting, verification and distribution for identified target client’s, conducting post distribution monitoring, establishing relationships with community, local government and leaders, coordinating field-level operations, such as the delivery of materials/inputs, registration of complaints, and payment to beneficiaries. The HPO will technically report to Sr. ERRO based in Hawassa is the immediate supervisor for this position.


  • Integrating with other team members, the Sanitation and HP Officer undertakes detail Hygiene and Sanitation need assessments.
  • Prepares detail physical & financial implementation plan for emerging emergency responses;
  • Assist in preparing of IEC Materials to be used at community level.
  • Ensure the accurate convey of hygiene and sanitation messages.
  • Prioritize community level hygiene awareness campaigns and prevention of communicable diseases.
  • Coordinate training for community representatives on Hygiene, sanitation, and Cholera control.
  • Plan and ensure the accurate distribution of Non Food and dignity kit Items.
  • Works closely with Zone, Woreda Water and Health Offices towards efficient and effective process of the response;
  • Works in collaboration with IRC Cash transfer Officer and Ensure accurate integration of the interventions.
  • Produces activity progress reports as per the preset reporting schedule and submit to the supervisor.
  • Prepare brief emergency related monthly updates to the supervisor.
  • Facilitate community participation during the emergency interventions.
  • In coordination with woreda DRMC and other relevant sector offices HPOs, Ensure the implementation of project activities.
  • Facilitate meeting for program staff with partners on identified gaps
  • Conduct continuous monitoring and evaluation of project activities with relevant government partners.
  • In collaboration with other Hygiene promotion and Cash transfer team ensure high level of community participation in the project and regularly monitor for smooth implementation of project activities.
  • Identify, compile and maintain training materials for uses.
  • Provide information on technical problems and feedbacks to the technical team on time.
  • Report activity progress and situation on monthly bases to the SERRO/ERR manager of the respective woreda.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with respective IRC staffs and partners like Community health workers, Keble leaders, school teachers by coordinating regular review meetings at Keble level at least once per month.
  • Perform another task assigned by his/her supervisor.


  • Minimum 2 years for 1st degree and 1 years for post graduate Degree in Environmental Health Science, public Health and any related field
  • Validated abilities on WASH program (specific abilities or skills required).
  • INGO experience is a plus.
  • Good communication and inter personal skill.
  • Knowledge of Local language has advantage.
  • Proficient in speak English, and Amharic.

SKILLS: Ability to use computer (basic operating systems) experience & skills in community mobilization.






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