Somalia nationals: Hygiene Promoters (3)

Danish Refugee Council
Gardo, Somalia
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Associate's Degree/Diploma


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[Some confusion as it says both 15 and 17 April deadline on the page. Will put the 17th, but please apply early]


DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.   


Overall purpose of the role:  

Safeguard and improve the public health of the affected population by: promoting safe hygiene practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services; 



  • Undertake hygiene promotion through the use of standard methodologies such as PHAST and CHAST and make use of IEC materials developed by DRC or the WASH cluster – Somalia 
  • Carry out Hygiene Promotion activities in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles. 
  • Help identify key hygiene practices to be addressed and carry out appropriate activities to promote safe practices. These activities may include the following: 
  • communication activities such as community meetings, drama, information campaigns, use of educational materials (IEC materials) etc.; 
  • Support to water-point committees, hygiene committees, latrine attendants etc.  
  • Mobilize disaster-affected and / or IDP communities as appropriate. 
  • Act as the link between the WASH response and the affected population at community level. 
  • 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. 
  • Gather data during needs assessments, baseline studies, and periodic studies, and help feed back findings to stakeholders. 
  • Help plan activities to reduce WASH-related risks. 
  • Record data on routine activities and WASH conditions and forward it to the Hygiene Promoters. 
  • Liaise with water supply and sanitation field staff. 
  • Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally. 
  • Encourage the participation of community members throughout the programme. 
  • Act in a way that is sensitive to gender, protection, the environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns. 
  • Any other assignment assigned by your Supervisor. 

Education, Experience and technical competencies:  

  • Must be at least Diploma holder with Some prior knowledge of health, hygiene, teaching, or community development 
  • 1-year experience/ knowledge on health, hygiene, teaching, or community development.  
  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Good listening skills. 
  • Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of different sectors of the community. 
  • Trust and wide acceptance by the community. 
  • Diplomacy, tact, and negotiating skills. 
  • Literacy, numeracy, and record keeping skills are essential. 


  • Fluency in Somali and English 


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies: 

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. 
  • Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. 
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership 
  • Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures 
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values. 




Availability: 1st May 2019  


Duty station: Gardo 


Reporting to: Shelter & Infrastructure Team Leader   


Duration: 2 Months   




Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.  


Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics. 



Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (  All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.   



Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at Please submit applications online using this link by 15th April, 2019.  

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.