Ethiopia nationals: Hygiene Promotion Officer

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Bule Hora, Ethiopia 馃嚜馃嚬

Requisition ID: req37617

Job Title: Hygiene Promotion Officer

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Bulehora, Ethiopia

Job Description


The International Rescue Committee, one of the world鈥檚 largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia鈥檚 Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery, and development (ERD), women鈥檚 protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

Scope and background:

The Position mainly involves undertaking rapid Hygiene Promotion Officer (HPO) need assessments and implementing emergency WASH response. The HPO will be based in Bulle Hora Woreda capital town, West Guji Zone of Oromia region and can be deployed to Hamer and Dasenech Woreda, and other emerging emergency areas localities of the country program whenever needed.

Major key Responsibilities:

  • Reports to Senior ERRO/ERRM.
  • 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 Cholera.
  • Coordinate training for community representatives on Hygiene, sanitation, and Cholera control.
  • Plan and ensure the accurate distribution of Non Food Items.
  • Works closely with Zone, Woreda Water and Health Offices towards efficient and effective process of the response;
  • Works in collaboration with IRC EH Officer, Technicians 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 HPO and Cash transfer team ensure high level of community participation in the project and regularly monitor terms of money with local labor market standard.
  • 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, kebele leaders, schoolteachers by coordinating regular review meetings at kebele level at least once per month.
  • Perform another task assigned by his/her supervisor.


  • Education: BSC in Sanitary Science, Public Health, Environmental Health.
  • Years of experience: Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience for BSC degree Holder, NGO setting preferred.
  • Languages: Communication in English, and Amharic


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

Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

        Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

路         Name of the position you have applied for

路         Date of application

路         Summary of your qualifications and experience

路         Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

路         Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number if possible, also email address

路         Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.






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