Kenya nationals: WASH Assistant (Hygiene Promotion)

Danish Refugee Council

Dadaab, Kenya 🇰🇪

Fafi, Kenya 🇰🇪

Overall purpose of the role:  
The hygiene promotion assistant will be a member of a team that engages with communities to discuss their needs and concerns for health and hygiene. As part of the WASH intervention to protect and enhance the public health of the impacted population, he or she will also help with program strategy, confirm data from multiple sources, and communicate the program implementation strategy to stakeholders.

R1. Project management and development: 

  • Promoting safe WASH practices, with a focus on hygiene practices in camps and host communities, including the proper use and upkeep of WASH facilities and services
  • The hygiene promotion assistant will play a significant role in contingency and emergency response by ensuring appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of crucial WASH services and facilities and by contributing to hygiene promotion sessions, awareness campaigns, and the distribution of hygiene aids and kits.

R2. Monitoring and reporting:

  • Conducting FGDs for both men and women in the targeted area regarding hygiene activities dedication to specific tours and within the allotted hours.
  • Sending weekly/Monthly updates on hygiene promotion sessions on a regular basis and corresponding with the line manager about the accomplishment of hygiene promotion plans
  • Support needs assessment and propose new ideas to improve the hygiene promotion activities
  • Review learnings on WASH activities and report to your supervisor
  • Submit weekly/monthly project updates to the digital learning officer
  • Based on need basis support the WASH team leader to prepare the donor reports

R3. Planning and budgeting:

  • Prepare activity budgets and submit to the WASH to ensure project activities are carried on time.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly plans and share with your supervisor with the aim of implementing them
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Experience and technical competencies: 

  • A public health-related degree or Diploma in Public health /community nursing/community health/ health promotion from a recognized institution or a related diploma
  • One year of experience working in humanitarian organizations
  • Being familiar with the local humanitarian circumstances.
  • Possess coping skills and the ability to function under pressure.
  • Ability to conduct knowledge transfer and effective communication abilities
  • Facilitate community programs to raise awareness of hygiene (male and female campaigns).
  • Assist to plan and lead training sessions for refugees and host communities.


  • A public health-related degree or Diploma in Public health /community nursing/community health/ health promotion from a recognized institution.


  • Fluent in English and Somali

DRC’s Core competencies: 
All DRC roles require the post-holder to master the below DRC’s core competencies: 

  • Striving for excellence: you focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: you take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: you Uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. 

Contract duration: 9 months’ contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff.
Employment Category: Band I
Reporting to:  WASH Team Leader
Direct reports: Incentive workers i.e. CHV/CHW 
Availability: April 2023
Location: Dadaab and Fafi (NOT entitled to RnR and Accommodation)
Key stakeholders:                                                                             
Internal: All Staff
External: GOK, Public Health Departments,  

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (

Application Process:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.  

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 17th March 2023.

Gender Equality: 
DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels.  In light of this, female candidates and those from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

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.

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Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!






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