WASH Assistant

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Garowe, , SO

Job Purpose/Objective
Conduct household water safety and hygiene promotion assessment and build the capacity of local communities for sustainable water safety and hygiene promotion services.
Key Responsibilities:
Assessment and Mobilization
  • Assist in conducting field-based needs assessments and to consolidate the information for planning and implementing future WASH project activities in Somalia.
  • To mobilize the beneficiary community members to actively participate in identification of household water needs.
  • Ongoing monitoring of all water sources rehabilitated or established by the IRC
  • Monitor water quality of all water sources rehabilitated or established by the IRC
  • Conduct regular sanitary inspection of functional water points and institute measures to prevent water contamination at source.
  • Mobilize all stakeholders to respond appropriately to outbreaks of cholera and acute watery diarrhea
  • Mobilize community own resource persons (CORPs) and the general community members to actively participate in water safety interventions
  • To ensure that existing hygiene promotion activities are being undertaken correctly in designated project locations, usually in coordination with other WASH activities.
  • To facilitate community hygiene outreach for internally displaced people (IDPs) in villages including the host communities.
  • Work with community based water committees to increase the capacity for operation and maintenance of developed water sources.
  • Conduct water quality surveys at all IRC rehabilitated water sources. 
  • Provide timely reports on the field trips, monitoring visits and assessments to the WASH Officer.
  • Compile weekly, monthly and other circumstantial reports as may be required 
  • Maintain water quality monitoring database including and not limited to water FRC,  chemical and bacteriological analysis 
Required Qualifications:
  • A certificate in Water Supply, Public Health or related discipline, or equivalent work experience in community water, sanitation and hygiene program.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • At least two year experience in working with an INGO 
  • Relevant training and experience in Water, Sanitation and hygiene.
  • Experience in community social work
  • Good report writing and communication skills