Somalia nationals: Hygiene promoters (3) Position

Danish Refugee Council

Mogadishu, , SO

Overall Purpose of the role:

Under the direct supervision of the WASH Officer for Mogadishu field office, the temporary hygiene promoters will directly be involved in the day to day implementation of the WASH activities as part of the COVID-19 outbreak response to effectively prevent and contain the spread of the disease. He/she will work closely with communities for the establishment of WASH and sanitation facilities and promotion of recommended hygiene and sanitation practices in communities through HH visits and mass campaign.

The overall purpose of the position is to contribute to health and Sanitation improvements geared towards reduced Covid19 transmissions and mitigate risks though improved access to sustainable WASH services to IDPs and other target beneficiaries.


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

Help plan and conduct activities with the community to reduce WASH-related risks

Conduct mass campaign and House hold visits to sensitize the target population

 Ensure proper distribution of the IEC and hygiene materials in the community 

Attain knowledge and disseminate of awareness on the COVID-19 and share to the camp committee, IDPs and host community.

Collect and record data on routine activities and share with Supervisor.

Participate in the design and data collection during KAP surveys and baseline/needs assessments, and follow-up assessments.

Act as a link between the community leaders, the community and other stakeholders in the area.

Help identify key hygiene practices to be addressed and participate in carrying out appropriate activities to promote safe practices.

Support to water committees, sanitation committees and other community groups.

Take lead in organizing and carrying out hygiene promotion sessions and campaigns.

Conduct beneficiary registration and data entry and ensure the quality of the data entry with proper documentation and also carry out distribution of hygiene kits to the beneficiaries.

Participate in community based solid waste management initiatives and to train communities on good hygiene and sanitation practices.

Mobilize the community to participate in the project and encourage all groups to participate in the project.

Be a good steward by ensuring that project materials and resources are used effectively.

Mainstream cross cutting issues such as protection, gender, and environment are addressed and in the project.

Ensure that the vulnerable people also benefit from the project.

Report on the hygiene/health situation of the target population daily using available records.

Any other tasks assigned by supervisor.

Education, experience & technical competencies

Must have at least Secondary school certificate

Able to speak and write Somali language

Past experiences on Hygiene promotion with INGOs

Strong communication skills.

Good listening skills.

Diplomacy, tact, and negotiating skills.

Literacy, numeracy, and record keeping skills are essential.

Experience in utilizing technology tools and also possess the ability to use computer soft wares e.g. MS-Excel

Ability to work independently as well as an effective team player.

Willing to stay in the project areas for 8 working hours is an obligation.

Knowledge of local context is added advantage

Must be fluent in local language (Somali)


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:         10th August 2020

Duty station:         Mogadishu

Reporting to:        WASH Team Leader

Duration:              6 Months

 Contract:              This position is graded as Band NM – I2 for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.


 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.


DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards. 

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

For general information about Danish Refugee Council, please visit


Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies.   

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on  under Vacancies no later than 2nd August 2020.




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