Hygiene Promotion Team Leader via ReliefWeb

Yumbe, , UG

Job Title: Hygiene Promotion Team Leader

Supervisor: Project Manager – Emergency Response in Yumbe

Position Grade 9

Position Type: Full Time

Area of Interest: Program Quality

Location: Bidibidi Refugee Camp, Yumbe, Uganda


Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs.

CRS has worked in Uganda since 1965, initially providing emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees living in the north. Over the years, CRS has expanded its programming to also address development needs in western, central and eastern Uganda. CRS’ projects in Uganda currently include agriculture, health, microfinance, peacebuilding and youth. CRS Uganda implements its programs through partnerships with local organizations, including the Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations and community entities for maximum impact and sustainability.

Project Summary

The recent fighting in South Sudan between government and the opposition has displaced thousands of South Sudanese community members who have been forced to seek refuge into neighboring countries, including Uganda. Following the rapid needs assessment and information provided via coordination with other stakeholders, CRS has identified critical gaps in settlements in Yumbe District that include water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), non-food items (NFI), livelihoods, and shelter support for those most vulnerable. The interventions will target refugees in zones 4 and/or 5 within the Bidibidi refugee settlement in Yumbe, which have been recently established in November 2016 and experiencing big gaps in WASH needs. These zones have poor household latrine coverage and low water supply but with high groundwater potential according to UNHCR Hydrogeological survey report. CRS will directly implement the interventions to improve the access of refugee households in Yumbe District to safe and sufficient water sources, livelihood opportunities, and non-food items related to protection and hygiene promotion in the Bidibidi Refugee settlement.

General job summary

The Hygiene Promotion Team Leader will lead on assessments together with the Water and Sanitation Team Leader, line manage one to two Hygiene Promotion Officers, train them as necessary and manage the day to day processes and organization of CRS Hygiene Promotion activities as part of the Yumbe emergency response.

Key Responsibilities

1. Ensure that Hygiene Promotor Officers (HPO’s) and Community Hygiene Promotion Teams (CHP’s) promotes safe WASH practices including use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services.

  1. Ensure the effective coordination and integration of Hygiene Promotion activities with Water & Sanitation Activities and any other cross-cutting activities within the project and ensure CHP’s are trained and formed by HPO’S.

  2. Coordinate all hygiene promotion activities with Water & Sanitation Team Leader

  3. Together with the Water & Sanitation Team Leader lead and provide support on assessments of WASH and Public health situation of settlement camp and communities in defined geographical area.

  4. In coordination with the Water and Sanitation Team Leader, come up with baseline analysis of key public health issues with key recommendations to problems identified. This includes design of KAP survey methodologies.

  5. Based on the needs assessment and WASH strategy and program objectives set by the HRD WASH TA, support the emergency program coordinator in designing and initiating the public health program including any additional emergency preparedness and response

  6. Together with Water & Sanitation TL, ensure that program implementation activities are within the parameters of the hygiene promotion needs. This will involve supporting to Water and Sanitation Team in identifying appropriate designs for implementation; review and strengthen of refugee WASH Committees, water and sanitation committees and identifying training needs to empower these structures

  7. The Hygiene Promotion Team Leader will monitor the effectiveness of hygiene promotional activities (including WASH related diseases) and the continuing humanitarian needs.

  8. Develop together with the Water and Sanitation Team Leader a hygiene promotion plan and manage others in the effective monitoring and reporting WASH and health indicators.

  9. To analyze and make the links between the Water and Sanitation engineering, and hygiene promotion team, and to make recommendations for actions which are consistent with CRS policies and WASH emergency policies set by the WASH Settlement Coordination Body.

  10. As necessary, lead on recruitment, training and supervision of HP staff and CHP volunteers. This will involve writing work schedules, training plans but more importantly ensuring that performance objectives are set and appraisals carried out for all HP staff

  11. Lead the selection of the composition of WASH NFI kits for distribution with the WASH team

  12. Ensure that Post Distribution Monitoring systems are in place with clear feedback and complaint mechanism in place.

  13. Ensure that requisitions are raised in a timely manner and follow up with logistics on procurement and delivery of materials.

  14. Monitor budget and ensure cost-effectiveness of program delivery

  15. Ensure that all members of the community, women, men, children and PWD are involved in all aspects of the program implementation from planning to evaluation and systems are in place for proper accountability including setting up feedback and complaints mechanisms.

  16. To ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender issues, promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the work and to ensure that CRS response is in line with the needs of the affected people.

  17. Ensure that hygiene promotion activities meet Minimum Standards and adheres to CRS emergency guidelines and protocols

  18. Ensure that integrated approach to program implementation is considered within the Hygiene promotion activities

  19. Ensure that gender, protection, the environment and other important cross-cutting concerns are considered in program design, implementation, and reporting; ensure that activities reflect the needs of specific groups and individual’s e.g. elderly people, children and people with disabilities.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.

  1. Serves with Integrity
  2. Models Stewardship
  3. Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  4. Promotes Learning

CRS Emergency Competencies

Each CRS staff member working in emergencies is expected to have the following competencies to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:

  1. Communicates strategically under pressure

  2. Manages stress and complexity

  3. Actively promotes safety and security

  4. Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  5. Strong verbal and written English communication skills as well as local languages.

  6. Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

  7. Proficient in the use of AutoCAD and MS Office programs.

  8. Ability to work independently and creatively.

  9. Enthusiasm in working as a member of a team and willingness to learn.

  10. Ability to embrace the challenge of working under pressure

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Degree in relevant Public Health discipline from a recognized academic institution. Appropriate relevant and comprehensive experience in the field of WASH, especially in emergency settings.

  2. Previous experience in Hygiene/Health Promotion with NGO’s may substitute for the formal qualifications but not vice-versa

  3. Proven ability & experience in planning and implementing WASH Program (both in emergency response / recovery and long term development) – Minimum 3 years preferably in Uganda refugee settlement is an added advantage.

  4. Proven technical skills

  5. Proven experience of managing staff

  6. Proven experience of project cycle management

  7. Proven experience of mentoring and capacity building of team / partners including training facilitation skills

  8. Well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situation

  9. Assessment, analytical and planning skills

  10. A capacity and desire to pass on skills and information, a confident communicator and willing to work in a collaborative and respectful way with the beneficiaries.

  11. Knowledge of and commitment to humanitarian principles (NGO / Red cross code of conduct) and with Sphere humanitarian charter and minimum standards

  12. Fluent English language (speaking and writing) and knowledge of the local language in Yumbe district, Arabic is an added advantage.

  13. Excellent knowledge about importance of integrated approach in engineering, livelihood, shelter and protection) in emergency context.

  14. Experience of working with local partners including local authorities’/settlement leadership

  15. Proven experience in gender analysis and integrating gender & diversity into programme

  16. Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines in changing situations

  17. Experience of working effectively within a big international agency (I/NGOs)

  18. Willingness to be based in Yumbe

How to apply:

Disclaimer Clause:

This job description is not an exhaustive list of skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. “I understand that CRS takes all allegations of abuse and exploitation seriously. Abuse or exploitation of children or vulnerable adults is grounds for immediate dismissal.” Note: Please submit cover letter, CV and three work references (names and contact information only) to [email protected] by April 28th 2017.

Only selected candidates that meet the requirements will be notified. EOE/M/F/D/V**