WASH Hygiene Promoter via ReliefWeb

Action Against Hunger

Mogadishu, , SO

Organisational background

Action Against Hunger has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia Since May 1992. Currently, AAH is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on treating and preventing malnutrition, increasing access to clean water and appropriate sanitation, strengthening the food-security and the livelihoods and thus boosting the resilience of communities in Somalia as well as emergency response via program bases in Somalia.

The positions and responsibilities

AAH Somalia is looking for suitable Somalia Nationals to fill the WASH Hygiene Promoters, based in Somalia- Mogadishu (one position) and Elbarde (one Position) respectively. Reports directly to the WASH Program Manager , the WASH Hygiene Promoter’s core responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:


Define the content, organize and deliver the hygiene promotion sessions for targeted populations.

Mission 1: Implement the hygiene promotion strategy:

The WASH HP is responsible for the following activities:

  • Organize sessions in the communities to identify the deficiencies in terms of hygiene, sanitation and the use of water ;
  • Organize/facilitate group awareness sessions on hygiene practices for men/women in community and other identified locations;
  • Participate in preparing training modules for the promotion of hygiene with the supervisor;
  • Participate in developing teaching tools adapted to various levels of the population: songs, role games, meetings, training, etc. ;
  • Participate in evaluation/assessment missions;
  • Participate in the organization and the distribution of kits.

Mission 2: Train and mobilize the community members:

The WASH HP is responsible for the following activities:

  • Liaise with the authorities, committees and other beneficiaries ;
  • Identify the privileged partners within the communities: schools, hospitals, clinics, mosques, etc.;
  • Apply the methodologies defined for the sensitizing sessions on hygiene promotion;
  • Participate in elaborating a schedule of awareness raising activities;
  • Provide training sessions to community volunteers and/or to targeted populations;
  • Write a summary of the weekly activities ;
  • Propose possible improvements.

Mission 3: Relay Action Against Hunger’s activities to the communities and partners:

The WASH HP is responsible for the following activities:

  • Develop contacts and explain to stakeholders and to populations the activities and the objectives of the programs;
  • Represent the organization with the beneficiaries with the agreement of the hierarchical supervisor;
  • Inform local authorities about all aspects of the programs;
  • Involve and inform the communities in the implementation of the program;
  • Work in collaboration with the stakeholders.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:

  • Qualification in health, hygiene, teaching or community development
  • At least 1 year experience in health, hygiene, teaching or community development
  • Community mobilization
  • Basic hygiene and health practices
  • Transmission of water related diseases
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Sense of confidentiality
  • Organizational capacity
  • Diplomacy, tact
  • Persuasion skills
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with community members so as to create a sense of trust and respect
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area
  • Local language
How to apply:

Applications, including CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to be sent via email to:

[email protected] not later than 10th March 2018 clearly mentioning the position and the location on the subject line. e.g. VA06/2018 WASH Hygiene Promoter –Mogadishu/Elbarde.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Female candidates are particular encouraged to apply.