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Hygiene Promotion Officers X2

International Rescue Committee Zimbabwe Program

Job Type

Full Time



Description :

Scope of Work

International Rescue Committee is recruiting for 2 Hygiene Promotion Officers for an emergency response program which will run for 3 months in Chimanimani. The WASH Hygiene Promotion Officer will be responsible for day-to-day management of WASH Hygiene Promotion activities and staff and volunteers involved in direct implementation of IRCs Cyclone Response WASH project. She or he is overall responsible for ensuring that approved technical approaches to hygiene promotion are adhered to, maintaining program quality and that all hygiene objectives are met on time and within the budget. When requested, she or he will undertake capacity building of team members, including community volunteers.

Key responsibilities

Directly manage the day-to-day hygiene promotion activities in the field; Ensure that hygiene promotion activities meet stated objectives within the timeframe; Ensure program activities foster accountability to beneficiaries, and that gender and protection sensitivity and inclusion are adequately addressed in programming; Propose technical designs and methodologies for all hygiene promotion hygiene activities; Provide technical support and training for hygiene promoters and community volunteers; Provide regular reports, document results, and maintain detailed records; Directly supervise the Hygiene Promotion Assistant, as well as the community hygiene volunteers. Maintain open and professional relations with hygiene team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff and volunteers to successfully perform in their positions; Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC policies and procedures; Responsible for ensuring that monitoring and data collection of all hygiene promotion indicators are in line with the approved monitoring framework, using all the correct monitoring tools and at the frequency prescribed; If requested, participate in monitoring data analysis; Any other duties, as assigned by the Senior WASH Officer, to enable and develop IRC programs.


Minimum 2 years professional technical experience in Hygiene Promotion; Additional professional experience or qualifications in social work, nursing, public health, or a similar field a plus; Excellent understanding of WASH issues in humanitarian response settings and knowledge of Sphere standards; Solid managerial, communication, and multi-tasking skills; Strong project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; Proficient in Windows and MS office programs, as well as email; Interpersonal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure in a professional manner; Fluent in spoken and written English. Additional local language skills are a plus.

Expected Salary Range: USD1,212 – 1,576

How to apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by submitting CVs and cover letter stating the position in the email subject line to

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and implements policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Deadline: 6 April 2019

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