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Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

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World Vision

Job Type

Full Time

Description :

Position: Sanitation and Hygiene Officer (HEA)

Location: Matapala (Nchelenge) and Mayukwayukwa (Kaoma)

Purpose of Position

Coordinate and support the design, implementation and review of sanitation and Hygiene interventions for improved service delivery, knowledge and practices in the settlement and surrounding communities for a sustainable a healthy environment.

Major Responsibilities

Technical Support

  • Support the design, implementation and review of sanitation and Hygiene interventions for improved sanitation, hygiene knowledge and practices in the settlement
  • Implement community led total sanitation (CLT), PHAST and other pilot sanitation methodologies that will ensure improved sanitation facilities in the settlement and the host communities.
  • Facilitate in ensuring water quality sampling and monitoring to maintain good health and hygiene in the settlement.
  • Supervision of latrine construction in the settlement and undertake risk assessments for quick recommendations to ensure safe and quality structures.
  • Coordinate the awareness of maintenance of the sanitation structures and facilities in the camp
  • Implement Sanitation and hygiene programmes in the settlement aimed at reducing the prevalence of waterborne and water related diseases through the promotion of personal hygiene and environmental practices among communities and school children.
  • Undertake and support interventions that will improve community capacity to manage facilities and establishing an effective framework for sustainable hygiene and sanitation development to improve the refugee camp living conditions.

Collaboration and Partnering

  • Ensure that the Hygiene and Sanitation information, education and communication (IEC) materials are in place and disseminated for effective implementation.
  • Ensure recommended program models are contextualized to Hygiene, Sanitation and Behavioral Change for effective implementation in the Refugee camps and settlement.
  • Capacity building of Refugees in the use of latrines, on water, sanitation, hygiene, gender issues and prevention of communicable diseases;
  • Ensure promoting of deworming and handwashing especially among school children;
  • Collaborating with D-WASHE and V-WASHE committees and other partners including local leaders;
  • Represent WVZL in various key meetings including WASH Working Group (WG) for alignment of National priorities.
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external partners/stakeholders for enhanced collaboration and sustainability

Programme Effectiveness and Reporting

  • Coordinate the process of obtaining baseline data for sanitation and hygiene indicators to support project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Support the design, implementation and review of sanitation and Hygiene interventions for improved sanitation, hygiene knowledge and practices in the settlement
  • Contribute to the process of developing progress, quarterly, and annual reports using the appropriate formats and hygiene data and documents (assessment reports, baseline reports, design documents, progress reports, evaluation reports, etc).
  • Undertake random inspections/monitoring of hygiene facilities in the camp
  • Utilize and adapt Hygiene, Sanitation and Behavioral Change learning from monitoring and evaluation processes to inform Humanitarian Intervention and grant pre-positioning.

Capacity Building and Orientation

  • Show spiritual maturity, integrity and energetic personal sense calling, through attendance of daily devotions and other spiritual nurture programmes.
  • Conduct trainings and/or capacity building sessions on sanitation and Hygiene.
  • Facilitate orientation on Sanitation and Hygiene for staff and volunteers in the camp training for effective implementation of programmes.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned

Educational, Professional Qualifications, technical experience, knowledge, competencies and skills

  • Diploma in Public/Environmental Health, Water Engineering/Social Science or related field with minimum two (2) years’ experience in a relevant field.
  • Degree in Public/Environmental Health, Water Engineering/Social Sciences or related field or its equivalent is an added advantage with minimum two (2) years’ experience in the relevant field.
  • Proficient in Microsoft word, excel, power point and
  • Experience working in a rural or peri-urban complex, preferably NGO context.
  • Knowledge in Community Led Total Sanitation and PHAST Methodology
  • Experience in sanitation and hygiene management and risk assessments.
  • Knowledge of WV child and adult safeguarding policies.
  • Community Engagement and stakeholder’s engagement at district and provincial level as well as donor engagement
  • Conversant with national and international policies on water, sanitation and hygiene.
  • Excellent competencies in project management, design, implementation, monitoring and report writing essential in the field of Sanitation, Hygiene and promotion.
  • Communication interpersonal analytical, conflict management, negotiations, training and networking skills
  • Ability to work in a cross-culture environment, and must be a mature Christian.
  • Capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts.

How to apply


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