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Hygiene Promotion Assistant

Category:  Water and Sanitation
Location:  Tierkidi, Gambela
Career Level:  Junior Level (1+ – 2 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary:  Asper the IRC Pay Scale

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 1999 and is implementing integrated, community-managed programs aimed at improving the quality of lives and recover of livelihood of disaster-affected population’s through promoting individual participation, strengthening institutions and emergency response.


Scope: Reporting to the hygiene promotion officer, the Position mainly involves community mobilization works, community level hygiene and sanitation promotion activities, and awareness raising campaigns.



Major Responsibilities


The major responsibilities at this position include, but are not limited to:


·         Participate in assessment of hygiene and sanitation situation for specific emergency responses

·         Prepare detail Hygiene and sanitation promotion plan at specific intervention areas

·         Disseminate hygiene and sanitation messages.

·         Facilitate community level hygiene awareness campaigns.

·         Assist in Organizing and Facilitating Training for camp community, EHA on Hygiene and sanitation.

·         Assist in Planning, organizing and distribution of emergency supplies to the community.

·         Promote latrine construction.

·         Participate in Data collection and survey.

·         Work closely with other EH team, Implementing partners, ARRA and refugee leaders towards efficient and effective implementation of the response;

·         Produce activity progress reports and submit to the supervisor.

·         Takes additional works as assigned by Supervisor and IRC Management

·         Good experience of computer skill & Microsoft Office.

·         Good communication skills that function across a diversity of cultures.

  • Good experience/skill in community mobilization

·         Ability to multi-task & carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support.

·         Good command of spoken and written English, Amharic, and local languages.

·         Strong sense of personal integrity and attention to detail.

·         Team spirit and problem-solving abilities.

·         Ability to work under pressure and travel to sites frequently.

·         Willingness to work extra hours in emergencies.


Qualified female applicants are highly encouraged to apply!

Job Requirements

·University Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Social work or related fields from recognized University with Zero Year relevant work experience.

· College Diploma with a minimum of two years’ work experience on hygiene promotion with I/NGO in emergency and refugee settings; or related.

· Previous experience of implementing participatory hygiene promotion and sanitation methods (e.g. PHAST, CLTS/H,) and organizing campaigns on key hygiene themes.

· Previous experience of implementing institutional (schools & health facilities) hygiene promotions/educations.

· Ability to work in stressful conditions and with limited social services and insecure environments.

· Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and in a highly results oriented work culture

· Knowledge, skill and experience in participatory methods for promoting sustainability of WASH interventions.

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above qualifications; please send your CV and application letter through

P.O. BOX:  275, IRC Gambella Field Office.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

·         Name of the position you have applied for

·         Date of application

·         Summary of your qualifications and experience

·         Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

·         Please include at least 3 references from current and former supervisors.

Qualified female applicants are highly encouraged to apply!

Are any of your relatives employed by International Rescue committee (IRC)? If answer is “yes”, give the following information:  YES          NO







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  IRC is an equal employment 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 or disability.


  1. Serving people is one of the most likely every time at the face of God . thanks for supporting any human being in case of humanity.

  2. Now l live in Addis Ababa but if you invite me as the candidate of your employee I will accomplish my responsibility based on your displine . thanks so much.


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