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Assistant Officer-Sanitation and Assistant Officer - Hygiene Promotion Jobs at CARE International in Kenya

CARE International in Kenya is seeking to recruit dynamic and highly motivated individuals of high moral character and professional integrity to fill the following positions within our Emergency and Refugee Operations (ERO) Programme in Dadaab, North Eastern Province.

Assistant Officer-Sanitation
HRS-2010/3/17

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Watesan Officer, the Assistant Officer - Sanitation will be responsible for all the aspects of environmental sanitation and community health in the refugee camp.

This will be through enforcement of

public health regulations, monitoring and designing of solid waste management systems, community mobilization, training and monitoring of staff.

Key Responsibilities and tasks:
  • Design and facilitate mass awareness campaigns during disease outbreaks in liaison with other stakeholders. Develop training packages for community skill transfer in environmental sanitation and health promotion.
  • Constantly review and analyze performance of existing solid waste systems and suggest improvements required.
  • Promote public health awareness in the markets, slaughter slabs and inspect food animals
  • Monitor refuse collection activities by community through WASH committees and environmental sanitation crew
  • Disease morbidity surveillance (water and sanitation related) and monitor larval activity in the camp
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • First degree in environmental health/public health or related fields. Diploma holders in any of the above disciplines with 3 years proven working experience in relief/ development work.
  • Must be computer literate
  • Innovative, creative, a team player with good assessment and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, good inter personal relations.
  • Must be authorized by the Government to enforce the Public Health Act.
  • Must be culturally sensitive and embrace diversity.
Assistant Officer - Hygiene Promotion 
HRH-2010/3/17

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Project Officer - Hygiene Promotion, the Assistant Officer - Hygiene Promotion will implement public health promotion activities within the camp of residence and ensure they are done within the acceptable standards and in accordance with the public health act.
 

Key Responsibilities and tasks:
  • Community mobilization and stakeholders' capacity building on public health promotion using integrated knowledge and skill transfer module.
  • Reinforce behaviour change at household level through case by case counselling on the various domains of hygiene.
  • Develop water and sanitation related diseases' surveillance and prevention master plan with stakeholders.
  • Organize and execute annual KAP surveys on public health promotion.
  • Plan and implement behaviour change activities on target practices
  • Organize and implement training of trainers (TOT) on hygiene education, awareness and community mobilization.
  • Facilitate child to child learning.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • First degree in environmental health/public health or related fields. Diploma holders in any of the above disciplines with 3 years proven working experience in relief/ development work.
  • Innovative, creative, a team player with good assessment and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, good inter personal relations.
  • Must be authorized by the Government to enforce the Public Health Act.
  • Must be culturally sensitive and embrace diversity.
Applications:

Qualified candidates are invited to send their applications together with curriculum vitae, a day time telephone number, the address (including email addresses) and telephone contacts of three professional referees one whom should be your current or last supervisor, current /last salary and expectation, including daytime to the following address:- to: vacancies @ care.or.ke on or before 26th March 2010.

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