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Hygiene Promotion Officer Job in Marsabit Kenya

Job title: Hygiene Promotion Officer

Supervisor: Emergency WASH Field Manager


I. Job Summary

The Hygiene Promotion Officer will ensure correct delivery and impact of hygiene and sanitation promotion activities, good participation of target communities and other local stakeholders in close collaboration with Project partners.

This position will oversee all aspects of design, implementation, and monitoring of community hygiene and sanitation promotion of the Project including; development of hygiene and sanitation promotion methodology and guidelines, recruitment and training of community hygiene promoters, training the community on hygiene, implementation of hygiene and sanitation promotion activities and providing feedback to Project partners for purposes of improving progamme quality.

2. Key responsibilities

The Hygiene Promotion Officer will identify and assess the key hygiene and sanitation practices to be addressed and whom to engage and develop an appropriate communications strategy to promote safe practices.

She/he will ensure that an empowering approach to working with communities is employed and all activities are carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and promotes the full and equal participation of women, men, children and youth.

3. Primary responsibilities include:
  • Design and manage assessments and studies in order to identify hygiene and sanitation practices and WASH-related health risks and priorities in target communities
  • In cooperation with other program staff, design and plan activities to reduce these risks, with reference to both physical and behavioral aspects
  • Recruit and train local hygiene promoters and supervise their activities
  • Implement hygiene promotion activities appropriate to the context in close collaboration with the WASH Field Manager to ensure that technical and social aspects of water and sanitation programming are integrated
  • Provide regular reports on hygiene issues and program progress against work plans and program activities including donor reports according to the donor requirements
  • Liaise directly with communities, local institutions and local authorities on hygiene and sanitation issues as well as other agencies operational in Marsabit (particularly those carrying out similar activities) regularly to ensure coordination and effective implementation of activities
  • Contribute towards WASH program development and proposal writing
4. Qualifications
  • Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, or related Social Sciences with a bias in hygiene and sanitation practices or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Diploma in Public Health, Environmental Health holders with extensive hygiene and sanitation training and experience will also be considered.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience, previous experience in Marsabit and its environ an added advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a team
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure
  • Knowledge of the local language an added advantage
To apply for the above position, please send your CV (maximum THREE pages—any more will be rejected) listing three reference including your last direct supervisor and salary expectation to 

The Human Resources Manager
GOAL Kenya,
P.O Box 66242-00800, Nairobi,

or by email to

Please put the job title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

The closing date for all applications is Tuesday, 19th October 2011.

Due to the urgency of the position; CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and responded to after interviews.

No phone calls.

GOAL is an equal opportunity employer, qualified male and female applicants are encouraged to apply.

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