Fresher NGO Jobs – Sanitation and Hygiene Assistant at AAH

Organisation: Action Africa Help International (AAH) 
Duty Station: Uganda
About AAH:
In 1996, Action Africa Help
International (AAIN) became Aktion Africa Hilfe e. V (AAH) and was registered
in Munich, Germany from where our founders in 2003 moved the organisation’s
headquarters to Kenya. AAH-I now works with refugees, host communities and
other marginalized and vulnerable groups in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia and South
Sudan, where it operates across a range of sectors that seek to bridge relief
to development.
Job Summary:  The Sanitation
and Hygiene Assistant will support to ensure reduced risks of diseases related
to poor Water, Sanitation and Hygiene conditions in the refugee settlements and
immediate host communities.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Actively
    monitor and guide sector members on general Sanitation and Hygiene
    Promotion project works in the project implementation area for strategic
    interventions.
  • Assess
    community Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion needs, and promote community
    led total Sanitation and Hygiene promotion through awareness creation and
    establishment or maintenance of functional Community Based Sanitation and
    Hygiene Promotion structures per village.
  • Create
    cooperative and harmonious relations with the community as well as local
    government authorities regarding promotion of best practices in Water,
    Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in Community and institutions.
  • Carry
    out regular Hygiene talks/education in schools, Health Centres, markets,
    restaurants and at Staff quarters.
  • Actively
    monitor construction and usage of existing Sanitation and Hygiene
    Promotion facilities through routine visits to homesteads/institutions and
    provide guidance through follow up on the activities of Community Health
    Workers, Community Hygiene Mobilisers/Promoters, and Hygiene Promotion
    focus groups in institutions and the community.
  • Work
    closely with the Water Technician to conduct monthly water quality
    surveillance/testing programme.
  • Conduct
    basic trainings and refresher trainings for the Community based Hygiene
    Promotion structures and make suggestions to improve the contents of the
    trainings.
  • Work
    closely with the PHC Supervisor and Water Technician to monitor and
    reinforce hygiene and sanitation promotion in institutions and at each
    water point / distribution point through Water Source Committee
    sensitisation and supervision.
  • Monitor
    WASH NFIs supply chain and stock levels in collaboration with stores and
    logistics.
  • Develop
    a community disease awareness system at community/institutional level and
    liaise with all Health centre In-charges to monitor and report on
    prevalence of WASH related diseases.
  • Compile
    weekly, monthly plans and reports on general Sanitation and Hygiene
    Promotion project works in the project implementation area for strategic
    interventions.
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Sanitation and Hygiene Assistant should hold a Certificate
    in Water Supply and Sanitation or Certificate in Environmental/Community
    health or any related field from a recognized institution
  • Two
    years’ experience in similar position
  • Past
    experience in NGO setting an added advantage
  • Excellent
    inter-personal and communication skills
  • Expertise
    in planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting on
    humanitarian operations.
  • Proficiency
    in the languages spoken in the project area and knowledge of English
  • Ability
    to coordinate a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common
    objective in the area of Sanitation and Hygiene is essential.
  • Working
    knowledge and experience of working with local partner agencies with a
    capacity to provide formal and informal training.
  • Proficiency
    in basic computer software such as MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word.
  • Ability
    to ride motorcycle with a valid rider permit
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications (together with an updated
(CV) with at least three referees with their telephone contacts via E-mail only
to  recruitug@actionafricahelp.org  addressed to:
Human Resource Officer,
Action Africa Help Uganda,
Plot 72 Ntinda Road, P.O. Box
10501, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 19th June
2015
NB: Please clearly mark in the email subject
line must show the job title of the position applied for.  Only those selected for the interviews will
be contacted.
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