20 February 2017

Hygiene Promotion Officer US Non-profit Careers - Catholic Relief Services (CRS)



Job Title:             Hygiene Promotion Officer
Organisation: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Hygiene Promotion Team Leader

About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in an international non-profit organization that carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners’ people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provide support to WASH TLs in planning, implementation, monitoring & reporting of Hygiene Promotion activities.
  • Guide on technical soundness, appropriateness and feasibility on all public health/WASH activities to WASH TLs
  • Work closely with the community and local administration, to ensure that the health promotion needs of the population are met.
  • The incumbent will also supervise and manage all CRS Hygiene Promotion interventions in assigned areas as indicated by HPTL
  • Direct line management of Community Hygiene Promoters, their performance management and provide technical guidance and support for the effective delivery.
  • Ensure that technical support including on- the job technical training / hand-holding support is provided timely. Supervise and monitoring (On site and desk monitoring) of WASH interventions in coordination with TLs, field Engineers and MEAL Manager.
  • The incumbent will collaborate and coordinate with Filed Engineers and Operation staff to support the development of creative and holistic approaches to WASH programming
  • Supervise, manage and monitor thl mobilization of the community to promote hygiene practices, public sanitation, with more emphasis on monitoring latrine construction and use of it, water collection/storage and hand washing practices as well as other hygiene promotional activities.
  • Work in close conjunction with the WASH team members, facilitate the community into formation of WASH committees for management of WASH facilities. Conduct training needs assessment, design and implement the trainings for WASH committees
  • Ensure that the program take gender issues fully into account. This includes influencing the community to include and allow women to participate in decision -making around public health promotion work.
  • Work in close collaboration with partner agency and the local authorities to ensure that participatory approaches are used throughout the project cycle management
  • Communication largely with internal staff, also with some external contacts / target audiences to support operational work.
  • Analysis and internal communication of the locally relevant context to inform appropriate planning.
  • Supervises the work of community hygiene promoters.
  • Contributing to project planning and monitoring
  • Ensures the effective planning and delivery of projects and / or defined areas of programme, including working with partners/communities
  • Problem solving activities related to a defined area, such as a limited geographical area or limited programme sectional area using professional or technical knowledge
  • Develop a shared analysis of local issues, contacts and key players in WASH
  • Report writing and documentation of project activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Hygiene Promotion Officer job placement must hold a  Bachelor’s Degree in relevant Public Health discipline from a recognized academic institution. Appropriate relevant and comprehensive experience in the field of WASH, especially in emergency settings.
  • Three years’ experience preferably in Uganda refugee settlement is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in Hygiene/Health Promotion with NGO s may substitute for the formal qualifications but not vice-versa
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in planning and implementing WASH Program (both in emergency response / recovery and long term development)
  • Proven technical skills
  • Proven experience of managing staff
  • Significant exposure and experience in project cycle management
  • Proven experience of mentoring and capacity building of team / partners including training facilitation skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situation
  • Work patterns are not routine and often in a high pressure environment
  • Required to make sound judgements regularly within agreed processes using technical knowledge, a good understanding of the team and the facilities of the team.
  • Assessment, analytical and planning skills
  • A capacity and desire to pass on skills and information, a confident communicator and willing to work in a collaborative and respectful way with the beneficiaries.
  • Broad knowledge of and commitment to humanitarian principles (NGO / Red cross code of conduct) and with Sphere humanitarian charter and minimum standards
  • Fluent English language (speaking and writing) and knowledge of the local language in Yumbe district, Arabic is an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge about importance of integrated approach in engineering, livelihood, shelter and protection) in emergency context.
  • Previous experience of working with local partners including local authorities /settlement leadership
  • Proven experience in gender analysis and integrating gender & diversity into programme    
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines in changing situations
  • Experience of working effectively within a big international agency (I/NGOs)
  • Agency-Wide Competences (for all CRS Staff): Serves with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates Constructive Relationships, Promotes Learning

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, updated CV and three work references (names and contact information only) to ug_recruitment@crs.org

Deadline: 24th February, 2017


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