International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
PROGRAM BACKGROUND: In Ethiopia, International Medical Corps is implementing programmes in humanitarian assistance, refugees and migration, resilience and longer-term development with a current portfolio of $24m, 8 field offices and 650 staff.
Reporting to the WASH coordinator, the Sanitation and hygiene promotion officers will be responsible for the implementation of the Water Hygiene and Sanitation program of the South Gonder project Simad, Tach Gaint, Lay Gaint and Meket host community that includes promotion of Hygiene: safe water management, latrine use for defecation, solid waste disposal, vector control, and environmental health activities and participate on regular hygiene promotion activities with the government health extension workers.
The IMC seeks Four (4) Hygiene and Sanitation Promotion Officers focusing on Sanitation and hygiene promotion for its Amahara Region, Soth Gonder and North Wello WASH program, to be based in various woredas
Role and Responsibilities:
Serve as the focal point person for all activities related to WASH at respective woredas in Shalla, Shashemen zuria, and Arsi Negele
Participate on needs assessments, planning, organizing, and implementation, of WASH programs in the West Arsi;
Coordinate in site location, mobilizing the community to participate on the rehabilitation and construction of water schemes, promote community to use latrine for defecation, proper waste management at village and household level, promote safe water management
Participate on assessment/survey in collaboration with the WASH coordinator and woreda staff
Coordinate with the construction forman to monitor the progress of the water schemes rehabilitation or construction
Update the emergency situation in the woreda on bi-weekly bases
Facilitate in working with relevant partners government sector offices: water, health, and DPPC or other NGO’s and GO’s
Facilitate in the selection, designing, pre-testing, developing, dissemination and evaluation of appropriate hygiene educational materials for effective hygiene promotion program;
Facilitate in organizing WASHCo and hygiene promotion trainings and workshops for the water management team and other partners (women groups, health agents, water committee, etc in the woredas) and coordinate in preparation and organizing all the required training materials;
Facilitate in documenting health related data and keep records on activities of hygiene promotion and sanitation;
Prepare monthly reports and submit to the supervisor on the work progress of hygiene promotion and sanitation activities;
Participate in other WASH activities as assigned by the supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS: (Training/education/experience/physical demands required; provide 6-8 requirements)
Experienced professionals in a relevant field diploma or BSc Degree in the area of Environmental Health, Behavioral Science, Health Education and Promotion or Public Health, with at least 3 years of relevant work experience.
Commitment to IMC’s mission- Improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity.
Working knowledge of English (spoken and written)
Preferable to use Office Word, and Excel
Able to live and work with a multicultural team under difficult conditions