The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is the process of scaling up and emergency programme in Nigeria focusing on responding to the huge humanitarian needs and challenges in the North East of Nigeria. Nigeria’s northeast is currently experiencing a significant humanitarian crisis, which has been the result of the ongoing-armed conflict between Boko Haram, the Nigerian military and the Multi-National Task Force in the north-east.
DRC operations will initially focus on Borno and Adamawa States where DRC focus on meeting the basic needs (protection, WASH, food security and shelter) of urban caseloads and displacement camps, as well as establishing access to affected areas that have opened in recent months.
Hygiene Promotion Officer
Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for 1 highly qualified Hygiene Promotion (HP) Officer
The Hygiene Promotion (HP) Officer’s primary function is to ensure the quality of the planning, implementation and follow up Hygiene Promotion activities being implemented by DRC.Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
General Programming & Operations
Facilitate formation of community structures in hygiene promotion and strengthening of the existing structures such as WASH Committees through trainings sensitization workshops and other hygiene promotion awareness campaigns.
Design, develop and implement appropriate HP mobilization strategies for DRC’s WASH projects.
Develop hygiene promotion work plans for multi-funded projects.
Ensure efficient and Effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan.
Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/ reports and proposals and budgets for donors.
Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/ protected water sources.
Lead the WASH team in carrying out monitoring and evaluation exercises.
Coordination and representation
Collaborate with relevant Internal and External technical experts on issues related to Hygiene Promotion.
Represent DRC at WASH meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings.
Ensure integration of WASH activities with other DRC sectors.
Coordinate with WASH and Shelter counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects.
Ensure good representation and reputation of WASH and Shelter sector at all levels.
Actively participate in internal coordination meeting
Ensure and actively participate in regular sector meetings.
Develop project plans and budgets for funding
Develop the projects’ M&E tools
Project implementation and reporting
Ensure management of WASH project grants through budget control.
Monitor and Evaluate WASH Projects.
Ensure quality control during implementation of WASH activities in accordance to Sphere and National standards.
Prepare WASH weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to relevant authorities as per need.
Supervise WASH Assistants.
Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the WASH staff members and community based mechanisms in operational areas as needed.
Develop staff performance measurement and targets for the WASH assistants and appraise them based on the set targets.
Conduct daily field visits or as required to ensure WASH tasks are going on as planned and mentoring - through technical back stopping and training of duty bearers.
Logistics / Finance
Support the Senior WASH Officer and Manager to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-ups.
Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas.
Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.
Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with logistics in a timely manner.
Contribute to grants management of all WASH projects through management of day to day project expenditures.
All employees should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.
Moreover, we also expect the following:
At least 2 years’ experience in planning, implementing and evaluating hygiene promotion projects preferably in a humanitarian context with an INGO.
Thorough knowledge of Hygiene Promotion Approaches, training of trainers and facilitating menstrual hygiene sessions for women and girls.
Understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in the country and the region.
Good IT skills (especially Ms. Office)
Bachelor’s Degree in Environment Health Science, Biological Sciences, Public health or Nursing degrees from recognized institution.
Understanding of rights and protection issues of refugees, children and women
Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages.
Project Planning and Management is an added advantage
Experience working with displaced populations.
Experiencing of managing teams
Contract length: 7 months with possibility of extension
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English.
CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied.
Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
Applications should be addressed to: The Recruitment Manager.
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered. Please note: The position title must be written in the subject line of the e-mail otherwise not considered.
Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.
Method of Application
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