Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Position: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Ethiopia

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: May 31, 2019

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location Chiro, Ethiopia

Start Date May - Jul 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 10 Months

Language Requirements English

The Volunteer’s Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Water, Sanitation And Hygiene Support professional to contribute to a regional nutrition project led by CARE Canada!

As WASH Advisor, you bring strong technical expertise to the Growing Nutrition for Mother and Children (GROW) project in Ethiopia

Working with colleagues you will ensure that GROW builds local capacity to improve nutrition water and sanitation practices in target communities. This will involve working with colleagues to conduct situational analysis, sharing international and evidence-based best practices, developing and testing knowledge, attitude and practice tools to identify gaps in current sanitation and hygiene practices, and supporting the team to carry out the GROW WASH strategy in Ethiopia. This includes a focus on the capacity assessment, training and mobilization of Water Point Committees at the local level.

You bring to this role a solid understanding of a Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach to implementation and the development of tools and resources, strong analytical skills, and an ability to work with a range of stakeholders using strong relationship building and facilitation skills.

Apply to this position and use your skills to make a difference in the lives of the people in Ethiopia!

As a volunteer, you will:

-Facilitate capacity building for project staff and key stakeholders in WASH and CLTSH

-Support the GROW Ethiopia WASH and CLTSH strategy

-Increase the knowledge of CARE staff on the WASH approach

-Document WASH and CLTSH practices with team and partners

-Promote WASH marketing and hygiene behavior change components of the project

-Provide technical assistance to achieve all technical WASH outputs

-Ensure timely collection, compilation, and analysis of quality data, as well as the production of reports on all, GROW WASH activities

-Participate in meetings, training and other assessment/events as required

-Design or create strategies to guaranty the sustainability of the intervention at the end of the project

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Master’s degree in in Environmental Health/Public Health

Essential Professional Background:

- Minimum 2 years’ experience in WASH programming, particularly in sanitation and hygiene

- Understanding behaviour change and health promotion methods

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

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