WASH Assistant at Save the Children Nigeria

WASH Assistant at Save the Children Nigeria – TDPel Jobs

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: WASH Assistant
Ref No: 2100044KLocation: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Fixed-term

Child Safeguarding
Level 3:  The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people.
Role Purpose
Under the direct supervision of the Hygiene Promotion Officer (WASH officer), the incumbent will be required to work as a member of the WASH unit towards the improvement of hygiene promotion and community mobilization activities effectiveness, particularly as part of the WASH intervention, to safeguard and improve the public health of the affected population by promoting safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services; ensuring appropriate targeted community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities and sensitization.
Assist in promoting safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services among IDP and host communities.
Assist the community mobilizers to mobilize the communities to mitigate priority water and sanitation-related health risks, promoting the BCC strategy and keeping records of the community volunteers participating in HP activities.
Assist in communicating effectively with the communities targeted, ensuring that hygiene and health messages are passed on with participatory interventions, allowing ownership and empowerment of the beneficiaries to influence their hygiene and health.
Assist in selecting, train, and manage Community WASH Standing committees, such as Community Water Management Committee members, sanitation facilities caretakers and volunteer hygiene promoter networks within the targeted beneficiaries.
Participate in the HP campaign by conducting house-to-house visits focused on hygiene promotion and public health, focus groups and mass campaign using songs, posters, etc. promoting Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS) and PHAST methodology and assisting the community mobilizers in the implementation of gathering events.
Provide a weekly activity progress report to the Hygiene Promotion Officer, highlighting achievements versus targets.
Any other duties as may be assigned by Program manager, Hygiene Promotion officer and WASH Officer;
Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct; health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
Qualifications and Experience
Education – HND/BSc in Health Education, Environmental Engineering or its equivalent
Must have completed NYSC.
At least 1 year’s experiences in hygiene promotion in a community-based program
Excellent communication skills and knowledge of English, Hausa, Kanuri, and other local languages;
Good knowledge of participatory approaches for behavior change (PHAST/SARAR, CHAST, CLTS)
Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, and diplomacy
Ability to write clear reports;
Desirable – Work experience in Borno State
Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated thinks pro-actively
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Excellent communication skill
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks
Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Application Closing Date
22nd June, 2021.

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