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WASH Assistant at IMC Nigeria

WASH Assistant

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.

International Medical Corps is therefore looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of

WASH Assistant to be based in Damboa Borno State.

Position: Nigerian nationals only

Job Summary;

Under the supervision of WASH Assistant, the community health volunteer will be responsible for hygiene campaigns, participate in house-to-house hygiene promotion, cholera response, mobilize and coordinate weekly environmental sanitation.

Main Responsibilities:

The WASH Assistant will be responsible for:

· Selection and training of the Community Hygiene Volunteer (CHV) promoters

· Collection of bio data for both CHV’s and beneficiaries in communities.

· Input beneficiaries’ data into spreadsheet in preparation for distribution of NFI kits in communities.

· Train and monitor CHV’s on how to conduct hygiene promotion sessions and complete their log sheets properly documenting topics discussed, advice provided, issues of concern for IMC follow-up action, number of attendee’s sessions,

· Collect all CHV’s log sheets on monthly basis and certifying work done by CHV’s.

· Identify the most appropriate messages regarding the target population.

· Organize training sessions, participate in facilitation in IDP camps, and host communities.

· Determine the necessary materials needed for each campaign/activity.

· Mobilize the community on behavior change related to hygiene practices.

· Participate in hygiene campaigns, drama shows in schools, community and IDP camps in close coordination with community volunteers

· Actively participate with community volunteers in identifying locations/sites for WASH infrastructures (latrines construction/rehabilitation, borehole drilling/rehabilitation, etc.) in the beneficiary communities.

· Conduct focus group discussion, giving clear messages on good hygiene practices.

· Report the progress of the work to supervisor

· Report challenges and successes during the activities, and any other issues that require IMC follow-up/action

· Conduct household assessments.

· Oversees the distribution of water, hygiene and sanitation items.

· Collect water samples from households and water sources and conduct quality tests using the Del Aqua kit Record all result of water test

· Complete daily reports on CHV’s evaluation, water testing and NFI distribution.

· Coordinate closely with CHV’s to identify informal settlements in host communities.

· Consult with M & E to providing accurate raw data for impact analysis during post distribution survey and also to provide input for monthly and quarterly WASH reports

· Timely reporting of Hygiene Promotion activities to supervisor/WASH Officer

· Provide support to other areas of the department as may be required by the supervisor.

Qualifications:

• BSc or HND in social sciences, sciences or any relevant technical qualification.

• At least two (2+) years’ experience with a non-profit, non-governmental organization or community development experience.

• Demonstrated skill in capacity building at community level.

• Experience in hygiene promotion, water quality monitoring, and community mobilization.

• Communicate skill in Hausa, Marghi & Kanuri is an added advantage.

• Excellent experience with Microsoft Excel, Power Point, etc.

• Strong skills with Microsoft Word

• Excellent English writing written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently

• Flexible and, able to cope with stressful situations

Ethical conduct for IMC staffs:

· International Medical Corps maintains a code of standards of conduct that shall govern the performances of its employees engaged in the award and administration of contracts. No employee, officer, or agent shall participate in the selection, award, or administration of a contract supported/ by donor funds if a real or apparent conflict of interest would be involved. Such a conflict would arise when the employee, officer, or agent, any member of his or her immediate family, his or her partner, or an organization, which employs or about to employ any of the parties indicated above, has a financial or other interest in the firm selected for an award. IMC officers, employees, or agents shall neither solicit nor accept gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from contractors, or parties to sub-agreement. These standards shall provide for disciplinary actions to be applied for violations of such standards by IMC officers, employees, or agent.

· Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)

· Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within IMC and amongst beneficiaries served by IMC.

Ethical Conduct for IMC Staff:

The International Medical Corps maintains a code of standards of conduct that shall govern the performances of its employees engaged in the award and administration of contracts. No employee, officer, or agent shall participate in the selection, award, or administration of a contract supported /by donor funds if a real or apparent conflict of interest would be involved. Such a conflict would arise when the employee, officer, or agent, any member of his or her immediate family, his or her partner, or an organization that employs or is about to employ any of the parties indicated above, has a financial or other interest in the firm selected for an award. IMC officers, employees, or agents shall neither solicit nor accept gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from contractors, or parties to sub-agreements. These standards shall provide for disciplinary actions to be applied for violations of such standards by IMC officers, employees, or agents.

How to Apply

Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

All applications should be addressed to the Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps via the email: [email protected]

Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.

Deadline for submission is 14th February 2020.