Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Overview/Summary
    The EH Officer-Hygiene Promotion will be
responsible for day to day management of EH Hygiene Promotion activities
and staff involved in direct implementation of IRC’s EH Emergency
Response Project Strategy.
    S/he is overall responsible for ensuring that
approved technical approaches to hygiene promotion are adhered to,
maintaining program quality and that all hygiene objectives are met on
time, documented and carried out within the budget.
    When requested, s/he will undertake capacity
building of team members.
Major Responsibilities
    Ensure water and sanitation activities are
implemented in a timely and professional manner while considering
beneficiary needs as per the SPHERE standards.
    Ensure that all hygiene promotion activities are in
line with project strategy and design
    Maintain close links and collaboration with other
sectors and in particular Health, Nutrition, Protection, Gender, CYPD
(Child and Youth Protection and Development), Women Protection and
Empowerment (WPE) and Economic Recovery and Development (ERD).
    Ensure that the hygiene promotion activities are
implemented in a timely and professional manner (as per SPHERE and IRC
standards) and in line with beneficiary needs.
Technical Quality:
    Together with community leaders and members
identify and train Community Hygiene Promoters in the delivery of hygiene
awareness-raising sessions.
    Conduct rapid and detailed assessments aimed at
establishing knowledge, awareness and practices of the target community
with regard to hygiene.
    Assist the EH Manager (Hygiene Promotion) in the
design and implementation of the Hygiene Promotion M and E Plan.
    Directly manage the day to day hygiene promotion
activities in the field
    Ensure that hygiene promotion activities meet
stated objectives within the timeframe;
    Ensure program activities foster accountability to
beneficiaries, gender and protection sensitivity and inclusion are
adequately addressed in programming;
    Propose technical designs and methodologies for all
hygiene promotion hygiene activities
    Provide technical support and training for hygiene
promoters and community volunteers.
    Provide regular reports, document results and
maintain detailed records
Staff Supervision and Development:
    The post holder will directly manage the EH Hygiene
Promoters and community mobilizers/volunteers
    Support the EH Manager with assessing staffing
requirements against the size and scale of the emergency.
    Participate in recruitment of staff in the approved
EH organogram
    Maintain open and professional relations with team
members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and
guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
    Take responsibility for discussing job
expectations, performance, and objectives on an informal, quarterly basis
with designated staff.
    Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly
timesheets, probations reviews and annual performance reviews.
    Plan/coordinate and oversee team work plans, work
and vacation schedules, and team training/development activities
    Identify team performance issues and work with the
EH Manager to address these in an appropriate manner.
    Responsible for EH Assistant-Hygiene promotion and
community hygiene promoters timesheets, work plans, vacation schedules, and
staff training/development activities.
    Ensure that the EH Assistant-Hygiene promotion
collects community hygiene promoters’ timesheets, vacations and
progress with work plans
    Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global
HR Policies and Procedures
Grant Planning and Implementation:
    Prepare and maintain/update detailed work plan(s)
that support the achievement of the overall grant timeline and completion
    Provide direction and monitor staff in their
implementation of the work plan and quality of activities, share relevant
information and direction to improve quality and achieve timelines
    Assist the EH Manager in the design of all
assessments, monitoring and hygiene promotion tools.
    Carry out FGDs to inform the designs, locations and
constructions of water supply infrastructures including but not be limited
to drilling of shallow and deep boreholes, installation of hand pumps,
installation of solar submersible pumps, construction of elevated water
storage tanks, trenching and piping for water supply reticulation systems,
construction of well aprons and communal tap stands with appropriate
    Conduct monthly need assessments, distribution
plans and actively participate and monitor the distribution of NFIs
    Directly implement the construction and
installation of sanitation facilities including but not limited to Communal
latrines, house hold latrines, Solid waste pits/bins, Hand washing stations,
Drainage, Menstrual Hygiene Management facilities and bathing shelters.
    Identify and train WASH committee and Community
hygiene volunteer members.
    Provide weekly reports of progress on the hygiene
promotion activities to EH Manager.
    Monitor ORS points and ensure M and E document and
share the information with EH Manager.
    Plan continued hygiene promotion sessions in CWCs,
ORS points, Child friendly spaces and other facilities in the camp and host
    Maintain comprehensive control systems on NFIs,
materials and tools used including notes on quality of materials.
    Coordinate closely with the EH Assistant (Water and
Sanitation) EH Assistant (Hygiene Promotion) on water quantity, location of
water sources/communal taps while considering beneficiary needs.
    Implement Training of Trainer (ToT) sessions on
Health and Hygiene promotion to Community Hygiene Promoters in target
    Submit periodic and ad hoc reports on progress and
monitoring activities as requested by the EH Manager
    Participate in the formation/training of community
WASH committees.
Grant Monitoring and Reporting:
    Undertake regular field monitoring visits to assess
progress and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation
issues, provide solutions and implement modifications as required.
    Ensure all monitoring activities are fully
documented, including systematic and timely data collection as required
under the grant and for IRC M and E purposes
    Produce/contribute to IRC and donor reports as per
set schedules (weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually) on grant
activities, indicators and achievements.
Coordination and Representation:
    Work closely and coordinator with IRC logistics,
finance and grant staff to ensure timely and complaint program activities
and expenditures; including active participation in grant opening/closing
and review meetings
    Undertake/participate in liaison, coordination, and
information sharing activities with national NGOs, international organizations,
donors and government at field level.
Program Development:
    Assist in the collection of data, assessments and
proposal development for the sector.
Logistics, Finance, and Reporting:
    Ensure water sanitation and hygiene promotional
activities are facilitated in accordance with IRC logistics policy and in a
timely manner to ensure the successful implementation of programs.
    Ensure all relevant financial documentation is
completed accurately as required by IRC finance policy.
    Prepare and submit required reports in a timely
manner and incorporate manager feedback
Other duties:
    Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the
safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents
to the EH Coordinator, and when liaising with community leaders and other
external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment
for IRC programs
    Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to
enable and develop IRC programs
Job Requirements
    Diploma/Certificate in Environmental Sciences,
Social Work, Nursing, Public Health etc;- relevant experience will
supersede the formal qualification
    Up to 3 years’ experience in hygiene
promotion programs with INGOs;
    Excellent understanding of EH issues in emergency
situations and knowledge of emergency standards (Sphere)
    Strong management and communication skills;
    Ability to live and work in stressful and insecure
    Able to manage multiple tasks.
    Knowledge and/or experience in conflict management,
protection, or other related field;
    Able to work under pressure and good at timely
decision making.
    Knowledge of English
    Fluency in the local languages-Hausa and Kanuri
    Excellent professional approach and strong team
building skills.
    Competent user of MS Applications: Word, Excel.
Work Environment:
    The position will work in the Maiduguri Field
Office. The program site in Northern Nigeria. This is security level 3 –
Monthly salary, 13 Month Salary Inclusive, Health
Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for
Women with babies under 24 Months.
Method of Application
Applicants should send their Applications addressed to
“The Country Director IRC” via:
 Subject of the application should read: “EH Officer – Hygiene
Promotion, Maiduguri”
    All Applications should be submitted Online.
    IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers
all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color,
national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran
status or disability.


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