Mis à jour : 2 sept. 2020
Requisition ID: req10074
Job Title: EH Hygiene Promotion Assistant (01 BUEA, 01 BAMENDA)
Sector: Environmental Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Buea, Cameroon
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world. The IRC assists, provides rehabilitation and provides post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. Present in more than 40 countries, IRC's mission is to help the people whose lives and livelihoods are affected by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and take charge of their future.
In the face of a growing humanitarian crisis, the IRC is running emergency programs in the Far North and South West regions of Cameroon. The planned programs include environmental health (EH), Protection and Rule of Law (PROL), Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) and the Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE).
The Environmental Health-Hygiene Promotion (EHHP) Assistant, under the supervision of the Environmental Health Officer, will be responsible for the implementation of Environmental Health/WASH/NFI/Hygiene promotion activities in North West and South West Region. S/He will be required to participate in the daily implementation of components of WASH/NFI/hygiene promotion projects, providing an insight into cultural sensitivity and thoroughness of communication to the beneficiary communities, as well as assisting to see that the activities are implemented in an all-inclusive, timely and participatory manner. S/he is required to ensure that both had and soft components of the WASH actions are executed to the required quality respecting standard designs.
Work with the District Water Department and Hygiene and Sanitation clusters at community levels in identifying, mobilizing and sensitizing target communities for water, sanitation and hygiene promotion
Initiate and create linkages between the communities and the project, the local government extension staff and the target communities in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, promotion.
Work with health facilities to ensure minimum standards for WASH services in relation to COVID-19 response
Participate in COVID-19 response teams in collaboration with the EHHP Officer.
The EHHP Assistants, play a lead role in mapping out communities for village sanitation improvement and Hygiene promotion and clean up campaigns.
Mobilization of beneficiary communities to observe and maintain COVID-19 prevention measures.
Formation/training of Water supply and sanitation committees for the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.
Participate in collection of useful data, success stories and beneficiary lists as required
Assist in providing useful data for the preparation of monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/ reports and proposals and budgets for donors.
Assist in major repairs and installation of new materials, supplies, machinery and/or equipment
Conduct water testing and advise accordingly and come up with solutions where need be to improve on quality.
Frequently test water to determine quality and inform communities of its quality.
Assist the EH Officer to work with the local Water Department and Hygiene and Sanitation clusters at community levels in identifying, mobilizing and sensitizing target communities on COVID -19 prevention.
Lead the Hygiene team in the midterm and annual surveys to understand the impacts of IRC programs with relation to behavior change and health-based indicators.
Follow up all IRC’s Procedures for Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
Uphold IRC’s international code of conduct. Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time
University Degree/HND in Nursing, Environmental studies, Community development, project management or Sociology.
Minimum 2 years professional technical experience in WASH/Environmental Health, Physical Science, Health promotion. Experience in disease control, pandemics is an added advantage.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
Proven technical writing skills;
Competent in Windows, MS office programs, emails and database
Interpersonal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure in a professional manner
Fluent in spoken and written English, French or Pidgin English skills are a plus