• Mafa, Borno State


  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Jireh Doo Foundation (JDF) is a non-governmental organization founded in 2003 and became operational in the same year. JDF’s uniqueness lies in her interventions including advocacy and services to single women and their children, orphans and vulnerable children with special considerations for those orphaned by HIV. JDF is in Makurdi, Benue State.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Hygiene Promotion Officer

Location: Mafa, Borno

Employment Type: Full-time

Reports to: Senior Programme Officer – WASH

Subordinates: WASH Associate, Community hygiene promoters/volunteers

Overview

  • Jireh Doo Foundations humanitarian intervention in the North East of Nigeria spans largely across two state, Borno and Gombe states and has been working actively in the sectors of water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), food security and livelihood protection and Gender Based Violence (GBV).
  • Jireh Doo Foundation is seeking candidates with a minimum of one year of experience working on child protection for the implementation of an NJR funded project, Nigerian Joint response in Mafa LGA.

Duties and Responsibilities – General Purpose of Position:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Senior WASH Programme officer, the Community based hygiene promotion officer will be responsible for the hygiene promotion component of JDF NJR WASH project in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State.
  • He/She will be responsible for the implementation of hygiene promotion component ensuring program quality, completion of activities within allocated funding and project period, and identifying new needs for program expansion and improvement.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and conduct assessments (e.g. KAP surveys) on WASH and hygiene among communities and take part in proposal development.
  • Identify the most appropriate message regarding the target population, evaluate the necessary material needed for a hygiene campaign/activity, identify problems and provide sustainable changes of WASH Knowledge, Aptitudes and Practices to the local communities.
  • Conduct training for community hygiene promoters ensuring regular monitoring and follow up of progress as well as ongoing capacity development.
  • Mobilize, organize and supervise, through community hygiene promoters, members of the communities to take ownership of maintaining best practices in personal, community and environmental hygiene
  • Conduct participatory hygiene promotion sessions within communities, schools, groups of persons with specific needs, according to age, gender and diversity, community-based committees and other groups, such as duty bearers and stakeholders.
  • Promote hygiene education through a variety of means, such as information sharing, dissemination, and communication materials.
  • Maintain full qualitative and quantitative records and reports of activities, disaggregated by age, gender and diversity where appropriate.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports when due and upon request
  • Document and share lessons learned and success stories in relation to hygiene to inform future programming
  • Support/undertake any activity/duty that help achieve JDF set goals and objectives as per employee’s ability.
  • Uphold JDF’S code of conduct and standard operating procedures.

Qualification and Experience Qualification

  • A minimum of First Degree in Public Health, Community Health and Hygiene, Environmental Health Studies, Social Sciences or other relevant fields.
  • Preferable – Female and Male candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Candidates with previous or related work experience are encouraged to apply

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong communication and facilitation skills, used to speak in front of an audience and able to work dynamically with children and adults Minimum of two (2) years practical work experience working with vulnerable communities in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene or public health.
  • Familiarity with key health and hygiene issues and hygiene promotion/education activities in camp and/or non-camp settings.
  • Technical and report writing skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as to work autonomously when required.
  • Cultural sensitivity (e.g., to age, gender and diversity) and experience working in complex / hostile environments.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to communicate in Hausa/Kanuri

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Motivation Letter and CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • Applications should be in English and include the following:
  • A motivation letter in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise and accurate CV. The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.
  • We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Candidates applying for the above position must note that Reference checks will be done especially on PSEA, and Job qualification / suitability.

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