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Hygiene Promotion Officer
International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.


 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 08 Nov 2020



Under the direct supervision of the EH Coordinator, the hygiene promotion officer will be responsible for the hygiene promotion and sanitation component of EH/WASH project/s at targeted locations. He/She will be responsible for the implementation of hygiene promotion and sanitation components and ensuring program quality, completion of activities within allocated funding and project period, and identifying new needs for program expansion and improvement. The Hygiene Promotion Officer will be spending 65% of his/her time in the field.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • In coordination with the EH Coordinator, undertake/take part in quantitative/qualitative assessments to identify key risky hygiene behaviors to work on and to capture key achievements within the framework of project/s.
  • Work with Environmental Agents and target beneficiaries to identify volunteers/incentive workers for hygiene promotion/education.
  • Undertake assessments to identify appropriate hygiene NFI needs and ensure the distribution of the same.
  • Train volunteers/incentive workers on the basics of hygiene promotion/education, hygiene promotion/education methods/approaches, communication, and facilitation skills,
  • Prepare detailed implementation plan for hygiene promotion/education activities in coordination with EH Officer and other EH staff.
  • Ensure implementation of hygiene promotion activities as per planned approaches/methods through the use of volunteers/incentive workers.
  • Work with EH Coordinator on development, testing, printing, and positioning of culturally appropriate IEC materials, and monitoring tools and ensure proper use of the same.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly progress reports/updates.
  • Ensure the needs of the most vulnerable are taken in to account at all stages of hygiene promotion intervention/s,
  • Coordinate and integrate with other IPs in harmonizing hygiene promotion/education interventions.
  • Document and share lessons learned and success stories in relation to hygiene to inform future programming
  • Ensure proper implementation of hygiene and sanitation components of WASH projects with-in allocated budget and timeline meeting international standards.
  • Ensure integration of Water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion components of projects.
  • Prepare monthly field reports covering all hygiene and sanitation components and submit to EH Coordinator.
  • Undertake need assessments and contribute to the preparation of new proposals.
  • Regular field visit and provide on-site mentoring to hygiene and sanitation team in the field
  • Ensure that procurements are timely initiated, monitored, and prioritized by the logistics team.
  • Monitor and ensure spending against the plan and analyze monthly financial reports.
  • Ensure that program spending is in line with the original plan and burn rate balances with implementation progress.
  • Work with finance and logistics to ensure the program's quality.
  • Support EH staff and non-EH sectors to ensure a quality program implementation.
  • Any additional tasks as assigned by his/her supervisor.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • A bachelor’s Degree in Public health, or other related disciplines.
  • At least 3 years of experience in similar position/related
  • Professional experience in community WASH programs in displaced populations
  • Excellent program implementation skills
  • Good communication skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

If you are interested in the position, please submit your CV, Cover letter, work and academics certificates through SudanJob for online applications. Please include a telephone contact number and three professional references in your cover letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


For more information and to apply online us the following link: https://sudanjob.net/IRC


The International Rescue Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. International Rescue Committee considers all candidates on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation


Travel and other requirements: This position will be based in Khartoum with a minimum of 65% traveling to field sites.


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