Humanitarian WASH Assistant in Borno, Nigeria

at Save The Children

NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Role Purpose

  • To support implementation of WASH component of project including construction/rehabilitations, follow up of community hygiene groups, and collaboration with WASH stakeholders at state/LGA levels.

Key Areas of Accountability
Objective 1:  Implement, hygiene promotion, and community mobilisation activities at LGA level

  • Facilitate carrying out community mobilization and hygiene promotion session among the IDPs and host communities.
  • Proactively participate in Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities for sanitation and hygiene promotion activities at LGA level.
  • Assist the WASH Officer in providing training to Health Workers/Community Volunteers/WaSHCom and other partners on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Support the WASH Officer in organizing information meetings with community members to develop their knowledge in terms of water quality and hygienic practices.
  • Proactively participate in the selection of beneficiaries for the NFI kit along with full participation in the distribution process.
  • Provide full support to WASH Officer in maintaining regular contact with local stakeholders including Government Ministries/Department/Agencies at LGA level

Objective 2: Collect information and data on community mobilization and hygiene promotion related activities at   LGA level:

  • Participate in the monitoring of all hygiene promotion activities to ensure behavioural change and project ownership
  • Ensure post distribution monitoring mechanism in place for NFI kits and target communities are equally trained for handling and usage.

Objective 3: Collaborate with local authorities and the population, for the smooth implementation of the Hygiene promotion activities:

  • Assist the WASH Officer in defining the approach with local stakeholders.
  • Collaborate well with Community Volunteers (CVs) on hygiene promotion messaging and act as an interface between IDPs and CVs.

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • First degree in Geology, Civil Engineering or other WASH-related fields from a recognized/accredited Tertiary Institution in Nigeria
  • At least two years post-graduation experience
  • Advanced degree will be an added advantage
  • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Experience in Nutrition and in community based programmes
  • Training and experience on borehole and VIP latrine construction/rehabilitation
  • Community mobilisation and advocacy experience
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO staff
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility with good workload management, multitasking and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills.



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