Position: Hygiene Promotion Officer
Location: Gaziantep, Turkey
Global Communities’ Office of Humanitarian Assistance (OHA) has developed a strategy for the organization’s response to the Syria crisis, anchored in a field presence. Specifically, OHA is responding directly in Syria, intensifying GC’s assistance to Syrian IDP’s. This will be done through an approach to programming where projects will be focused on the sustainability rather than relief delivery.
GC is a fully registered organization in Turkey and are currently building its humanitarian response professionals in Turkey. GC intends to hire a full-time Hygiene Promotion Officer to support the Global Communities Program Department team while based in Gaziantep through humanitarian assistance programming.
The Hygiene Promotion Officer will be based in Gaziantep and will report to the WASH Coordinator, remotely leading a team of around 140 between staff and incentive workers.
The Hygiene Promotion Officer will support the WASH Coordinator in the overall implementation of the WASH portfolio that focuses on increasing access to safe water, sanitation services/facilities, and proper hygiene conditions and practices for the IDPs and host communities in Northern Syria, particular in Atmeh Camp.
He/She will be responsible for developing procedures for the implementation of the Hygiene Promotion program in accordance with Global Communities’ principles and promoting cordial working relationships with partners, communities, and other stakeholders. He/she will be required to facilitate and coordinate the overall management of Hygiene Promotion component including planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of high quality, innovative projects.
- Provide timely sectoral analysis, input, support and collaboration for effective program planning, readjustment, and management.
- Formulate, implement, and monitor work plans and activities, ensuring alignment with defined program approaches and objectives, and maintaining a focus on gender/sex disaggregation of relevant indicators.
- In close coordination with the M&E team, design, plan and manage assessments, and analysis for results.
- Participate actively and/or write technical reports and proposals to donors for WASH program Donor reports (monthly, quarterly, and final reports), rigorously and transparently in compliance with established guidelines and procedures.
- Design appropriate IDP camp-based activities based on observed risk practices, in support of proper use of WASH facilities, including gender and cultural considerations.
- Support the Hygiene Promotion Assistants to run camp-based Hygiene Promotion activities
- Design IEC material for all Hygiene Promotion activities in Syria
- Ensure community participatory approaches in project design, implementation, and monitoring.
- Ensure that communities and community leaders are involved and informed about the activities and coordinate in the field with relevant partners.
- Ensure coordination with other actors working in the area to identify gaps and avoid overlapping of response.
- Support in the identification of needs for WASH items relevant to hygiene in camps and supervise the procurement of items, targeting strategy, distribution, promotion of effective use and post-distribution monitoring.
- Coordinate with Water and Sanitation Officers to ensure that the hardware and software aspects of the WASH response are integrated and work together to reduce WASH-related risks.
- Supervise and train Hygiene Promoters in the camp
- Regularly monitor and report on project activities using project management and monitoring tools
- Support the project manager by helping in all aspects of project cycle management – design, implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
- Ensure quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines
- Support in facilitating agency and donor monitoring visits.
- Pro-actively work to prevent fraud or corruption by ensuring adherence to Global Communities guidelines on fraud prevention with relevant line managers
- Participate and represent the organization in WASH coordination meetings as requested by the Program Manager.
- Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Global Communities’ and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
- Other relevant tasks as required.
Education and Training:
- A Bachelor’s degree in development, social Science, Health, or another relevant course
- A Master’s degree in a relevant field or a combination of education and experience related to this position is an advantage
Experience and technical skills:
- At least three years relevant experience, with at least 2 years working for NGOs
- Prior experience working with international donor funded projects
- Extensive knowledge of the political and humanitarian situation in the area
- Demonstrated experience in hygiene promotion and behavioral change activities under emergency programs
- Good expertise with water and sanitation systems, sanitation facilities,
- Good organizational and project management skills
- High analytical and reporting skills.
- Very good written and verbal English and Arabic skills.
- Excellent skills in Microsoft Office, knowledge of other programs an advantage
- Ability to work independently under pressure
- Good negotiation and problem-solving skills.
- Understanding of cross-cutting issues, such as gender, protection, youth, and environment
- Must work well as a member of a team, with willingness to travel throughout Northern Syria, sometimes staying overnight, as the job requires.
Global Communities is an equal opportunity employer. As an international humanitarian organization, we highly respect and value diversity and ensure that all qualified applicants receive consideration solely based on required experience and capabilities regardless of their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religion, disability, or marital status. All Global Communities employees, regardless of their position, are prohibited from engaging in any form of discrimination, harassment, exploitation, or abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal), or in any other way breach the rights of others to thrive in a safe and supportive environment.
We consider Humanitarian Principles as an integral part of our relief and humanitarian work across the globe and are fully committed to promoting the recognition of human rights, especially the safeguarding of children, women, and adults at risk. We believe we are accountable to those in the communities we serve, and as such, it is our responsibility to ensure that, we as an organization, must not contribute in any way to harming or exposing those communities to further risk. Global Communities applies zero tolerance to any act of exploitation, abuse, harassment, and discrimination in every aspect of its work.
Therefore, as part of our recruitment process, a range of pre-employment checks/screenings will be conducted in conformity with Global Communities’ Safeguarding Policies.
Level of contact with children for this position: [Low]
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