Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Hygiene Promotion Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


Our Ideal Candidate

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values of dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.

The purpose of the Hygiene Promotion Officer position is to implement the day-to-day activities of WASH & Shelter projects and support the team in coordinating all related activities in Cox’s Bazar and other areas of Bangladesh as per needs. The position reports to the Manager-Shelter & WASH, ensures effective planning of activities, monitors their implementation, coordinates reporting, and ensures that resources are used effectively.

Key Task and Responsibilities

Contributes to the identification of potential projects in Coordination with the project’s management. Coordinate the Hygiene Promotion activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets, and plans Involve and inform WASH, schools, and host community committees about the hygiene promotion activities Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly, and quarterly implementation plans Coordinate with the WASH sector and relevant partners to harmonize the hygiene promotion activities and plan integrated activities Ensure that procurement, delivery, and distribution of kits, materials, and equipment are timely and according to procedures respecting the deadlines and ensuring the quality of the items Manage the performance of relevant Hygiene Promotion staff, set objectives, monitor work plans, and provide constructive feedback on a regular basis. Search for and facilitate the introduction of new technology, methods, and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities Refer and respond to WASH-related referrals including scabies, typhoid, diarrhoea etc. by taking relevant actions accordingly through conducting Hygiene Promotion sessions, campaigns and distribution of Hygiene kits. Mentor WASH focal points in informal settlements and schools, ensuring they are able and engaged in preventing and responding to WASH emergencies and operating, maintaining WASH facilities and promoting hygiene and behaviour messages including MHM. Record targets and monitor behavioural changes on a regular basis through WASH committee reports and school committee to follow up Contribute to improving the quality of the Hygiene Promotion activities conducted by the team by focusing on high-quality outputs, evidence-based Project Management and cost-effective implementation Prepare and share lesson plans, IEC materials and Hygiene Promotion activities with the WASH Coordinator and Hygiene Promotion team Support team with information, dissemination, sharing and conducting assessment, FGD, and KII as per needs required by the project and under the guidance of the line manager. 

Key Education and Skills Requirements

Bachelor’s degree ideally in Social Science, Public Health, or any other relevant field with working experience.  Minimum two years of experience working in Hygiene Promotion within a humanitarian/recovery context Previous experience working in complex and volatile environments Contextual knowledge of refugees in informal tent settlements, students in public schools and host community Experience with the start-up of projects in host communities Experience in Mobile Data Collection (Kobo Collect) Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Experience in Adobe Illustrator and knowledge and skills in designing leaflets, posters and other IEC materials Fluency in English and Bengali, both written and verbal. Chittagonian dialect desirable

Additional Information

We welcome applications from qualified and interested female candidates, particularly local candidates, from the Cox’s Bazar area. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline. 

 Contract period:  12 months

Expected Contract Start Date: 01 June 2023

Duty Station:  Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar

Salary and Benefits:  Competitive salary and allowances as per NRC’s salary scale, insurance, festival bonus, and annual leave. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and Security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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