Ended Hygiene Promotion Officer

The Job

Hygiene Promotion Officer  at Governorate level (Re_Ad)


Position:         Hygiene Promotion Officer at governorate level

Location:        Dhamar and Amran

Reports to:     WASH Coordinator / Program Manager  

Reference:        HR/19/65

Duration:         Till October 31, 2019 renewable based on fund availability and performance 


ABOUT RI:     Established in 1990, Relief International (RI) is a leading global humanitarian, nonprofit organization committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development, providing them the tools and support they need to gain self-reliance.  

Summary Statement of Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Behavioral Change Coordinator, this position will assist the BC Coordinator in providing systematic oversight for the implementation of the behavior change component of the Project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In coordination and collaboration with the Behavioral change Coordinator and WASH Engineer Coordinator design context appropriate hygiene promotion interventions for and with specific target groups e.g. women, men, and children in the operation areas, taking into account different background and literacy level.
  • Ensure community participation in the design, use and maintenance of WASH facilities, capacity building, remote management needs and partnerships within programme strategy including resource planning in terms of technical budget and staffing requirements.
  • Together with Behavioral Change staffs ensures the selection, designing and implementation of PHP activities with best quality within committed timeframe.
  • To lead a team of Behavioral Change Assistant staff and Community Health Volunteers in the areas of operation to ensure quality program.
  • Diverse and complex problem-solving, requiring professional knowledge field experience and an understanding of emergency and humanitarian work.
  • Problem-solving and analysis often involves difficult decision-making with no precedent, although difficult decisions taken with manager.
  • Provide advice and problem-solve often over a distance with limited information and contact.
  • Participate in the design, management and delivery of public health and WASH assessments (including baseline studies), and analyses to identify WASH-related health risks and priorities for programme implementation and sharing of assessment results and analysis with the programme team.

Programme Implementation:

  • Implement hygiene promotion initiatives appropriate to the context. This will involve working in close collaboration with engineering colleagues (PHE) to ensure that technical and social aspects of water and sanitation programming are closely integrated with colleagues to maximize the potential for cohesive programming.
  • (Gender) Ensure women and men in the affected populations are involved in the planning, implementation and monitoring of public health activities and play a key role in making sure those communities are informed and consulted about Relief International’s work and have opportunities to give their views on programme activities.
  • Support the District Behavioral Change officers (PHP) teams and Community Health Volunteers to carry out programme implementation activities within the parameters of the public health needs and Public Health Strategy. This will involve assisting the Public Health team in identifying appropriate designs for implementation; supporting and capacity building the team members.
  • Contribute on designing all PHP baseline surveys, end line surveys or any other WASH surveys required in very close coordination with MEAL team.
  • In conjunction with the Behavioral Change Coordinator and WASH Engineer Coordinator analyses and make the links between the public health promotion, public health engineering in the programme areas, and to make recommendations for actions which are consistent with Relief International’s policies
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and promotes the full and equal participation of women. As much as possible ensure that an empowering approach to working with communities is employed rather than one, which relies on didactic message based methodologies.
  • Contribute in staff development including staff of local partners through written action plans, training plans, input into performance objective setting and appraisals.
  • Work with others to ensure that gender, protection and HIV mainstreaming cross cutting issues is addressed in public health initiatives.
  • Performs other task as requested by the Behavioral Change Coordinator.

Programme approach:

  • To ensure that work aims to meet Minimum Standards and adheres to Relief International’s emergency guidelines and protocols and the government.
  • Contribute to an integrated approach to programme implementation between sectors of PHP and PHE

Capacity assessment and building of PHPs and partners

  • Take necessary initiatives for the capacity building needs assessment of the Behavioral Change (PHPs) and partners
  • Take initiative to prepare comprehensive capacity building action plan for both Relief International Behavioral Change (PHP) staff and partners
  • Plan and implement informal and formal training sessions for a variety of staff/ stakeholders and evaluate the impact of this training and where appropriate, assist with capacity building of partner agencies.

Programme planning, reporting and Lesson Learning:

  • Worked closely with the teams to generate weekly, monthly, distribution and monitoring and situation reports within the specified timeframe.
  • Contribute on the developing and delivering a Behavioral Change (PHP) monitoring plan with MEAL team, and manage others in the effective monitoring and reporting of key WASH and health indicators.
  • Fully participate in any Learning reviews ensuring that final recommendations are incorporated into the hygiene promotion strategy.

Skills/Qualifications Required:

  • A Degree in Public Health or Community Engagement related study.
  • At least 2 years work experience doing Behavior Change work in an NGO setting
  • Demonstrated experience of integrating gender, protection and diversity issues in public health engineering programme activities.
  • Practical understanding of public health issues for chronic food security conditions and sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations.
  • Capability to think creatively & strategically to mediate & to negotiate successfully with individuals & groups to reach common ground & solutions.
  • Good written and spoken English.
  • Proven ability to work creatively, innovatively, using own initiative with limited direct supervision as well as a working effectively as a team player.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of the Yemen context and cultures; working in conflict areas.
  • Ability to work within a team. Very well organized and detail oriented.
  • Analytical, negotiation, interpersonal & communications skills.
  • Motivation & commitment to humanitarian work & values.
  • Ability to work well independently & can assume immediate responsibility.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work within a stressful environment.
  • A team player with positive inter-personal skills coupled with effective leadership qualities.
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & internet).


RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability



How to Apply
  • Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to Click Here for submitting their application by midnight May 10, 2019.  

RECRUITMENT IS URGENT: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and not to wait until the closing date, as CVs will be reviewed as they are submitted and INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON A ROLLING BASIS.

  • Females Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
  • Employer: Relief International
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Amran, Dhamar
  • Posted on: 3 June 2019
  • Deadline: 15 June 2019