Ended Hygiene Promotion Officer

The Job

Hygiene Promotion Officer  – IBB

Job Purpose:

The Hygiene Promotion Officer will ensure the coordination and successful completion of WASH activities (software) in the area of intervention. He/she will be overseeing implementation of the hygiene promotion parts with special focus on community-based activities (e.g. children club, awareness sessions & establishment of HP corners/committees and/or schools). Responsibilities shall include ensuring the implementation of WASH project activities towards achieving the expected project results, staff supervision and mentoring, reporting and documentation, identification of unmet WASH needs and participation in coordination meetings in the office. The hygiene promotion officer will be working within the frame work of Save the Children’s programming principles and approaches drawn on relevant best practices and lessons learned, work towards enabling children to attain their rights, while compliant with donor regulations.
As part of Save the Children’s dual mandate, the Hygiene Promotion officer will participate in emergency preparedness activities and be ready to respond in the event of an emergency, as required.


Program Support:

  • Working closely in particular with engineering colleagues design, implement and monitor the hygiene promotion component of SCI’s WASH interventions ensuring that despite the rapid onset and sometimes very short interventions, the community is involved in all decisions.
  • Identify Hygiene Promotion staff training needs and provide training to selected staff and local partners on key PHP approaches and methodologies. This includes CLTS, PHAST approach or similar, appropriate IEC methods, etc.
  • Carry out WASH assessments in coordination with other SCI thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies; ensure assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
  • Participate in the development and completion of a knowledge attitudes and practices survey (KAP) at the start and end of the project to enable accurate measurement of the anticipated positive project impact.
  • With support from WASH Coordinator, develop, implement and monitor monthly activity plans towards achieving expected results. This includes planning of activities, budgets and procurement.
  • Ensure that all planned activities are implemented on time, to quality measures and within budget as per the monthly plan. Where challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the Program Manager and addressed in an appropriate way.
  • In coordination with the local authority of water, train and technically support the community mobiliser volunteers and agree on an activity plan and key messages.
  • Identify project supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to ensure materials arrive in good time.
  • With the support from WASH Coordinator, lead the preparation of procurement and administrative documents required (specification of materials, etc) for procurement of WASH materials and services.
  • In coordination with the WASH engineer and relevant stakeholders, integrate the hardware part of WASH (water and sanitation at facilities) with the soft component of WASH (hygiene promotion activities).
  • Build strong relationship with local and government partners, Local Water and Sanitation Company, GARWP (the General Authority for Rural Water Projects and local Water Cooperation.
  • Carry out monitoring and evaluation of project activities as agreed in a monitoring and evaluation framework.
  • Ensure that projects are carried out with participation from all relevant stakeholders, children and their families.
  • Implement projects as set out in WASH project planning documents, flagging up both successes and risks to senior managers in a timely manner.
  • Input into the WASH program strategy and donor reports on project activities.
  • Coordinate among other sectors within SC towards maximizing the positive impact of the project through integrated approach.
  • Participate in Interagency Coordination forums at field office level, sharing information from Save the Children programmes.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Actively participate in the Country Office’s emergency preparedness and planning processes with regard to hygiene promotion within the WASH program
  • In case of emergency, be prepared to contribute to the delivery of an appropriate and timely response to WASH needs


  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
  • Perform such other responsibilities as agreed with line management


  • Education to BSc level in Public Health, or a related subject,  or equivalent field experience


  • Minimum 2 years of working experience, including minimum of a year working in WASH-related humanitarian programmes, especially community led to total sanitation (CLTS).
  • Previous experience of working effectively as part of a WASH project team.
  • Oral and written Language skills in English.
  • Commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Commitment to capacity building and developing others.
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support


  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Humanitarian programming experience.


How to Apply

We are looking for both men and women from Yemen with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children in Yemen

All applicants will be subject to Save the Children’s Child safe guardian Policy and Reference Checking Process.

Qualified and interested applicants should send their CVs to: ibb.jobs@savethechildren.org 

Please Mention the Position and Duty Station on your Subject line.

The deadline for receiving applications is 16/01/2019.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Ibb
  • Posted on: 8 January 2019
  • Deadline: 16 January 2019