Hygiene & Safety Protection Assistant at Danish Refugee Council May, 2020

Job description

Job title: Hygiene Promotor   Project Assistant-GFD
Employment category: E, L1

Reporting to: Team Leader- GFD

Technical line manager: GFD Project Manager

Direct reports: N/A

Unit/department: GFD

Location: Nduta/ Mtendeli

Authorization level: N/A

Overall purpose of the role: (1-2 sentences)


The Hygiene Promoter  Project Assistant -GFD is responsible for maintaining a direct line management of Cleaner incentive workers in Nduta / Mtendeli Camps, providing overall management and coordination at assigned Food Distribution Point (FDP) in addition to completing timely weekly reports.


Responsibilities: (in bullet points)

  • Organize implementation of Hand washing campaigns in project target populations.
  • Ensure that water and soap is being provided for the hand washing.
  • Ensure that that the FDPs are clean including the rubbish being burnt at all times.
  •  Responsible to train communities on good hygiene and sanitation practices (hold hygiene promotion sessions).
  • Supervise and work hand in hand with the cleaner incentive workers.
  • Plan activities according to the expected progress of the project based on program work plan (monthly plan and weekly).
  • Participate in food coordination and camp meetings and reporting achievements/constrains.
  •  Undertake hygiene promotion campaign and other behavior change communication within the POCs.
  •  Able to understand solid and liquid waste managements within the FDPs of Nduta and Mtendeli camps.
  •  Participate and support the communities and the beneficiaries undertaking hygiene campaign in the project area
  • Ensure that cross cutting issues such as protection, gender, environment, PSEA are addressed and mainstreamed in the project.
  • Keep daily record of materials used in the field.
Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Able to maintain cordial relations with other stakeholders like WFP, UNHCR, Plan international HelpAge international, MHA, zone leaders, food management committees, beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders/partners.
  • Ensure efficient coordination with stakeholders relevant to the implementation of GFD project, including other humanitarian and development actors in the area.
  • Experienced in the general food distribution and for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Experience in hygiene promotion minimum(2years)
  • Work experience with local communities, children and vulnerable people
  • Experience in community mobilization and participation

Additional job responsibilities

  • Identify and inform the team leader /officer of any problems or constraints
  • Participate in weekly report writing
  • Provide support to the all program staff in the implementation of program activities.
  • Submit reports on weekly, monthly and quarterly basis to the Team leader /Information management Assistant
  • Organize for implementation of Hygiene & Sanitation campaigns
  • Support program staff in collecting data and reports per project needs.


Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Hygiene, community development or related to the field


Basic Advanced Expert
Striving for excellence
Taking the lead
Demonstrating integrity

Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • English
  • Kiswahili
  • Kirundi
  • French
Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

  • POCs
  • MHA
  • WFP
  • Help Age International
  • Plan International
  • Police
Last updated: (date and name)

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The Job description may not exceed two pages



DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Deadline: 11 May, 2020


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