Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator at Lifewater February, 2020

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Position Title:                        Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Position Location:                Shinyanga Program Area

Manager’s Position:             Area Program Manager (APM)

Supervises:                           Community Sanitation & Hygiene Officers (SHOs)

Date:                                      April 2020


About Lifewater:

Lifewater is a Christian water development organization dedicated to effectively serving vulnerable children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome water poverty. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve the least and last as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. Lifewater International serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Lifewater International Tanzania seeks to recruit qualified persons to fill the position of Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator (SHC).

Job Summary:

The overall responsibility of the Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator is to measurably improve the quality of life for vulnerable children and families in communities and schools. S/he does this by leading a team of Sanitation and Hygiene Officers (SHOs) to ensure effective sanitation and hygiene promotion and sustained behavioral change among the local communities, schools and public health institutions using appropriate sanitation approaches and innovations. This position and the SHOs will walk alongside villages, families, schools, and churches, transforming the WASH situation through use of Lifewater International’s Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) strategy. S/he is responsible for realization of sanitation and hygiene (SH) plans, changed SH behaviors, and the associated health outcomes in communities. The position holder will be working and living in the communities alongside the people we serve.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate and ensure timely and accurate monitoring, evaluation, and data collection (baseline, Akvo submissions) of households, communities, schools, and institutions by SHOs
  • Supervise and support SHOs in reaching every household in every target community, mobilizing them to achieve Healthy Homes and Healthy Villages and change their behavior for the long term
  • With the assistance of SHOs, lead community-level WASH trainings, including WASH Facilitator (community volunteer) training, CLTS, and ODF verifications
  • Lead in community mobilization for WASH activities and water committee engagement (before the water point is constructed), ensuring that communities meet their required pre-requisites before construction
  • Lead WASH trainings for school stakeholders, including teachers, administration, and Parent Teach Association (PTA) or School Management Committee (SMC)
  • Oversee SHO WASH promotion activities in schools and support schools to achieve Healthy School status
  • Review the appropriateness and effectiveness of the sanitation and hygiene strategies and provide recommendations to SHC accordingly.
  • Ensure that SHOs are using correct manuals and following guidelines for program activities

Relationships, Networking and Collaboration

  • Stakeholder engagement and collaboration with Local Government Agencies (LGA) at all levels to ensure ownership and sustainability of the project
  • Strengthen informal and formal communication, information sharing, among all LI staff members, LGAs and all relevant and key stakeholders.
  • Ensure coordination with other program teams and support teams with the aim of achieving the program and organizational objectives.


  • A University degree in Environment Health, public health, Social Sciences, Community Development, Community Health, Community Psychology, Education or other related field


  • Previous experience in the design and delivery of capacity building trainings in rural communities
  • Experience in project planning & management
  • Minimum of three years Development working experience preferably in an NGO setting, with at least two years of field experience in the Health/water and Sanitation sector.
  • Strong ICT skills especially Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Personal skills:

  • Ability to effectively engage with church and abide to Lifewater International core values.
  • Christian motivation in relation to serving those in need, especially the vulnerable children.
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Must be able to communicate in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Must be a team player and able to work with and amongst the LI team and key stakeholders in Shinynaga district toward realizing and attaining key program milestones
  • Ability to ride motorcycle and holder of a clean & valid riding licence
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, managers, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.


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