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About Afghanaid:

Afghanaid is a British international NGO (www.afghanaid.org.uk) that has been working in Afghanistan since 1983. Headquartered in Kabul, Afghanaid implements projects directly in 8 provinces and through partners in a further number of provinces and maintains a marketing and fundraising office in London. Afghanaid works in some of the most remote areas of the country and through a range of programme interventions supports development of basic services, such as water and sanitation, access roads, education facilities and other community infrastructure; strengthens livelihoods through improved natural resource management, agricultural and small enterprise development, and improved access to markets; and provides humanitarian assistance in times of emergencies. Gender mainstreaming, local governance and community development are integrated into all of Afghanaid’s work. The results achieved have earned Afghanaid the respect and recognition of stakeholders as an effective and collaborative charity.

Job Description:

Under the general guidance of the PM Ghor and in-line with the Afghanaid Strategy, the Hygiene promoter is responsible to carry out community awareness raising sessions. They will involve working with communities’ members in the villages and schools, and discussing health related issues including raising awareness on hygiene and basic health. The Hygiene Promoters will be based in the district office Dawlatyar with an average radian distance of 75 KM from the target villages each. and He/she will get support from the Social Organisers as well. Afghanaid should encourage community workers or community volunteers and facilitators who can be supported through some kind of incentives in the field too. The Hygiene Promoters will gather participant feedback as well as update participants on how their input has been handled

Job Requirements:

Responsibilities:

  • Support and train the parents and CDC members on passing massages to women, men and children at the villages and on the use of participatory hygiene behaviour, hand washing with soap and keeping drinking water safe at point.
  • Train the CHWs, CHSs and increase their knowledge and skills on personal and household hygiene and sanitation especially on benefit of hand washing practices.
  • Conduct survey and assessment on knowledge of family members on household hygiene and sanitation and latrine use at the target villages.
  • Regular field visits and have discussion with male and family members on hygiene practices and motivate the families to support construction and use of toilets.
  • Follow up on implementation of hygiene and sanitation activates and its regular monitoring and assessment and reporting on need bases or on pre scheduled timing to the line manager.
  • Documentation of specific success stories, invocations for donor reporting and advocacy purposes.
  • Conduct the hygiene promotion campaigns at community level
  • Follow up on sensitizing the community on the importance of good hygiene, the dangers of poor hygiene, and the best methods of preventing these dangers.
  • Monitor community participation in solid waste management at the local level.
  • Establish community based water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) committee at community level.
  • Any other duties as and when assigned by the line manager, MD and/or Directorate.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education & Professional Qualification

  • Graduate from medical institutes, 14 grade or High school graduate

Work Experience

  • At least two years of work experience with National/International NGOs on hygiene and sanitation programmes

Professional Skills, Competencies, Values and Attitudes

Afghanaid seeks a responsible Public Health Promotor with strong initiative, judgment and adaptability as well as excellent skills in communication, organisational, interpersonal relations and decision-making.

Specifically, the holder of this position should also demonstrate the following:

    1. Proficiency in computer software MS Office etc.
    2. Good communication skills of local languages speaking, writing, and listening.
    3. Good reporting writing skills
    4. Communication and reporting skills and ability to organise awareness training courses to the families on hygiene and sanitation.
    5. Reliable team member and having the ability to work with colleagues as member of team.
    6. Strong skills in building relationships at community level.
    7. Ability to deal with difficult, often challenging work situations.
    8. Knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses, active listener

Specifically, the holder of this position should also demonstrate the following:

Key Skills and Competencies

Essential

  • Excellent knowledge of community development and social mobilisation.
  • Proven management ability and strong interpersonal skills – team player.
  • Problem solving and leadership skills.
  • Gender sensitivity.
  • Sensitivity to the Islamic culture.
  • Commitment to support/develop the capacity of the national staff and of rural communities.
  • Personal integrity and a sense of humour.
  • Knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities in personal workload.
  • Knowledge of exit strategies and sustainability issues.

Desirable

  • Good computer skill including experience using Microsoft Word and Excel.  Internet and e-mail skills required
  • Very good knowledge of the local context and communities;
  • Ability to deal with difficult, often challenging work situations.
  • Fluent in Dari and Pashtu (written and oral).
  • Familiarity with English
  • Effective Communication & Representation Skills

Submission Guideline:

Please email a covering letter and your CV, by no later than 13 Aug 2022 to vacancies@afghanaid.org.uk , including your name and the job title in the subject line. Your covering letter should be no more than 1 standard A4 page in length and explain how you meet the essential and desirable position requirements and why you feel you would be a suitable candidate for this role. Your CV should be no more than 4 pages and include 3 professional references including your current employer. The precision and style with which you present yourself in your covering letter and CV will be given significant weight in short listing candidates. Application with no proper subject (requested above) will not be considered.

Submission Email:

vacancies@afghanaid.org.uk

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