Public Health Promoter- Emergency Water Trucking Project

Position: Public Health Promoter- Emergency Water Trucking Project

OrganizationPastoralist Concern


Category: Water and Sanitation

Management Location: Afdher Zone, Charati Field Office with frequent travel to field woredas

Career Level: Mid-Level (3+ years’ experience)

Employment Type: Temporary with possible extension


Pastoralist Concern (PC) is a pastoralist initiated, inspired and led Civil Society Organization (CSO) committed to Ethiopian pastoralist development and founded in 1995. As our people are from pastoralist communities, we know and understand pastoralism and its dynamics not from blue prints but from having lived the life. Our vision is “to see improved and sustainable livelihood of the pastoralist communities of Ethiopia and further realize strong co-operations with neighboring countries’ pastoralist communities.”

We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Pastoralist communities. PC offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

Job Summary

Pastoralist Concern (PC) and its partners, has been granted “Emergency Water trucking” to be undertaken at 4 Pastoralist Woredas of Afdher Zones in Ethiopian Somali Regional State. The project areas are among the hard-to-reach Woredas in the country and currently facing severe drought.

Job Description:

  • Provide support to WASH Officer in planning, implementation, monitoring & reporting of PHP component under overall Afdher Zone programme / projects.
  • Advise on technical soundness, appropriateness and feasibility on all public health/WASH activities to programme management;
  • Supervise and manage PC’s all WASH interventions in assigned geographic location;
  • In Liaison with the WASH Officer conduct assessments of barriers, enabling factors and effective communication methods/channels to instigate changes in key behaviors & develop, design, modify or adopt culturally appropriate media, messages & IEC materials to promote sanitation and hygiene behavior.
  • Spearhead grass root implementation of hygiene and sanitation promotion activities in a participatory manner, make optimal use of the existing local government and community structures for hygiene and sanitation promotion.
  • Implement project innovations and learning components like promotion of solar disinfection (SODIS) and CLTS in identified & planned Kebeles and assist evaluate impact, document learning and propose strategies with potential for scale up.
  • Sensitize water management committees and communities on hygienic maintenance of water sources, ensure communities value safe water supply and promote observance of a safe water chain.
  • Support in training of water management committees and other government & community structures involved in or identified to have potential for sanitation and hygiene promotion.
  • Participate in conducting detailed assessments and community conversations for targeted project sites.
  • Direct line management of WASH assistants, their performance management and provide technical guidance and support for the effective delivery;
  • To ensure that technical support including on – the job technical training / hand-holding support is provided timely. Supervise and monitoring (On site and desk monitoring) of PHP interventions in coordination with MEAL officer;
  • In case of emergency response, undertake additional responsibilities including PHP response interventions and management of WASH assistants;
  • Collaborate with PHE, livelihood & MEAL colleagues to support the development of creative and holistic approaches to WASH programming;
  • Supervise, manage & monitor the mobilization of community to promote hygiene practices, public sanitation, with more emphasis on monitoring latrine use, water collection/storage and hand washing practices;
  • Ensure that where possible an empowering approach to working with communities is employed rather than an approach which relies solely on message based methodologies;
  • Works to ensure that the programme take gender issues fully into account. This includes influencing the community to include and allow women to participate in decision – making around public health promotion work. In particular to promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the work and to ensure that PC’s Programme is an opportunity for peace making, rather than community division.
  • Work in close collaboration with partner & the local authorities to ensure that participatory approaches are used throughout the project cycle management.
  • Assists the communities in identifying their capacity building needs & facilitate appropriate capacity building measures (formal and informal means) to enhance local capacity & programme sustainability;
  • Lead and participate on the WASH related National and Global celebration like world hand washing day, World toilet day, world water day and etc…

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in relevant Environmental Health Science, Public Health disciplines, Community Health from a recognized academic institution.
  • Appropriate relevant and comprehensive experience in the field of WASH
  • Proven ability & experience in planning & implementing PHP programme (both in emergency response / recovery and long term development) – Minimum 3 years preferably in Somali region of Ethiopia
  • Proven technical skills – various PHP approached (preferably in Somali region context)
  • Proven experience of project cycle management
  • Knowledge of and commitment to humanitarian principles (NGO/Red cross code of conduct) and with Sphere humanitarian charter and minimum standards
  • Fluent in Somali and English language (speaking and writing)
  • Excellent knowledge about importance of integrated approach (PHE / PHP / Livelihood) for drought risk management
  • Experience of working with local partners including local authorities
  • Influencing and negotiation skills with internal and external audiences and confident representation skills
  • Proven experience in gender analysis and integrating gender & diversity into Programmes;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines in changing situations
  • Experience of working effectively within a NGO’s

How to Apply

Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through

Pastoralist Concern

P.O.Box 123034 Addis Ababa or

Pastoralist Concern Head Office and all Field Offices

Tel: +251-114-42-62-32/+251-464730054/55

Before April 2, 2017

  • A complete CV (not more than 3 pages)
  • A cover letter (not more than one page)
  • A one page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STATE THE CODE OF THE VACANCY ON THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. All applications should be received within 10 days of this advertisement.

In the selection of its staff, Pastoralist Concern is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

“We strive for pastoralist Development Innovation and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with pastoralist communities are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Policy and Code of Conduct.”

 Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicant if invited for written exam or interview.


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