Jan 14, 2019

Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist

  • AECOM International Development
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full time Healthcare NGO / Non Profit

Job Description

The Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist will be responsible for providing technical and professional support to the Sanitation and Hygiene Component of the Activity, including technical, communications, report writing, stakeholder and client engagement. The position holder will regularly engage with the IRC and CARE (subcontractors to AECOM) as well as local NGOs (subgrantees) to make sure the planned activities under the Sanitation and Hygiene component implemented as per their contracts and other required standards, policies and best practices. The Hygiene and Sanitation Specialist is also responsible to document and share good practices within the organization, stakeholders and its partners.

  • Update and organize hygiene and sanitation promotion materials, standard training manuals for woreda partners, communities and project staff;
  • Support synthesis of lessons  learnt,  documentation  and  dissemination  of  best  practices  at national and regional level.
  • Organize and conduct  training  and  other  capacity  building  activities  related  to  CLTSH  and sanitation marketing;
  • Work with government and non- government partners to establish appropriate and alternative hygiene and sanitation models and evaluate challenges and success;
  • Represent the Activity in national and regional hygiene and sanitation related development partner discussion forums, TWGs, workshops and seminars, and TWGs including FMoH Sanitation Marketing Technical Working Groups and National Hygiene and Environmental Health Task force led by Hygiene and Environmental Health Directorate;
  • Provide technical support to Lowland WASH regional team in assessment/studies, planning, design, implementation and reporting of sanitation and hygiene activities in three target regions using CLTSH approach;
  • Coordinate implementation of activities on sanitation marketing in three target regions
  • In coordination with Lowland WASH M&E specialists and regional team design and manage a plan to monitor activities, outputs and impact and provide regular and reliable report with respect to sanitation and hygiene activities;
  • Undertake regular supportive field monitoring of sanitation and hygiene activities to ascertain progress against benchmarks, utilization of resources and make timely recommendations for follow up by regional teams, and to provide interface with implementing partners and governmental stakeholders;
  • Coordinate with technical staff to ensure a common approach, synergy and sharing of Sanitation and Hygiene component related information;
  • Ensure that Hygiene Promotion activities and resources are implemented and handed over or ended in a way that promotes local capacities and sustainable operations;
  • Develop an effective and feasible communication strategy and a business model to improve MHM practices at school in South Omo;
  • Identify and work with local grantee to pilot MHM activities at targeted schools in Debub Ari to improve overall MHM;
  • Coordinate with the Grants Specialist, Health and Communications Specialist, and Operation Manager to ensure that grant activities are properly monitored and implemented; and,
  • In coordination with Lowland WASH M&E specialists and regional team, design and manage periodic studies to measure progress and the impact of the Activity intervention.


 Compensation will be based on the applicant’s experience and salary history. Employment with AECOM International Development is subject to the availability of funding from USAID for the Lowland Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Activity. AECOM International Development is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Environmental Health or other related discipline;
  • At least 10 years of experience working in sanitation and hygiene programs in Ethiopia context;
  • Knowledge of Ethiopian environmental, Health and Sanitation policies, legislation and regulatory framework required;
  • Familiarity in working with existing institutional sanitation and hygiene frameworks;
  • Experience in behavior change communication, and knowledge and experience implementing CLTSH in Ethiopia required;
  • Experience in  implementing  CLTSH  in  lowland  areas  of  Ethiopia  and  activities  in  sanitation marketing is an added advantage;
  • Experience working with INGOs or/and NGOs with a capacity to provide technical support, formal and informal training is a plus;
  • Experience writing technical/ progress reports and success stories in English;
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible, and culturally sensitive and,
  • Manages time effectively; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones.

How To Apply

 Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and updated resume with at least three references and contact information through procurement@lowash.com The application process closes at close of business on January 18, 2019. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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