; Hygiene Promotion Officer (Re-announced) | Jobs in Afghanistan

Basic Information

Vacancy Number: MCA062-2021
Title: Hygiene Promotion Officer (Re-announced)
Category: Program
Duration: One year
Exp.: 2021-07-06
Jobs no: 1
Salary: MCA Salary Scale
Gender: Male/Female


Organization: Mercy Corps
Location: Herat, AF


Work Experience: 3 ’ experience Years

Influence & Representation

Identify build and manage collaborative partnerships with WASH Cluster relevant local governments and other stakeholders relevant for Herat/Western region.
Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.


Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Organizational Learning 

As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective efficient and relevant to the communities they serve we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability specifically
to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.


Reports directly to: Community Mobilization / Hygiene Promotion Coordinator
Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability specifically to our program participants community partners other stakeholders and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to   actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Hard Skills

  • A suitable educational qualification in community health public health nursing and social science.
  • 3 years’ experience in managing and implementing hygiene promotion and/or sanitation activities including program design implementing and evaluation.
  • Sound understanding of a community development approach to water supply sanitation and hygiene promotion project work
  • Experience in undertaking participatory appraisal and monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience of mentoring and building the capacity of communities and partners is desirable
  • Sound report writing skills
  • Strong verbal communication and written skills both in local language and English
  • Good organizational and project management skills
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word Power Point and Excel
  • Good presentation skills and ability to communicate to varied audiences including those with limited literacy
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to plan own work set priorities and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Flexibility adaptability and willingness to take on tasks and learn to apply new health and hygiene methodologies in community settings
  • Ability to quickly understand local cultural and customary norms

Soft Skills

  • Attention to detail following procedures meeting deadlines working and problem-solving independently and cooperatively.
  • Ability to work on multiple task and prioritize effectively
  • Strong Computer knowledge (MS Office)
  • Strong communication skills required
  • Time Management skills required
  • Willing to travel to Mercy Corps sub field offices

Success Summary

The position is based in Herat and it requires travel to Kabul and possibly other provinces within Afghanistan.

Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws customs and MCs policies procedures and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective efficient and relevant to the communities we serve we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development.

Duties & Responsibilities

General Position Summary 

Under the direct supervision of the Community Mobilization / Hygiene Promotion Coordinator the Hygiene Promotion Officer conducts hygiene promotion activities in the program target area. Key activities include baseline and end-of-the project surveys and assessments and hygiene promotion sessions in the target villages/settlements. The Hygiene Promotion Officer will also assist the Community Mobilization / Hygiene Promotion Coordinator designing appropriate hygiene & sanitation awareness promotion approaches and develop materials.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Carry out hygiene and sanitation assessment and baseline survey.
  • Assess the training needs of the target population plan and design and develop hygiene and sanitation training materials.
  • Facilitate and deliver hygiene and sanitation training to the hygiene volunteer workers hygiene and sanitation committees and the program beneficiaries
  • Support the identification and recruitment of community hygiene/health volunteers.
  • Ensure that sustainable systems are set in place for longer term hygiene promotion needs including provision of all necessary trainings.
  • Ensure that all water and sanitation work is carried out in a manner which is sensitive to the needs of children and women.
  • Regularly visits project sites deliver hygiene and sanitation awareness campaign and training sessions.
  • In close liaison with the Community Mobilization Coordinator assist with monitoring & evaluating all health and sanitation inputs and project outcomes in accordance with the programme indicators established.
  • Timely prepares and submits of work plans and required reports
  • Ensures networking and coordination of activities with other stakeholders and partners
  • In consultation with Community Mobilization / Hygiene Promotion Coordinator ensure regular monitoring of program activities to determine the success of interventions and recommend changes.
  • Provide regular feedback on the performance and areas for improvement
  • Working closely with the water and sanitation engineering team to mobilize the communities to support the construction and maintenance of water and sanitation facilities such as water points latrine and bath areas.
  • Performs any other duty assigned by the supervisor.

Submission Guideline

While sending your CV & Cover letter please mention the vacancy number and position in the subject line application received after the closing date and without subject line will not be given consideration. Please include three references from you previous and current supervisors in your CV and make sure that their official email addresses are mentioned in the reference information. 

Only short listed candidates whose application responds to the above criteria will be contacted for interview. Interested candidates should send their Application to :  af-vacancieskbl@mercycorps.org

Email: af-vacancieskbl@mercycorps.org