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Hygiene Promotion and Community Mobilisation Assistants at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs. Therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to our approach in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established its presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, governance, peace building and Health/HIV programming.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

JobTitle: Hygiene Promotion and Community Mobilisation Assistant
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Position Band: B-2
Reports To: Hygiene Promotion Team Leader

Primary Function

  • The Hygiene Promotion Assistant will work alongside the Hygiene Promotion Officers forming part of the Hygiene Promotion and Community Mobilization Team in the delivery of support IDPs In Borno State.
  • The Hygiene Promotion Assistant will work with locally recruited Community Mobilisers to lead the delivery of hygiene promotion messaging and create hygiene behavior change.
  • The Hygiene Promotion Assistant will also capitalize on their community mobilization role to support shelter/WASH infrastructure sensitization and messaging.
  • In light of the high vulnerabilities of CRS' targeted popuations, including high level of reported trauma, and significant number of child and female headed HHs, it Is anticipated that this Hygiene Promotion Role will also include a focus on Protection and Gender Mainstreaming across Shelter/WASH and NFl programmes.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following: Public Health, Health or Hygiene Promotion, Community Development, Education, or Community Water Supply and Sanitation.
  • Practical experience in relevant community development, health, WASH, Or similar programs with demonstrated experience in a Gender Protection or Community Mobilizer role, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Good knowledge and experience of working with local partner
  • Experience and understanding of Hygiene Promotion and community mobilization in relation to water and sanitation activities.
  • Familiarity with the culture of the affected population, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on hygiene matters.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills, including Microsoft Excel and skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating information to a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Good oral and written reporting skills in English.
  • Team-oriented with strong interpersonal skills including ability to work with multiple stakeholders successfully.
  • Demonstrated skills in training and capacity building through technical assistance and mentoring.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to key development frameworks like the Integral Human Development Framework.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives
  • Fluency in English with at least one additional language- Hausa, kanuri, Shuar Arab and Fulani preferred.
Application Closing Date
18th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the "Application Form Below" and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to: vacancies.ne.nigeria@crs.org

Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)

  • The name of the position must be expressly stated as the subject of the email quoting the reference number "050417".
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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