Vacancy Announcement: 12 June 2023
Position: Hygiene Promoters
Position: Registrar (15 positions)
Department: Project Implementation Unit
Starting date: 25 June 2023
Background on APCO
Agro Pastoral Charity Organization (APCO) is a local non-governmental, non-profit making
organization founded in 1998, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises
in Somalia. APCO provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability
of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order
to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their interventions
seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary
approach adapted to each context.
APCO is looking for a professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team
player to fill the Hygiene Promoters positions in Mogadishu, Somalia.
To be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Emergency and Implementation of Emergency
SHF project for APCO in Kahda in a timely, accountable and quality manner APCO is looking for a
professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team player to fill the position of
Hygiene Promoter based in Kahda Banadir Region in Somalia.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Main Duties and Responsibilities.
To share information and support the community to engage in safe WASH practices including
maintenance of facilities.
Motivate the adoption of new protective behaviours
Bring people together to decide on the actions they need to take in their community. Involve everyone,
including the most vulnerable, children and people with disabilities.
Provide supplies and distribute NFI (hygiene kits,) when available
Conduct periodic assessments and monitoring of activities
Write, compile and disseminate technical and narratives reports of all projects and send them timely to
the management/line of management
Provision of technical advice, guidance, consultation and technical support to hygiene promoters
Support the implementation of WASH activities and provide technical guidelines
Liaise with the community/beneficiaries and all stakeholders
Promote the linkage between the communities, stakeholders among the communities and the
Participate and support need assessments and other interventions being conducted from time to time
that are all geared towards hygiene promotion, water and sanitation activities among the communities
for promoting health.
Facilitate and ensure that all hygiene components, elements and sanitation issues are understood and
implemented among the communities/IDPs and the host communities.
Support the planning of hygiene promotion activities.
Support the existing community organization for dialogue in order to improve and upscale positive
hygiene practices among the communities/IDPs
Facilitate and participate in voluntary clean-up campaigns in waste management, provision of clean and
safe water and vector control measures in order to promote hygiene practices.
Custom to and abide by the APCO Code of Conduct, ethics and other regulatory codes as a protocol
with values and dignity within the organization.
Observe all the protocol lines of management and administration as spelt out in the program of the
organization and perform any other duties assigned to you by your line of management.
Create awareness of Hand Washing, especially the four critical times
Create awareness of Vector Control
Health education on Solid Waste management
Control and prevention of diarrheal diseases
Support for Behaviour Change
Awareness creation on Proper use of sanitary facilities
A university degree in public health, environmental science, Community development or a related field.
Two years of experience in implementing health and hygiene projects, working with children,
preferably in International NGOs
Very Good English language.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to manage a complex and diverse workload, and meet deadlines.
Respectful and appropriate attitude towards the community.
Ability and willingness to work in physically challenging field conditions
Ability to contribute as a team member, and work collaboratively with colleagues.
Proficiency in using computer applications including Excel and MS Word
Commitment to APCO values
Experience in Emergency response
HOW TO APPLY
Qualified Somali Nationals with the required skills are invited to submit their applications
accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document i.e. with the
cover letter being on the first page and the CV starting on the second page, detailing three
work-related referees and contacts to firstname.lastname@example.org and received on or before 5.00
PM on 20 June 2023 with the subject line
“WASH Project Manager – Mogadishu”
Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they
will be requested at a later stage.
Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
APCO will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any
kind. Further, APCO has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.
APCO is committed to protecting beneficiaries within our programmes from exploitation and
abuse and any kind of misconduct. APCO has specific policies, including PSEA and Child
Protection, which outline the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff,
beneficiaries, consultants and other stakeholders and have zero tolerance towards
misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with APCO will be expected to sign APCO’s
organizational Policies and Code of Conduct as an annex to their contract of employment
and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
APCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.