Hygiene Promotion Supervisor

Full Time
Posted 9 months ago

Vacancy Announcement: 12 June 2023
Position: Hygiene Promotion Supervisor
Department: WASH
Location: Mogadishu
Application closing date: 20 June 2023
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 Promotion Supervisor position in Kahda, Mogadishu, Somalia.
Position Profile:
Overall Responsibility
Develop appropriate hygiene promotion messages and disseminate them to the target population
through awareness sessions and campaigns. 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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Main Duties and Responsibilities.
Identify and assess public health and hygiene risks and needs
Develop health and hygiene promotion messages that are appropriate to the targeted communities and
ensure the messages are in line with WASH guidelines
Conduct health and hygiene promotion awareness sessions on a regular basis to raise health and hygiene
standards and practices within the IDPs and affected host communities.
Educate the community about key aspects of health and hygiene in a culturally appropriate manner
Organize the community members to attend health and hygiene promotion awareness sessions, ensuring
the participation of all groups including women, men, the elderly as well as people with disabilities.
Track the attendance of beneficiaries in the community hygiene promotion session by filling out
attendance sheets after each session.
Supervise and train community volunteers on the code of conduct, communicable diseases (covid-19
or another disease), non-communicable diseases, and health and hygiene promotion.
Carry out the distribution of hygiene kits collected from the WASH hub to the targeted population.
Respect the pre-caution measures related to covid-19 in all the implemented activities (keeping
distance, frequent hand washing, wearing face masks, etc.)
Perform any other duties assigned to you by your supervisor
To share information and support the community to engage in safe WASH practices including
maintenance of facilities.
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
Promote the linkage between the communities, stakeholders among the communities and the
organization (APCO).
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.
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
Health education on Solid Waste management
Control and prevention of diarrheal diseases
Awareness creation on Proper use of sanitary facilities
Qualifications/Skills Required:
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
Application Procedure:
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 info@agropastoral.org and received on or before 5.00
PM on 20th 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.

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