WASH Officer - Hygiene Promotion
Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates, who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity, for the following position(s):

WASH Officer - Hygiene Promotion

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Team/Programme: WASH, country office    
Location:Based in districts (Dolakha, Shindhupalchok, Rasuwa &Nuwakot)with frequent travel to theVDCs and communities of intervention
Grade: 5    
Contract Length :Till October 2016

Responsible for the plan, design, implementation, follow-up, evaluation of hygiene promotion activities of Save The Children in one of the districts (Dolakha, Shindhupalchok, Kavrepalanchok, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Dhading, Gorkha). The post is specifically oriented towards the WASH emergency response/ recovery in the context of the crisis in the district. The post will direct report to district manager and technical report to WASH Coordinator. The position need to special attention on the integration; at planning and implementation of the WASH sector in other core sectors of Save The Children such as nutrition, shelter, food security, health, education, and child protection. The position holder need to work closely with the partner team to ensure the delivery set target activities with good quality on time.  


Needs Assessments

  • Design, plan and implement of WASH hygiene needs assessments, personal interviews at household level, facilitation of focus group discussions, site visits, and meet with key members of community

Program Design and Implementation

  • Design, plan, implement and follow-up of hygiene promotion activities such as:
  • Training of trainers in hygiene promotion (for community volunteers, WASH committee members, teachers, health workers)
  • Setting up of children clubs and hygiene promotion activities in schools
  • Liaise and coordinate activities with district level WASH line agencies, D-WASH-CC, V-WASH-CC, community health workers/volunteers
  • Ensure community mobilization in all field related to water, hygiene and sanitation
  • Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the distribution of hygiene, cleaning and water treatment kits for health centers, schools and families
  • Work with the WASH team to develop and evaluate methodologies for promoting sanitation, such as SLTS (School-led total sanitation), CLTS (community-led total sanitation), or subsidized latrine construction
  • Prepare distribution, implementation plan, raised procurement request at district level and follow up with the logistic team for timely delivery of required materials 
  • Consider budget planning and logistics for hygiene promotion activities: making and follow-up of internal purchase order, quality control of material delivered by suppliers
  • Follow-up of the hygiene promotion activities of potential local partners of Save the Children such as local NGOs, and participate in building their capacity

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

  • With the WASH team implementation of initial and final KAP surveys (Knowledge, Attitude, Practice) 
  • With the WASH team implementation of PDM survey (Post Distribution Monitoring) for materials distributed
  • Follow-up of water quality analyses at household level (residual chlorine, bacteriological analysis), in particular to assess the effectiveness of home water treatment techniques
  • Collection, consolidation and reporting of weekly hygiene and health related data, necessary for the consolidation of standard project and strategic indicators (number of beneficiaries, number and type of activity performed, results of water analysis performed)


  • Weekly report to line manager and technical manager, verbal or written reports whenever necessary

Integration, Coordination of Cross-cutting Aspects

  • Coordinate WASH hygiene activities with other sectors of Save the Children, in order to integrate activities in the same geographical area and for the same beneficiaries
  • Coordinate local level hygiene activities with VDC and DDC
  • Ensure the integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR), gender, child protection, HIV, people living with disability, environment protection and other relevant crosscutting issues to the design, implementation and development of Hygiene promotion activities, and ensure that activities take into account the needs of specific groups and individuals, especially children, the elderly and disabled


  • Bachelors in Health related discipline, Public Health preferred with 3 years (2 years for GESI group) of relevant experience
  • Organization, coordination and planning skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to listen and adapt
  • Excellent facilitation and community mobilization skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Fluent knowledge of local language is preferred
  • Fluent knowledge of written and oral Nepali and English
  • Nepali National
  • Experience with working with partners
  • Experience in education, and in the field of training 
  • Direct experience in the geographical area targeted by Save the Children 
  • Experience working with an international NGO

The position holder is expected to be ready for the deployment in any of the affected district(s) at short notice. S/he will normally work unusual hours and are often working in stressful and insecure environments.

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