Hygiene Promotion Officer Jobs at Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor in Kenya 2013

Job Title: Hygiene Promotion Officer
Location:     Nairobi, Kenya
Employment Type:     Full-Time

Company Description:

WSUP is a non-profit partnership between the private sector, NGOs and research institutions focused on solving the global problem of inadequate water and sanitation in low-income urban communities.
WSUP brings lasting solutions to low-income areas by working in partnership with service providers including water utilities, local authorities and businesses, and the communities they serve.
WSUP strengthens the capacity of service providers to deliver sustainable city-wide water and sanitation services, promote good hygiene and raise the environmental standards of low income communities.
WSUP achieves this through supporting the adoption and replication of effective, sustainable and scalable models and institutional capacity development for pro-poor urban water and sanitation services by service providers and/or national governments. Additionally, WSUP empowers service providers to mobilise investment finance for pro-poor service scale-up and promotes successful approaches globally. WSUP has a Kenya Country Programme office in Nairobi, with key focus on project sites in Nairobi, Naivasha, Nakuru and Mombasa.

Job Description:

Job Purpose

To lead in the successful hygiene awareness raising and sanitation planning towards an effective and sustainable, market-based, urban sanitation chain development and implementation in low-income settlements of Nakuru Municipality. The SMO will play a critical role in supporting market growth of a new, large-scale, innovative and affordable on-site eco-sanitation products and services mainly targeting small and medium sized enterprises. This will be achieved by triggering demand for investment at household and plot level in selected low income settlements

Main Responsibilities

•Prepare and conduct Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) surveys
•Develop localized sanitation and hygiene message/ strategies that will promote positive hygiene behaviour and trigger demand for eco-sanitation products and services
•Organize and implement hygiene and sanitation promotion campaigns in Nakuru County
•Prepare and conduct sanitation demand assessments in target low-income areas
•Support strategic sanitation planning process for target locations/municipality
•Mobilize and form of community committees to coordinate and sustain sanitation and hygiene related interventions
•Provide technical guidance and support to institutional partners’ hygiene and health teams through training and mentoring
•Provide experiential support in continuing development and promotion of innovative and alternative sanitation  technologies  in accordance to local context to ensure market  satiety and easy replication
•Support liaison with consortium partners, government ministries, municipalities, civil society partners, communities, businesses and contractors
•Prepare and timely submit progress and other reports to PM as required
•Support the PM in hygiene promotion advisory services support as required.


•A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Public Health or Social Science studies
•A minimum of 3 years of demonstrable competence and relevant experience in hygiene promotion in INGO
•Experience in health/hygiene related surveys, assessments and promotion methodologies is a must
•A good understanding of the public health and hygiene policy environment is required
•Experience in engaging  public institutions and private sector in hygiene promotion is an added advantage
•Knowledge of  market-based sanitation is an added advantage
•Should be a team player, driven by own initiative, good communicator and have ability to work under minimum supervision
•Excellent computer skills and proficiency in written and spoken English and Swahili are a must.

This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a dedicated, ambitious and highly motivated Kenyan health professional available almost immediately. If you meet the above requirements, please complete an application form and an equal opportunities form (http://www.wsup.com/vacancies/index.htm) and send to the postal address below or by email. Applications for this position will close on Friday, February 4, 2013.
We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. WSUP is an equal opportunities employer. No agents please.

How to Apply;
Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor

The Country Programme Manager, WSUP Kenya, P.O. Box 24642 Nairobi 00100

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