WASH Community Mobilizer

August 5, 2022
Application ends: August 12, 2022

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Job Description

 

GOAL Sierra Leone

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Job Title:                          WASH Community Mobilizer (x2)
Country: Sierra Leone
Location:                         Kenema
Contract Duration:                         5 months (with possible extension )
Reports to: Behavioral Change Supervisor 

 

General Description of GOAL’s Work in Sierra Leone

GOAL has been present in Sierra Leone since 1999, with an overall aim to contribute to poverty and vulnerability reduction through the implementation of integrated, multi-sectoral interventions, with a primary focus on improving Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent health (RMNCAH) specifically addressing teenage pregnancy. GOAL is also improving rural water supply, urban WASH focusing on faecal sludge management and promoting social inclusion, empowerment, and the promotion of decent work through systems-based programme approaches and community led social and behavioral change. GOAL currently operates in Western Area Urban (Freetown), Kambia, Bombali, Koinadugu, Moyamba and Kenema Districts, with funding from Irish Aid, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the European Union, Charity: Water and DFID. 

 

General Description of the Programme

GOAL has been engaged in implementing charity water funded project in rural communities in Gaura, Tunkia Dama, Koya Noma Simbaru, Wandor and Gorama-mende chiefdoms in Kenema district since early 2018.

In line with Government of Sierra Leones Water and Sanitation policy, the National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme as well as the Sustainable Developmental Goals, GOAL is contributing towards government’s efforts of increasing access to safe and sustainable water to the rural population of Kenema by refocusing its strategy which seeks to strengthen its relationship and service delivery through a Public and Private Partnership approach. Therefore, GOAL have been closely working with Ministry of health and Sanitation, Ministry of Water Resources and Kenema District Council (KDC) through in ensuring that the above Government goals are met

Overview of the role

The role of the Community Mobilizer is to work on Hygiene Promotion and Sanitation activities in the communities selected for the project. 

The Community Mobilizer will work closely with District Health Management Team (DHMT) District council, and Water Directorate to facilitate discussions with community members and to promote good hygiene practices and stimulate households to construct and use their own latrine. 

The Community Mobilizer will be responsible for the promotion of behavior change communication and social mobilization interventions which are essential component of the project. She /He will assist in the definition and set up of Public Health promotion according to the GOAL proposal, log frame and work plan, this will include  

 

 

Main responsibilities:

  • Coordinate CLTS, CLA activities, hygiene promotion discussions and other activities with the local communities, CHWs and the DHMT
  • Carry out mapping exercise of communities
  • Data collection of community hygiene and sanitation status
  • Cofacilitate CLTS and CLA triggering sessions at selected communities 
  • Conduct community dialogue sessions 
  • Definition of key hygiene and sanitation messages
  • Help facilitate discussions and meetings with community members and make visits to follow up on action plans
  • Conduct ODF verification, certification, and celebration with relevant line ministries. 
  • Oversee all hygiene and sanitation activities within his/her assigned area to make sure they are running effectively and having an impact

 

 

Formation and training of Water, school, and facility Management committees (WMC, SMC and FMC):

  • Guide community, schools, and healthcare facility on how to identify potential committee members 
  • Help facilitate discussions and meetings with committee members and make visits to follow up on action plans
  • Receive and co-facilitate training of WMC SMC and FMC, including helping to organize training logistics 
  • Conduct regular follow up meeting with committee members 
  • Liaise and collaborate with community leaders and other community agencies to gain local buy-in for the project and facilitate local ownership of WASH infrastructure at the community level

 

 

Reporting and compliance :

  • Submit weekly summary reports to the Behavior Change supervisor on progress and challenges.
  • Carry out any other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Behavior change supervisor or Programme Manager.
  • Always comply with GOAL’s Child Protection Policy.
  • Ensure Gender is maintained at all stages of project Implementation 

 

 

Safeguarding 4

  • Maintain safe working environment for all staff/beneficiaries.
  • Ensure risk mitigation measures are in place and adhered to.
  • Ensure staff/beneficiaries fully understand Safeguarding reporting procedures.
  • Ensure Safeguarding measures are implemented within areas of responsibilities
  • Ensure do-no-harm to children and vulnerable adult we meet.
  • Follow-up, and address, Safeguarding issues appropriately.

 

 

Requirements (Person Specification):

Essential

  • The candidate must have diploma in Community Development, Public Health, or a related field, 
  • have experience working with communities in a CBO or NGO environment 
  • Basic computer skills with ability to use Microsoft word, 
  • Experience in understanding of community mobilization in relation to health promotion, water, and sanitation activities.
  • Able to communicate effectively and build strong relationships with people in many different environments.
  • Ability to speak one of the local languages spoken in Kenema District
  • Able to work independently and act on own initiative.
  • Good negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong experience of conducting/organizing workshops, trainings, or meetings.
  • Capable of producing reliable and timely reports and familiar with community research methods.

 

 

Desirable

  • Ability to ride a motorbike on rough terrain or willingness to learn is an advantage
  • Good English language skills 
  • Basic computer skills with ability to use Microsoft word, 

If you have these skills and interested in joining our committed and dynamic WASH team, please send your cover letter and up-to-date CV to jobs@sl.goal.ie. on or before 5:30 pm – 11th August, 2022

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT A COPY OF THE APPLICATION LETTER (written or typed) MUST BE SENT TO THE NGO DESK OFFICER, MINISTRY OF LABOUR, NEW ENGLAND OR EMAILED to: employmentdesk71@gmail.com

 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

 

A commitment to GOAL values and GOAL’s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: 1) Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols; 2) Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area; 3) Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

GOAL provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. 

 

“FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY”

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