International / Multinational

WASH Officer – Sanitation Marketing at Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: WASH Officer – Sanitation Marketing

Location: Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria
Job Type: Full Time
Depart: Programmes – WASH
Level: Mid Level
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: WASH Sector Manager

Objective 1

  • Identification and training of communities volunteers and local artisans

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Organize meetings with community members to develop their knowledge in terms of the approach
  • Inform and involve the communities in the implementation of the program
  • Identification and sensitization of local artisans on various latrines designs and construction with the signing of MOU in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Develop an inventory of trained artisans in each community including participating in vendors’ selection.
  • Conduct and supervise house to house monitoring of latrine construction

Objective 2

  • Conduct community mobilization on sanitation marketing related activities

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the implementation of CLTS in the various communities in relation to sanitation marketing to eliminate open defecation.
  • Work in collaboration with community mobilizers officers in the implementation of Behavioural Change Communication strategy in relation to sanitation marketing
  • Monitor the constructions of subsidized household’s latrines with high-quality materials which will be durable and cost-effective in terms of maintenance

Objective 3

  • Performance Management

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Elaborate the content of the required training and organize them
  • Train the team of assistants to make sure they transmit the messages clearly to the communities
  • Organize the teamwork and produce weekly/monthly activities report
  • Identify and anticipate problems or constraints especially on the cost of construction.
  • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes; 10 minutes monthly conversation, 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal.
  • Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, identify strengths and areas for professional improvement.
  • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.

Objective 4

  • Compile and submit reports on WASH technical activities

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in field meetings.
  • Coordinating with other disciplinary teams or the on-site construction supervision personnel on technical matters.
  • Liaise with other team members to develop training, monitoring and evaluation reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports.
  • Maintaining regular contact with local stakeholders including Government Ministries/Department/Agencies
  • To compile feasibility and other technical reports for information and guidance in Action Against Hunger.
  • To submit technical reports and consumption reports to the WASH Sector Manager (upon request).

Internal & External Relationship

  • WASH Sector Manager: Technical hierarchical relationship – exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
  • WASH Officer (PHP): Collaborate with the hygiene promotion and social mobilization team members to ensure the exchange of information, collaboration, and coordination
  • WASH Officer (Capacity building): Collaborate with the capacity team members to ensure the exchange of information, collaboration, training, and coordination
  • Support team: coordinate and collaborate regularly to plan and manage the transport, supply, and budgets.


  • Local governmental and non-governmental partners: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on the choice of technical options
  • Local representatives of international aid organizations: exchange of information


  • Degree in Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Social Science, Public Health and other related fields with a minimum of 2 years field experience especially on CLTS and sanitation marketing.

Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in implementing CLTS and sanitation marketing.
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • Microsoft Office and designing software Skills (AutoCAD, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in Hausa and English.
  • Commitment to Action Against Hunger’s mission, values, and policy.


  • Previous experience within the humanitarian sector.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and the local economy.
  • Previous experience with Action Against Hunger.

Minimum Basic Monthly Salary
NGN 236,585 per Month.

Deadline: 1st July, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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