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Hygiene Promotion Assistant (2 positions)
Danish Refugee Council
 Vacancy No: 169232
 Section/Unit: WASH and Infrastructure
 Grade Level: NM.I USD 826 - 932
 Supervisor: Emergency Response Manager
 No. of Post: 2
 Duty Station: Kosti
 Duration: 6 Months
 Closing Date: 04 Oct 2023


DRC Sudan

DRC has been present in Sudan since 2004, delivering life-saving programming in protection, emergency response, shelter, food security and livelihoods, disaster risk reduction, camp management, and humanitarian mine action. DRC has implemented projects in Central Darfur, South Darfur, South Kordofan, Gedaref, Kassala, and Khartoum states. Sudan hosts one of the largest displaced populations in Africa, with over 3.7 million internally displaced people and over 1.1 million refugees from South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Central African Republic, Chad, Yemen and Syria. Against a background of political crisis, Sudan faces economic and social turmoil, with sharp increases in food and energy costs, further exacerbated by disease outbreaks and ongoing conflict.


About the job


Under the direct supervision of the WASH Officer, the Hygiene Promotion Assistant is in charge of setting up all activities related to improving hygiene good practices including needs assessments, activities’ implementation and monitoring and project evaluation. 

 Duties and responsibilities:

Responsibilities and Tasks

The Hygiene Promotion Assistant is responsible for realization of hygiene promotion campaigns, surveys, cleaning campaigns, distribution of hygiene kits. He/She maintains good coordination with the WASH team, and community mobilizers in order to ensure the quality of the implemented activities and provide technical support for all hygiene related issues. He/she ensures that DRC’s technical recommendations and procedures are followed.


Evaluate hygiene risk:

  • Through field visit, observation and survey the Hygiene Promotion Assistant should be able to identify and evaluate the hygiene risk among the community.
  • The Hygiene Promotion Assistant will assess situation and practices on water management and sanitation, (drinking water source, collection, transport and storage, water treatment, food management, waste management and sanitation)


  • Under the responsibility of the team lead, participate in the logistical and administrative organization, planning and preparation of field operations.
  • Identify local resources capable of helping in the preparation and accomplishment of the activities of DRC
  • Remain in touch with the population and local authorities to understand needs, complaints, and major events that may have an impact on the activities of DRC.
  • Analyze the humanitarian situation considering the production problems / Do No Harm policy for the population 
  • Apply safety & security procedures in field operations 
  • Present the population and local authorities with the nature of field operations
  • Conduct sensitization activities with beneficiaries by: using DRC resources; sending messages determined by the DRC official in charge of operations and adapting methods to the different populations
  • Considering the production problems / Do No Harm policy for the population
  • Helping identify and train key persons regarding the sensitization themes 
  • Participate in the creation and monitoring of committees, and the training of its members
  • Monitor and distribute sensitization activity reports


  • Organize and participate in distribution activities
  • Participate in beneficiary identification process
  • Ensure the completion and filing of distribution justification documents

Reporting / communication

  • Keep files and monitoring archived at the DRC offices accessible to the Team Leader
  • Under the supervision of the team lead, redact activity reports 
  • Collect and transmit to the team lead or program in-charge statistics related to the sensitization and training activities 
  • Participate in seminars and training workshops useful to the accomplishment of sensitization activities and the attainment of project objectives 
  • Report to team lead on the evolution of activities and specific tasks assigned, problems encountered, quality of relations with beneficiaries and the involvement of communities 
  • Remain in touch with the population and local authorities to understand needs, complaints, and major events that may have an impact on the activities of DRC, and in terms of operations perceptions
  • Raise any information or difficulties related to DRC activities or security issues
  • Collaborate with the administration and local authorities

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum 1 - 2 years’ relevant experience within a humanitarian organization in, Public health, Hygiene Promotion, Community Mobilization, Engineering, or WASH infrastructure.
  • Good knowledge of the area
  • Good experience of working directly with Sudanese and Refugees communities and local authorities
  • Good communications skills; experience with dealing with Communities; good written and spoken Arabic

English is an advantage

  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and basic report writing ability



  • A University degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Water /Civil Engineering, Project Management, Public Administration or another related subject is desirable.


  • Fluent in English (both oral and written)
  • Arabic

 In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:  

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.  
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.  
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.


We offer

Contract length: 6 Months

Level: Grade NM. I

Salary range: USD 826 - 932

LocationWhite Nile - Kosti

Expected Start date: As soon as possible

Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the Apply button. 

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.

Applications close 

Need further information?

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.org 




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