Health and Hygiene Specialist

Full Time - ZMW / Month

The Salvation Army Zambia Territory
HEALTH AND HYGIENE  – INTERN – SCALED UP WASH PROJECT
CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The Territorial Head Quarters (THQ) of the Salvation Army in Zambia (TSA Zambia) through the Territorial Commander has spearheaded community development projects that have included water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions. It is now implementing the second phase of the Switzerland supported WASH Project in three districts in the Southern part of Zambia namely Kafue, Chikankata and Mazabuka for three years from 2022 – 2025. A suitable individual  is required to take up the position of the HEALTH AND HYGIENE  – INTERN for a period of 1 Year.
GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Develop a health and hygiene behavior change communication strategy for TSA Zambia
Lead capacity building activities on health and hygiene
Document key lessons, approaches and practices on health and hygiene
Monitor the implementation of health and hygiene activities in operational districts
Networking
Reporting

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Train WASH and Council staff in hygiene behavior change (HBC) approaches
Train community champions in HBC approaches
Facilitate trainings and demonstrations in schools on personal and environmental hygiene including toilet use and hygiene practices
Facilitate setting up of school-based hygiene/sanitation education promoters
Lead setting up of school general health education programmes
Promote inclusion of MHM into school curriculum
Facilitate training of teachers in health and hygiene and MHM
Promote local manufacturing of re-usable sanitary pads and use
Facilitate setting up Menstrual Hygiene clubs in schools
Produce policy briefs and case studies on health and hygien
Coordinate with Ministries of Health and Education, Local Authorities, NGOs and Traditional Leaders

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Advanced certificate or Diploma in Public Health, Social Work, Development Studies, Sociology or any other related field
Minimum of three years’ experience in a similar position
Knowledge of the WASH health and hygiene approaches such as PHAST and PHHE
Knowledge of community participatory approaches
Knowledge of MHM approaches
Knowledge of Rights Based Approaches to advocacy in WASH
Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
Familiarity with WASH sector policies, approaches and practices
Being a salvationist is an added advantage.