Hygiene Promotion Officer at International Organization for Migration

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Position Title : Hygiene Promotion Officer Duty Station : Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade UG

Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 09 June 2021

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.


Under the overall supervision of the Head of Operations and Humanitarian Assistance and direct supervision of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Programme Manager in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, the successful candidate will be responsible for strengthening the capacity of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and its Implementing Partners (IPs) to deliver high quality and result-oriented hygiene promotion services. S/he will also have the responsibility to support the smooth and timely management of the IOM IPs.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Review IOM hygiene promotion strategy and assist IOM IPs in implementing the hygiene promotion strategy and behavior change mechanism for Rohingya refugees and host population of Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh.
  2. Participate in the relevant hygiene promotion coordination forum and meetings.
  3. Work with IOM Communication with Communities (CwC) and protection teams, the WASH Sector experts and others relevant WASH actors to develop relevant community engagement strategy and awareness raising materials on hygiene promotion.
  4. In coordination with Project Support Unit (PSU) establish a system to monitor activities and analyze the interventions progress, specifically aimed at coverage and effectiveness of hygiene interventions for better public health outcomes. This should include recommending specific actions and further improvement.
  5. In coordination with PSU undertake joint Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities, including research to evaluate the coverage and efficacy of the hygiene promotion module and materials for IOM.
  6. In coordination with PSU organize field visits to project sites to monitor progress of activities and the quality of work.
  7. Manage the WASH Non-Food Items (NFI) stocks, be accountable for the adequate inventory and transit management of same but also monitor pipeline sustainability in coordination with supply chain and program manager.
  8. Work closely with IOM WASH Programme Manager and pertinent WASH team members to develop IP engagement plan, identify area of intervention, define activities for IPs and prepare terms of references.
  9. Monitor the IP’s adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for WASH activities and provide guidance with respect to non-compliance along with implementation plans.
  10. Provide technical, thematic and monitoring inputs to IPs and contribute in their capacity building for effective implementation and achieving qualitative outputs of WASH project.
  11. Conduct periodic review of WASH activity progress and timely flag-up any concern to IPs for expediting work progress with necessary revision of plans and implementation strategy as appropriate.
  12. Under the leadership of the Grants Unit, oversee the selection and contracting of the unit IPs; including the review of technical and financial proposal, analyze the capacity and skills of agencies.
  13. In coordination with Resources Management Unit (RMU) and Grant Manager, upon receipt of periodic report from IPs participate in periodical budget and expenditure reviews of IPs and recommend amendment in consultation with WASH Programme Manager and in line with IOM policies and procedures;
  14. In coordination with PSU and Grants develop framework for periodic report submission for IPs together as appropriate and per defined reporting schedule.
  15. Work closely with M&E Officer and IPs to ensure proper recording and reporting of project activities, timely delivery of planned responsibilities and periodic financial and narrative report submission by the IPs;
  16. Ensure IPs maintain relevant and adequate coordination with other pertinent project/program partners, such as Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE), district administration, any other agencies or working groups and other IOM units.
  17. Perform such other duties that may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Public Health or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


• International experience in development, implementation, analysis and evaluation of Wash programmes and protocols. Specific experience in managing IPs;

• International experience in implementing, designing or coordinating WASH in remote locations;

• Operational and field experience in hygiene, sanitation and health related issues among refugee population;

• Extensive experience in international development and implementation of hygiene promotion and health education method and material;

• Experience in conceptualization, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of hygiene, sanitation and related public health programme;

• International experience of working in WASH sector in the South Asia region and exposure to refugee settlements/camp and or displaced situation will be added value.


• Knowledge on DBC (design behavior change) is an advantage.

• Familiarity with community-based sanitation programs, and with a diversity of latrine designs for rural communities.

• Ability to effectively coordinate with government, NGO and local stakeholders essential; an understanding of sector coordination mechanisms is an asset.

• Knowledge of the region is an advantage.

• Computer skills and proficient knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, PowerPoint) is essential.

• Basic mathematical competencies concerning project budgeting and financial analysis.

• Strong project development and superior report writing skills.


IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of any local language, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


Previous applicants do not need to re-apply.


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators

• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.


Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 09 June 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 27.05.2021 to 09.06.2021

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: CFA 2021 07 Hygiene Promotion Officer (UG) Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (56860228) Released

Posting: Posting NC56860229 (56860229) Released

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