Location Mpika/Shiwa Ng’andu, Zambia
Start Date Aug - Oct 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 8 Months
Language Requirements English
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only
The Volunteer’s Role
This is an exciting opportunity for you to contribute to a regional nutrition program led by CARE Canada!
As a Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Support Officer, you bring strong technical expertise to the SANI team in Zambia, working with colleagues to ensure that SANI builds local capacity to improve nutrition water and sanitation practices in target communities. This will involve working with colleagues to conduct a situational analysis, sharing international and evidence-based best practices, developing and testing knowledge, attitude and practice tools to identify gaps in current sanitation and hygiene practices, and supporting the team to carry out the SANI WASH strategy in Zambia. This includes a focus on the capacity assessment, training and mobilization of Water Point Committees at the local level.
You bring to this role a solid understanding of a Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach to implementation and the development of tools and resources, strong analytical skills, and an ability to work with a range of stakeholders using strong relationship building and facilitation skills.
CARE’s Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI) aims to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and children under 5 while working with local health authorities and communities in Malawi, Zambia and Zambia. Specifically, SANI is expected to contribute to the improved health of approximately 230,000 individuals directly, and over 345,000 individuals indirectly.
As a volunteer, you will:
-Facilitate capacity building for project staff and key stakeholders in WASH and CLTS
-Support the SANI Zambia WASH and CLTS strategy
-Document WASH and CLTS practices with team and partners
-Promote WASH marketing and hygiene behavior change components of the project
-Provide technical assistance to achieve all technical WASH outputs
-Ensure timely collection, compilation, and analysis of quality data as well as the production of reports on all SANI WASH activities
-Participate in meetings, training, and other assessment/events as required
-Design or create strategies to guaranty the sustainability of the intervention at the end of the project
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-Degree in Environmental Health/Public Health
Essential Professional Background:
- Minimum 2 years’ experience in WASH programming, particularly in sanitation and hygiene
- Understanding behaviour change and health promotion methods
- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
- Accommodation while in placement
- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
- Travel and accommodation for the pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation