Ethiopia: Environmental Health & Nutrition Advisor (Canadians Only)

By Cuso International Organization: Cuso International
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 25 Dec 2018

City Harar, Ethiopia

Start Date Dec 2018 – Feb 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 7 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to all nationalities outside of Ethiopia. Applicants must be eligible to obtain an entry visa and work permit for Ethiopia.

The Volunteer’s Role

The project has three intermediate outcomes:

1) Improve nutrition practices and services for women of reproductive age and boys and girls under five years

2) Improve nutrition-sensitive practices for women of reproductive age and boys and girls under five years

3) Strengthen governance of gender-sensitive nutrition programs and approaches at the Federal, Regional, Zonal and Woreda levels.

The overall purpose of this placement is to strengthen the activities towards accessing water for drinking and homestead production, and improving personal hygiene and sanitation of the targeted community for the achievement of optimal nutrition and health

As a volunteer, you will:

-In conjunction with local staff & Cuso International volunteers, design and implement sectoral nutrition capacity building activities

-Conduct household access to water and provide advisory support in improving Households/community access to safe drinking water in the zone

-Conduct household water quality check and improvement activities in the zone

-Assist in the design and implementation sewage and sewerage management strategies

-Design and implement personal hygiene, home sanitation, and use of latrine campaigns

Essential Academic Qualifications:

BSc. /MSc. degree in Water Resources Management, Sanitary Science, Environmental Health

Essential Professional Background:

  • Three years’ work experience in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and Nutrition interventions

  • Demonstrated work experience in improving access to drinking water and waste management

  • Hand on experience in design of water quality improvement strategies

Support Package

  • 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

  • Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

  • Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

  • Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

How to apply:

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