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Field Assistant-WASH

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    Full Time
  • Posted:
    3 years ago
  • Category:
    Community Development
  • Deadline:
    September 26, 2021


Concern Worldwide is an Irish based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization, dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern is currently recruiting the below post:

Job Code: 21-028-NR (You must quote this code on your application)

Job Title: Field Assistant-WASH (x1)

Location: District #3, Grand Bassa County

Reporting To: Project Supervisor

Responsible For: N/A

Duration: 3months

Job Purpose: To support in community mobilization for routine and intensive hygiene and sanitation awareness, along with activities to ensure sustainability among both the general population and WASH Committee members in target communities, with careful attention to gender equality in Grand Bassa County. To ensure effective participation, particularly of women, and ownership of the programme by communities and stakeholders through liaison, coordination and communication among Concern Programme staff, communities /beneficiaries and external stakeholders. To always consider and champion gender equality and empower women and girls, and their needs, as a priority.

Responsibilities: Support mobilization and organization of communities to study, analyses and address problems, challenges and opportunities, with particular attention to those faced by women, through research, participatory data collection and analysis under the guidance of the Project Supervisor, in close collaboration with the field team of Agriculture and Health Field Assistants; be embedded within the communities to ensure capture/targeting of key/vulnerable target groups as per the WASH programme including CLTS priorities; paying particular attention to gender representation, representation of minority groups including disabled and elderly persons; work with the programme communities to identify resources and skills required, facilitate necessary trainings and sensitization sessions in hygiene and sanitation, as per Concern’s standard modules, and capacity building activities with the support of the rest of the field teams where necessary; support the identification of communities where CLTS activities can be conducted, work in conjunction with the local authorities to implement the different steps of CLTS, from triggering to certification; support the identification of communities where water points need to be rehabilitated and/or constructed; support the Technical Supervisor in conducting feasibility studies; support communities in the process of selecting WASH committee’s members and Child Health Clubs, establishing the committees through training and mentoring; monitoring, capacity building and supporting the functioning of the WASH Committees, Child Health Clubs and Community artisans where necessary; coordinate and collaborate with the local government authorities, partners and communities in the target counties such that scheduled intensive hygiene promotion campaigns are completed within planned schedule and resources. This will require constant identification, documentation and reporting of gaps and best practices; ensure all work done with communities is carried out in a manner that is respectful and sensitive to local culture, community needs and gender equality; support any other WASH-related activity conducted directly by Concern, or in collaboration with the County Health Team.

Experience & Qualification:

Diploma from a recognized institution, in a field relevant to the exercise, e.g environmental science, community development; At least 2 years of practical experience in implementing a community based donor-funded programmes with in Liberia with NGO(s) or government in rural areas.

Working knowledge of basic computer skills like MS Word and Excel.

To be a dedicated champion of gender equality and women’s empowerment,

Knowledge of geographical and demographic contexts of the project areas, including working with local government partners. Capacity and willingness to move autonomously between designated towns and the target communities on a motorbike, or the willingness to learn

How to apply:

By email to: liberia.hr@concern.net with the JOB CODE 21-028-NR Field Assistant-WASH clearly in the SUBJECT LINE.

By Hand: HR Department, Concern Worldwide, Building Number-5 Andalucía’s Complex Compound Number-2, Between 6th & 7th Streets-Sinkor Beachside, Behind Home City Furniture Store, Monrovia.

JOB CODE 21-028-NR Field Assistant-WASH clearly indicated on the envelope.

Applications must include the following:

JOB CODE 21-028-NR Field Assistant-WASH

A letter of application stating why you believe you are the best suited for the position.

A copy of your CV (maximum 4 pages) giving active daytime contacts.

Names and addresses of two (2) work related referees with professional e-mail addresses.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 4:00 pm on Saturday 26th September 2021.



Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the society. While all applicants will be strictly assessed on their individual merit, qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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