Health and Promotion Officers – Goal Zimbabwe

  • Contract
  • Zimbabwe

Goal Zimbabwe

The Hygiene and Promotion Officer will be responsible for ensuring that water, sanitation, and hygiene project and awareness are implemented effectively, professionally, and in accordance with the culture and practices of the local population. S/he will also contribute to health improvement though improved access to sustainable WASH services to host communities



  • Provide support in water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion programming, in broad coordination with other sectors focusing mainly on the software component of the project
  • Support the strengthening of government system in the district of operation
  • Capacitate (train) the health and hygiene promotion team which includes partners and volunteers, participate in workshops and trainings to support local and international partner organisations; contribute to the internal on-going capacity building with other colleagues within the team
  • Facilitate health and hygiene promotion activities implementation and delivery of targets in a timely and effective manner, facilitate social mobilization and organisation process in the district and at ward level; support partner team leads to plan health and hygiene promotion activities ; liaise with partner organisations and relevant local bodies in ensuring appropriate targeting and coordination; train and support health and hygiene promotion volunteers in implementing the key group formation deliverable and hygiene promotion results.
  • Ensure that whenever possible an empowering approach to working with communities is employed rather than an approach which relies solely on message based methodologies; ensure that all members of the community, women , men and children are involved in all aspects of the programme implementation; to ensure that work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs, protection and gender issues; to ensure that the work aims to meet the
  • Minimum Standards and adhere to GOAL`s emergency guidelines and protocols
  • Assist the WASH Coordinator in ensuring quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines
  • Support the evaluation of the relevance and appropriateness of current and future programming in relation to water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion in the local context
  • Support the demand led sanitation approach and capacitate communities attain the desired Open Defaecation Free status
  • Work with gender and safeguarding focal points on mainstreaming gender, protection, and safeguarding in project and program activities
  • Contributing to contingency planning for possible WASH emergency response if required
  • Contributing to the preparation of internal and external reports for NGO and donors
  • Through the line manager, collaborating and coordinating with the government, local authorities, NGOs, and UN agencies on WASH issues at district level with your supervisor
  • Ensuring that all relevant stakeholders have information about the organization’s background, program, objectives, working areas, duration of programs and activities in the field
  • Assist line manager with financial accountability for float requests, acquittals of floats and contribute to compilation of quarterly procurement plans.
  • Preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual programme reports.
  • Any other duties as directed by the line manager


A Minimum of a Diploma in any of the following: Public Health, Environmental/Health Sciences, Development Studies, or any other relevant discipline.
Strong knowledge of the WASH governance structures and their functions
At least 3 years’ experience in WASH programmes working for an NGO in less privileged communities
Strong appreciation of the importance of WASH Hardware and Software and community participation in project activities.
Knowledge of the use of people centred approaches such as PHHE, ZIMCATS, CTLS
Knowledge of the DLS approach
Knowledge of WASH project monitoring and evaluation techniques.
Knowledge of the use of EPAnet as a software of choice to design piped water schemes and their construction or rehabilitation and the subsequent test runs using the software
Knowledge of training communities in various areas that may include community latrine builders, Village Pump Mechanics using people centred approaches, (participatory approaches)
Willing to work in remote rural locations
Knowledge of NFIs
Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


Good oral and written communication skills, and some basic knowledge of at least one local language.
Evidence of maturity and experience in working in community development programmes.
Understanding of mainstreaming principles and experience of working on mainstreaming activities of gender, HIV/AIDS and Child Protection, environmental protection, resilience, and protection of elderly people.
Ability to work under pressure, with minimum supervision.
Management of project equipment and resources at your disposal and provide accountability whenever needed.

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