Project Officer- Hygiene Promotion
CARE Bangladesh

Career Opportunity

Position: Project Officer- Hygiene Promotion

Position Title: Project Officer- Hygiene Promotion

Position: 1

Location: Camp based under Ukhiya Field Office

Duration: Duration of the Contract will be up to 29th February 2024 with possibility of extension.

I.          Job Summary:   

CARE is one of the world's leading international humanitarian and development organizations, committed to helping people in poor communities improve their lives and alleviate poverty. Founded in 1945, CARE is working across 104 countries to fight global poverty and marginalization. CARE has been active in Bangladesh since 1949 being one of the largest country offices of CARE. CARE works to help people achieve social and economic well-being, while being among the best in their fields. In CARE, put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE Bangladesh is currently shifting towards a program approach, where it has developed longer-term impact visions to have more sustainable changes in the lives of the extreme poor and marginalized.

There is continuous new influx of refugees resulting in increase in population at multiple sites, which is overloading existing WASH facilities due to heavy use. Settlements are expanding quickly, with many more people still searching for space to make temporary shelters. There are acute humanitarian needs in the new settlements especially for emergency/lifesaving WASH support. The shortage of WASH facilities has also raised the risk of AWD outbreak.

CARE Bangladesh will implement the ‘Provision of life-saving WASH services to the Rohingyas refugee population in the Camp-15, 16 Ukyhia sub-district, Cox's Bazar district’ with a project funded by UNICEF. The location of the project is Ukhia Upazila under Cox’s Bazar district.

The Project Officer – Hygiene Promotion contributes to the maintenance of hygienic conditions in camp and/or non-camp settings through conducting assessments on personal and environmental hygiene, identifying key issues and planning hygiene promotion activities, supervising Field Facilitator- HP in hygiene activities, and training/leading a variety of hygiene promotion activities. Daily, the Field Facilitator- HP reports directly to Technical Manager- Hygiene Promotion and supervises the daily activities of the Field Facilitator-Hygiene Promotion.


II.         Responsibilities and Tasks:

% of Time

Responsibility # 1: Supervise filed implementation team and provide technical support elaboration of hygiene promotion material


  • Lead the field WASH sector project team (Community Mobilizers, Community Volunteers) in the field level.
  • Identify the most appropriate message regarding the target population.
  • Write clearly and understandable message.
  • Evaluate the necessary material needed for a campaign/activity.
  • Assist the Technical Manager to delivering comprehensive training programs on WASH User Groups/Management committee at the Camps, behavioral change communication, collective action etc. 
  • Prepare and follow a detailed implementation work plan and maintain regular tracking with necessary adjustments to ensure timely completion of all Lifesaving WASH services activities.
  • Extend technical support to the community mobilizers, as and when required.
  • Arrange and participate in the Camp level CiC coordination meeting and share the community regular update.




Responsibility # 2: House to house visit and hygiene campaign


  • Execute work plan in consultation with project staff and line management.
  • Mobilize the community to change behavior regarding hygiene practice.
  • Ensure the work is properly done and the material use wisely.
  • Conduct participatory hygiene promotion sessions within communities, schools, groups of persons with specific needs, according to age, gender and diversity, community-based committees, and other groups. Animate focus group, giving clear message on good hygiene practice.
  • Mobilize, organize, and supervise, through facilitators or other means, members of the communities to take ownership of maintaining best practices in personal, community and environmental hygiene.
  • Provide support to the distribution of hygiene items (NFI), and conduct monitoring and follow up to ensure proper usage of items and appropriateness.


Responsibility # 3: Documentation and reporting


  • Provide regular progress reports to the line manager.
  • Preparation of weekly and monthly narrative progress reports for activities undertaken.
  • Preparation of weekly/monthly work plans and expenses projections, etc.
  • Conduct assessments and case studies on best practices.



Responsibility # 4: Adhere to and support CARE Bangladesh’s Safety and Security policy and systems

As part of this role, the job holder will be expected to adhere to and support CARE Bangladesh’s Safety and Security policy and systems as part of their day-to-day duties, and comply, at all times, to safety & security protocols and directives, including reporting. Staff must maintain situational and self – awareness and be aware of the safety – security related consequences of their actions upon themselves, their team and the organization as a whole.

Responsibility # 5: Safeguarding

CARE is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and expects staff to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at all times.  CARE expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our Code of Conduct.  We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate this commitment are recruited to work with us.

III. Reporting to:  

Technical Manager-Hygiene promotion

IV. Working Conditions:  

The position is based for Camp-15,16 and Adjacent Host Community

V.   Qualifications and Experience:  

Experience & Technical Skills:

  • Master of art in public health, social sciences, or related fields
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ practical work experience working with vulnerable communities in the field of water/sanitation, WASH, hygiene, or public health. 
  • Familiarity with key health and hygiene issues and hygiene promotion/education activities in camp and/or non-camp settings.
  • Proven experience in community mobilization, training and /or teaching.
  • Deep understanding of age, gender, and diversity issues with regard to WASH.
  • Knowledge of minimum WASH standards (e.g., Sphere).
  • Proficiency in using computer software e. g MS office and internet.
  • Communication skills in both verbal and written English and Bangla.
  • Experience in community mobilization and organizing learning-sharing events involving community, practitioners and researchers, and policymakers.  
  • Good communication, report writing, and presentation skill in Bangla and English.
  • Good interpersonal and team management skills.
  • Computer skills in computer software e. g MS office, internet.
  • Gender awareness and a commitment to gender equality.
  • Experience in maintaining stakeholder relations with local government, administration, and civil society.
  • Motorcycle driving with a permanent and valid driving license is highly preferable.

VI.  Core Competencies:  

  • Facilitation skills and knowledge in pro-poor program implementation.
  • Leadership and managerial skills to supervise large field force.
  • Knowledge of multicultural intervention and ability to deal with GO, NGO, CBO & LEBs.
  • Experience in participating Learning Action and Community Led development approach.
  • Good understanding about rural community, its dynamics, power structure and development issues.

VII.  Authority

Can implement approved budgeted activities.

VII.  Key relationship

Camp Focal, Technical Manager, Disability Inclusion Officers, Program Support Officer, Data Management Support Officer,  CiC, Site Management, & Development and relevant agencies in the Camps/host community.

Candidates need to be highly motivated and committed to CARE Bangladesh’s vision, mission, and long-term development work to significantly improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized Candidates must be capable of displaying great learning agility, support and encourage knowledge sharing across projects, for the ultimate benefit of all of CARE’s mission wide initiatives.


Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the really deserving candidate.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply through CARE Bangladesh’s e-recruitment site: on or before March 25, 2023. 


  • CARE Bangladesh aims to attract and select a diverse workforce ensuring equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, HIV status, class, ethnicity, disability, location, and religion.
  • Only women candidates can apply for this position.
  • Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of candidature. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.
  • CARE Bangladesh has a non-negotiable policy of ZERO TOLERANCE towards discrimination, harassment, and abuse. All employees are expected to abide by the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse & Child Protection Policy of CARE Bangladesh.
  • Internal and external applicants shall be treated equally in the entire selection process.
  • To ensure transparent processes during recruitment, internal candidates should discuss potential applications with their Line Managers to ensure endorsement of their applications by respective Line Managers.
  • There is no cost involved with applying for positions with CARE Bangladesh. Any solicitation of job application costs should be regarded as fraudulent.
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