Public Health Officer-Galgadud (Abudwak&Dhusamareb) – Somalia


About CARE

CARE International is an international NGO working in Somalia. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the root causes of poverty and promote peace and development through pursuing their strategic goal of reducing poverty by empowering women, improving access to resources and services, and improve governance. CARE is looking for suitable candidates to fill the position Publicity Health Officer in Galgadud (Abudwak & Dhusamareb), Somalia

job description

  • Provision of technical support for WASH related activities (hardware and software) for CARE projects and partners in his/her field of activity
  • Plan and implement participatory hygiene promotion methods such as PHAST, CHAST, CLTS targeting CHW, CHVs so that they can effectively implement hygiene promotion activities
  • Providing technical support for solid waste management to local authorities, community-based structures in refugee camps and host communities.
  • Assess school WASH needs and provide technical assistance to schools to improve hygiene and sanitation practices.
  • Develop relevant hygiene promotion messages and disseminate them within a specific facility using appropriate methods for effective hygiene promotion.
  • Conduct regular disease surveillance in his/her work area and report any increase in incidence of sanitation-related diseases (AWD, cholera) to local health teams and become part of local response teams for control and prevention.
  • In collaboration with different stakeholders (government bodies, community structures) to develop innovative measures that are locally and scientifically acceptable to address the prevailing hygiene and sanitation problems.
  • Conduct routine water quality monitoring and take appropriate corrective action based on the results.
  • Document hygiene-related best practices, lessons learned and real-world success stories resulting from project implementation and provide feedback on project design
  • Ensure that approaches and methodologies for implementing sanitation and hygiene promotion enable the transfer of skills to the local community and ensure sustainable behavioral changes
  • Play an active role in WASH needs assessments, baselines and endline surveys and support data collection, entry, analysis and reporting

Job Description of Medical Officer for Public Health

  • Prepare high quality technical monthly/quarterly WASH reports and submit to supervisor in a timely manner
  • Actively participate in WASH cluster meetings (local, regional) and represent CARE by outlining the organization’s program activities and project scope.
  • Initiate and maintain close working relationships with other CARE sectors such as Nutrition, Health, Education, Protection and Food Security, including participation in beneficiary mobilization and registration.
  • Accept any other role assigned to you by your line manager

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from an accredited university.
  • At least 4 years field experience in Somalia, preferably in a similar position with international/national organizations
  • Strong familiarity with technical specifications required for the construction of WASH facilities (water kiosks, storage tanks, latrines).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity and the ability to work with diverse team members in remote locations
  • Strong understanding of hygiene promotion concepts in the humanitarian context in Somalia
  • Extensive experience investigating and responding to outbreaks of disease
  • Strong communication and advocacy skills to represent CARE in relevant forums

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send their cover letters and detailed CV in one PDF document to [email protected] from November 2, 2022. Please enter the position title “Health DepartmentAs the subject of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer that promotes gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to protecting children from abuse.

More information about CARE and its programs can be found at


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