VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & NUTRITION ADVISOR - ETHIOPIA
Environmental Health & Nutrition Advisor
9 Month | Start Date between Oct - Dec 2017
City: Harar, Ethiopia
Start Date: Oct - Dec 2017 (flexible)
Length of Placement: 9 Months
Language Requirements: English
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only
The Volunteer’s Role
The project has three intermediate outcomes:
1) Improve nutrition practices for wome of reproductive age and boys ad girls under five years
2) Improve nutrition-sensitive practices for wome of reproductive age and boys and girls under five years.
3) Strengthe goverace of gender-sensitive nutrition programs and approaches at the Federal, Regional,
Zonal ad 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:
- 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 experiencen Water,Sanitation , and Hyiene ( 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
About Our Partner
The main campus of Haramaya University, one of the oldest and biggest universities in Ethiopia, and it is located in East Harrarghe Administrtive Zone of Oromia Regional State, situated at about 20KM from Harrar. The university has 14 different colleges. College of Health and Medical Sciences is found in Harrar City. [Please refer to the detail CAP report developed for the University}. East Harrarghe Administrative Zone is one of the 12 Administrative Zones of Oromia Regional States. It is situated at about 525KM East of Addis Ababa. Harrar, one of the oldest historical and tourist attration city, is the centre of the administrative zone. It is about nine-hour drive from Addis Ababa. There is also air transport from Addis Ababa to Dire Dawa, one of the biggest cities in the country which is 55KM from Harrar.
Haramaya University College of Health ad Medical Sciences is one of the 14 colleges of the university situated in Harrar City. Harrar is one of the tourist attraction city situated at about 525 km from Addis Ababa.
Terms and Conditions
Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.
- 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
Residency and Citizenship
The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.
We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for assessment and training, as applicable.
Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.
By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to an assessment day, training course, international placement or other Cuso International related travel.
You must check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:
• Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These
arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
• Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.