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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Facilitator

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Openings

26 currently recruiting

Service Dates

March 31, 2020 - June 20, 2022

Application Window

February 1, 2019 - July 1, 2019

Location

  • Peru

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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Description

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project began in 2008 after a major earthquake struck the southern zone of Peru. Water and sanitation is currently one of the six priorities of the Peruvian government. This creates an opportunity for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Facilitators to support government WASH priorities at the rural community level, which traditionally has the most need and lowest access to government programs. They focus on building the capacity of local government authorities and local water committees to develop Water and Sanitation Safety Plans and stronger management practices of the water and sanitation services.

WASH facilitators work with the Technical Municipal Area (“ATM”) and local Health Centers/Posts. In collaboration with the ATM, WASH Facilitators build strong working relationships with the local water committees and train them to increase their capacity in administration, operation and maintenance of the water and sanitation services. At local health centers/posts, WASH Facilitators work with the environmental health personnel or the health promotion area to strengthen sanitation education training in households and schools. This work could include maintaining water treatment systems, building latrines, and teaching proper hand washing techniques.

There will also be numerous opportunities to participate in secondary activities. These might include, but are not limited to, teaching computer classes, organizing environmental awareness workshops, developing a school gardening project, coaching sports, teaching English classes, or even organizing community-wide recycling projects.

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project began in 2008 after a major earthquake struck the southern zone of Peru. Water and sanitation is currently one of the six priorities of the Peruvian government. This creates an opportunity for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Facilitators to support government WASH priorities at the rural community level, which traditionally has the most need and lowest access to government programs. They focus on building the capacity of local government authorities and local water committees to develop Water and Sanitation Safety Plans and stronger management practices of the water and sanitation services.

WASH facilitators work with the Technical Municipal Area (“ATM”) and local Health Centers/Posts. In collaboration with the ATM, WASH Facilitators build strong working relationships with the local water committees and train them to increase their capacity in administration, operation and maintenance of the water and sanitation services. At local health centers/posts, WASH Facilitators work with the environmental health personnel or the health promotion area to strengthen sanitation education training in households and schools. This work could include maintaining water treatment systems, building latrines, and teaching proper hand washing techniques.

There will also be numerous opportunities to participate in secondary activities. These might include, but are not limited to, teaching computer classes, organizing environmental awareness workshops, developing a school gardening project, coaching sports, teaching English classes, or even organizing community-wide recycling projects.
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Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Hospital, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Recreation or Youth Center, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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