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.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check