Oxfam International NGO Careers – WASH Coordinator

Job Title:    WASH Coordinator
Organisation: Oxfam
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Humanitarian Programme Manager
Salary: £30,647 – £42,859 net
About US
Oxfam is a global movement of people who share the belief that, in a
world rich in resources, poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice which can,
and must, be overcome.  To spread that
change and make it last, political solutions are also needed to tackle the root
causes of poverty and create societies where empowered individuals can thrive.
Job Summary:  The WASH
Coordinator will work closely with Oxfam and Partners’ staff to overcome
poverty and suffering. The incumbent will facilitate quality, gender-sensitive,
accountable, and impact-focus public health interventions in Yemen through
technical advisory, capacity building to staff and partners, system/model
building on programming, as well as influencing policy and practice through researches,
analysis, networking and advocacy to concerned stakeholders for the current
Humanitarian crisis response for Yemen.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Strategic Planning and
Coordination:
  • Responsible for designing strategies on
    public health interventions for immediate response in
  • Yemen.
  • Make sure that the strategy is informed by
    sound analysis, with consultations with teams and concerned stakeholders.
  • Ensure that programmes strategies are
    devised in promotion of Oxfam’s values, culture and beliefs.
  • Offer strategic advisory support, linking
    up with other offices in Oxfam, and/or with regional bodies and
    associations with Oxfam’s work in Yemen.
  • Actively contribute to knowledge building
    and sharing within Yemen and other Oxfam offices.
  • Ensure that “lessons learned” from the
    emergency interventions in Yemen is conveyed to the department to
    influence future policies and planning.
  • Explore and develop strategic partners
    contributing to quality and scaling up of programmes.
2. Project Design and Implementation:
  • Technically support the preparation/
    inception of projects, including recruitment of key WASH staff and
    activity planning as required.
  • Develop guidelines and tools with teams
    for implementation, and also to ensure compliance with established guidelines
    and standards.
  • Work closely with Oxfam’s partners and
    other stakeholders in monitoring needs and identifying opportunities for
    effective programme actions.
  • Endeavour to ensure a good working
    relationship with support functions.
3. Capacity building for
partner and Oxfam staff:
  • Actively facilitate capacity building for
    team members and our partners to develop stronger Water, Sanitation and
    Hygiene Promotion expertise.
  • Coach and support field staff on quality
    programming in collaboration with MEAL staff.
  • Technically matrix management relevant
    field staff.
4. Monitoring, Evaluation,
Review, and Learning:
  • Provide technical support on developing
    new MEAL tools to be used by the team to ensure that relevant information
    is being collected to inform strategy and implementation, and to ensure
    accountability and learning.
  • Guide and support field staff in effective
    on-going monitoring on project outcomes/impacts, and render technical
    advice for fine-tuning plans/modalities where required.
  • Guide on technical standards in operation
    reports (internal/ for donors).
  • Advise the team in planning and analysis
    in the baseline, mid-term review and final evaluations.
  • Ensure project learning is captured,
    consolidated and disseminated.
  • Incorporate best practices in projects, and
    guide program staff on sharing strategies, procedures, successes and
    lessons learnt at national level and if appropriate regional level with
    appropriate partners and within Oxfam.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably have
    over ten years’ experience in emergency WASH programming with Oxfam. This
    includes large scale up (sudden onset)
  • Past experience in working in conflict
    setting/remote operations
  • Ability to influence/negotiate and
    advocate technical options and strategy to donors and team
  • Strategic development skills, with the
    ability to translate concepts easily into practical actions
  • Ability to work remotely with team
  • Able to take initiative and have the
    ability to think outside the box (particularly when operating in remotely)
  • Ability to integrate gender/protection and
    PHP/EFSL for quality integrated response
  • Excellent English written skills
  • Good knowledge understanding of
    programmatic application of humanitarian mandate and principles is desired
  • Prior experience in working in a fragile
    state is also necessary
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Oxfam
in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by clicking on
web link below.
Deadline: 18th May, 2015
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