4 Public Health Promotion (PHP) Officer Career Jobs – Oxfam

Organisation: Oxfam
Duty Station: Uganda
About Oxfam:
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 affiliates networked
together in more than 90 countries committed to ridding the world of poverty
and injustice. To achieve this, we support local projects in developing
countries, we lobby governments and companies to take into account the
interests of the poorest people and we campaign to involve citizens in our
work. We implement our programs by working with local NGO partners and civil
society organizations and engaging with private sector and governments. Oxfam
employs over 6,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our
program is anchored on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women’s
Rights: Resilient Livelihoods, Governance and Accountability and Humanitarian
Preparedness and Response.
About Project:
Oxfam is implementing a humanitarian response to address the
humanitarian needs of South Sudanese refugees hosted in West Nile sub-region.
Oxfam’s areas of intervention include WASH, Emergency Food security and
vulnerable livelihoods (EFSVL), Gender and Protection. Oxfam works with local
partners as a strategy for building humanitarian preparedness and response
capacity within the organisations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Actively
    promote safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of
    WASH facilities and services.
  • Ensure
    appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential
    WASH services and facilities
  • As
    part of a multi-sectoral team carry out an assessment of public
    health risks and an analysis of the threats to life, health and dignity
    faced by the refugee community guided by the Oxfam Public Health
    Assessment Checklists and analytical model in the ERM (Emergency Response
  • Work
    in liaison with the counterparts and PHE team to ensure an integrated
    approach to the public health needs of all programme activities
  • Work
    closely with OPM and other sectors and agencies working locally in order
    to coordinate within the WASH sector and between sectors such as
    health and shelter.
  • Assist
    Oxfam staff, partners, volunteers to plan and implement communication
    activities when appropriate and conduct needs assessments, design and
    implement the trainings for both partner hygiene promotion
    volunteers and identified committees.
  • Supervise,
    manage and monitor the mobilization of the target population to promote
    hygiene practices, environmental sanitation, and control mechanisms while
    being sensitive to community needs and gender issues.
  • Take
    account of gender, protection, HIV, the environment, and other important
    cross-cutting concerns in programme design, implementation, and reporting;
    carry out activities in a way that reflects the needs of specific groups
    and individuals e.g. elderly people, children, and people with
  • Represent
    Oxfam when appropriate in sector coordination meetings with the national
    authorities, UN bodies and international and national NGOs on request.
  • Work
    in liaison with the PHE team, develop monitoring indicators and
    tools in line with the log frame and regularly collect data to reflect
    progress against objectives, and giving feedback to the PHP TL.
  • Present
    regular written reports on progress against objectives as required by the
    PHP TL and ensure that a final report is completed on completion of
    the contract.
  • To
    be familiar with and abide by NGO code of conduct and SPHERE minimum
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Public Health Promotion (PHP) Officer
    job placement must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Community development or other
    relevant field
  • A
    minimum of three years of practical experience in developing countries in
    community health and environmental programmes, preferably in emergency
    refugee programmes
  • At
    least two years practical experience in community mobilization and
    organisation and appropriate community health and sanitation
    programmes in humanitarian context.
  • Hands-on
    experience of hygiene promotion with good understanding of the health and
    hygiene risks of those affected or at risk of contracting Cholera and
    urban communities and of appropriate ways of tackling them. Must be
    aware of and sensitive to the particular needs of women in this context.
  • Flexibility
    and ease in working with local people have diplomacy, tact and
    administrative skills in order to work with people at managerial level,
    and occasionally government levels.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in
    demanding situations.
  • Training
    & facilitation skills, good communicator and willingness to work in
    collaboration with others and respectful to the community.
  • Sensitivity
    to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of
    cultural contexts.
  • Sympathy
    with the aims and objectives of Oxfam and commitment to humanitarian
    principles and action, gender policies with demonstrated experience
    in integrating gender and diversity issues into programmes.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications in writing, including a cover letter and curriculum vitae (Not
exceeding 2MB) to the HR and Admin Coordinator at
Deadline: 21st April 2017
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