5 Fresher Public Health Engineering (PHE) Officer Non-profit 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
  • Conduct
    technical assessments, design, and implement water and sanitation projects
    that are socially acceptable, environmental friendly, and economically
  • Assess
    emergency needs, as requested, especially taking in the broader
    perspective of Public Health.
  • The
    incumbent will also design and implement camp water and sanitation
    facilities for refugee settlements
  • Tasked
    with the construction of emergency water systems, using surface water and
    possibly ground water, follows technical designs. Problem solving and
    adapting design in consultation with the WASH TL/Field Coordinator as
  • Ensure
    that the most appropriate forms of sanitation systems are implemented, in
    consultation with the beneficiaries, which includes excreta
    disposal, refuse disposal, vector control and drainage.
  • Contribute
    towards planning and proposal writing in order to provide clear objectives
    and establish indicators for monitoring and evaluating the programme
  • Coordinate with other key actors including
    local authorities and NGOs to ensure Oxfam’s views and approaches are in
    harmony with other key players in the public health sector.
  • Report
    regularly, verbally and in writing to the PHE TL and to represent Oxfam
    to other NGO’s, agencies and Government authorities where requested.
  • Formulate
    and implement a technical training programme for relevant
    staff/engineering Assistants, partners, to ensure that water sanitation
    projects in the area reflect sustainability.
  • Ensure that all programmes take gender
    issues fully into account. This includes the introduction of mechanisms to
    enable women and men to participate in decision making around public
    health engineering issues.
  • Ensure
    that work aims to meet Minimum Standards and adheres to Oxfam’s
    emergency guidelines and protocols.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Public
    Health Engineering (PHE) Officer job placement must hold a professional qualification in Civil or
    water and sanitation engineering
  • At
    least two years of practical experience.
  • Demonstrable
    experience of emergency and development work, and an understanding
    of relevant issues.
  • Familiar
    with the NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, the People in Aid Code, Oxfam
    International procedures and other regulatory codes/protocols (e.g. Sphere
    Minimum Standards and Inter-Action Field Co-operation Protocol).
  • Excellent
    communication skills and ability to work well in a team
  • Sensitivity
    to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of
    cultural contexts.
  • Sympathy
    with the aims and objectives of Oxfam.
  • Show
    commitment to humanitarian principles and action, equal opportunity and
    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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