Public Health Promotion Officer UK NGO Jobs – Oxfam

Organisation: Oxfam
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: PHP Team Leader
About US:
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.
Job Summary:  The
Public Health Promotion Officer will mainly enhance the technical capacity of
the Oxfam and PHP team in Public Health Promotion approaches   to ensure implementation of planned
activities in targeted refugee settlements. The incumbent will work closely
with the public health engineers and implement an integrated PH programme to
achieve the project objectives. The jobholder will also ensure that the
promotion of women’s rights is at the heart of all Oxfam in Uganda’s program
work
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
                    
To
promote safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH
facilities and services.
                    
To
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 Manual)
                    
Work
closely with the counterparts and PHE team to ensure an integrated approach to
the public health needs of all programme activities
                    
Work
with the PHP Team Leader to put in place and implement a PHP operational
framework for the targeted settlement and monitor hygiene promotion activities
ensuring that feedback is given to the volunteers, target population and other
stakeholders
                    
Liaise
with OPM and other sectors and agencies working locally to coordinate within
the WASH sector and between sectors such as health and shelter.
                    
Build
good relationship with all communities in the targeted settlements and further
ensure all understand the Oxfam interventions and priorities of PH programme.
                    
Support
volunteers to plan and implement communication activities when appropriate e.g.
Campaigns, latrine use, visits, etc. as agreed by the PHP team.
                    
Support
Oxfam teams to conduct needs assessment, design and implement the trainings for
both partner hygiene promotion volunteers and identified committees.
                    
To
supervise, manage and monitor the mobilization of the target population to
promote hygiene practices, environmental sanitation, and control mechanisms.
                    
Ensure
all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and
gender issues. To promote full and equal participation of women, men, boys,
girls in all aspects of the work and to ensure that Oxfam’s programme is an
opportunity for peace building, rather than community division.
                    
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 disabilities.
                    
Support
partner agencies to use participatory approaches as a far as possible
throughout the programme cycle, in training, and in the use of tool kits and
other materials.
                    
Ensure
that interventions strive to conform to Sphere standards and adhere to Oxfam
guidelines and protocols.
                    
Represent
Oxfam when appropriate in sector coordination meetings with the national
authorities, UN bodies and international and national NGOs on request.
                    
Together
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 Team Leader.
                    
Continuously
monitor the humanitarian situation in the camp and routinely advice the PHP/E
Team Leaders on appropriate actions
                    
Present
regular written reports on progress against objectives as required by the PHP
Team Leader and ensure that a final report is completed on completion of the
contract.
                    
Depending
on the situation, the post holder may be asked to perform other tasks as
requested by the PHP Team Leader
                    
To be
familiar with and abide by NGO code of conduct and SPHERE minimum standards



Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
ideal candidate for the Oxfam Public Health Promotion Officer job should
preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences,
Community development or another relevant field
                    
At
least 3 years 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.
                    
Practical
experience of hygiene promotion
                    
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 needs of women in this context.
                    
Ability
to present concise reports, sometimes at short notice, reflecting the problems
and possible solutions for situations.
                    
Flexibility
and ease in working with local people have diplomacy, tact and administrative
skills to work with people at managerial level, and occasionally government
levels.
                    
Assessment,
analytical and planning skills.
                    
Developed
interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding
situation.
                    
Capacity
and desire to pass skills and information, confident communicator and
willingness to work in collaboration with others and respectful to the
community.
                    
Sympathy
with the aims and objectives of Oxfam and commitment to humanitarian principles
and action.
                    
Sensitivity
to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural
contexts.
                    
Sympathy
with the aims and objectives of Oxfam.
                    
Commitment
to humanitarian principles and action.
                    
Commitment
to equal opportunity and gender policies. Demonstrated experience in
integrating gender and diversity issues into programmes.
                    
Ability
to work under pressure, ability to prioritize and commitment to meet deadlines.
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 oxfamuganda-jobs@oxfam.org
Deadline: 17th April
2019
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