Public Health Engineering/Promotion Team Lead Job Careers – Oxfam

Duty Station:
About US:
Oxfam is a
confederation of 19 independent charitable organizations focusing on the
alleviation of global poverty, founded in 1942 and led by Oxfam International.
It is a major nonprofit group with an extensive collection of operations.
Job Summary:  The Public Health Engineering/Promotion Team will manage, coordinate and lead in the
implementation of Oxfam’s Public Health programme focusing on community
participation in the overall refugee assistance, community engagement for
action and capacity building of Oxfam, District & partner staff and
community volunteers to better manage public health risks.
To support
start-up/implementation of Public Health promotion and Public Health
Engineering components of Oxfam humanitarian interventions in the newly
established settlement site of Nakivale in Isingiro district. The work that
will be undertaken will involve assessment, planning and implementation of
public health activities in line with the Oxfam’s strategy in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Assessment and Programme Design
·       Lead the team to participate in rapid WASH
assessment and lead on WASH interventions.
·       Ensure that assessment results are shared
with respective key stakeholders (WASH partners and communities).
·       Contribute towards budgeting  and proposal development as necessary.
Programme Implementation:
·       Provide support to recruitment, induction and
performance management of public health staff.
·       Assess training needs and provide capacity
building and support to Oxfam staff.
·       Manage, support and supervise Oxfam staff to
ensure high quality programming and coordination. This includes the development
of work plans indicating clear targets and achievements as part of the
programme framework.
·       Ensure implementation of emergency WASH
response activities in Nakivale settlement through participatory approaches.
·       Work closely with MEAL team, to design and
implement context appropriate accountability mechanisms and ensure that data
collected is timely analyzed and reported to inform programme progress and
management action/decision.
·       Regular reporting and budget management
(ensuring activities are aligned with budget allocation, review  monthly budget versus actual expenditure against
·       Ensure that project learning is captured and
capitalized for example based on learning reviews at community level, the
development of best practices, case studies etc.
·       Ensure that all programmes take gender,
disabilities and HIV issues fully into account. This includes the introduction
of mechanisms to enable women and less able people to participate in decision
making in the community action planning, implementation and evaluation process.
·       Represent Oxfam in coordination meetings and
some external relationships
·       Liaise with sub county, health authorities,
local key stakeholders, OPM and partners on WASH response activities.
·       Ensure that we are informing and influencing
the work of other actors in this area.
·       Actively participate in weekly meetings as
necessary – programme, WASH and interagency.
·       Work with Logistics to ensure timely delivery
of supplies and materials based on the clear procurement plans against defined
programme activities.
·       Coordinate with Finance team for timely
payment of Oxfam based structures, suppliers and contractors.
Leadership of Oxfam Team
·       Undertake the leadership role to the entire
Oxfam team.
·       Guide, mentor Oxfam staff, provide all the
necessary support they require by ensuring that their moral remains high.
·       Coordinate with the Oxfam Area manager to
ensure staff get all the required support.
·       Provide technical leadership to the team
during activity planning and implementation.
·       Adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values
(click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights
(click here).
·       Understanding of and commitment to adhere to
equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·       The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Civil and Or Water Engineering with a bias in Public Health
educational background. Experience could substitute for a formal qualification,
but not vice versa.
·       Advanced degree in Public Health, project
planning and management is an added advantage.
·       Over 5 years’ experience implementing Public
Health Engineering programs in humanitarian settings.
·       Extensive experience working in emergency
response programs.
·       Experience in team and project management
including budget management.
·       Excellent written and spoken English is
essential (good communicator)
·       Fluency in local language is a MUST.
·       At ease in working with local communities and
in remote areas.
·       Ability to work under stress and to deadlines
often at short notice;
·       Strong interpersonal and team skills and
proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.
·       Ability to present concise reports and
proposals, reflecting the problems and possible solutions
·       To be familiar with and abide by 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, MR WASH
·       Dynamic and willing to take initiatives to
complete assigned tasks and deal with difficulties encountered in daily work
·       Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to
cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal
·       Ability to demonstrate an openness and
willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming,
women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
·       Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies
to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.
How to Apply:
All Interested and
suitable candidates please apply online at the link below
Submit your
application indicating the position name in the email subject line. Only
short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 5th June 2020
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