Public Health Promotion Officer NGO Job Placements – 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.
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
·       To 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 Water supply, Sanitation and
Hygiene technical working groups as well strengthening inter sectorial
collaborations such as Education, health and shelter.
·       Build good working relationship with all
communities in the targeted settlements and host communities and further ensure
all understand the Oxfam interventions and priorities of PH programme.
·       Support PHPAs, volunteers to plan and
implement behaviour change 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 community 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 Oxfam PHP 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 Oxfam PHP team and WaSH 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 settlement and routinely advice the PHP/E Team Leaders on
appropriate actions
·       Present regular quality 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, UNHCR, Humanitarian and SPHERE minimum standards.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must a Bachelors degree
in Public Health, Social Sciences, Community development or another relevant
·       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, Sanitation
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
·       Commitment to humanitarian principles and
·       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 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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