Public Health Engineering Officer Job Careers – Oxfam  

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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.
Oxfam is committed
to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual
harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct;
and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults.
Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our
code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share
and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Job Summary:  The Public Health Engineering Officer will coordinate and lead in the implementation
of Oxfam’s Public Health engineering 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 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: 
·       Assessing emergency WaSH needs and planning
for action while taking in the broader perspective of Public Health
Engineering.
·       Design and implement water and sanitation
facilities for Nakivale refugee settlement in Isingiro district.
·       Liase closely with the PHP Team throughout
the planning, design and implementation stages of the WASH Programme. Hygiene
promotion is a vital element of such public health engineering programmes.
·       Ensuring that the construction of emergency
WaSH facilities follows national and global technical designs and standards.
·       Ensuring that the most appropriate forms of
WaSH systems are implemented, in consultation with the beneficiaries, which
includes excreta disposal, refuse disposal and drainage.
·       As part of an integrated team, contribute
towards planning and proposal writing in order to provide clear objectives and
establish indicators for monitoring and evaluating the programme.
·       Assist in drawing budgets, requests and
support budget monitoring and expenditure forecasting.
·       Reporting regularly, verbally and in writing
to the PH team Leader (Daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly) and or depending
on the donor requirements.
·       Represent Oxfam to other NGO’s, agencies and
Government authorities where requested.
·       Participate in zonal/community coordination
meetings with other NGOs & local authorities to ensure Oxfam’s views and
approaches are in harmony with other key players in the public health sector.
·       Support in recruitment, training, mentoring,
coaching and supervision of other public health engineering field staff. This
may involve the writing of job descriptions, work schedules, training plans and
appraisals.
·       Work with Logistics to have
·       To support and prepare contract bundles,
facilitate tendering procedures and implementation of contracts in an
environment.
·       Ensuring that PHE work aims to meet Minimum
Standards and adheres to Oxfam’s emergency guidelines and protocols.
·       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
principles.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must have Professional
qualification in Civil, water and sanitation engineering backed by at least 2
years of practical experience in Humanitarian operations.
·       Demonstrable experience in designing water
supply systems according to the global and national standards.
·       Competent in use of WASH systems software
technologies like COMPASS, AUTO CARD and EPANET.
·       Willingness to be a part of, and closely work
with a wider Oxfam public health including public health promotion team.
·       Experience in simple budgeting, budget
monitoring and expenditure forecasting.
·       A mature understanding of relevant issues
derived from at least two years of field experience, preferably both in relief
and development with an organisation similar to Oxfam. Personnel management
skills. Diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills.Good communication skills and
ability to work well and act as a team player.
·       Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the
ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts. Good written and spoken
English. Fluency in local language is a MUST. Commitment to humanitarian
principles and action.
·       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 and
InterAction Field Co-operation Protocol).
·        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
opportunities.
·       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.
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.

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