Wash Advisor Oxfam in Africa: OXFAM

Wash Advisor Oxfam in Africa: OXFAM

Posted: 06/07/2023 11:05Start Date: Not AvailableSalary: In line Oxfam values and according to locationLocation: Africa (where Oxfam has an office)Level: TechnicalDeadline: 20/07/2023 23:59Hours: 36Benefits: In line Oxfam values and according to locationJob Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 20 July 2023@23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Location: Flexible in Africa Region. and you have the existing right to work

Contract: Fixed 

One Oxfam Grade: B2

Salary and benefits: National

Wash Advisor Oxfam in Africa: OXFAM

Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must already have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the location where they are based. We are not able to support the relocation of a candidate to take up the position in an Oxfam location. 

We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you.

The Role: Wash Advisor Oxfam in Africa: OXFAM

Oxfam International’s Africa Platform is looking for a Wash Advisor capable ofpromoting innovation and learning across Oxfam in Africa, providing strategic capacity for the design and implement quality WASH programmes both during emergency and development WASH interventions.

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This involves i) supporting country technical and senior management in development governance and resilience strategies for WASH and ii) working with the GHT to provide emergency response support to country programs and the regions to ensure they are prepared to meet public health needs in a timely and effective way.Wash in Oxfam Includes Public Health

We’re looking for a person with

  • Master’s degree in water and sanitation, engineering, public or preventive health, social Science or equivalent technical experience and training
  • Substantive practical experience of water and sanitation programming in multiple developing countries, including significant experience in complex emergency contexts
  • Experience in integrated public health programming (combining water and sanitation with public health promotion), and a demonstrated understanding of health promotion approaches and methodologies, community engagement
  • Experience in assessment and designing programmes for both emergency and resilience
  • Experience in delivering training and developing staff and partner capacity. Ability to take on a coaching and mentoring role
  • Demonstrated experience of integrating gender issues into public health activities
  • Experience in applying market-based methodologies to WASH/public health interventions
  • Diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills: demonstrated ability to use a range of styles and work with a diverse range of people
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in response to rapidly changing needs
  • Fluent written and spoken English is essential and other languages particularly French are highly desirable.
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time
  • Previous experience within Africa and with development programming is preferred
  • Demonstrable coaching and capacity-building skills, particularly in a remote working context
  • Experience of work with private/public partnership would be an added value

What we offer

At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.

Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment

How to apply

Please upload an up to date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the Job description.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

About us:

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 21 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.

Our commitment to safeguarding

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.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam International Secretariat also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, if a job applicant has been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedure




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