PHE (Public Health Engineering) Officer

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

Do you have a  BSc Degree in civil or water engineering, construction management from a recognized university/college, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that can bring added value?

Do you have r elevant experience of 5+ years as an engineering officer or construction supervisor, at least some of which should be related to water supply and sanitation in Emergency IDP and affected host community?

If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you>

The Role

We are looking for PHE Officer to provide technical support to local partners on water sanitation Engineering (PHE) programme ensuring quality, community-based intervention that considers sustainable coping mechanisms in the current Tigray conflict, building the capacity of the IDPs, affected host communities to create better awareness in Water hygiene and sanitation. Particularly, the work requires providing and/or supervising the provision of technical support and assistance to the local partners’ project within an area of specialism. in close coordination with the PHP team and ensuring community participation and integration with EFSL, Gender, and protection.

What we are looking for

The PHE Officer position will require to be an exceptional, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs with the following qualification and competencies:

  • BSc Degree in civil or water engineering, construction management from a recognized university/college, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that can bring added value
  • Relevant experience of 5+ years as engineering officer or construction supervisor, at least some of which should be related to water supply and sanitation in Emergency IDP and affected host community.
  • Proven technical skills in the use of computer-aided drawing software (ArchiCAD and AutoCAD)
  • Excellent knowledge about the importance of integrated approach (PHE / PHP / Livelihood) for conflict crises management
  • Experience in working with local partners including local authorities
  • Influencing and negotiation skills with internal and external audiences and confident representation skills Proven experience in gender analysis and integrating gender & diversity into programs;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in changing situations
  • Good knowledge and experience in working with local partner agencies with a capacity of providing formal and informal training to Oxfam and partner staff.
  • Good spoken and written English and the ability to communicate fluently in the local language will be highly beneficial (e.g. Tigrigna)
  • Good oral and written reporting skills.
  • Diplomacy, tact, and negotiating skills.
  • Personnel management skills.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to act as a key contributor to our work of supporting those most in need. You will also have a chance to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and internationally-focused environment and we offer fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

 

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.

 

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

 

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the  Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme .  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers 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 procedures.

 

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

 

How to apply 

 

As part of your online application, please upload your up-to-date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile through using Oxfam’s External/ internal application portal  https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/ or  https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/13967/description  on or before 23 May 2021.

 

Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. You need not comment on your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Due to the urgency of the post, this advert will close before the deadline if a suitable candidate is identified.

About us

 

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

 

Oxfam GB  is a member of  international confederation  of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.  

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

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