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Job Description:

About oxfam

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 the international confederation Oxfam                           


Since the early 1970s, we have been working to address the underlying causes of poverty and marginalization by focusing on developing sustainable livelihoods, providing water and sanitation, agriculture, climate research, gender, and protection.

Job details

DIVISION: Operations




GRADE: D2 National                                                      

JOB FAMILY:  Programme Technical

SALARY: As per Oxfam pay scale

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week


We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at the interview stage


Oxfam is responding to the impact of the drought of 2022 in the Somali Region which has adversely impacted water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions of displaced and host communities.


To manage and execute Oxfam's WASH activities through strategic partnership management, programme planning, and management, administrative support, staff management, implement, review & support the delivery of PHE component as part of OGB livelihood, resilience building, and emergency preparedness/response programme in Somali Region, Jarar Zone, but also contributing to the wider Oxfam Ethiopia Programme.


WASH Team Leader


PHP Assistants



Key Responsibilities:

  • Under the strategic guidance of WASH TL, ensure overall PHE component effective planning and implementation to Humanitarian Response in line with response strategy.
  • Undertake preparation of technical drawing/design and estimates of the appropriate and acceptable water supply system and sanitation facilities across all ongoing and future projects
  • Provide professional and technical leadership to the PHE Assistance (including partners)
  • To supervise, manage and report Oxfam’s all WASH interventions in assigned geography and support the WASH team on project proposal preparation.   
  • To ensure that technical support including on- the job technical training / hand-holding support is provided timely. Supervise and monitor (On site and desk monitoring) of construction of WASH facilities in coordination with MEAL officer
  • Identify WASH response options against context, well informed by robust assessment / analysis, scenario and programme objectives, and provide guidance and support for appropriate response.
  • Closely work and coordinate with livelihood team to ensure effective planning, implementation, and monitoring of interventions through CFW and other relevant components
  • Closely work and coordinate with PHP officer to ensure effective planning, implementation, and monitoring of WASH interventions in an integrated manner
  • To ensure timely processing of supply requests with all necessary technical specifications and other details related to PHE interventions. Closely work and coordinate with logistics team to ensure timely delivery of PHE interventions 
  • Work in close collaboration with partner agency and the local authorities to ensure that participatory approaches are used throughout the project cycle management
  • Require making sound judgments regularly within agreed processes using technical knowledge, a good understanding of the team and the facilities of the team.
  • Supervises the work of contractors, partners, and junior staff often in the area of own specialism.
  • Contributing to project/ programme budget planning and monitoring
  • Assist the WASH/PHE teams in analyzing field and secondary data, feeding the relevant information (clear choices of options, evidence-based advice, and solutions) to the WASH Advisor/WASH TL
  • Seek out and promote opportunities of increasing the effectiveness, efficiency, and problem-solving of the WASH activities, looking specifically at optional technological and other innovative opportunities.
  • Ensure that all PHE activities take gender and protection issues fully into account. This includes the introduction of mechanisms to enable women to participate in decision-making around public health engineering issues.
  • Undertake additional responsibilities given by the department or organization


Job Requirements:

The primary aim of the roster/talent pool is to have a balanced number of ready-to-hire diverse candidates for the upcoming position at different location. The shortlisted candidates will go through the assessment, and they be in the roster/talent pool for a year.

Please put your preference regions from AA, DireDawa, Somali, Gambella and Tigray to be based in and you are allowed to select multiple regions.

Person Specification

Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam GB needs to be able to:


Our Values

·       Equality: We believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and to have the same rights and opportunities.

·       Empowerment: We acknowledge and seek to expand people’s agency over their lives and the decisions that impact them.

·       Solidarity: We join hands, support, and collaborate across boundaries in working towards a just and sustainable world.

·       Inclusiveness: We embrace diversity and difference and value the perspectives and contributions of all people and communities in their fight against poverty and injustice.

·       Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and inaction and hold ourselves accountable to the people we work with and for.

·       Courage: We speak truth to power and act with conviction on the justice of our causes.


·       Ensure you commit to our THREE ORGANISATIONAL ATTRIBUTES:

1. Be committed to equal opportunities: demonstrating sensitivity to cultural differences and gender equality.


2. Be willing to learn and apply gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity and inclusion across all aspects of your work.


3. Be committed to undertaking Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adhering to relevant policies, to ensure all people who come into Oxfam are as safe as possible.


·       Ensure you actively ADOPT OXFAM’S FEMINIST LEADERSHIP APPROACH and apply the principles and twelve practices in your work. Read more about this here:

Read this guide to find out more about what our values, organizational attributes and feminist leadership approach mean for how we work

For this role, we have selected two of the most relevant feminist Leadership practices for this role (which you can read more about here:

1 Self-Awareness

2 Mutual accountability

3 Strategic Thinking and Judgment

Experience, Knowledge & Competencies


  • Master of Public Health /BSc in Environment Health Science, Public Heath, Health Officer, or related fields that can added value to the post.
  • Minimum of 6 years working experience in Public Health Promotion, Emergency WASH, public health promotion, community mobilization out of which preferable 3 years of experience working in INGO organization.
  • Experience in emergency response (Drought, AWD and refugee camps) is essential.
  • Experience and understanding of community mobilization in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene activities.
  • Very Good Communication and writing skill of English language.
  • Knowing local languages is an asset

  • our commitment to Oxfam
    • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights
    • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles

    Key Attributes:

    • 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.

    Organisational Values:

    • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
    • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
    • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.
    • Note to candidates: Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organisational values and attributes at the interview stage. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to adhere to our code of conduct. We encourage candidates to read and understand our code of conduct here
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Water and Sanitation
Water and Sanitation
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