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Job Description:

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 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

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.


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 humanitarian issues.   


DIVISION: Operation

TEAM: Humanitarian



GRADE C2 National

JOB FAMILY: Programme Technical

SALARY: As per the Oxfam benefit Package

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



The Programmes Team will ensure that the programmes make the proper shift, with the quality needed to ensure a proper achievement of the Ethiopia Oxfam Country Strategy. As part of the programmes team, the whole team on the WASH Sector will ensure that the Goal 1 of the OCS is achieved with the required quality and timely. This team will work very close with the other departments like development/resilient, urban development, gender, and protection team for ensuring the link between the long term and emergency response activities. The team will work strongly to improve the coordination effort among different likeminded organizations like INGOs, LNGOs, UN organizations and relevant government structure at all levels.


To work closely with internal and external stakeholders including government bureaus/offices at different levels in the given geographical levels and Oxfam program and support function teams including program quality and leaning team at Addis Ababa level.

To ensure the quality of project implementation by providing technical support to Oxfam and partner teams, build capacity of technical staffs based on identified clear gaps.

To support and strengthen the humanitarian programme team in conducting baseline assessments, monitoring ongoing projects and provide corrective measures, developing procurement plans, contribute to the development of evidence-based proposals and donor report writing.


Programme Manager








·       Overall operational lead for the implementation of the humanitarian WASH component of the Emergency Response

·       Provide professional and technical leadership to the WASH team (including NGO and government partners) on basic WASH Emergency elements of Public Health Engineering and Public Health Promotion for programme planning and implementation.

·       Participate/Lead sectoral or multisectoral assessments relevant to the targeted geographic area Response.

·       Ensure that WASH project activities are planned and implemented on time in line with contractual obligations and accountable approaches with communities.

·       Ensure appropriate design, construction and implementation of WASH hardware is undertaken according to technical standards (SPHERE, Oxfam WASH Minimum standards);

·       Ensure WASH intervention are designed and implemented taking into consideration safeguarding, safe programming, and protection concerns.

·       Ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender and protection issues. To promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the work.

·       Undertake regular capacity need assessment of WASH team including partners and provide capacity development support.

·       Track and manage WASH contracts, particularly Civil works and coordinate closely with logistics unit so that contractual obligation and agreements are adhered to.

·       Collaboration and support logistics team for the timely procurement of WASH supplies and services.

·       Contribute in donor reports and funding proposals.

·       Contribute in SitReps and other reports/write ups needed by the response.

·       Line manage staff in line with Oxfam policies, ensuring that they have the necessary induction, strategic guidance and management support. 

·       Undertake other responsibilities as assigned by the line manager.


·       Collaborate and support MEAL team to ensure improved programme quality and accountability.

·       Work closely with Regional Water Bureaus and the Regional Health Bureaus and their respective structural Offices to facilitate and coordinate effective delivery of WASH emergency response actions. This will include significant coordination and sharing of information with the respective Bureaus.

·       Represent Oxfam in different WASH related coordination platforms at various levels (e.g. WASH cluster) and actively contribute and influence; ensure timely delivery of external reporting requirement at regional level (e.g. 4W)

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 Speciation:

  • 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 action 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 culture 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 applying 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:


Mutual accountability

Strategic Thinking and Judgment

Experience, Knowledge & Competencies  

  • At least 5 years of solid practical experience as a PHE or PHP specialist/advisor and 2-3 years as a WASH Coordinator / Manager in humanitarian / development programme.
  •   People management skills
  • Relevant qualification (preferably post-graduation) in public health engineering or Public Health a related discipline (civil / hydraulic / environment engineering, Environmental Health), with an excellent technical understanding and demonstrated experience on WASH.
  • Demonstrated experience of coordinating / managing WASH programme with large budget and teams (multiple locations).
  •  Excellent understanding and demonstrated experience of implementing integrated PHE and PHP strategies and interventions. 
  •   Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and protection into emergency response programmes and longer-term strategies.
  • · Demonstrated experience of working with UN clusters, government authorities and implementing I/NGO partners.
  • ·A proven record of mentoring and capacity building of teams and partners in complex contexts.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs.
  • Diplomacy, tactics, and negotiation skills.
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Excellent communication and cross-cultural management skills.
  • Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Oxfam.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action.
  • Excellent command in English language.

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