Public Health Engineering Officer

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Oxfam started working in Uganda in the 1960s. Since then, we have implemented both development and humanitarian programmes to support practical and innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty.

Oxfam envisions Uganda free of extreme inequality and injustice; a society where citizens and particularly women across all age groups claim and exercise their rights and responsibilities and can influence decisions that affect their lives.

Vacancy title: Public Health Engineering Officer -Arua

Deadline of this Job:25 September 2020  

Contract type: Fixed Term
Salary: Competitive Package in line with Oxfam Values
Location: Arua
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development, and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
In Uganda, our program is anchored on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights: Governance and Accountability, Resilient Livelihoods, and Humanitarian Preparedness and Response.
All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness.
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. .

The Roles
Oxfam in Uganda is looking for competent persons to join our dynamic, innovative, and committed team in the following positions:
Public Health Engineering Officer -Arua
The primary responsibility of this position is to 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 sites and maintenance of already existing WASH facilities in Rhino camp. The work that will be undertaken will involve assessment, planning, and implementation of public health activities in line with Oxfam’s strategy in Uganda.
This position will require a range of skills and experience including; Professional qualification in Civil or water and sanitation engineering backed by at least 2 years of practical experience. Substantial, demonstrable experience of emergency and development work, and an understanding of relevant issues. Willingness to be a part of, and closely work with a wider Oxfam public health team including public health promoters. Experience in budgeting, budget monitoring, and expenditure forecasting. 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). A mature understanding of relevant issues derived from at least two years of field experience, preferably both in relief and development with an organization similar to Oxfam. Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically, including the ability to think beyond the local programme context and to act within a regional framework. Personnel management, Diplomacy, tact, and negotiating skills. Good communication skills and the ability to work well in a team. Ability and willingness to travel extensively sometimes in an insecure environment. Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.

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Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure
Please follow the links below to access the detailed Job Descriptions and submit your application by 25th September 2020. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Link for JDs:  -Internal (Staff)  - External