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Contract type –Fixed Term

Reporting to –Public Health Officer

Staff reporting directly to this post- Volunteers

Location – Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Kikuube District

Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the community and local administration, to ensure that the health promotion needs of the population are met delivering Infection Prevention and Control, IPC of COVID-19 risk communication messages and SOPs.
  • Implement and supervise Public Health Promotion activities in the project area in an interactive and participatory manner.
  • Under the guidance of the PHE & PHP officers and WASH technical team leader, take part in water, sanitation and hygiene needs assessments.
  • Manage mobilization of the refugee and host communities to promote hygiene practices, public sanitation, with more emphasis on monitoring latrine use, water collection/storage, environmental sanitation and hand washing practices.
  • Co-facilitate community problem identification including planning & formulation of action plans, development of MOUs and hand over of WASH facilities, implementation of community activities, participatory monitoring and evaluation – using community mobilisation,  sensitisation techniques.
  • Work closely with community based institutions, community health volunteers, and local level government officials, undertake community mobilisation and their capacity building to achieve quality WASH services.
  • Be involved in designing and training of refugee and host  community operation and maintenance technicians and/or supervise trainings organized by district partners.
  • Undertake field visits to supervise and assist in implementation of the activities and take appropriate measures to tackle operational challenges affecting implementation processes and quality of interventions.
  • Ensure that work is executed with sensitivity to refugee and host community needs and gender issues. In particular to promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspect of the work ensuring that Oxfam’s programme is an opportunity for community cohesion and harmony rather than impediment.
  • Provide inputs and participate in the collection, compilation of weekly, monthly and project end reports where necessary, relating to progress made on WASH, with focus on objectives, obstacles and possible solutions, together with future plans and recommendations where necessary.
  • Take part in distribution activities, including identification of goods and materials, registration of beneficiaries and distribution of items to the target communities.
  • Take part in training at community level including women’s groups and Child to Child activities, CLTSH, CHAST etc.
  • Carry out water quality analysis, disinfection and report accordingly.
  • Collaborate with other WASH team members, livelihood and MEAL colleagues to support the development of creative and holistic approaches to WASH programming.
  • Support WASH team to ensure adherence to minimum standards of technical quality in all WASH related activities and interventions.
  • In case of emergency response, undertake additional responsibilities related to respective functions.

Job Requirements

  • Relevant qualification such as Degree/ Diploma in public health / environment from a recognized academic institution. Appropriate, relevant and comprehensive experience in the field of WASH may substitute for the formal qualifications and not vice versa.
  • Two years of post qualification experience in undertaking community based Public Health Promotion projects within displaced communities.
  • Demonstrated hands on expertise of various techniques of hygiene promotion and AWD (Acute watery diarrhea) preparedness / response.
  • Experience in developing appropriate training material & strong training skills Knowledge and expertise in undertaking/ administering community based interventions using community participatory methodologies (CHAST, CLTSH, PHAST etc) and enhancing the sustainability of the implemented technologies
  • Excellent command of Kiswahili and or Lingala language
  • Good command of English (both written and spoken)
  • Willingness to live and work in remote and challenging field conditions or locations.
  • Be a team player and facilitate activity implementation to be undertaken within the agreed periods and timeframe.
  • Be innovative and able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Experience in working with local partners including government authorities, NGOs, and community based organizations.
  • Demonstrable experience of integrating gender and diversity into emergency response programmes and longer-term strategies.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.  Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a variety of different cultural contexts.
  •  Knowledge of and commitment to humanitarian principles (NGO/ Red Cross Code of Conduct) and with the Sphere Humanitarian Charter minimum standards.
  • Understanding of the aims and objectives of Oxfam including ways of working.

Other Key Attributes:

Organisational Values: Inclusiveness, Empowerment and Accountability.

Key Behavioral Competencies (based on Oxfam’s Leadership Model)
Competencies Description
Decisiveness We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
Influencing We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.
Humility We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.
Relationship Building We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.
Listening We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear and consider different preferences.
Mutual Accountability We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values.  We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
Systems Thinking We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.
Strategic Thinking and Judgment We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.
Vision Setting We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.
Self-Awareness We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.


We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support.