Details: Competitive package.
John Smith House
John Smith Drive
Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.
All our work is led by three core values:
Empowerment. Everyone, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
Accountability. We take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
Inclusiveness. We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.
Our package: Competitive package
Contract Type: Register
Job Family: Programme
This role reports to: Post holder reports to the Programme Manager or Technical Team leader in country.
Staff reporting to this post: National field staff
Budgetary Responsibility: Budget tracking, proposal development
To enable Oxfam to respond effectively in preparing for and responding to the needs of emergency affected communities in vulnerable countries worldwide.
Oxfam maintains a register of skilled people who can be called upon at short notice for deployment to our field programmes for up to six months. Register applicants are interviewed and reference checked and if recruited to the register, will be contacted when posts become available.
At the moment, we are recruiting people for the Ebola response in DRC and would welcome applications from appropriately experienced French speakers.
To work with national and international staff and partners providing leadership for the Community Engagement and Public Health Promotion teams to ensure that women , men and children are involved in managing WaSH resources in safe, equitable and culturally appropriate ways to maximize the benefits for their communities.
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
- A degree or equivalent in public health or social sciences related discipline. Extensive community experience may substitute for formal qualification (but qualification will not substitute for experience).
- The post holder should substantial practical experience in appropriate community based public health programmes. Some of this time should have been spent in recent emergency relief programmes.
- In addition to the above, knowledge and experience in at least one of the following areas is essential: hygiene promotion, community development, or health education.
- Skills in assessment, analysis and planning.
- Training, mentoring and counterpart development skills.
- Commitment to humanitarian principles and action and to Oxfam's Equal Opportunity and Gender policies. Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into public health programmes.
- Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to use standard computer software packages.
- Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team. Diplomacy, tact and negotiation skills are essential.
- Personnel management skills.
- Experience of working under pressure and in response to changing need is desirable.
- Excellent written and spoken English. Working knowledge of another language is desirable.
Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of screening checks.
All applications must be submitted online via the Oxfam website using the following link:
Level of Language Proficiency
English and French
Minimum Education Required