Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Assistant


Poland 🇵🇱

  • Location: Poland
  • Hours: 40
  • Salary: 64,247 – 85,662 Zloty
  • Region: Emergency Response
  • Job Family: Programme
  • Division: International
  • Grade: E
  • Job Type: Fixed Term
  • Closing Date: 7 July 2022

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

This is a Rapid Recruitment – we would undertake shortlisting and interviews as applications come in and may appoint before a closing date. 

Poland Country Team

In March 2022, Oxfam launched its response to the influx of refugees and other people forced to flee from Ukraine in Romania, Moldova, and Poland. A Country Team, which sits under a Program Management Unit for the region, has been established to provide leadership, oversee, support, and provide technical assistance to the response throughout Poland.  The country team is comprised of no. of technical coordinators (WASH, Protection, Cash and Voucher, Partnership and MEAL) and operations personnel.

Poland Programmes

Oxfam is supporting a partner-led humanitarian response for the assistance and protection of refugees and other vulnerable people from Ukraine and the communities, organizations and authorities that are hosting and supporting them in neighbouring countries. The response is strongly driven by the protection needs of refugees and the need for national organizations and authorities to be supporting in scaling up for the refugee response, delivering quality protection support, as well as advocacy for the rights and protection of all refugees and people on the move needing protection. 

Job Purpose

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities the WASH Assistant is support the team and to work with others to complete the tasks assigned and to ensure quality and timely delivery services.

Oxfam are starting a WASH response within reception centres for refugees from Ukraine. We will be working in close collaboration with local authorities to ensure that a high quality of WASH services are available.

Please see the attached job description for the full responsibilities that the WASH Assistant will undertake and the required skills and competencies. 

Location: Poland (PrzemyĹ›land, Korczowa)

Job Type: Fixed Term 3 months

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.

How to apply 

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. 

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. 

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.