Water and Sanitation Engineer Team Leader and Co-ordinator for Global Humanitarian Register

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Water and Sanitation Team Co-ordinators and Team Leaders for The PHE Register

Oxfam Great Britain

Closing Date: 13 November 2016 (We are shortlisting the applications as they come in and may recruit for a specific post before the closing date however all the applications will be looked at for consideration to the PHE Register).

Salary: Circa £27,550 – £36,547 per annum net, (net salary means that Oxfam GB will meet the tax and

social security liabilities of post-holder in addition to net salary) Actual salary is dependent on the role and deployment location.

Contract Type: Fixed Term contract 3-6 months.

Currently we are looking to find a PHE Team Leader for Nigeria.  We may also need French Speaking PHETL for Haiti.

Hours: Full time 36 hours.

Our Oxfam registers are set up to assist regions to respond to resourcing requests for Humanitarian Professionals within 3 working days, by creating and maintaining an appropriate pool of suitable candidates.

Each register member has been interviewed and reference checked by their respective Technical team and has agreed that should a suitable short-term deployment arise, they will work for OGB on a fixed term basis at short notice.

This is an opportunity to be involved in immediate deployment in the first phase of an emergency stage, to assess the situation and subsequently implement public health engineering solutions appropriate to the context to provide life saving water and sanitation measures in accordance with international standards to alleviate the plight of the people affected by the emergency. Support may continue thereafter until the situation is stabilised and/or to strengthen capacities, systems and resources on the ground to be more prepared for either scaling up or future shocks.

We are looking for a candidate with

 Fluent  written English and ability to write quality documents in English.  

Other languages are desirable  for some requests as some requests may require Fluency in French or other languages.

  • Willingness to travel at short notice, and often in difficult, stressful, circumstances.
  • Diplomacy, tact and excellent communication and networking skills in order to work with people at managerial and, on occasions, senior government levels.
  • Understanding of the UN response and coordination mechanisms
  • A suitable qualification in a discipline related to Public Health Engineering. Experience could substitute for a formal qualification, but not vice versa.
  • Proven practical experience in developing countries and humanitarian responses in appropriate water supplies, sanitation and hygiene promotion. It is desirable that most of this should have been in large scale emergency relief programmes. The post holder should have a good understanding of the WASH needs of poor rural and urban communities and of appropriate ways of tackling them. The post holder must be aware of and sensitive to the particular needs of women in this context.
  • A specialization in institutional arrangements of WASH/public services

All applications must be submitted in English and include an English CV.