Head of WASH

Oxfam
Sana'a, Yemen
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Apply By: 
20 January 2020
Less than 1 day remaining

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The Role

The position of Head of WASH will provide strategic vision, guidance and technical leadership to Oxfam’s country WASH programme and sector in Yemen. The incumbent will be responsible for strengthening lifesaving rapid response in areas of WASH through strong preparedness & contingency plan for conflict / epidemics while scaling up urban and rural WASH service, including promoting resilience and sustainability in relatively stable context. S/he will lead on the process of regular assessment, program design and fund raising efforts. The job holder will take the prime responsibility of the technical quality of donor reports and accountability. S/he will work with the WASH Lead in the field to strengthen the capacity of national staff. S/he will ensure that WASH programme mainstreams gender, protection, and promotes safe programming.

Building on learning from existing programming and through research and innovations, s/he will shape response approach, and engage advocacy and communications team in influencing others to replicate best practices. This position represents Oxfam on WASH issues at highest levels in country and influencing in global technical forums. S/he will maintain liaison and professional relations with donors and other stakeholders on strategic and technical issues in WASH.

What we are looking for

We are looking for someone with a suitable qualification in any discipline relating to Public Health Engineering is the necessary educational background. Experience could substitute for a formal qualification, but not vice versa and over 10 years of WASH experience and minimum  of 5 years’ international experience in emergency WASH in leadership positions with reputed WASH agencies/UN in large scale humanitarian response.

The ideal candidate should also have ability to lead technical working groups and facilitating training/workshop and technical presentations, solid experience in working in conflict setting/remote operations and working in fragile contexts and excellent understanding and ability of applying SPHERE, CHS. AAP and Oxfam’s internal min standards/tools.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Yemen Humanitarian Context, to act as key contributor to Oxfam Emergency Response in Yemen, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields etc, training and development, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.

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 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

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