WaSH Promgramme Manager via ReliefWeb


Rabouni, Tindouf, Algeria 🇩🇿

To coordinate and support a team of WaSH and Public Health Experts, ensuring that WaSH activities (public health engineering & publich health promotion) implemented by Oxfam in the Sahrawi Refugee Camps are delivered to the agreed standard and timelines.

Job Responsibilities

Staff Management and Leadership

  • Recruit and manage staff in line with Oxfam policies, ensuring that they have the necessary induction, training and support as required.
  • Develop and maintains a healthy environment for the team, coordinating timely discussions on strategic programming issues and guaranteeing that the staff members reflect the institutional character in their relationships with partner organizations and allies.
  • Ensures excellent people management and development of staff managed, in accordance with Oxfam’s performance management cycle and policies on development of staff, particularly national staff capacity building plans
  • Performance manages direct reports effectively, delegating authority where appropriate and ensuring that staff are given opportunities for development and training, as discussed and agreed.
  • To take part as an active member in the Country Management Team.

Development and Management of WaSH programme

  • Lead in the development of programme design in line with the WaSH strategy.
  • Ensure that the programme is implemented in a consultative, participative, transparent, and gender sensitive way.
  • Monitor programme expenditure to ensure budgets are adhered to.
  • Ensure Oxfam representation in appropriate external programmatic forums
  • Leads on all technical aspects of the programme (public health engineering & publich health promotion) as well as delivery.
  • Work with other managers for the development of a single country programme with strong synergy between the different elements
  • Supports local partner in developing and delivering projects within agreed parameters
  • Liaise and maintain good coordination with the local line authorities to ensure proper implementation of the program

Driving improvements in programme quality

  • Ensure that the WaSH programme is in compliance with donor contractual obligations and that all reporting is of good quality and is done in a timely manner.
  • Monitor and evaluate programme work to maintain and/or improve the quality, incorporating learning in the programme and ensuring achievement of desired impact.
  • Lead in the development and achievement of a programme of high quality in all aspects of the Programme, consistent with Oxfam and other agreed standards.
  • Ensure that the programme is monitored, and the impact reviewed (changes in the lives of poor people) as well as programme activities and spending.
  • Monitor and evaluate programme work to maintain and/or improve the quality, incorporating learning in the programme and ensuring achievement of desired impact.

Fundraising & Grant Management

  • In close collaboration with the Funding Coordinator identify and develop opportunities for fundraising
  • Ensures all donor grant management requirements are met.
  • Provide written and verbal briefings on the context and Oxfam’s programme to donors

Representation and influencing

  • Represent Oxfam in appropriate WaSH fora at local and national level with government authorities, UN organisations, Oxfam WaSH platforms, NGOs and donor agencies.
  • Liaise with appropriate government officials, local level organisations and other bodies as necessary on lobbying and advocacy activities promoting Oxfam WaSH and overall programme principles
  • Strengthen alliance building and develop strong cooperation with wide range of partners and stakeholders


  • Readiness to work with flexibility and take on additional tasks as may be delegated to meet programmatic objectives
  • Perform other program related task assigned by supervisor.
  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights (click here).
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.Job Requirements

Education & Experience:

  • Postgraduate degree in Hydrology, Civil or Mechanical Engineering or other relevant field(s).
  • A minimum of 8 years of practical experience in implementation of complex water supply and sanitation systems.
  • Experience of development and humanitarian work.
  • Experience and ability to work in remote and isolated environments.
  • A proven ability to manage others, to be a team player, and to provide technical leadership.
  • Analytical skills and ability to think beyond the existing local frames.
  • Diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
  • Good spoken Spanish or Arabic is essential (1 local language); good written and spoken English or French is essential (1 adminstrative language)
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues on site in a timely and effective manner
  • Good computer skills and command of Microsoft Office software (Excel and Word)

Key Attributes:

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Organisational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

How to apply

If you believe your qualifications meet thejob requirements, please send your CV including references and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile to oxfam@oxfam

Closing date: 31 October 2023

Due to the volume of applications we receive, regrettably, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.






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