Oxfam’s water, sanitation and hygiene approach for Phase III, which is funded by SDC and being implemented in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Consumers Union (CU), draws heavily on lessons learnt in Phases I and II. In Phases I and II the project focused primarily on improving the governance and management structures and policies associated with the rural drinking water supply and bringing about positive changes in hygiene behaviours and awareness of consumers’ rights and responsibilities in water and sanitation services. Nevertheless, three main issues remain open that require to be addressed in Phase III to sustain the trajectory of positive change: a) integration of sanitation into water supply service to ensure holistic WASH milestones, b) management support to local service providers to upgrade their services through drinking water, sanitation improvement and hygiene promotion in rural areas, c) engagement of private sector in rural WASH sector development for partnership with service providers. Phase III therefore focuses on strengthening the “systems” component so that WASH service delivery is sustained. That said, given the emphasis of Phases I and II was essentially on water supply, Phase III will explore new avenues to support household-level sanitation and hygiene, bearing in mind the need for long-term sustainability and possible synergies with private sector and government activities in the field of wider WASH usage.
Oxfam in Tajikistan invites qualified consultants to submit proposals to conduct Mid-term Evaluation for the Tajikistan Water Supply and Sanitation phase 3 project funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
What we are looking for
- Advanced Master’s, in areas of overseas development/humanitarian action/economics or social science. Master’s degree in these areas and extensive (more than 7 years) managerial experience in the relevant fields would compensate for the absence of PhD degree;
- More than 10 years of experience in research and strategy/organisational development/project management and review (work experience in Central Asia is an asset);
- Proven knowledge and capacity to develop a socio-economic and empirically verifiable research methods to understand and analyse the scope of work and its attribution to target groups and institutions
- Practical work and/or consultancy experience in WASH projects, water governance, sanitation marketing, community-based water management and hygiene education
- Extensive experience of working with international organisations globally and specifically in complex environments (Central Asia is an asset) in the field of WASH, environmental engineering, water governance, society engagement, public budgeting and institutional development
- Excellent attention to detail and evidence of quality outputs from previous assignments;
- Fluent in English (Russian/Farsi is an asset);
- Good qualitative and quantitative analytical skills;
- Good reporting and presenting skills;
- Punctuality and availability to complete the work on time;
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 detailing your experience for the post and include three referees, preferably your current line manager and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile, technical and financial proposals at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs. You are advised to use advert reference number INT6673 and job title above. The closing date for applications is 03rd August 2020.
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