JOB TITLE: WATER AND SANITATION ENGINEERS – WEST AFRICA HUMANITARIAN REGISTER
DIVISION/DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: International West African Countries-Mali
JOB FAMILY: Programme Technical
SALARY: £20 619 – 27,642 net p.a. plus additional benefits (incl. accommodation, per diem)
LEVEL: National Plus C2
OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering.
TEAM PURPOSE: To be part of a technical team supporting the water, sanitation and hygiene promotion response in emergencies.
JOB PURPOSE: To implement the water-sanitation component of emergency WASH responses according to global and organisational standards in coordination with the Hygiene Promotion Team. .
This recruitment is a preparedness measure in the event of an emergency scale up of our programmes in any of our West African Countries
Postholder reports to: To be confirmed
Staff Reporting to this post: As needed according to the context
BUDGET RESPONSIBILITIES: To be confirmed
1. Required to make sound judgements regularly within agreed processes using technical knowledge, a good understanding of the team and the facilities of the team.
2. Management of Oxfam staff, labourers, and contractors.
3. Communication with internal staff, also with some external contacts / target audiences to support operational work.
4. Analysis and internal communication of the locally relevant context to inform appropriate planning, including report development
5. Contributing to project/ programme budget planning and monitoring
6. Problem solving activities related to a defined area, such as a limited geographical area or limited programme sectional area using professional or technical knowledge
1. As a WASH team, carry out needs assessment in order to prioritise WASH activities and develop action plans.
2. Main areas of intervention in refugee camps and host communities include:
a. Construction/repair of latrines, bathing areas, drainage and solid waste disposal facilities
b. Construction/repair of emergency and permanent water systems.
c. Water quality analysis and monitoring
3. Quantify and design WASH interventions through preparation of BOQ’s, drawings and specifications
4. Recruit, train and supervise public health engineering staff. This may involve the writing of job descriptions, work schedules, training plans and appraisals.
5. Provide training to Oxfam/partner staff in construction techniques and standards.
6. Work closely with Hygiene Promoters, community leaders and the local authorities to ensure that the facilities provided will be properly operated and maintained.
7. Coordinate and supervise contractors/community labour.
8. Provide activity plans, and report on a weekly basis on planned targets and achievements, with justification for delays
9. Work with Logistics department to ensure that required supplies are available through the development of procurement plans and assisting in verifying material quality/specifications.
10. Carry out Monitoring & Evaluation in order to evaluate the impact of Oxfam’s interventions.
11. Monitoring financial expenditure as required.
12. Ensure the programme takes into account Emergency Food Security and Livelihood aspects
13. With the Hygiene Promotion Team facilitate focus group discussions in order to identify communities needs and recommendations.
14. Ensure the programme takes Gender, Protection, and HIV/AIDS into account as contextually appropriate.
15. To ensure that work meets Minimum Standards and adheres to Oxfam’s emergency guidelines and protocols.
16. Familiar with and abide by the NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, the People in Aid Code, Oxfam International procedures and other regulatory codes (e.g. Interaction Field Co-operation Protocol).
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
1. A suitable qualification in any discipline relating to Public Health Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Health and or Construction Engineering is the necessary educational background. Experience could substitute for a formal qualification, but not vice versa.
2. At least 2-3 years of practical experience in developing countries and ideally, some experience in emergency relief programmes addressing water and sanitation.
3. Proven experience in implementing and managing civil engineering, public works or emergency WASH interventions, including: construction of wells, boreholes, development of piped network systems, repair/installation of hand-pumps, setting up emergency water treatment systems, and construction of emergency latrines
4. Working knowledge of French (written/spoken) and/or English (written/spoken). French language skills are an advantage.
5. Experience and understanding of community mobilisation, including the formation of community committees.
6. Competent in carrying out rapid WASH assessments, and recommendation of the priorities, and respective action plan and activities.
7. Water quality testing experience, using the Delagua / Wagtech water testing equipment.
8. Experience in developing reports, monitoring formats, and contributing to proposal development.
9. Experience of management/supervisory responsibilities
10. Proven experience as a team player and demonstrably cooperative with members of other teams,
11. Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs in stressful and difficult conditions.
12. Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into programmes
13. Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
14. Computer Literacy in Word and Excel and relevant Engineering Software
15. Willingness and ability to travel at short notice (within 72 hours)
DURATION: To be advised.
This Job Profile is not incorporated in the employment contract. It is intended as a guide an should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments and following discussion with post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to agreed objectives in accordance with the performance review process
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