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Public Health Engineering Team Leader Job at Oxfam in Tanzania (OiTZ)


Public Health Engineering  Team Leader
Location:  Kasulu& Kibondo
Level: National C2
Salary: As per Oxfam’s salary scales
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (6 months)
Job Ref No: INT2217

Oxfam in Tanzania (OiTZ) is renowned for its ability to help people in communities in very tangible ways: improving food security and livelihoods, reducing gender-based violence, increasing women’s economic and political participation; and working with pastoralist communities.Since May 2015 OXFAM started to respond for the Burundi refugee Response with initial activities in emergency water supply, Sanitation and health promotion services for refugees. Later in October 2015 an emergency food security for vulnerable livelihoods was started. It has continued to lead on setting up of WASH facilities in Nduta refugee camp in Kibondo

We are currently looking for a dynamic and knowledgeable Public Health Engineering Team Leader to enhance the impact of our work.

Roles and Responsibilities:
In this role you will report to the Wash Coordinator and you will be responsible for the following:
To lead and carry out assessments and surveys for water, sanitation, solid waste disposal, drainage situation in the planned camps.  This includes preparing ToR, assembling team and arranging tools, checklist, etc as necessary.
To provide assessment reports with key recommendations and designs of what needs to be done in coordination with PHP team leader and logistics manager.
To line manage PHEs for water, sanitation, solid waste management under a workable and accountable management structure.

To prepare work plan/ gnat chart for watsan activities within the parameters of the approved proposal and budget and recommend any changes based on the assessment or actual situations on the ground that affects achieving objectives.
As necessary, recruit, train and supervise public health engineering staff.  This may involve the writing of job descriptions, work schedules, training plans and appraisals.
Design, estimate and B&Q of the watsan activities to be undertaken, report immediately any changes required in design and cost beyond the scope of approved budget.
Collate, prepare and submit bulk supply and purchase order and follow up with logistics and finance.
To ensure that PHE team has adequate programme support (logistics, financial and institutional) to deliver planned activities and monitoring quality and impact.
To undertake innovation works relevant to the programme and report on the development and progress (especially on type of material/design on sanitation and handwashing facilities).
Facilitate regular PHE team briefing/debriefing, weekly PHE/PHP joint meeting and represent in monthly programme meetings. Ensures that all meeting and briefings are productive & action oriented.
To ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender issues.
Ensure that all PHE staffs are aware of Oxfam’s performance management systems, that objectives are set and monitored.
Also ensure that all PHE staffs are aware of and abide with key internal and external protocols and principles (e.g. Code of Conduct, People in Aid, Oxfam’s draft sexual conduct policy).
Represent Oxfam at the various coordination meetings at a local and national levels ensuring compatibility with overall commitments and policy/programme priorities in public health.
Prepare regular reports, contribute to donor reporting and evaluations.

To lead and carry out assessments and surveys for water, sanitation, solid waste disposal, drainage situation in the planned camps.  This includes preparing ToR, assembling team and arranging tools, checklist, etc as necessary.
To provide assessment reports with key recommendations and designs of what needs to be done in coordination with PHP team leader and logistics manager.
To line manage PHEs for water, sanitation, solid waste management under a workable


Skills and Competencies:
The candidate envisage this role should have the following qualifications;
Relevant qualification in Engineering.
At least 5 years practical experience in developing countries in appropriate community health and environmental programmes.  Some of this time should have been in refugee emergency relief programmes, drilling boreholes and designing pipe network..
Demonstrated experience of programme integration and commitment to humanitarian principles and action to crosscutting issues including gender, diversity, HIV and AIDS into public health promotion programme,
Assessment, analytical, planning, negotiation, oral and written reporting skills.
Willingness to travel at short notice, ability to work under pressure and in response to the changing needs
Good written and spoken English essential. Knowledge of swahili will be useful
To be familiar with and abide by the NGO/Red Cross, Code of Conduct, the People in Aid Code, Oxfam International procedures and other regulatory codes

Desirable
Pipe design, camp WASH experience

To apply
This opportunity is for a dedicated and highly motivated professional with strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs. If you believe you qualify for this post and you are the candidate that we are looking for, please submit your application and CV in English detailing your experience for the post applied and include daytime telephone contacts by applying online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs and then go to current vacancies. You are advised to use advert Reference number INT2217 and job title above. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. The closing date for this post is 4th July 2016

“Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply”

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