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Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty.
Contract type - Fixed term
Reporting to - WaSH Officer
Staff reporting directly to this post - Enumerators/promoters based at community level
Key relationships/interactions - Communities, activistas, community leaders and local authorities
Location - Sahrawi Refugees Camps - Tindouf
To implement activities at the field level that meet water, sanitation and hygiene needs for affected populations
- Take part in assessments for new locations and identifying key WASH priorities
- Implement water supply and sanitation activities in defined locations
- Ensure water supply is within required quality and quantity standards, manage water monitors and take remedial action where required
- Ensure that sanitation provision (including latrines, bathing facilities and drainage) are within required quantity and quality standards.
- Work with the PHP team to identify improvements to sanitation services and adapt constructions and planning as required
- Work with community members on the construction of required facilities, supporting volunteers, daily workers and contractor staff with technical guidance
- Ensure reporting and monitoring of activities according to work plans and activities indicators.
- Coordinate activities with colleagues in other sectors (PHP, Protection and Gender) to ensure coherent approach to beneficiaries.
- Together with the WaSH Officer be informed by community groups about local needs and conditions and influence community action plan development to promote sustainable WASH services
- Ensure reporting and monitoring of activities according to work plan and activities indicators.
- Participate in team meetings and other meetings as appropriate
- Any other activities as per the request of the WaSH officer
- Monitoring technical aspects of community lead latrines construction
- Ensure solid waste management is in place in the community
- In collaboration with PHP, conduct deep assessments to identify longer term activities
- Work closely with partners and local actors toward a more sustainable systems
- Manage the work of contractors, daily workers and volunteers, taking responsibility for monitoring the quality of work and resolving issues (with support where required), and ensuring that the required paperwork is completed
- Liaise with logistics and finance to ensure proper planning for equipment and materials required for water and sanitation work.
- Adherence to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights.
- Commitment to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.
- A relevant qualification in water or civil engineering is desirable but substantial practical experience could be considered in its place.
- Fluency in Arabic and Spanish, speaking and writing
- English and/or French would be an added advantage.
- Technical competencies in water supply and emergency sanitation is desirable but experience in other similar technical areas and willingness to learn could be considered in its place
- Experience of working with NGOs in emergency response is highly desirable
- Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, and a commitment to equal opportunities.
- willingness to apply 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.
Oxfam’s organisational Values:
- Accountability – We take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable, and 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 the requirements, please send a CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile to email@example.com by Tuesday 11 October 2022.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, regrettably, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.
Key Behavioral Competencies (based on Oxfam’s Leadership Model):
We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization. We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.
We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.
We understand the importance of building relationships, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.
We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear and consider different preferences.
We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values. We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity
We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.
Strategic Thinking and Judgment
We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.
We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.
We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust, and provide appropriate support.