Fresher Public Health Engineering Assistant Non-profit Jobs – Oxfam International

Job
Title:           
 Public
Health Engineering Assistant
Organization: Oxfam
International
Duty Station:
Uganda
Reports to: Emergency
Response Manager
About US:
Oxfam is a worldwide
organisation that employs works in more than 90 countries. We seek to overcome
poverty and suffering.  Oxfam’s global strategic goals include
contributing to achieving more profound and lasting change in the lives of
people living with poverty and injustice. We’re creating a worldwide
influencing network to unite the power of local organizations, who share a
common vision for change. Adequately resourced, local organizations are
bestpositioned to influence and actively participate in the fight against the
injustice of poverty.
Job Summary: The
Public Health Engineering Assistant will enable Oxfam to respond quickly to the
Public Health Engineering requirements of an emergency. The work involves both
the assessment of the situation and the implementation of public health
measures required to alleviate the plight of the people affected by the
emergency.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively participate in need assessments for WATSAN needs in the
    refugee camps and in host communities as requested by PHE Officer/Team
    Leader.
  • Prepare work plan in coordination with PHE Officer to ensure the
    materials supply and construction of WATSAN infrastructure supply are in
    line with the implementation plan.
  • Supervise water trucking, water distribution, drilling/borehole
    repair activities and installation of sanitation facilities in the camp.
  • Carry out water quality monitoring including FRC testing for water
    trucking points and biological water quality analysis from boreholes
  • Prepare supply request of materials and consumables in times to
    ensure that implementation speed is on target
  • Train and build capacity of construction workforce and operators on
    latrine and bathing shelters construction, installation of hand pumps and
    general operation and maintenance.
  • Ensure minimum standards of technical quality in all engineering
    activities and constructions.
  • To check on quality of material, deliverables, constructions and
    take actions to correct failures and mistakes.
  • To write reports progress of planned activities, issues and
    challenges at field and submit to the PHEO on a weekly basis or as required.
  • To ensure that gender and participation and protection issues are
    reflected in all WATSAN activities.
  • To be familiar with and abide by NGO code of conduct and SPHERE
    minimum standard.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Public Health Engineering Assistant
    job must hold a Diploma in a relevant field such as Civil Engineering or
    Water Engineering from a recognized University/college.
  • At least two years of experience in humanitarian work and
    significant understanding of building materials, construction and
    integrated WATSAN and hygiene promotion programme for IDPs/refugees in
    camps, urban or rural situation.
  • Two years of practical experience of technical project
    implementation (construction) and ability to work within deadlines and
    independently in difficult environment.
  • Strong in training and facilitation skills, managing work force and
    labour contract
  • Good analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing
    needs
  • Negotiation skill and dealing with host community, NGOs/UN and local
    government
  • An understanding of gender and development issues
  • Drawing, design, computation and estimation skills
  • Good report writing, communication and presentation skills in
    English
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs
and cover letters ONLY to oxfamuganda-jobs@oxfam.org indicating the position
name in the email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be
contacted. 
Deadline: 1st June 2018
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