PHE Assistant At Oxfam in Tanzania

By | August 30, 2018

PHE Assistant (INT4760)
PHE Assistant
Number of Posts: 1
Location: Kibondo
Contract Type: Fixed (Term 6 Months)
Who We Are
Oxfam in Tanzania’s country strategy 2015-19 envisions empowered citizens with reduced poverty, reduced inequality and injustice with especially women and young people having access to resources and a good quality of life. We want to see evidence of citizens being more aware of and demanding their rights to resources and essential services. We also want to see less policy incoherence and positive changes at national level (policy) and community level (practices, perceptions, ideas and beliefs).
The above vision will be achieved through delivering strategically interrelated goals:
Goal 1: Enhanced Governance and Transparency Transformed power relationships between women, men, government and businesses enabling citizens to demand accountability and advocate for the provision of quality essential services.
Goal 2: Women’s Empowerment -Women are politically, economically and socially empowered to be transformative leaders and change agents within their households and communities.
Goal 3: Tackling Rural Poverty – Oxfam in Tanzania Country Strategy 2015-2019 works towards rural women having access and control of economic resources, including land, and influence over markets and investments to ensure sustainable food security and resilience to disasters, especially those induced by climate change.
Goal 4: Focuses on Oxfam’s capacity and partners to manage humanitarian response and preparedness. Building resilience to climate change and adaptation.
The approach to implementation will be primarily working with partners and allies. Oxfam in Tanzania operates out of three office base(s) (Mwanza; Arusha and Dar es Salaam). The Burundian Refugee response also necessitated opening of the field offices in Kibondo.
To achieve this, OXFAM in Tanzania seeks to recruit suitable qualified Candidate to fill in the following position; PHE Assistant.
Job Purpose
To supervise and carry out planned activities of construction, distribution and care and maintenance of water and sanitation facilities in the camps.
Roles & Responsibilities
Support the identification and mobilisation of local contractors/casual labourers for construction of WATSAN facilities in refugee camps and host communities including; latrines, bathing shelters, buildings slabs & tapstands
Directly supervise and ensure adherence of contractors and skilled/unskilled casual labour to designs and quality standards during construction and maintenance/repair of WATSAN facilities (including pipelines bursts and leakages)
As and when required, work closely with the Electro-Mechanic Engineer to ensure that repair needs of generators and pumps are addressed in a timely manner to minimise interruptions in water supply across Nduta camp.
Provide input into formulation of BoQs and procurement of materials required for construction
Responsible for issuing and tracking materials supplied to contractors/casual workers during construction and operation/maintenance works
To support and monitor water production, distribution and quality in the camp on daily basis
Maintain accurate records of WATSAN facilities constructed/maintained and ensure that needs are flagged up to line management and addressed in a timely manner
Maintain records of casual workers and volunteers under your supervision and ensure that these are submitted in a timely manner to your manager for payment
Train and build capacity of the construction workforce and operators as required
Contribute to internal and external programme reports as required
To attend to any activity as may be directed by line manager
Skills & Competencies
Diploma in Engineering related training with at least 1 year of hands-on experience in construction and/or mechanics
A good understanding of the Public Health concept, able to work in an integrated manner with the Public Health Promotion team.
Able to communicate in oral & write in English, working knowledge of local languages of the refugees (Kirundi) and written/oral Kishahili is an advantage.
Good communication skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of people
Ability to work under pressure and to be flexible in work tasks and timeframes
Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged and other vulnerable groups.
Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, willing to support and learn
Sympathy to Oxfam values, to be familiar with and abide by the NGO/Red Cross, Code of Conduct, the People in Aid Code, Oxfam International desire.
Application Procedure
If you believe you qualify for the above post, please submit your application and CV, detailing your experience for the post and include two referees, preferably your current line manager by applying online at You are advised to use advert reference number INT4760 and job title above. The closing date for applications is 9th September, 2018.
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NB: This is a Local Position only qualified Tanzanians residing in Kibondo are allowed apply.
Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of beneficiaries and staff and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us. This post will be subjected to reference checks.

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