WASH Advisor (INT9601)

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Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Do you have experience in at least over five  years of  international humanitarian relief field work experience on large scale WASH, Public Health Engineering or Public Health Promotion  coordination and direct implementation programmes, employing  community engagement and hygiene behaviour change approaches,  in a range of  environments – urban, peri-urban, rural and collective shelters/schools targeting both displaced and host populations, and complex armed conflict contexts


Do you have experience in substantial and proven experience of humanitarian WASH programming and an understanding of relevant issues?


Do you have strong ability to provide strategic leadership and capacity building skills?


If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.


The Role:


Oxfam is looking for WASH Advisor 

To provide strategic technical leadership and capacity building to programme teams in the design, implementation and monitoring of Oxfam’s WASH programme in Syria. This will involve contextual analysis, WASH sector assessments, implementing the current strategy, internal and external coordination / representation, ensuring the consolidated and quality implementation/follow-up of Oxfam’s WASH programme in Syria, and integrating WASH into multi-sectoral programming (with Gender, Protection and Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods). The role will influence strategic and operational decision-making within the WASH programme in line with the Oxfam’s overall strategy for Syria.  Oxfam in Syria is a principal WASH INGO provider.


What we are looking for:


We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.


An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:


  • Graduate qualification in either one of the following: water and/or sanitation engineering; environmental, public, or preventive health; community development
  • Sound technical understanding of small to large scale urban water and sanitation infrastructure projects, and a detailed comprehension of appropriate community engagement/hygiene promotion activities.
  • Strong skills and ability to conceptualise, write and contribute to donor proposals and reports with accurate technical details.


We offer:


We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits. 


From the day you join Oxfam we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the job learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and much more. 


You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.


How to apply:


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  



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