Regional Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Advisor
Contract Type: Level C1; Global - Fixed term 2 years
Based in Nairobi, Kenya; competitive net salary (Take Home - Oxfam will meet the tax and social security liabilities of the post holder, in relation to Oxfam’s employment) + allowances.
A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. It’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. And with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice.
Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development programmes. Now we’re looking for yours.
The Regional Centre provides oversight in the Horn, East and Central Africa region (HECA) which comprises Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Somalia, Burundi and Rwanda.
What you will do
You will promote public health innovation and learning right across the region, building the technical capacity of our country teams and partners to design and implement quality water and sanitation interventions.
We’ll expect you to take the lead on long-term strategic thinking and operational planning.
And when disaster strikes, you’ll make sure that we’re ready for it - and that we have all the right kind of public health initiatives in place.
What we are looking for
As well as a degree in water & sanitation or engineering (or the equivalent in technical knowledge), you’ll have a strong engineering background and, more specifically, possess significant practical experience of water and sanitation programming in developing countries.
Experience of working in complex emergency situations is important too.
We’ll also be looking for a background in integrated public health programming with an emphasis on engineering and a proven understanding of health promotion approaches and methodologies.
How to apply
Thousands of Oxfam employees already commit their time and talents to our humanitarian and long-term development projects.
Now we’re looking for yours.
To find out more about this role and to apply, visit www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs quoting ref: 2677.
Closing Date: 10th August 2016.
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