Government Liaison Coordinator

The post is to be based in Sittwe and opened to National Candidates and advertised nationwide.

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role: To support the Sittwe Humanitarian WASH programme in coordinating with the Rakhine State Government, township as well as community level government bodies. This position will be part of the team who will will lead the implementation of a multi-year programme providing high quality WASH services to more than 80,000 IDPs living in displacement camps in Sittwe, Rakhine State. Oxfam works in partnership with Solidarites International (SI) in this programme, and in close collaboration with Camp Management Agencies and other WASH actors. Whilst the context is humanitarian, people have been living in IDP camps for five years – and the overall approach of this programme is to transition to community development approaches promoting strong community engagement and community ownership of facilities and services within the IDP camps. This requires a strong focus on the upgrading of WASH infrastructure upgrades during the first nine months, with a transition to community ownership of the infrastructure following the upgrades. Many transitional strategies are to be developed and implemented across the camps, with a view to transition of services to external agencies (government or private sector), an increase in market based approaches, greater investment in community mobilisation, accountability, protection, and new approaches to hygiene promotion.

Level:                           National, D1

Employment term:       Fixed-Term (Until 30th September 2020)

Report to:                    Consortium Manager (Sittwe Humanitarian WASH Programme).

What we offer:             Respectful and empowered working environment,

                                   Life insurance, Medical+ dental + optical benefits,

                                   Competitive salary and Career advancement opportunities,

                                   Generous leave entitlement