Public Health Engineering Officer (Re-Advertisement)

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



  •   Construction  work  -  developing  bills  of  quantity  and  technical  specifications,  liaising  with  logistics  regardingprocurement or contracts, and supervising the work on site
  •  Water supply - design, construction and repair of water supply systems/ pumps or improvements to an existing system.
  •  Water quality - contribute to water quality monitoring, and follow-up as needed (eg chlorination)
  • Latrines  –  design, construction and repair of latrines; support ongoing desludging programme, and contribute towards improvements for example the sanitation innovation project
  • Environmental sanitation  –  oversee works to improve drainage and solid waste management, in co-ordination with public health promotion team
  • Capacity  building  –  as  an  Officer  you  will  be  expected  to  support  and  coach  the  PHE  Assistants  &  casual labour staff to develop their technical skills
  • Assessments – participate in new assessments and surveys as needed
  •  Emergency  response  –  participate  in  public  health  response  to  emergencies  such  as  disease  outbreaks  or flooding


  •   Co-ordinate workplans with the Public Health Promotion team, attending joint meetings and assessments as needed
  • Ensure beneficiaries are consulted and involved in programme design; in particular working closely with Camp Management Committees (CMCs) and other community groups
  • Co-ordinate activities with other NGOs working in WASH, camp management, education and other sectors
  • Liaise  with  the  relevant  Government  departments  (eg  DRD,  GAD,  and  Township  Administration)  as appropriate, especially on larger construction works


  • Prepare weekly and monthly workplans in collaboration with other members of the PHE team
  •  Participate in weekly team  meetings to review and plan work, and prepare reports as requested by the PHE Co-ordinator
  • Collect and track key data needed for internal and donor accountability and reporting
  • Work closely with logistics team in procurement and stock management, in particular ensuring that materials are procured in sufficient time and to the necessary standard/ quality
  •  Liaise with finance/ HR/ admin officer to ensure that Oxfam procedures are strictly followed


  • A post-secondary training in civil engineering / construction
  • Minimum of 2 years of NGO experience (preferably emergency and recovery phases), constructing water and sanitation infrastructure WASH project and including management responsibility
  • Experience of participatory approaches and tools, field assessments and monitoring, community development, public health and/or community infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge of WASH in emergency response and  experience in applying Sphere standards;  understanding of humanitarian principles and ways-of-working
  • Attention to detail in design and construction works, to ensure projects are implemented to a high standard
  •  Diplomacy, initiative, communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of priorities.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and an in depth understanding of Myanmar culture and practices. Committed to Equal Opportunities (e.g. race, ethnicity, religion, disability)
  • A  thorough  understanding  and  commitment  towards  gender  equity  issues  and  accountability  in  recovery  / development work.
  • Flexibility when working with project community/partner and have good negotiation skills, diplomacy, and tact to work with all stakeholders.
  • Good written and spoken English and Myanmar is essential

Closing date:      10th October 2016, 5:00 PM

Early application is encouraged as this post is urgently required and Oxfam reserves the right to carry out interview process as soon as we identified appointable person.

How to apply:  Please state applied position in email subject line and send to Human Resources Department through (OR) Oxfam office.