Senior Public Health Engineering Officer

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

The role:                                 80% time of this role will focus to capacity building to IDP community, exiting Oxfam partner (YSA) and respective line government staff  to ensure that they are confident to manage Public Health Engineering activities in 3 IDP camps in Kyauk Phyu/Remree Townships for  more longer-term. The rest 20% of time of this role will support to camp based trained field technicians and volunteers to ensure all planed Public Health engineering activities are well managed and improved accessed to safe/sufficient water and sanitation  facilities. In additionally this role will mobilize to respective line government bodies to seek their engagement to camp based public health engineering activities.

Level:                                      National, D1

Employment term:                   Fixed-term(until 19th February 2018)

Report to:                                Programme Manager (Kyauk Phyu)

What we offer:                          Respectful and empowered working environment,

                                                Life insurance, Medical+ dental + optical benefits,

                                                Competitive salary and Career advancement opportunities,

                                                Generous leave entitlement

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assessment and Programme Design

  • In collaboration with Senior PHP Officer, conduct emergency rapid assessments in order to identify WASH-related health risks and priorities.
  • Collect, record and interpret qualitative and quantitative data
  • Use assessment data to design emergency PHE response plans and appropriate interventions considering local context and culture, ensuring community participation even during the emergency nature of response.
  • Provide weekly update reports (including data collection, minutes from meetings, and key achievements for the week) to Programme Manager. 
  • Identify partner staff (YSA) capacity gaps to handling Public Health Engineering activities
  • Contribute in developing work plans and program activities in the three camps as well as capacity building training plans to partner organisation (YSA).
  • Build capacity of Camp management committee, camp based technicians, CHV, and local authorities on Public Health Engineering activities in IDP camps.

Programme Implementation:

  • In collaboration with other members of the WASH team, conduct emergency rapid assessments in order to identify PHE activities if needed.
  • Collect, record and interpret qualitative and quantitative data
  • Use assessment data to design emergency PHE response plans and appropriate interventions for the local context and culture, ensuring that community participation is not neglected despite the emergency nature of the response.
  • Ensure that all construction work, such as latrines, water systems and drainage, meet Oxfam standards and assist in ensuring that contractors work to the required timescale
  • Provide weekly update reports (including data collection and key achievements for the week) 
  • Contribute in developing work plans and program activities.
  • Build capacity of CMC, camp based WASH technicians, WASH committee and partner CSO
  • Analyze bacteriological and chemical testing of water sources, water storage containers and household drinking water at the point of consumption as defined in the monitoring plan with support of Public Health Promotion Officer.
  • Carry out regular feedback to the volunteers, camp management committees and local authorities to ensure accountability and protection issues are taken care of.
  • Programme monitoring and reporting against key WASH and health indicators.

Capacity Building to local CSOs/partners

  • Support to Program Manager to identify capacity gaps of local actor/s for humanitarian intervention
  • Work together with Program Manager to identify capacity investment plan for local partners/CSOs
  • Develop capacity-building plan for Public Health Engineering technical knowledge of partner staff (YSA) and lead in capacity building training
  • Make sure managing in hands on experience of Public Health Engineering activities to selected partners in camp based approach.
  • Follow up to partner’s capacity, knowledge/ experiences of PHE concerned align with capacity building training and hands on experiences approach.
  • Develop a comprehensive action plan with partners for Public Health Engineering activities to engage camps based WASH intervention further and existing strategy.

Programme approach:

  • Apply Oxfam’s minimum requirements on accountability to beneficiaries in the implementation of PHE activities
  • Raise awareness and build capacity of community affected by conflict  in adhering to Oxfam and international humanitarian standards
  • To ensure that the programme take gender, protection issues fully into account. Ensure safe programming approach is undertaken at all stages of programme implementation.

Accountability / Humanitarian Standards

  • Ensure that Oxfam’s humanitarian work in the 3 camps adheres to and promotes internal and international humanitarian standards, procedures and guidelines, especially:

      - OI Minimum standards for gender in emergencies,
      - SPHERE Standards and Humanitarian Charter
      - Code of Conduct for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs

  • Raise awareness and build capacity of Oxfam staff and partners in adhering to Oxfam and international humanitarian standards

Programme planning and reporting:

  • Develop weekly PHE activities plan and weekly and monthly reporting against MEL frame-work based on PHE sectors
  • Reflect on programme experience to contribute to PHE /WASH learning review
  • Preparing and ensuring the required monthly/ quarterly reports and documents in order to submit to the respective line management unit in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to the design, management, and communication for a responsible exit strategy
  • To monitor and report to the management the IDPs key issues and security incidents that impacts to the staff and programme.
  • Identify and request  appropriate health Engineering Activity’s materials and equipments required for the project

Staff Management

  • Management and monitoring of camp based field technicians, camp volunteers, desludging labours and other casual staffs.

Logistics

  • Work with logistics to ensure timely procurement for required construction materials of PHE activities.

Liaison with Government

  • Support the building and maintenance of positive relations with the State government and local counterparts particularly respective state level line ministers, government counterparts and other stakeholders
  •  Preparing and ensuring the required monthly/ quarterly reports and documents in order to submit to the respective authorities and government departments in a timely manner.
  • Timely and professional communication with state government and line departments on public health Engineering activity’s  issues in 3 camps.

Coordination

  • Technical coordination with Senior PHP Officer to ensure coherent and consistent programme implementation in the three camps.
  • With supervision, collect and report community level programme information for sharing to coordination mechanisms as required.

Policy & Advocacy

  • Contribute to advocacy and lobbying locally and nationally
  • Lobby for changes and improvement in humanitarian situation locally

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:

  • Degree in Public Health Engineering with at least two years practical experience in community mobilization and organization and appropriate community health and sanitation programmes.
  • Good understanding of Rakhine context and conflict
  • Knowledge of area of work and ability to contribute to team planning
  • Good understanding of appropriate technology for construction and maintenance of water points, hand dugs well, water pump with solar system, desludging and sludge treatment practices as well as water quality test.
  • Innovative ideas and approach on PHE activities
  • Understanding of do no harm and conflict sensitive programming
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good management skill on contract works
  • Capacity building skills and ability to manage and deliver training on PHE aspects.
  • Monitoring and reporting skills
  • Experience of working in an insecure, sensitive and isolated environment
  • Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity into emergency response programmes.
  •  Assessment, analytical and planning skills.
  • Takes responsibility for own work and delegated project/processes (including some leadership).
  • Good facilitation, coaching and mentoring to CMC and WASH committee and Partner’s CSOs.
  • Anticipates problems and regularly provides solutions.
  • Contributes to development of programme initiatives.
  • 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
  • Computer literate (MS Word & Excel).
  • Good written and spoken English and Myanmar language and for working in Muslim communities, knowledge of Bengali language is also an advantage.

Closing date:                           10th March 2017, 5:00 PM

How to apply:                          Please state applied position in email subject line and send to

Human Resources Department through myanmarhr@oxfam.org.uk (OR) Oxfam office, No. 34, Corner of Aung Taw Mu Street and Golden Hill Avenue Street, Golden Valley Ward 2, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar.