Senior Public Health Promotion 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, existing Oxfam partner (YSA) and respective line government staff  to ensure that they are confident to manage Public Health Promotion activities in 3 IDP camps in Kyauk Phyu/Remree Townships for  more longer-term. The rest 20% time of this role will support to camp based trained CHVs to ensure all planed hygiene promotion activities are well managed and reduced public health risks. In additionally this role will mobilize to respective line governments to seek their engagements to camp based public health promotion activities as well as to ensure implementing market-based approach (Cash or Voucher) modality instead of providing hygiene kits.

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 other members of the WASH team, 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 PHP 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 Promotion 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 CMC, CHV, Camp management committee and local authorities on Public Health Promotion activities in IDP camps.

Programme Implementation:

  • Contribute in the design, dissemination and monitoring of IEC strategy
  • Identify, train and mobilise WASH committees, community health volunteers, local partner CSOs and enable them to effectively undertake the hygiene promotion outreach and mobilisation activities in the camps.
  • Lead on monthly hygine kits distribution (in kind, cash or voucher systems) as appropriate ways
  • Mobilise community health volunteers and WASH committees in the three camps to carry out hygiene promotion sessions/activities on a regular basis
  • Monitor work of outreach workers, latrine cleaners, and other staff as appropriate such as bucket chlorinators.
  • Ensure camp WASH management committees and volunteers are able to supervise, manage and monitor the WASH facilities and mobilize IDPs in taking action to improve high risk hygiene practices.
  • Implement hygiene promotion interventions for specific target groups e.g. school children, women and men groups in the three camps.
  • Carry out regular feedback to the volunteers, camp management committees and local authorities to ensure accountability and protection issues are taken care of.
  • Validate target beneficiaries for delivery of NFI distributions and conduct PDM.
  • 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 Promotion technical knowledge of partner staff (YSA) and lead  on capacity building training
  • Make sure managing in hands on experience of Public Health Promotion activities to selected partners in camp based approach.
  • Follow up to partner’s capacity and hands on “Public Health Promotion” knowledge/ experiences in camp based approach.
  • Develop a comprehensive action plan with partners for Public Health Promotion 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 PHP 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 PHP activities plan and weekly and monthly reporting against MEL frame-work based on PHP sector
  • Reflect on programme experience to contribute to PHP /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 promotion materials and equipments required for the project

Staff Management

  • Management and monitoring of camp based CHVs, latrine cleaners, and other casual staffs.

Logistics

  • Work with logistics to ensure timely procurement and distribution of Hygiene kits /cash grant/voucher system.

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 promotion issues.

Coordination

  • Technical coordination with PHE team 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 social science with at least two years practical experience in community mobilization and organization and appropriate community health and sanitation programmes.
  • Good understanding of the health and hygiene risks of IDPs, poor rural and urban communities and of appropriate ways of tackling them. Must be aware of and sensitive to the particular needs of women in this context.
  • Ability to present concise reports, sometimes at short notice, reflecting the problems and possible solutions for particular situations.
  • Flexibility and ease in working with local people have diplomacy, tact and administrative skills in order to work with people at managerial level, and occasionally government levels.
  • Assessment, analytical and planning skills.
  • Effective member of team and role model; demonstrates creativity in seeking better ways to do things and shares with team, and promotes high standards.
  • Capacity and desire to pass skills and information, confident communicator and willingness to work in collaboration with others and respectful to the community.
  • Well knowledge and skills in managing of hygiene kits distribution, cash transfer program and voucher system
  • Skill and experience in partner capacity building trainings
  • Takes responsibility for own work and delegated project/processes (including some leadership).
  • Good facilitation, coaching and mentoring to CMC, CHV, WASH committee and Partner’s CSOs.
  • Anticipates problems and regularly provides solutions.
  • Knowledge of area of work and ability to contribute to team planning.
  • Proactively assumes more responsibility and/or more difficult areas of work in agreement with manager.
  • 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.