PHE Technical Team Leader

Company profile



Job Details
Employer: OXFAM
Job Title: PHE Technical Team Leader
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somaliland; Puntland
Category: Other

We are currently recruiting for a

PHE Technical Team leader

Roving to Field Bases, Somaliland and Puntland

Starting date as soon as possible

Contract Length- 6 months (Extendable)

Job Purpose

To provide technical WASH capacity to Oxfam’s Somalia humanitarian programme in with special focus on Water Management Systems, Desalination, Deep Well Technology, Host Community and Pastoralist Community Assistance

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • In collaboration with PHP TL, jointly assess WASH immediate needs in area where there is emerging need in areas where Oxfam has no presence on the ground or areas where Oxfam is present but has no capacity to assess.
  • Provide assessment reports with key recommendations and intervention design (workplan, requisitions, logistics and budget forecasting etc) in coordination with Programme Manager and WASH Coordinator.
  • Adapt approaches for implementing technical choices according to local market technical capacities and targeted communities, and in line with Oxfam team and partners' capacities. This will take into consideration the humanitarian context and include from the beginning a planned exit strategy
  • Oversee partner implementation of WaSH work and build partner capacity
  • To liaise and coordinate with Oxfam security team to ensure security risks being considered and mitigation plan is clearly communicated with all team members and partners
  • Matrix manage the PHE team (PHE Officers & PHE Assistants)
  • Ensure that RRT have the necessary tools, equipment and skills to respond immediately in areas where support will be limited.
  • Prepare BoQ/Budgets, activities planning and timeframe for quick interventions.
  • Prepare contract/MoU following donor and Oxfam procurement and financial procedures.
  • Supervise and manage contract/MoU ensuring quality of work as per design specification.
  • To report regularly, verbally and in writing to the Programme Manager and WASH Coordinator on the progress of implementation and challenges encountered against targets set, highlighting constraints and proposed solutions to resolve the issues. Ensure key reporting formats and database are up to date and accurate always.

  • Participate in PHE team briefing/debriefing, weekly PHE/PHP joint meeting and represent in monthly programme meetings. Ensures that all meetings and briefings are productive & action oriented.

  • Represent Oxfam at the various coordination meetings at camp, LGA and state levels ensuring compatibility with overall commitments and policy/programme priorities in public health.

Skills, Experience and Knowledge


  • Technical background in Civil, structural, and water engineering. Experience can substitute qualifications, but not vice versa
  • Minimum of 5 years of practical experience in developing countries in Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Emergency programmes (at least 2 years of it in a humanitarian context).
  • Experience of designing and managing construction contracts.
  • Experience with borehole drilling and rehabilitation desirable.
  • Ability to work effectively under stress in emergency situations, in a leadership role. Experience of having led or coordinated inter-agency initiatives would be an advantage.
  • Ability to work in a participative way with communities; strong capacity building / training skills
  • Strong assessment, analytical and planning skills.
  • Experience of task managing and performance management of small teams and of budget tracking
  • Experience of varied approaches to capacity building.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a variety of cultural contexts and communicate with a diverse range of people.
  • Sound understanding of the importance of gender and participation in programme implementation; sensitive to the needs of displaced and disadvantaged populations.
  • Ability to present concise and clear reports within short notice addressing needs/problems and related solutions/recommendations and willingness to share information
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s mandate and objectives Oxfam and able to represent Oxfam

A competitive, fair and comprehensive pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors.

Oxfam is committed to gender balance and diversity. Women, persons with disabilities and persons belonging to minority groups are encouraged to apply.

More information and application procedure

If you are interested please use the link given below to apply. Your application must be received by February 13, 2018 at the latest. Please note that only applications received using the link provided can be taken into consideration.

Publish date: 2018-02-01 00:46:12
Premium Job: No
Back   Back   Print   Print   Company's jobs   Company's jobs     Views   Hits:847   Apply to this job   Apply       Add note     Add note        

You are here: Home