Technical Team Leader

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

We are currently recruiting for a PHP Technical Team Leader Roving to field bases, Somaliland and Puntland. Start date as soon as possible

Duration: 6 months (extendable)

Job Purpose

To provide technical leadership for Public Health Promotion (PHP) aspects of Oxfam’s WASH projects in Somaliland and Puntland, with a strong focus on providing technical support and guidance to national NGO partners and government authorities in charge of water, sanitation and Hygiene promotion

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • In collaboration with WaSH Cordinator PHE TL, jointly assess WASH immediate needs in area where there is emerging need mostly 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 community driven mechanism to enhance the targeted population’s capacity to prevent disease outbreak considering cultural context and community engagement, 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
  • In collaboration with wash coordinator and HR, recruit and supervise public health promotion staff when on deployment. This may involve the writing of job profiles, work schedules, objective setting and appraisals. Assist national NGO partners with the same (including potential secondments of staff into Oxfam PHP teams).
  • Representing Oxfam in somaliland and puntland Rapid Response Mechanism group led by UN-OCHA where Oxfam is the WASH focal point and actively contribute to the group’s decision-making process whether or not to activate the RRM scheme
  • To liaise and coordinate with Oxfam security team to ensure security risks being considered and mitigation plan is clearly communicated with all the RRT members.
  • Line manage the PHP RRT (PHP National TL, PHP Officers & PHP Assistants)
  • Ensuring that RRT team 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.
  • May be required to support all WASH programmes teams operating at established field bases in somaliland to strengthen and improve programmes in the field, to gap fill for important technical field based staff, join rapid response tasks and capacity build WASH staff in the field as delegated and/or requested by WASH Coordinator and ensure that Programmes are achieving sphere standards and working to increase Accountability.
  • A strong focus on providing technical support and capacity building to both Oxfam national PHP staff and the staff of national NGO partners, as well as institutional capacity building of national NGO partner work to meet Sphere Standards and adheres to Oxfam’s guidelines and protocols
  • To provide technical information for proposal & Budget writing and donors reporting in a timely manner
  • Working in close collaboration with engineering colleagues to ensure that technical and social aspects of water and sanitation and malaria control programming are closely integrated and with food security and livelihoods colleagues to maximise the potential for cohesive programming.
  • Work with others to ensure that gender, protection and HIV mainstreaming issues are addressed in public health initiatives.
  • 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 at all times.
  • Participate in PHP 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


  • Graduate qualification or equivalent in one of the following, or a related discipline: social sciences, environmental or public health, anthropology or community development. 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 on outbreak prevention (Cholera, Measles, Malaria) at community level and knowledge on wash preventive measures.
  • Experience of PHP/community engagement capacity building in different cultures and with people of varying educational background.
  • Experience of remote support to PHP programmes.
  • 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 counterpart/ training skills
  • Strong assessment, analytical;planning; monito skills.
  • Expertise in planning, designing, implementing, monitoring of PHP activities.
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or servi
  • 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 and able to represent Oxfam

Please submit your application via the Apply button and include your motivation letter and CV. Your application must be received by April 6, 2018 at the latest. Please note that only applications received using the link provided can be taken into consideration.

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