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Public Health Promotion (PHP) Officer –  Oxfam Great Britain

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Public Health Promotion (PHP) Officer –  Oxfam Great Britain, December 7 2022


Public Health Promotion (PHP) Officer

Organization: Oxfam Great Britain
Position: Public Health Promotion (PHP) Officer
Deadline: 12.12.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: As per the Oxfam GB Salary scale
Location: Degahabour, Somali

Job Description


This position opened for national applicants Only.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Since the early 1970s, we have been working to address the underlying causes of poverty and marginalization by focusing on developing sustainable livelihoods, providing water and sanitation, agriculture, climate research, gender, and humanitarian issues.


Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate ourvaluesare recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

LOCATION: Degahabour CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term
GRADE: D2National                                                 JOB FAMILY:  Programme
SALARY: As per the Oxfam benefit package HOURS: 37.5 per week

We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at the interview stage.


The Programmes Team will ensure that the programmes make the proper shift, with the quality needed to ensure a proper achievement of the Ethiopia Oxfam Country Strategy. As part of the programmes team, the whole team in the WASH Sector will ensure that Goal 1 of the OCS is achieved with the required quality and in a timely. This team will work very closely with the development team ensuring the link between long-term and emergency situations.


To manage and execute Oxfam’s WASH activities in targeted areas in Somali Region, Jarar and Fafan zones by working with communities at a local level and to promote good hygiene practices amongst target communities.  Training mobilisers and key community members in the aspects of public health promotion and disease prevention methods and leading a team of volunteer community hygiene promotors and health extension workers at the field level, ensuring that activities are suitable in the various cultural contexts according to the location and target population/s  in Hunger Crisis affected IDPs and host communities. The Public Health Promotor will be responsible to participate in studies, baseline assessments, and PDM surveys in coordination with the MEAL team. He/She will participate in cluster meetings and any WASH platforms representing Oxfam as delegated by the line manager.  The PHP officer will be expected to contribute to weekly, monthly, and annual reports and donor report writing.

  • Support Oxfam GB’s Public Health Promotion Programme in Jarar and fafan zones, Somali region Hunger Crisis WASH emergency response projects implementation in IDPs and host community.
  • Provide technical support to partners agencies and local government water and health departments
  • Plan and schedule activities to ensure project milestones are met.
  • Design and implement activities through a community engagement approach and maximizes community involvement and ownership.
  • Monitor the humanitarian needs in response to catastrophise to inform and advice on appropriate responses or necessary changes in strategy.
  • Ensure that schedules of work required for efficient implementation at each of the project sites are implemented on time and agreed-on standards
  • Ensure that all planning processes, infrastructure design drawings, bills of quantities and contract documents are in line with budget planning, budgetary constraints and in accordance with the contractual obligations to the donor.
  • Ensure effective monitoring of progress against activities, results and objectives, including community-level participation and which include and documents gender and protection mainstreaming.
  • Ensure minimum Oxfam GB WASH standards, SPHERE, and local government technical quality in all engineering activities and interventions
  • Provide technical inputs and analysis to the respective PHP and WASH TLs for the submission of interim and final donor reports as per the conditions of secured funding.
  • Monitor the external context as it relates to humanitarian needs in public health.  This will include monitoring of waterborne disease incidence in areas of current operations and data collection from divisions with no current operational presence. Provide technical recommendations for further interventions according to the humanitarian context and gaps in assistance.
  • Contribute to the development of contingency plans with other agencies which are realistically costed, and which will allow Oxfam to respond quickly and appropriately to serious public health outbreaks.  Particular attention must be paid to potential cholera outbreaks during and following rainy seasons.
  • Participate in future public health assessments
  • Provide detailed monthly reports indicating progress against objectives and critical bottlenecks.
  • Identify and develop linkages with Oxfam’s livelihood and food security programmes to contribute towards developing a one-programme approach


  • Collaborate and support the MEAL team to ensure improved programme quality and accountability.
  • Work closely with local partners on the ground and coordinate effective delivery of WASH emergency response actions.
  • Represent Oxfam in different local WASH-related coordination platforms at various levels as delegated by the WASH Lead (e.g. WASH cluster) and actively contribute and influence.
  • Contribute to timely delivery of external reporting requirements at a local level (e.g. 4W and other monthly reports).



Job Requirements:

Person specification


Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam GB needs to be able to:


Our Values

  • Equality: We believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and to have the same rights and opportunities.
  • Empowerment: We acknowledge and seek to expand people’s agency over their lives and the decisions that impact them.
  • Solidarity: We join hands, support, and collaborate across boundaries in working towards a just and sustainable world.
  • Inclusiveness: We embrace diversity and difference and value the perspectives and contributions of all people and communities in their fight against poverty and injustice.
  • Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and inaction and hold ourselves accountable to the people we work with and for.
  • Courage: We speak truth to power and act with conviction on the justice of our causes.


1. Be committed to equal opportunities: demonstrating sensitivity to culture differences and gender equality. 2. Be willing to learn and apply gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity and inclusion across all aspects of your work. 3. Be committed to undertaking Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adhering to relevant policies, to ensure all people who come into Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Ensure you actively ADOPT OXFAM’S FEMINIST LEADERSHIP APPROACH and applying the principles and twelve practices in your work. Read more about this here:

For this role, we have selected two of the most relevant feminist Leadership practices for this role (which you can read more about here.

1.   Self-Awareness

2. Mutual accountability

3.  Strategic Thinking and Judgment

Skill, Experience, Knowledge & Competencies

  • BSc in Environment Health Science, Public Health, Health Officer, or related fields that can add value to the post.
  • Minimum of 5 years of working experience in Public Health Promotion, Emergency WASH, public health promotion, community mobilization, and experience in INGO organization.
  • Experience in emergency response (Drought, AWD, and refugee camps) is essential.
  • Experience and understanding of community mobilization in relation to water, sanitation, and hygiene activities.
  • Very Good Communication and writing skills in the English language.
  • Knowing the local language (Somali Language) is an asset.
  • Knowledge of preparation of IEC material for promoting key public health practices
  • Good knowledge of supervision techniques
  • Experience in participative methods
  • Able to travel and work in conflict-affected areas
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s mission, aims & objectives.

How To Apply:

As part of your online application, please upload your up-to-date CV and a cover letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile using Oxfam’s internal /External application portal:  or  on or before December 12, 2022.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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