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11 Sep 2019

Public Health (PH) Capacity Building and Documentation Officer at Oxfam

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Oxfam in Tanzania envisions empowered citizens with reduced poverty, reduced inequality and injustice with especially women and young people having access to resources and a good quality of life. We want to see evidence of citizens being more aware of and demanding their rights to resources and essential services. We also want to see less policy incoherence and positive changes at national level (policy) and community level (practices, perceptions, ideas and beliefs).

Oxfam therefore seeks to recruit a Public Health Capacity Building & Documentation Officer to provide support to the technical design, implementation and monitoring of public health interventions in the Nduta camp. The role promotes community self-mobilisation and action planning to address public health risks, builds capacity of the community leaders and volunteers to take charge of services delivery and supports documentation of processes and outcomes of such interventions.

The Role

Reporting to the Public Health Promotion Team Leader;

The PH Capacity Building and Documentation Officer will work closely with the other WASH teams to design, implementation and promote adaptation of community-level response activities within Nduta camp.  The Officer will work with other team members develop training packages that will strengthen the empowerment of and delegation of responsibilities to WASH volunteers in the camp. He/she will work closely with the communications team in Dar es salaam to document multi-sectoral interest stories/case studies for sharing internally and with donors to enrich reporting and resources mobilisation.

What we are looking for

Our next PHP Capacity Building & Documentation will require;

Education:

A minimum of a first degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work or relevant field; combination of diploma/certificate training in one or more other relevant areas (e.g. Public health promotion, community water supply, adult education, communications/journalism)

Experience:

  • At least 2-years work experience in a Non-Government environment, experience in implementing programs for vulnerable groups & women in emergency responses is an advantage.
  • Good understanding of the camp and host community context and sufficient field experience in similar environment
  • Good communication, dialoguing and training skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of people,  able to communicate in oral & write Kiswahili and English, working knowledge of local languages of the refugees (Kirundi) is an advantage.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to be flexible in work tasks
  • Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged and other vulnerable groups.
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, willing to support and learn
  • Well organised, with good attention to detail and developed ability to prioritise tasks to meet tight deadlines and organise work in a complex setting
  • Strong analysis and planning skills; ability to identify problems and proactively and creatively develop solutions and generate information for proposal development/fundraising.
  • Strong skills in preparing workplans and writing concise report; must be computer literate, with ability to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, email and internet.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in the WASH programme, to act as key contributor to delivery of the programme, it will give you a chance to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields we also offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.

 

To Apply

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 our values are 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.

 

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

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