Public Health Promotion (PHP) Assistant (m/f)


Oxfam is recruiting a Public Health Promotion (PHP) Assistant (m/f), to be based in Macomia, Mozambique.
  • Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. We are looking for a PHP Assistant
  • Location – Macomia – Cabo Delgado
  • Contract: 7 months contract upon donor grant confirmation
  • Job Purpose: To implement activities at the field level that meet water, sanitation and hygiene needs for affected populations
  • Take part in assessments for new locations and support in identifying key WASH priorities; Provide information regarding community structures, practices, beliefs and vulnerable groups
  • Assist in the development and implementation of PHP activities
  • Select and train Activistas in a defined geographical area, as defined by the PHP TL/Officer, including leading a small team in hygiene promotion specialisation and community volunteers
  • Monitor their work on a daily basis
  • Work with PHEs in latrine designs/ water point location and the operation and maintenance of facilities
  • Conducting regular consultation with children’s, men and women including vulnerable groups as elders and people living with disabilities
  • Collect and report community level programme information for submission to coordination mechanisms
  • Conduct community level trainings to build partner and community capacity in emergency contexts
  • Actively listen to communities and support them to design solutions to WASH and other public health issues
  • Coordinate with local actors and others NGO/IGNOto ensure effective delivery of WASH programme activities
  • Discuss and orientate community action plans in order to design a WASH programme
  • Ensure regular feedback and understanding of context – especially related to hygiene practices/community belief and perceptions
  • Ensure reporting and monitoring of activities according work plan and activities indicators
  • Coordinate activities with colleagues in other sectors (PHE, Protection and Gender) to ensure coherent approach to beneficiaries
  • Manage the work of assigned Activists, taking responsibility for monitoring quality of work, resolving issues (with support of the officer where required) and required paperwork for payment
  • Liaise with logistics and finance to ensure proper planning for equipment and materials required for public health promotion work
  • Other: Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and value as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles
  • Competencies in communication and understanding of community dynamics are more essential than a formal qualification, however qualifications in public health, community health, social sciences or anthropology are highly desirable
  • Strong communication skills and knowledge and experience in public health work are highly desirable
  • Experience of working with NGOs in emergency response is also highly desirable
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible
Organizational Values
  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty should feel they can make change happen
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Published 24.02.2020
  • Expires 06.03.2020
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