Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Oxfam GB Jobs in Kenya

Vacancies Based in Dadaab, Kenya Programme

Five – Six Months Fixed Term Contract with possibility of Extension

Oxfam GB is a development, relief, and campaigning organisation dedicated to finding lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world.

Oxfam GB Kenya, works with pastoralists and other marginalised communities in
Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASAL) as well as the urban centres to address poverty.

Oxfam GB in partnership with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is planning to set up and manage water and sanitation facilities in Dadaab Refugee camps.

We are seeking to recruit experienced and highly motivated personnel to lead, design
and implement Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH) programme.

1. Public Health Engineer Supervisor
(7 Positions)
(Ref: KEN/DDB/PHES)

The Public Health Engineer Supervisor will co-ordinate and supervise construction and maintenance of assigned water and sanitation facilities.

You will conduct water quality testing, analysis and recommend remedial; carry out planned Water and Sanitation activities, regular monitoring and maintenance of communal WASH facilities.

You will work closely with Public Health Promotion team to support in capacity building of WASH committees and volunteers.

You will have a Diploma in Civil, Water, Sanitary or Public Health Engineering and substantial experience in Water Engineering and/or construction works.

Extensive experience may substitute for specific qualifications but not vice versa. You will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with a wider range of people.

2. Public Health Promoter Community Mobiliser
(8 Positions)
(Ref: KEN/DDB/PHPCM)

The Post holder will facilitate community participation in Oxfam’s WASH programmes.

You will support in collecting and providing information to different community and project stakeholders; plan and implement community mobilization and awareness raising initiatives and also distribute Non Food Items (NFI).

You will carry out planned hygiene campaign, regular monitoring and also undertake surveys, assessment on hygiene behaviour and watsan usage in order to inform hygiene promotion approach and methodologies.

You will have a degree or diploma certificate in any public health discipline. Previous experience of working directly with communities and understanding of different approaches to community mobilisation and Information, Education and Communication (I.E.C.) is essential.

You will have good interpersonal skills, as well as excellent written and oral communications skills in English.

3. Head Mechanic
(1 Position)
(Ref: KEN/DDB/HM)

The Head Mechanic will conduct routine operational and preventive maintenance checks on generators, vehicles and other equipments.

You will train and build capacity of the maintenance team on care & maintenance of all the equipments and assets.

You will have a diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Grade 1 certificate with practical experience in maintaining diesel engines, generators and vehicles.

Extensive experience may substitute for specific qualifications but not vice versa.

You will have a valid driving licence and certificate of good conduct. In addition you will have excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills.

To Apply

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your CV with a letter explaining why we should consider you and include two referees, preferably your current line managers to kenyajobs@oxfam.org.uk quoting the reference.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The closing date for applications is 14th July 2010.

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