Job ID

Job Title
Public Health Engineering Officer

To work for
Oxfam Syria



Field of Work
Engineering - Humanitarian/Disasters

Job Type
Full time

Military service
Finished or Exempted (For male)

Minimum Education Level
Bachelor/ License Degree

- Assess emergency WASH needs in affected areas as well as technical assessment for the boreholes/wells and damaged water systems/networks, household water systems, sanitation systems
- Assess and prepare needs of technical repairs, replacement needed of the Water supply/Sanitation equipment and accessories in buildings/facilities IDP collective shelters, prepare action plan and response to the need.
- Review, check and where necessary prepare technical specification of water and sanitation works, prepare implementation plan, that’s includes, review/create the technical specification, review/create bill of quantities, prepare and update regularly work plan and time frame for each activity under her/his supervision.
- In coordination with logistics- update market condition, availability, suppliers list and price of the materials, raising requisition and following up supplies status of WASH materials for the technical project and activities.
- To visit sites, inspect technical works, reassess needs and conduct trouble shooting and propose remedial as appropriate.
- The work will include management and administrative duties and co-ordination with other members of the technical project team and with other stakeholders
- Identify and supervise technical resources needed to complete the assigned scope of work. Review work done, quality, and ensure the technical project stays within assigned schedule and cost targets.
- Inform and raise flags to the line manager about any changes expected in the activities (quality/quantity/time/cost/safety incidents cases …etc )
- With the Public Health Engineering Team Leader, establish systems and controls for daily site checks and documentation.
- With the guidance of the Public Health Engineering Team Leader, ensure that health and safety monitoring is incorporated into all daily site supervision activities
Coordinates with specialised department and line manager to ensure that the environment of work, dealing with benefices, communications methods, gathering information process and field daily work are all prepared to avoid breakthrough of safeguarding of all stake holders of the technical projects.
- Report regularly, verbally and in writing to the Programme Manager or Public Health Engineering Team Leader.
- Ensure that all activities and sub activities take gender issues fully into account
- Carry out any other assignments as may be delegated .

- University degree in any discipline relating to Water & sanitation i.e. civil, mechanical, environmental engineering from a reputed university, backed by at least 2 years of practical experience in water and/or sectors.
- Team, technical project, tendering and contract management experience is an advantage.
- Strong and tested technical project management skills, including and risk management.
- The ability to present concise reports, sometimes at short notice, reflecting the problems and possible solutions for particular situations.
- Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts
- Ability and willingness to travel extensively in an insecure environment.
- Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies including demonstrable commitment to gender equality and equal opportunities in all aspects of Oxfam’s work.
- Well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.
- Good written and spoken Arabic and English is essential.
- Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Oxfam.

Specific Vacancy Requirements
This post will expire by 24.June. All candidates who have the required qualifications and skills are encouraged to apply before 24 of June.

Salary and Benefits
As per Oxfam's Salary Scale in Syria

About us
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.

In Syria :
While Oxfam has been present in the region since 1970, it began operating in Syria through its Damascus based presence in July 2013. Since then, Oxfam has been responding to both the urgent WASH needs for vulnerable people, and has been working on the rehabilitation of water systems in order to provide durable, more sustainable solutions to the affected populations. Interventions implemented under Oxfam's WASH Programme include: Provision of Acute Emergency Life-Saving WASH Services, Rehabilitation of Water Systems, Hygiene Promotion and Water Conservation, Capacity Building and Training, and Improved Emergency WASH Coordination. To date, Oxfam has been worked in 10 governorates, seeking out to over 2.5 million beneficiaries.

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Posted On
Jun 11, 2018

Expiry Date
Jun 24, 2018


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