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Job Title
Public Health Engineering Assistant

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

- Most tasks well defined technical activities within objectives set by manager with some routine reactive work in response to requests.
- Work patterns are mainly routine.
- Problems may vary but do not always need upward referral.
- Reactive work requires common sense to make judgments about basic adjustments to own routine but also contributes to improvement of programme's services, procedures and systems.
- Impact mainly with own team or within local context. Planning usually short-term.
- Some supervision of contractors / volunteers / small technical projects / processes.
- Communicates widely within the unit or department, with some wider Oxfam contacts and/or external contacts/ field team within a defined area.

- Support PHE Officers where necessary in preparing technical specifications of water and sanitation works, implementation plans, Bill of Quantities, Book of Conditions, design calculation and drawings.
- Support PHE team in technical assessments and preparing needs for repairs, replacement of the equipment related to water supply/sanitation system.
- Participate in site visits to inspect technical project implementation progress from the qualitative and quantitative aspects.
- Participate in regular meetings with site engineers for the purpose of briefing and debriefing on technical project and activities.
- Support in preparing contractors’ and site engineers’ payment vouchers with supporting documents and follow up on them with concerned parties.
- Contribute to the preparation of reports, technical project documents and submissions to local authorities by providing information, preparing tables and drafting relatively routine sections.
- Assist in drafting correspondences and follow up on the administrative process of correspondences and requests exchanged with local authorities.
- Prepare background information for use in discussions with local authorities and other organisations.
- Collect and organize data and information and participate in preparing periodic reports on programme and technical project activities in addition to achievement reports.
- Maintain technical projects and plans hard and electronic files, minutes of meetings and any other key activity files of the PHE and update records in prescribed format.
- Translation task might be required (Arabic to English and Vice versa).
- Performs other duties, as required.

- Mechanical, Civil, Electrical or Architecture Engineering Degree/Diploma/ Institute of Engineering with or without experience in Water or Construction sectors.
- Two years of administrative working experience is preferable.
- Experience in either Development or Humanitarian sector is desirable.

Skills and Competencies:
-Sound understanding of a community development approach to WASH, and willing to assist population in need.
- Good communication and coordination skills.
- Good organizational and work planning skills
- Able to set priorities and multi-task in dealing with job requirements.
- Detail oriented and good record keeper
- Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team
- Demonstrate adaptability and flexibility in all aspects of working
- Good report writing skills
- Good competency in Microsoft Office applications
- Good competency in AutoCAD and Google Maps (basic knowledge of WATER CAD and FPA NET Applications is desirable)
- Good written and spoken English and Arabic is essential
- Capacity to travel if needed

Specific Vacancy Requirements
This post will expire by 27.June. All candidates who have the required qualifications and skills are encouraged to apply before 27 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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