Ended Public Health Promotion Team Leader - PHP TL

The Job

JOB TITLE: Public Health Promotion Team Leader - PHP TL

International Division: Humanitarian Department

LOCATION: Ibb and Taiz(Hawban)

JOB FAMILY: Programme Technical

SALARY: As per salary scale

Duration: 6 months

LEVEL: C2 National


 OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering.


TEAM PURPOSE: To provide lifesaving WASH assistance to conflict, cholera and famine affected IDPs & host communities in Yemen in collaboration with EFSL and gender/protection integration.


1. To manage Public health promotion activities through planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring of Oxfam WASH emergency rapid response.

2. Work closely with PHEs and ensure WASH response in built on real-time needs and situation on ground, considering the evident public health risks and their impact


 Post-holder reports to: WASH TL

Deployment and Matrix Line Manager: PHP CB TL

Staff reporting to this post: PHP team.


BDGET RESPONSIBILITY: To plan, monitoring and forecasting of budgets, in agreement with WASH TL and Program manager 


Escalation of the conflict since Mar 2015 has dramatically aggravated life of millions faces risks to life and basic rights. People are increasingly exhausting coping mechanisms, as a result humanitarian crises remains extremely widespread. Yemen is now the largest humanitarian crisis in the world with 22.2m

people in need, 13.2m requires lifesaving assistance. Over 16m need access to WASH services out of that 11.3m with acute WASH needs. Protracted displacement creates additional pressure on already scarce water sources and sanitation services. Collapsing urban water and sanitation systems, deteriorating water and sanitation conditions in rural areas, and lack of means to maintain personal hygiene and purchase safe drinking water all contributed to one of the worst cholera epidemics recorded

in modern history. While fears third wave of cholera outbreak is in alert, recent escalation of ground conflict may create a large-scale displacement while the country at the

brink of famine.

Oxfam is working in 9 governorates, 45+ districts in lifesaving and resilience WASH. 2018-19 focus is to boost rapid response capacity, enhancing community engagement, community based contingency and preparedness (Cholera), cash and market based interventions entailing resilience, advancing gendered WASH and capacity building of national staff.

The position is field based and responsible for providing technical leadership to enhance PHP response deliverables and the confidence of the WASH team with emphasis on Public health promotion to promote safe WASH practices, quality response and active community involvement in our Humanitarian Response in Yemen. This encompasses managing PHP team (workplans, field movement, developing PHP technical manuals and strengthen community participation in WASH response via applying community engagement module) and ensure Oxfam WASH program is inclusive in nature, additionally the job encompass strong coordination with cluster and govt stakeholders at governorate level, and keeps updating Sanaa/senior management in case of rapid emergency situation.

• To have overall responsibility of PHP and Social mobilisation activities in the Oxfam humanitarian programme in Ibb and Taiz(Hawban).
• To coordinate all PHP activities in Oxfam’s Humanitarian programs in Ibb and Taiz(Hawban).
• To ensure that PHP interventions is qualitative and laid out as per Oxfam minimum requirements of WASH.
• To support rapid assessment and response to Cholera and new IDP influx.
• To ensure there is regular communication between PHE and PHP teams but also Protection and EFSVL Team at field level where information can be transferred and shared between the different projects.
• Work in close collaboration with Gender, protection and MEAL teams to ensure the planning of WASH response in community driven and consider gender / protection lance while designing of response.
• Contribute to the development of new information and resources generated and input to the development of materials.
• Represent Oxfam externally, engaging with a wide range of humanitarian actors and other contexts as appropriate.
• Influence and promoting PHP work by sharing information, evidence and learning to support improved programming.
• Managing weekly/monthly report writing , PHP database , case studies/ success stories.

Programme implementation:
• As part of a multi-disciplinary team, carry out rapid assessments of the public health risks faced by communities affected by emergencies. Make recommendations for response interventions which are consistent with Oxfam’s policies and guidelines.
• Identify and assess the current resources and capacity of national team, humanitarian agencies and government authorities to respond to the public health needs arising from the emergency. Identify any unmet needs likely to present risks to the health of the affected population.
• Lead and task manage a team of public health promoters to implement and monitor appropriate health promotion interventions in emergency contexts.
• Implement health promotion initiatives appropriate to the context. This will involve working in close collaboration with engineering colleagues to ensure that technical and social aspects of WASH programming are closely integrated and with EFSVL and Protection to maximise the potential for cohesive programming for protection crisis and cholera outbreak.
• Engage with women and men in the affected populations in the assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring of public health activities and play a key role in ensuring that communities are informed and consulted about Oxfam’s work and have opportunities to give their views on, and influence programme activities.
• Contribute towards planning and proposal writing in order to provide clear objectives and establish indicators for monitoring and evaluating the programme including indicators relating to participation and gender. 
• Budget management, and tracking for sectoral activities.

Programme approach:
• Ensure that an empowering approach to work with communities and partners is employed and that the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the work is promoted.
• Ensure that the programme is accountable to beneficiaries through promoting their participation, providing them with information about programme activities and ensuring that beneficiary feedback is used effectively to adapt the programme.
• Collaborate and promote integration with other sectors while ensuring Oxfam program is presented in a coherent way to emergency affected communities and stakeholders.

Capacity building
• Recruit and supervise public health promotion staff and volunteers. This may involve the writing of job profiles, work schedules, objective setting and appraisals.
• Build the capacity of Oxfam PHP staff, volunteers and partners through formal and informal trainings that included practical mentoring and on the job coaching. Areas of particular needs on the job supervision, team management, community participation, program planning, and hygiene promotion/outbreak prevention -cholera approaches and methodologies.
• Contribute and work closely with PHP CB TL to train PHP officer and assistance on identified capacity building areas at workplace.
Programme monitoring and reporting:
• Facilitate the network within the country program and external stakeholders on WASH/PHP response to contribute in effective monitoring by WASH program while ensuring quality and timely data collection, analysis and reporting including appropriate disseminated.
• Coordinate with agencies, relevant public service institution/authority, private sectors and the program to enhance timely qualitative WASH humanitarian response to ensure that data is made available to monitor public health disease risk trends.
• Ensure the sharing of experiences within the country and dissemination of good practice including the support to public service institutions and partners. This involves the development of case studies, the organisation of learning events.

Co-ordination and Representation
• On request, represent Oxfam at WASH coordination and technical working group meetings in the designated area of operation and as delegate by WASH TL,

• An advanced suitable qualification in Public health, Education, social sciences, community development, environmental related discipline and at least 5 years’ experience working at national level, Experience can substitute for qualifications but not vice versa.
• Proven skills in team management and WASH response planning/implementation
• A good understanding of Public Health in emergencies
• Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a diverse team
• Ability to think analytically and strategically
• Assessment and planning skills
• Practical understanding of Human Resource Development, performance management, training and public health issues.
• Demonstrated experience of WASH program and integrating EFSVL, gender, protection, advocacy
• Comfortable engaging in dialogue with a wide range of people.
• Confident in representing Oxfam in field inter-agency coordination forums
• Flexibility, stamina and ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, to work unsociable hours as necessary and ability to work independently in a fast paced environment.
• Proven collaborative, and self-management and people management skills, including flexibility and respect for others.
• Commitment to humanitarian principles and action and to Oxfam’s equal opportunity and gender policies.
• Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into water and sanitation programmes
• Strong communication and negotiation skills and the ability to influence and inspire confidence in others in diverse working environments.
• Good oral and written reporting skills.
• Good understanding of local culture and context.
• Able to adapt to changing context and re-prioritise work as appropriate in conjunction with line manager
• Ability to travel and to work in difficult circumstances.
• Good written and spoken English is mandatory.

This job description is not incorporated in the employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments and following discussion with the post holder.

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  • Employer: Oxfam
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Taiz, Ibb
  • Posted on: 30 August 2019
  • Deadline: 13 September 2019