Wash Director Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Virtual Hr Recruitment Limited

Job Description

Oxfam is convinced that people have the power to end poverty. All they need is an opportunity. Oxfam is committed to make sure everyone gets that chance. That is why we support local projects in developing countries, why we lobby governments and companies to listen to the poorest people, and why we campaign to involve both men and women in our work. Oxfam is a confederation of 17 organizations that works together to increase the impact of its long term development and humanitarian responses.

The Somalia Country Office is currently recruiting for the HECA Drought Response a

WaSH coordinator

Fulltime/ 40 hours a week

Start date as soon as possible

until 01.August 2018

Roving in field bases (80%) and Hargeisa (20%)

Purpose of the position

To coordinate Oxfam’s WASH drought response programme in Somalia and Puntland. Starting as soon as possible.

Main tasks

WASH Leadership and Representation

Overall operational lead for the implementation of the WaSH component of the humanitarian response
Develop, budget and operationalise both standard and innovative approaches to water and sanitation access, access to knowledge and inputs, adoption of safe hygienic practices
Write proposals for various donors using achievable and realistic indicators and logical frameworks for both short and long-term WASH programmes within the complex context of Somalia
Together with programme managers, ensure that WaSH project activities are planned and implemented on time, in line with contractual obligations and with accountability to beneficiaries
Ensure timely and adequate coordination and mutual flow of information within the department and between the WaSH and other departments
Ensure regular monitoring and reporting by Oxfam teams and partners.
Ensure appropriate design, construction and implementation of WaSH hardware in accordance with technical standards (SPHERE, Oxfam WASH Minimum standards)
Work closely with implementing partners, building human and physical capacity
Work closely with the wider humanitarian community and government counterparts to further effective programme development and implementation
Identify and pursue new and innovative partnerships with vocational and higher education providers, the private sector, international networks.


Undertake and lead assessments as required in the context
Advise on the need for assessments and participation in initial assessment missions
Comment and advise on assessment reports from the field in order to appraise emergency situations and make new recommendations for Oxfam which are consistent with Oxfam policy


Select, design and implement the most appropriate form of water and sanitation response and systems, in consultation with the beneficiaries,
Promote the inclusion of cross cutting issues within programming, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, gender, protection and community participation.
Advise on appropriateness and feasibility of programmes, and Oxfam’s capacity to implement
Be familiar with and abide by the NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE, the People in Aid Code, Oxfam International procedures and other regulatory codes (e.g., InterAction Field Co-operation Protocol).

Human Resources and Capaci


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