Oxfam GB Public Health Engineer Lead Jobs in Kenya

Oxfam GB Public Health Engineer Lead Jobs in Kenya

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifying gaps and opportunities in the WASH sector

  • Developing concept notes and proposals aligned with the country and Rights Resilience and Response approach, as related to improving water security – and in particular in close coordination with Oxfam experts on good governance and gender justice.

  • Building and maintaining strategic relationships with partners and authorities at national and county levels.

  • Contributing to strategic and operational planning.

  • Supporting partners in assessment, design (including BoQs), planning and implementation of civil works infrastructure including improving water quality, water storage, distribution, and sanitation

  • Providing technical guidance to partners in accordance with relevant national and international standards

  • Ensuring that all WASH activities incorporate gender and safe-programming best practice

  • Ensuring coordination with the public health promotion team, and other thematic/sectoral leads for effective programme integration and impact

  • Participating in multi-sectoral and multi-partner assessments and specific technical assessment/survey of a water/sanitation schemes where appropriate

  • Contributing to the development of an O&M market-based approach model by supporting with the reviews of technical details, costings, and contracting of appropriate service providers.

  • Contributing to the development of outcome-based financing models to improve alignment, accountability and impact.

  • Working closely with the partners to ensure that WASH projects/interventions are implemented in a quality, cost effective and efficient manner.

  • Providing technical support to partners to strengthen WASH programming capacities, including trainings on national and international WASH standards, and preparedness planning

  • Supporting networked approaches that bring together local partners with WASH capacity as a rapid response team in liaison with County steering groups and County water departments.

    Person Specification

  • Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam needs to be able to:

  • Live our values of INCLUSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, EMPOWERMENT, COURAGE, SOLIDARITY and EQUALITY (read more about these here)

  • Ensure you commit to our ORGANIZATIONAL ATTRIBUTES (including adhering to the Code of Conduct).

  • Be committed to our feminist principles, and to applying them in your day-to-day behaviour and your work. Be ready to keep learning, with accountability to those who experience oppression as a result of their identities, such as their gender, race/ethnicity, disability,
    class, or LGBTQIA identity."

  • Be committed to undertaking Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adhering to relevant policies, to ensure all people who come into Oxfam are as safe as possible.

    Experience, Knowledge and Competencies


  • Ability to develop a high degree of self-awareness around own strengths and weaknesses and impact on others.

    Agility, Complexity and Ambiguity:

  • Ability to scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.

    Essential Competencies

  • Degree in Engineering fields (Civil, Water, Environmental or other relevant fields)

  • At least 7 years’ experience in design and construction of a variety of Water and Sanitation facilities (urban and rural water solutions, latrines, sewage systems etc).

  • Experience in managing emergency WASH response programmes.

  • Experience working with public health teams and partners in designing and implementing comprehensive health and hygiene promotion programmes

  • A proven record of mentoring teams and partners on design, construction and operations and maintenance of Water & Sanitation interventions, assessment, and development of technical standards in WaSH and Water Quality Testing.

  • Experience in preparing project related reports/documents.

  • Sound IT skills, including Word, Excel and AutoCAD;

  • Excellent command of oral and written English


  • Experience of working in Arid and Semi-Arid areas (ASALs) and urban informal settlements.

  • Flexible, adaptable, sense of humour, patience and most importantly, initiative.

  • Excellent facilitation and interpersonal skills

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines.

  • Methodical and thorough.

  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitive.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Oxfam GB Public Health Engineer Lead Jobs in Kenya

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