Oxfam Great Britain Public Health Promotion Officer (PHP- Officer) Jobs in Ethiopia

Oxfam Great Britain Public Health Promotion Officer (PHP- Officer) Jobs in Ethiopia

Job purpose

  • To work with communities at a local level to encouraging good hygiene standards amongst communities. Training mobilizers and key community members in the aspects of health promotion and disease prevention methods and lead a team of Public Health Promotion Assistants at the field level, ensuring that activities are suitable in the various cultural contexts according to the location and target population/s both in communal centers and host communities.

    Key responsibilities

    Programme Technical:

  • Assess and support the capacity needs of implementing partners, Community mobilizers to ensures the quality of the hygiene promotion programme implementation in conjunction with the WASH TL.

  • To promote integrated approach in all program areas and to promote learning of team members.

  • Together with other team members monitor the on-going interventions and make recommendations to OGB regarding any unmet needs.

  • Design and implement public health promotion activities in conjunction with the Public Health Engineers ensuring that the links are made with the provision of water and sanitation facilities.

  • To support the planned hygiene promotion activities at the field level.

  • Ensure identification of WASH beneficiaries in refugee response are targeting feeding centers and schools, high population concentration including communities that are hosting high numbers of refugees and or drought displaced population, communities with malnutrition rates that are significantly higher than average, communities with AWD cases with lack of access to safe water and sanitation facilities.

  • Co –facilitate community problem identification, planning (formulation of action plans, MOUs, hand over), implementation of community activities, participatory monitoring and evaluation, using community mobilization, sensitization techniques.

  • Identify, build capacity and mobilize WASH Committees or community outreach volunteers to ensure the mechanism is in place for a community-led action to address high-risk public health issues identified.

  • Build rapport with all communities in the respective camps and host villages and further ensure all understood Oxfam interventions and priorities of the humanitarian program.

  • Work in coordination with the Public Health Engineering team/s and local communities to identify acceptable water supply systems and sanitation facilities designs.

  • Take part in distribution activities, including identification of goods and materials, registration of beneficiaries and distribution of items to target communities.

  • To ensure that work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to the community's needs and gender issues. In particular to promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the work and to ensure that Oxfam’s programme is an opportunity for community cohesion and harmony rather than division.


  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights (click here).

  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff safety health and wellbeing principles.

  • The post holder expected to be familiar with and abide by the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, the People in Aid Code, Oxfam International procedures and other regulatory codes (e.g. InterAction Field Co-operation Protocol; including safeguarding.

  • Depending on the situation, the post holder may be asked to perform other tasks as requested by the Manager.

    Job Requirements

    Essential - Experience, Knowledge, Qualifications & Competencies


  • BSc Degree in Environmental
    Health, Public Health, Nursery, Medical, Social Science from a recognized university/college or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience in Public Health Promotion required that can bring added value.

  • Relevant experience of 5+ years inappropriate public health Promotion, community-based public and environmental health programmes, preferably in an international NGO.

  • Experience and understanding of community mobilization in relation to water and sanitation activities.

  • Understanding of international health and development and relief issues.

  • Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations.

  • Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into public health promotion.

  • Assessment, analytical and planning and Training/counterpart development skills.

  • Good oral and written reporting skills.

  • Diplomacy, tact and negotiating and Personnel management skills.

  • Good communication skills and ability to work well in a team.

  • Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs.

  • Ability to travel at short notice and to work in difficult circumstances.

  • Able to communicate in English and a local dialect would be preferable.

  • Good written and spoken English essential.


  • Experience of working effectively within a large international agency including, in refugee response setting would be an added advantage.

  • Good understanding of WASH programming in refugee response programming.

  • Applicant with knowledge of local language is preferable.

    Your commitment to Oxfam

  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights.

  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

    Key Attributes:

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.

  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.

  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

    Organizational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.

  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.

  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

  • Note to candidates: Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organizational values and attributes at the interview stage. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to adhere to our code of conduct. We encourage candidates to read and understand our code of conduct here.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Oxfam Great Britain Public Health Promotion Officer (PHP- Officer) Jobs in Ethiopia

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