Regional WaSH Advisor
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.
We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
Oxfam is undergoing a significant transformation worldwide to reflect and adapt to our fast-changing world. We need creative and agile leaders who can enable us to achieve our strategic vision and at the same time enable us to develop and deliver programs whilst we embrace the change.
In the MENA Region, Oxfam works in development, humanitarian, and campaigning, with a large part of the current transformation focused on a more joined-up approach by following the Nexus approach. It focuses on supporting emergency humanitarian interventions alongside long term needs of improving policy, governance and resilience that builds on our experience in humanitarian and non-emergency WaSH (Water management, governance). Oxfam ensures that humanitarian programs in the region are of quality, meet minimum standards, and integrate key cross-cutting themes: gender, protection, safe-programming. Oxfam ensures that scale-up for emergency response in the region is properly planned and supported by professional and experienced staff; Oxfam facilitates appropriate capacity building for WaSH staff and partners in the MENA region to ensure quality, integrated WaSH programs are delivered in a timely manner.
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The Regional WASH Advisor is part of the MENA regional structure (platform) and will deliver support to consolidate Oxfam’s position as a leading WaSH agency by:- promoting quality programming and delivery in both emergency and development settings, building on and developing further innovation and learning across the region, strengthening the technical capacity of country teams and partners to design and implement quality WaSH programs, and ensuring that MENA Oxfam country programs are prepared to meet WaSH needs in disasters in a timely and effective way.
What we are looking for
You will have strong, proven, experience in WaSH programming in a variety of contexts:- multiple, developing countries, emergency contexts, camps, urban and rural settings and experience in water governance. You will be able to demonstrate an integrated approach to WaSH programming. You will have experience mobilizing communities, developing and building capacity in staff and partners and in organizing coaching/mentoring activities for WaSH staff. You will be able to balance working well under pressure in a rapidly changing environment with working tactfully, diplomatically and with a diverse range of people. You will be able to integrate gender and protection issues into WaSH activities.
What we offer
This role will give you an opportunity to act as key contributor to our work of supporting those most in need. You will also have a chance to work in a fast paced, dynamic and internationally focused environment and we offer fair pay and competitive benefits package.
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Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
Only shortlisted candidates will usually be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.
Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.