Project Coordinator-WaSH

Oxfam in Nepal

Oxfam has been working in Nepal since the early 1980s undertaking various development initiatives addressing the poverty and injustice faced by women and other socially and economically excluded groups. The level of Oxfam’s engagement increased substantially after restoration of democracy in 1990 as it became easier for civil society to work in the new political environment. Over the years, Oxfam has worked in partnership with local civil society organisations and the government to promote rural livelihoods, and vulnerable communities’ resilience to climatic shocks and disasters. It has also significantly contributed to empowering community people, especially women, to; negotiate with people in power, influence decision making processes, claim rights and essential services to which they are entitled, demand accountability on the part of duty bearers and engage larger masses in advocacy efforts. Oxfam also worked closely with UNHCR in providing assistance to Bhutanese refugees during the 1990s. Oxfam and its long term programme partners believe that the underlying structural causes and drivers of poverty must be addressed if improvements in people’s lives are to be broad and lasting. Poverty is not one-dimensional; nor is it purely local in its causes and solutions. Therefore, Oxfam’s work addresses not only material and technical change, but also the related economic, social, institutional and policy changes which are necessary to end poverty and achieve development and wellbeing. The Oxfam Nepal Vision is: The people of Nepal are empowered and work together to attain a life of dignity with justice and equal rights for all. The Overall Nepal Programme Goal is: to improve the well being of vulnerable people through strengthening their participation in development and governance processes and reducing poverty and suffering.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Project Coordinator - WaSH

"Applicable for Nepali Nationals only"

Duration: Fixed Term Contract until March 2020

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

The Role:

Project Coordinator-WaSH is responsible for ensuring technical quality of all the WaSH intervention in Gorkha and Dhading. The work may involve, in an implementation of public health measures required to alleviate the plight of the people affected by the earthquake.

Programme Coordinator-WaSH will be working to implement water supply system and ensuring the affected households meet their demands for safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene practices

What we are looking for:

We are looking for an exceptional, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs with the following qualification and competencies:

  • Graduate in civil engineering that provides an understanding of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions.
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience with practical delivery of sustainable WASH project.
  • Ability to present concise reports, sometimes at short notice, reflecting the problems and possible solutions for particular situations
  • Basic understanding of WASH Emergency response/recovery and experience in applying sphere standards.

Along with this, for this role we are looking for someone with significant practical and management experiences in any of the following fields; participatory approaches and tools, field assessment tools and its analysis, monitoring, public health and/or community WASH projects.

We offer:

This role will provide you with an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam by working closely with partners, private sectors, government bodies through overall WaSH management.

We offer the opportunity to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their field of Gender, WaSH, Livelihood, DRR and so forth along with the national and international training and development opportunities. Our offer consists of fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding:

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 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.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

How to apply:

To apply refer to the link below:

https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/10334/description

Applications for the above position can be sent by 30 March 2019.

About Us

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.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organizations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

Job Overview

Category Engineering - Civil
Openings 1
Position Level Full Time
Experience 3+ years
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 17 Mar, 2019
Apply Before 30 Mar, 2019
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