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Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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

Job details

DIVISION: ImpactTEAM: Programme Team
LOCATION: Terpham/Itang, Pugnido and Dimma in Gambella Region, EthiopiaCONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term contract
GRADE: C2 National                        JOB FAMILY:  Programme
SALARY: As per the Oxfam benefit PackageHOURS: 37.5 hours per week

We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at the interview stage


Oxfam has been intervening in Gambella Region since 2014 and its main areas of intervention are the WASH program with the integration of gender, protection and safeguarding. In response to the call for expression of interest by UNHCR/RRS Oxfam has been selected to implement and lead the WASH activities in the entire Gambella 7 refugee camps Including the Pagak reception centre, therefore, the profession pursues and ensure the delivery of basic WASH services which meets an international standard.


The camp Coordinator will lead, manage and effectively deliver Oxfam’s overall WASH response to South Sudanese refugees in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. To provide high-quality technical support and quality control in management, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Oxfam’s South Sudan Refugee response programme in Gambella.

Maintain and improve established systems & structures required for the effective timely implementation of quality water, sanitation and hygiene promotion component of the programme. He/she will manage the programme, financial, HR and logistics with good people management skills having a good understanding of team development

POST HOLDER REPORTS TORefugee Response Programme Manager and Matrix Managed by WASH Coordinator
JOBS REPORTING TO THIS POSTAll Programme and Support team in the field

Program Technical

  • With the support of the Refugee Response Programme Manager and WASH Coordinator, the Camp Coordinator will Lead, manage and effectively deliver Oxfam’s overall WASH response to South Sudanese refugees in the assigned camp satellite office in the Gambella region of Ethiopia.
  • Provide high-quality technical support and quality control in management, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Oxfam’s South Sudan Refugee response programme in Gambella.
  • Maintain and improve established systems & structures required for the effective timely implementation of quality water, sanitation and hygiene promotion component of the programme.
  • Ensure overall WASH response (design and implementation) strongly factor in gender, protection and accessibility dimension and promote empowerment of women and men beneficiaries.
  • Under the strategic guidance of the Refugee response programme manager, undertakes overall technical support of the WASH component of the South Sudanese refugee response programme in line with the response strategy.
  • Provide professional and technical support to the WASH team (including partners) elements of Public Health Engineering and Public Health Promotion for programme planning and implementation.
  • Ensure appropriate design, construction and implementation of WASH hardware is undertaken according to technical standards (SPHERE, Oxfam WASH Minimum standards).
  • Promote community mobilization and ensure participatory approaches (community engagement) in project design and implementation.
  • Carry out or lead assessments for effective planning and implementation of WASH projects for Gambella south Sudanese refugee response programme.
  • Undertake and document quality control and of all WASH activities – in the assigned camp locations and other project implementation sites as required, identify challenges, solutions and implement quality improvement plans.
  • Contribute to ensuring that all works are carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender and protection issues. In particular, to promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the work.
  • Contribute to the development of donor reports and funding proposals.
  • Liaise and coordinate with technical counterparts RRS, UNHCR, UNICEF and relevant authorities on the project follow-up and monitoring.
  • Ensure project result indicator monthly progress tracking and quality assurance of WASH indicators reporting.
  • Undertake other responsibilities as assigned by the line manager.

Technical Leadership

  • Technical assessment of the existing and WASH infrastructures in the camps and provide recommendations and lead implementation for improvement.
  • With the support of the PHE /PHP Team Carry out innovative and inclusive design, BOQs & community-led construction of durable sanitation at household, community & institutions (e.g., schools, health posts etc) level in consultation with the women & men beneficiaries, other partners; Consideration of context and cultural aspect and active engagement of beneficiaries will be key.
  • Ensure robust planning and implementation of community-based PHP strategies and interventions with strong gender and protection considerations.
  • To ensure effective integration of Public Health Engineering (PHE) and Public Health Promotion (PHP) in all WASH interventions.
  • Raise and follow up on RO, conduct equipment and materials inspections and ensure timely supply of materials to the site.
  • Develop and maintain tools to monitor project progress, financial commitments and expenditures against budgets as necessary.
  • Maintain budget plans & monitor spending for allocated all project budgets
  • Monitor utilization of inventories and work closely with others on effective and efficient use of resources and old grants.

Team Management and Capacity Building

  •  To lead and assist a team of national PHE and PHP professionals towards effective delivery of integrated WASH; this will include supporting recruitment, writing of job descriptions, work schedules, training plans and appraisals.
  • Build the capacity of Oxfam staff and partners through mentoring and coaching, on the job supervision and informal and formal training.  Contribute to the joint facilitation of inter-agency training initiatives where appropriate.
  • To design, plan, implement and monitor the work; accountability and transparency are addressed.

Programme learning and reporting

  •  Monitor and report regularly on progress and ensure that programme indicators related to all public health activities are set, measured and used effectively
  • Act as Camp based WASH focal point for liaison between the MEAL, Gender & Protection and WASH teams and ensure integration of MEAL and Gender-sensitive activities in the WASH programme.
  • Document and disseminate good practice examples from programme development and implementation.

Coordination and representation

  • Represent Oxfam in technical & camp coordination meetings such as the WASH Cluster, and with other technical agencies including government authorities, local, national and international NGOs and UN agencies.
  • Share good practice examples from Oxfam WASH programmes both internally and externally such as at inter-agency coordination meetings and contribute to Oxfam’s influencing efforts.
  • Take full charge and responsibilities of managing Camp office and overall programme with the support of the Programme Manager and camp coordinator.
  • Contributing to programme quality standards
  • Ensure that wherever possible an empowering approach to working with communities is employed.
  • Ensure that work aims to meet UNHCR and Sphere Standards and adheres to Oxfam’s emergency guidelines and protocols (Core Humanitarian Standards).
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender, protection and accessibility 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 peacebuilding, rather than community division.
  • Contribute to programme reviews and evaluations where appropriate.

Staff Management and Development

  • Coach, train, and mentor staff with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team and providing professional development guidance.
  • Supervise and mentor staff, including communicating clear expectations, and in partnership with the direct line supervisor, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and contributing to the annual performance reviews( Let’s talk)
  • Provide constructive feedback and counsel on appropriate career paths and professional development.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being; approve and manage all leave requests to ensure adequate coverage
  • Ensure a supportive working environment, which encourages staff to perform and develop, interact positively with each other and reflect Oxfam’s values in their daily work
  • Ensure well-being and safety of staff and provide a conducive working environment following Oxfam guidelines and SOPs on health and security management.
  • Promote teamwork and good working relationship among field team members, and between programme and support staff.

Staff Safety and security

  • Act as security focal point in the assigned camp areas liaise with the RRS and UNDSS to adhere to S&S protocols, remain alert on security issues update the camp-based staff.
  • In consultation with Refugee Response Programme Manager and safety coordinator, ensure effective mitigation recommendations are made to avert risks, threats and vulnerability
  • Timely updating and reporting of incidents to the field office management and security focal point.
  • Updated safety protocols are understood and followed by staff members, and all necessary security actions are being taken.
  • Clear communication to the team on incidents
  • Liaison with security stakeholders in areas of operation like RRS, UNDSSL

Job Requirements

Person specification

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


Our Values

  • Equality: We believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and to have the same rights and opportunities.
  • Empowerment: We acknowledge and seek to expand people’s agency over their lives and the decisions that impact them.
  • Solidarity: We join hands, support, and collaborate across boundaries in working towards a just and sustainable world.
  • Inclusiveness: We embrace diversity and difference and value the perspectives and contributions of all people and communities in their fight against poverty and injustice.
  • Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and inaction and hold ourselves accountable to the people we work with and for.
  • Courage: We speak truth to power and act with conviction on the justice of our causes. 


1. Be committed to equal opportunities: demonstrating sensitivity to cultural differences and gender equality.


2. Be willing to learn and apply gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity and inclusion across all aspects of your work.


3. 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.

Ensure you actively ADOPT OXFAM’S FEMINIST LEADERSHIP APPROACH and apply the principles and twelve practices in your work. Read more about this here:

Read this guide to find out more about what our values, organisational attributes and feminist leadership approach mean for how we work

For this role, we have selected three of the most relevant feminist Leadership practices for this role

1 Self-Awareness

Mutual accountability

Strategic Thinking and Judgment

 Experience, Knowledge & Competencies


  • MSc /BSc degree in Public Health Engineering, Public Health Promotion, Civil Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Environmental or Public Health or any related discipline with an excellent technical understanding and demonstrated experience on WASH.
  • Minimum of 7+ years of relevant working experience in WASH and humanitarian work with 2 years in WASH Team leader or Camp Manager position at field/camp level, preferably within an INGO or UN.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing WASH programmes with large budgets and teams.
  • Excellent understanding and demonstrated experience in implementing integrated PHE and PHP strategies and interventions.
  • A broad set of management skills (programme, financial, HR and logistics including excellent people management skills with a good understanding of team development.
  • Demonstrated experience of integrating MEAL, gender, protection and accessibility (inclusive) into emergency response programmes and longer-term strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with UN clusters, local authorities and implementing I/NGO partners.
  • Ability to manage the programme and support functions to ensure smooth operations and project implementation.
  • Proven experience in security management, particularly in monitoring and assessing situations
  • A high level of interpersonal, communications and representational skills
  • Excellent command of the English language and knowledge of the local language is an asset.
  • A proven record of mentoring and capacity building of teams and partners in complex contexts.
  • Diplomacy, tact and administrative skills in order to work with people at all programme levels and with external organisations as needed.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs.

  • Experience of working effectively within a large international agency including, in refugee response setting, previous experience with ECHO & UNHCR projects would be an added advantage
  • Good understanding of WASH programming in refugee response programming
  • Experience leading strategy development and implementation monitoring in collaboration with staff
  • An applicant with knowledge of the local language is preferable.

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