Public Health Engineer Assistant- National Role

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Public Health ENgineer Assistant





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.



Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty.

About oxfam


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 the international confederation Oxfam.

our teamTo reduce public health risks and contribute to a life with dignity for Syrian refugees in Lebanon through the construction of water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.job purposeThis position will be part of an integrated Humanitarian programme in the Bekaa Valley. The WASH component will include both public health engineering and public health promotion activities with the aim of providing comprehensive WASH assistance to vulnerable persons. This position, primarily being field-based with daily field visits, will work in informal tented settlements and host communities to ensure community engagement with hygiene activities and practices.




core details



Internal Grade:




Job Family:


Contract type:

Fixed Term

This role reports to:

Public Health Engineer Officer

Key relationships/interactions:

Other Project Staffs, Partner Staffs

Screening checks:

All successful candidates will be screened through Refinitiv World-Check One to comply with counter terrorism and financial sanctions regulations.


key responsibilities



Programme Implementation

  • To work with the implementation partners and contractors on assigned tasks as set by the PHE Officer a/o PHE Senior Officer
  • To follow up and monitor workers at the work site and ensure all the construction or rehabilitation of infrastructure and water and sanitation facilities are in accordance to technical specification and method statements.
  • To follow the works implemented, including daily and weekly site visit
  • To report regularly, verbally and in writing to the PHE Officer a/o PHE Senior Officer
  • With the PHE D2, establish systems and controls for daily site checks and documentation.
  • Create and maintain a good relationship with the implementing partners and construction workers and sub-contractors.
  • To produce non-conformance reports, establish a database and contribute to the close out of non-conformance.
  • With the guidance of the PHE Officer ensure that health and safety monitoring is incorporated into all daily site supervision activities.
  • To ensure that all PHE programmes activities take gender issues fully into account. This includes the introduction of mechanisms to enable women to participate in decision making around public health engineering issues.
  • Maintain a good relationship with the implementing partners.
  • Responsible for keeping a log of all 'lessons learnt" during the project.
  • Ensure a photographic diary is maintained.



  • As requested, participate in WaSH field-based meetings with other stakeholders.
  • Actively participate in weekly team meetings.
  • Collect and report community level programme information.


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


Person specification

How this will be assessed?[1]

Note to candidates: Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organisational 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.





Technical Test


Key Organisational 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 undertake Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adherence of relevant policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible


Organisational 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




Essential - Experience, Knowledge, Qualifications & Competencies



1 year of relevant experience or is a student of engineering.



Diplomacy, tact and administrative skills to work with people


The post holder should be at ease in working with local communities and Syrian refugees.


Well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations


Good written and spoken English and spoken Arabic




Civil, Mechanical or Environmental Engineering student or degree qualified (or other relevant qualification). Experience could substitute for a formal qualification, but not vice versa






[1] Whilst we make every effort to indicate how the candidates will be assessed against a criterion, this is subject to change and may be influenced by the quality of applications.

Last modified: 
10 Aug, 2020
Intervention Sector(s):
Refugees, Water sanitation and hygiene
Application Deadline:
Monday, 24 August 2020
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
7 months
As per scale
Salary Range:
1200 to 1500 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
Experience Requirements:
1 to 2 years
Arabic Language:
English Language:
French Language:
  • Lebanon
  • Beqaa
  • Zahleh