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Public Health Engineer Assistant at Oxfam

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
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Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty

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.


All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here:


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.


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.

Oxfam in Malawi is currently working to support the people affected by the cyclone Freddy districts


We are looking for a candidate to fill the position of Public Health Engineer Assistant to support Oxfam humanitarian response in Mangochi Office



  • The PHE assistant will be responsible for supervising the overall Water and sanitation activities implemented by Oxfam and will be reporting to Public Health Engineer Officer.
  • Provide technical support and advice to communities/partners where Oxfam working with in programme areas.
  • To ensure timely implementation of planned water and sanitation activities.
  • Delegated authority to supervise communities/partners at the activities implemented.
  • Communicates largely to internal staff as well as external contacts/target audiences to support work at the ground
  • Collecting information from village level and report to Public Health Engineer officer will can use to promote and influence



  • To supervise and ensure the overall water and sanitation activities implemented by communities/partners following the detail drawing design (plan) and details Bills of quantities to be use
  • Establish weekly work plan as per direction given by Public Health Engineer Officer and follow-up and monitoring of its implementation
  • Ensure accountability principles and system are correctly in place and used
  • Linking with grassroots / organisations, and collaborate with the community / village leaders to ensure sharing of information and sustainability of project implementation
  • Carrying out training activities in the communities level
  • Monitor progress of Oxfam participation in communities’ workplan vis-a-vis targets and indicators
  • Propose plan of activities per village requiring Oxfam support (material, financial and logistic).
  • Providing list activities per villages requiring Oxfam lobbying to other organisations (NGOs, UN, government) and submit to Public Health Team Leader.
  • Implementing backing mechanism and monitoring & evaluation tools within the assigned communities
  • Coordinate with Public Health Engineer Officer to ensure proper implementation and monitoring
  • In coordination with Logistics team, ensure proper procedures for use and storage of material delivered are in place within the assigned communities
  • Submission of regular reports as required



  • Communication, interpersonal and mobilisation skills
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Ability to organise and run training course and workshops within communities
  • Ability to write brief reports and share information
  • Experience of working with communities
  • Experience and understanding of teamwork
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Ability to understand gender issues within communities and Oxfam team
  • Commitment to the aims and beliefs of Oxfam and able to represent Oxfam to communities
  • Good knowledge and understanding of public health, and livelihoods development work
  • Initiative and tenacity to achieve results


Please send your application, quoting the relevant job title, and providing a supporting statement clearly explaining your interest in and addressing the key competencies for the post. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Closing date for receiving applications is 22nd May 2023.