Communications and Knowledge Management– WASH Specialist (Home based with time in the Oxfam HQ in Oxford)


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Communications and Knowledge Management– WASH Specialist (Home based with time in the Oxfam HQ in Oxford)

Communications and Knowledge Management– WASH Specialist (INT2838)

Location:Home based with time in the Oxfam HQ in Oxford

Salary:18,600 GBP per annum for a 3 day week (equivalent of full salary of 31,000 GBP pa)
Hours:3 days per week
Job Type:Fixed Term
Closing Date:30 September 2016

Salary : 18,600 GBP per annum for a 3 day week (equivalent of full salary of 31,000 GBP pa)

Duration: Fixed term contract of 2 years with possible extension.

Part time: Minimum of 3 days per week with potential for additional inputs in the inception and key stages in the project. Subject to interest and availability, there is potential to secure additional project assignments.

Location: Home-based contract with 1-2 days per week (hot-desking) in Oxford office

Job Role: As part of Oxfam’s Global Humanitarian Team, the Communications and Knowledge Management (Wash) Specialist will play a key role in the delivery of a programme of a 3 year programme activity by the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) led by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). The programme aims to increase and improve the use of the SuSanA platform through a clear communications plan and platform improvements and subsequently to demonstrate improvements in the impact that use of the SuSanA Platform has on members’ work in sanitation. The position will lead an engagement, outreach and dissemination program involving with Oxfam staff in Public Health Engineering and Public Health Promotion teams, and promote interest and involvement from Oxfam’s partners in country offices with relevant WASH programmes.

Overall responsibilities:

Promote SuSanA network internally in line with areas of Oxfam’s thematic focus.

Encourage staff from the country offices to participate in the SuSanA platform and feedback into discussion forums, WG activities, SuSanA library.

Support the leads and co-leads of the Working Groups on ‘Emergency and reconstruction (WG 8 ), ‘Sanitation systems, technology options, hygiene and health’ (WG 4), ‘Public Awareness, Advocacy and Civil Society Engagement’ (WG 9), and ‘Community, Rural and School’ (WG 7).

Lead knowledge management and outreach program in specific thematic areas.

Moderate specific thematic discussions /webinars relevant to the SuSanA Working Groups.

Provide support to the work of the SuSanA secretariat e.g. support to e-conferences, webinars etc

Eligibility and Qualifications of Successful Candidate

a) EDUCATION: Advanced university degree related to WASH covering public health engineering and/or public health promotion. A relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.

b) WORK EXPERIENCE: Overseas work experience in the development, planning and implementation of WASH programming including aspect of knowledge management, communications and capacity building activities.

c) LANGUAGES: Fluency in English

Applicants need to be resident in the UK or have the right to work in the UK, in a position to work predominantly from home and residing in a location where it is possible to commute to the Oxfam office in Oxford.

Oxfam encourages women and people of ethnic minorities to apply.


Applicants should submit their application on line via before 5 pm on 30th September 2016. You application should include your CV (maximum 4 pages) with recent references and a 2 page covering letter succinctly presenting your relevant experience and skills, the reason why you have applied for the position and why you consider yourself to be the right person for the position.

Applications should be available for interview in Oxford in the week following the deadline.

Note: The offer to the selected candidate will be subject to approval of funds to SEI from the donor.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Attachments: Oxfam GHT - Job Description - Sept 2016 - SuSanA - COMMUNICATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (WASH) SPECIALIST.pdf (267.75 KB)
Dr. Jonathan Parkinson
Principal Consultant – Water and Sanitation
IMC Worldwide Ltd, Redhill, United Kingdom
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