Community Outreach Officer


- Amman, Jordan
Posted In 18/8/2013
Job Description
To assist the Oxfam’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Protection and Cash assistance program in host communities in the implementation of a community based approach related to water, sanitation, hygiene, protection and cash transfers and ensure that projects objectives are met. Moreover, to strengthening accountability both at community and Oxfam levels and ensure that support is extended to the displaced families and host community population i.e. men, women, female-headed households to benefit from the projects.

•As part of the technical team assigned to host communities project’s areas you will represent the ARDD/Oxfam on site and be responsible for organising and implementing the technical aspect of the cash transfer, WASH and protection programme.
•As Community Outreach Officer of your assigned area you will be responsible to manage and monitor the activities of community facilitators to implement part of the technical public health promotional, protection and cash transfer activities.
•carry out assessments in the field of water, sanitation, hygiene protection emergency food security and livelihood, contribute to analysis of assessment results and provide recommendation for future programme activities.
•Work pattern is a mixture of proactive and project work, no routine and often high pressure.
•Required to make sound judgements regularly within agreed processes
•Communication largely with internal staff (including internationally) also with some external contacts/target audiences to support operational work.
•Communication with Oxfam’s partners through the project team in different locations.
•Assist the project team and partners for quality delivery of the programme, building accountability and documenting learning.
•Provide support to the implementation and monitoring of cash transfers, hygiene kit and voucher distribution in informal settlements and host communities;

Job Category

Job Requirements


Min: 3 Years

Career Level


Job Type

Full Time


2 Open Positions





Degree Level

Bachelor's degree

Faculty / Institute



Social Work





Residence Location



Arabic - Fluent / Excellent
English - Fluent / Excellent

Own a Car


Have Driving License


Job Skills
•Graduate from a recognised university (Social Science);
•At least 3 years experience of work in emergency or development context projects preferably at least in one of the following field: water, sanitation and hygiene and/or protection, emergency food security and livelihoods;
•Good knowledge in community mobilisation and training;
•Previous experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning is a plus;
•Able to collect, enter and analyse data against project indicators;
•Experience in conducting assessments (based on quantitative and qualitative approaches);
•Fluent written and spoken English and Arabic;
•Experience of working in a multicultural team;
•Good coordination skills;
•Strong commitment to gender equality and social justice;
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
•Proven knowledge of computerised systems; high degree of computer literacy and word processing and spreadsheet skills;
•Ability to work under pressure, ability to prioritize and commitment to meet deadlines;
•Ability to travel extensively;
•Experience in and the ability to train people;
•Commitment to the aims and objectives of Oxfam;
•Potential and flexibility of attitude to learn;
About The Company

Oxfam is a global movement of people working towards a world without poverty. And we won't rest until we get the job done.
Oxfam Great Britain is a member of Oxfam International, a confederation of 17 independent national organisations working in more than 90 countries.

We respond fast in emergencies, and stay to help people rebuild their lives. We work on long-term projects with communities determined to shape a better future for themselves. And we campaign for genuine, lasting change.

Here's a snapshot of what makes us tick, and how we work - plus links to explore further.

We believe in people
It ll starts with one simple fact: all human lives are of equal value and full of potential. Experience tells us with the right support and training, people can work their own way out of poverty.

We work better together
Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. Oxfam partners with organisations who have unique local expertise, connections and experience. Doing so not only saves us time and money, but also helps.

We're experienced
We've been hard at work for 70 years and we work in more than 90 countries*. But we're still always willing to learn and keep looking for new ways to make an even bigger difference. Our history speaks for itself.

We're experts
We're a world expert in providing water and sanitation, and emergency response. In 2010/11 alone, generous public donations helped us reach 6.5 million people affected by conflict and disasters. We know a thing or two about long-term development and tackling the causes of poverty too!

We're open and transparent
We're humbled by the amazing trust our supporters put in us - but we don't take it for granted. We know it matters to you that we're completely upfront about what we do and how we do it. It matters to us too. Because only by spending every single penny wisely can we be sure that we're changing

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