Oxfam is a worldwide organisation that employs over 6,000 people in more than 80 countries to overcome poverty and suffering. Oxfam works for a world where resources and power are distributed more equally and where everyone’s rights to a livelihood,
Oxfam is a worldwide organisation that employs over 6,000 people in more than 80 countries to overcome poverty and suffering. Oxfam works for a world where resources and power are distributed more equally and where everyone’s rights to a livelihood, basic services, protection from violence, and a say in their future are upheld. A world in which everyone enjoys the same opportunities – regardless of gender, race, culture, or physical ability. To fulfi l this dream, we are seeking to recruit for the following position.
Programme Manager Northern Karamoja
National Contract, Based in Kotido
You will provide leadership for Oxfam GB’s Karamoja Programme, which seeks to contribute to a reduction in the marginalisation and the promotion of long-term sustainable development for the population of Karamoja. This broad, partnership-based, programme aims to promote secure and resilient livelihoods for poor women and men in Karamoja through support to livestock and crop-based livelihoods, the promotion of market-based livelihoods in the region, the strengthening livelihoods-supporting services (water and animal health), increased engagement of citizens with government in planning and accountability, encouraging a policy environment that empowers women and men and their livelihoods, and deliberately promotes equal gender relations, women’s empowerment and an end to violence against women.
You will be responsible for the successful achievement of all programme results, through effective planning, monitoring and management of operations, people and fi nances. You will manage a programme team and offi ce based in Kotido, and maintain effective external relationships with all key stakeholders in the region, and specifi cally the districts of Kotido and Kaabong. You will report to the Kampala-based Livelihoods Coordinator, and work within the Oxfam Joint Country Analysis and Strategy. You will be responsible for security management, and the consistent implementation of all Oxfam policies, donor and legal requirements.
You will bring your experience of programme leadership and management, your knowledge of livelihoods in dryland environments and a commitment to the promotion of pastoralist livelihoods adapted to a modern setting, and your commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment to the role, to lead an effective and efficient team that contributes to transformative change for this marginalised region of the country.
You should have a minimum fi rst degree, and preferably a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent substantial experience (minimum of 5 years) in a similar role (primarily gendersensitive, dryland and pastoralist livelihoods development, preferably with experience of market-oriented livelihoods). As important, you should have an demonstrated ability to manage programmes effectively to scope, budget, time and quality, exhibiting the full range of project management skills (operations, people and fi nances).
You should have demonstrated commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment, and practical experience of mainstreaming this into livelihoods programming. Good experience of monitoring, evaluation and effective reporting is a must. Good writing skills in English, and experience of successful donor proposal preparation are essential.
You should have proven experience of working with partner organisations and of effectively managing and supporting them to deliver against wider project objectives and build their capacity. You should have an understanding of & commitment to mainstreaming crosscutting issues – gender, governance, resilience & HIV/AIDS. Strong communication skills both written and spoken, with internal and external audiences will be essential.
You will be adaptable and fl exible, able to demonstrate cultural and gender sensitivity, well organised with capacity to achieve results, and a team player. Experience of security management, and a willingness to live and work in a remote, insecure environment are needed.
How To Apply
Please submit your application and CV in English detailing your experience for the post and include a daytime telephone contacts to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for all positions is 17.00 on Wednesday 25th July 2012. Please note that interviews will be scheduled for early August and contacted candidates should be available.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please don’t send your academic credentials with your application, Only CVs. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.
Deadline: 25th July 2012