Sunday, February 12, 2012

Oxfam International Vacancies Feb 2012

Oxfam is seeking to fill the position of:

ECHO Project Manager

The Project Manager will ensure that all ECHO technical requirements are applied & maintained by all consortium’s members, provide timely and quality technical support to the PMU (Programme Manager Unit) through provision of advice as well as document and share results of field visits or any significant technical learning, best practices, and approaches/strategies with the PMU (via ECL) and concerned project managers and staff at field level.

The post holder will be expected to provide support in ensuring quality and timely reporting to Oxfam and the donor (ECHO), ensure that the programme is implemented in a cost effective, consultative, and participative way as well as represent Oxfam to government officials, UN agencies, other NGO staff, and donors as appropriate at project/programme level.

The incumbent of this position will be required to ensure that cross-cutting issues are incorporated into programme design and implementation, ensure implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems as well as undertake partner evaluations, partner capacity building and develop local level agreements where appropriate.

What we are looking for

To be successful in this role, you will be expected to have a Degree in Project Management or related field with significant experience in managing emergency and development projects, and a good understanding of relevant humanitarian and policy issues.

You will have a proven record of effective programme and people management, proven numeracy and financial management skills as well as demonstrable skills in influencing and negotiating with internal and external audiences.

You will be required to possess excellent team work skills, good communication (written and spoken English) skills as well the ability to take the initiative and make decisions with limited support in changing environments.

A more detailed job description and Person Specification can be found online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using Ref:INT5098


Finance and Support Manager

Purpose of the Job

To manage and coordinate the financial and administration aspects of the field office running that the financial planning and budgeting, accounting, support and administrative services are efficient and effective according to the set standards and procedures.

Required knowledge level

  • BA in Accounting or Financial management, full qualified CPA/ACCA,
  • Previous experience in managing donor grants including EC, ECHO,USAID
  • Fluency in English spoken and in writing,
  • Proficient computer skills,
  • High degree of integrity, discretion and personal conduct,
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing working conditions,
  • Self motivated, proactive with good judgment and initiative,
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills,
  • Ability to priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure,
  • Sensitive to diversity,
  • Able to work in a multicultural team,
  • Good inter-personal skills,
  • Able to work under minimum supervision, and
  • Good stress management.

    This position is offered for one year with a possibility for further renewal..

    Application procedure

    Applications (full curriculum vitae and motivation letter) to: vacancy [at] oxfamnovib.or.ke


    Country Human Resources Manager

    Role

    Reporting to the Business Support Manager, you are responsible for ensuring Oxfam’s programmes in DRC have sufficient HR systems and controls in place to allow our programmes to operate effectively, and to accommodate strategic changes in this very dynamic environment.

    You are responsible for designing and delivering a national human resources strategy to ensure that the basics of HR are in place throughout the country, as well as ensuring the successful delivery of the regional and corporate strategies at country level.

    You will need to influence high-level management within Oxfam to adopt new policies and to retain discipline to policies already in place. You will manage a team of 3 national staff in Goma and provide matrix management to the 8 field HR staff.

    Your initial objectives are to strengthen HR procedures and policies with the team of HR Officers across the country to ensure that legal risks arising from our human resources are minimised; to advise Programme Management on technical and strategic HR issues; and to support several key change management initiatives including implementation of the Oxfam International Single Management Structure.

    The position is based in Goma with regular field trips (app 40%) to support the programme teams.

    Person

    You know that strength and quality of a Programme comes directly from the individuals we hire, and that investment in our people increase the impact of Oxfam’s work, improving the lives of women, children and men in DRC.

    You must be a highly motivated and results-orientated HR specialist seeking a real challenge, with significant prior experience managing the legal risks associated with a workforce in similar environments, preferably with experience in French or Belgian-based employment law.

    It is essential that you bring substantial experience of people management preferably with a large and / or complex International NGO, as well as the ability to provide effective support to a multidisciplinary and multicultural team. You must be able to communicate fluently to different audiences in French, and competently in English.

    You will have a proven ability to work under pressure and to organise a high workload efficiently.

    This is an opportunity for an exceptional, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, who leads by example and has a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs.

    If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job description and apply online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using REF INT4XXX.

    The closing date for applications is: 15 February 2012.


    Loss Prevention Advisor

    The role

    You will lead in detailed analysis of previous fraud cases to enable an understanding of trends, high risk areas, systems/process weaknesses and context specific contributing factors. Lead on innovative approaches to build a network to ensure development of working groups with other NGO's, partners, donors, suppliers and the private sector to identify common trends and enable external solutions such as market changes etc. Contextualising policies and procedures to ensure they are able to prevent and detect fraud effectively.

    Advise the Regional Finance and Systems manager on general risk issues identified through fraud and corruption activities.

    Foster good relationships with Oxford loss prevention team to ensure organisational standards are maintained, reporting is complete and up to date and learning is shared.

    The Person

  • A professionally qualified Auditor /Forensic accountant/Investigator or proven experience
  • Knowledge and experience of loss reduction management frameworks and approaches
  • Extensive field experience preferably in Africa in Fraud/corruption investigation or in areas of Finance, Logistics or Human Resources
  • Facilitation, presentation and training skills
  • Sensitive approach to influencing change
  • Numeracy , Computer and financial skills
  • Diplomacy, tact and sensitivity to difference
  • Analytical and strategic planning skills and ability to handle multiple priorities

    About Oxfam

    A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There's enough wealth in this world to go around.

    It's not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It's unjustifiable.

    And it's not just their problem. It's ours too. At Oxfam we believe that with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice.

    Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we're looking for yours.

    How to apply:

    To Apply

    If you believe you fit the job and person profiles please send your application to hecajobs [at] oxfam.org.uk or apply online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using INT 5183.

    The closing date for applications is the 17th February 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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    Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Salary & Benefits: GBP. 24,245 - 30,853 net per annum plus attractive benefits

    Level: C1 Global

    Contract type:Open Ended

    The Role

    The post holder will provide regional analysis and updates on evolving food security situation and advise on emergency trends in times of acute crises within the HECA region.

    He/she should be able to link with the regional humanitarian capacity - building project to inform design and content and be in-charge of regional coordination, acting as a focal point in the regional food security and livelihoods group.

    Capacity development and programme support to establish and maintain an ongoing understanding of the current capacity of focus country teams, analysing vulnerability and risks to food and livelihood security and design appropriate EFSL response will be essential to this role.

    The Person

    To be successful in this role, you will be well qualified in a related area (rural development, livelihoods, agriculture etc).

    Disaster risk reduction and humanitarian programme experience within an NGO is essential.

    Technical leadership on food security and livelihood issues within pastoralist populations combined with proven ability of understanding and applying issues related to gender, HIV/AIDS in development and humanitarian contexts in the Horn of Africa will be critical.

    You will have experience in writing policy briefs and providing inputs to media and campaigns materials, evaluating the impact of livelihoods interventions and the analytical principles that structure household economic analysis and sustainable livelihoods.

    You will have good communication, facilitation and representation skills with proven ability and experience at supporting and influencing others through advisory roles within multicultural teams and a variety of levels of seniority.

    This is an opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs.

    How to apply:

    To apply

    If you believe you are the ideal candidate, please submit your application and CV in English detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using Ref INT. 5185.

    Closing date: 24 February 2012.

    We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.


    Regional Market Analyst and Support Programming Advisor

    INT 5190

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Salary & Benefits: GBP. 24,245 - 30,853 net per annum plus attractive benefits

    Level: C1 Global

    Contract type: Fixed term – 1 year

    The role

    You will lead in regular monitoring of markets in the region as well as in Oxfam project areas in countries to capture trends and inform programme designs and regional/country strategies.

    Provide an integrated national, regional and global market analysis, to regional programme staff, SRMT & country management.

    Provide regional advisors & country programme teams with support in market analysis and identification of market support programming opportunities. Provide a link between OGBs Private Sector work and its wider Livelihoods & Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods (EFSL) Programmes.

    What we’re looking for

  • A minimum of 5 years involvement in development & humanitarian response work of which at least 2 years must be spent on working on markets based programming,
  • Strong conceptual and practical understanding of socio-economic development & the role of markets in poverty reduction and conflict mitigation
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevance of market analysis and support programming in the field, including the constraints, sensitivities and risks associated with such work

    This is an opportunity for dedicated and highly motivated professionals, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs.

    If you believe you are the ideal candidate, please submit your application and CV in English detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone and Skype contactsonline at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs.

    The closing date: 24 February 2012.

    We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

    Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer.

    Disclaimer

    You are not required to pay any fees to apply for jobs at Oxfam.

    Oxfam does not conduct recruitment through agents


    Regional Protection Advisor

    INT 5191

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Salary & Benefits: GBP. 24,245 - 30,853 net per annum plus attractive benefits

    Level: C1 Global

    Contract type: Fixed term – 1 year

    The role

    You will provide specialist protection advice and support and be the main point of reference within HECA region on Oxfam’s approach to and work on protection.

    Carry out protection analysis of specific crises, including conflict analysis, and make recommendations for actions to be taken by Oxfam to ensure safe programming and options for the mainstreaming/integration of protection activities into the response including risk management

    Advise on the inclusion of protection (in line with organisational policy and guidance, based on priorities, skills and capacity) in the assessment, design, implementation and evaluation phases of all Oxfam GB’s humanitarian and conflict-affected programmes in HECA.

    What we’re looking for

  • A minimum of 3 years involvement in humanitarian response work, preferably in field-based protection work in conflict or insecure environments.
  • Strong conceptual and practical understanding of protection issues and specifically Oxfam GB’s approach to and role in protection work.
  • Knowledge and understanding of protection at the field level, including the constraints, sensitivities and risks associated with such work
  • Demonstrable experience of linking protection concerns to various levels of advocacy & development of evidence-based advocacy on protection concerns.

    This is an opportunity for dedicated and highly motivated professionals, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs.

    If you believe you are the ideal candidate, please submit your application and CV in English detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone and Skype contactsonline at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs.

    The closing date: 24 February 2012.

    We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

    Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer.

    Disclaimer

    You are not required to pay any fees to apply for jobs at Oxfam.

    Oxfam does not conduct recruitment through agents

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