1947 - WE-Care Programme Manager

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Posted: 06/01/2023 08:01
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In Line with Oxfam Values
Location: Nairobi
Level: Administrative
Deadline: 16/03/2023 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line with Oxfam Values
Job Type: Fixed Term

  Closing date: 15th January 2023@ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Location: Nairobi

Contract: Fixed Term (6 months)

One Oxfam Grade: C1

Salary and benefits: In line with Oxfam Values

Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the stated location 


Who We Are

For over 50 years, Oxfam has been working in the Horn, East, and Central Africa (HECA) region, focussing its programs on the following countries: Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Sudan, and Uganda. We have a strong network of country teams who deliver our work and augmented by regional and global capacity on fundraising, advocacy and learning advisory support.

From humanitarian response to our work on helping crisis-affected people rebuild their lives, we aim to support activities that will achieve change at scale at all levels. Raising the voices of the communities we work with is critical to influencing a sustainable shift in local, national, regional, and global policies and practices of both state and private sectors.

Our vision is to contribute to a transformed and stable Horn, East and Central Africa region, where people exercise their right to challenge power and have dignity and security to drive transformative change in their lived experiences.

The Role

The We-Care Programme Manager will lead and shape the multi-country WE-Care programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery and supporting good communication and relationships with country teams, partners, and donors. The post-holder will put in place and ensure the maintenance of programme management systems that ensure effective programme delivery and quality reporting.

The key responsibilities and accountabilities will include programme management including implementation, planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation; relationship management and strategic partnerships including donor, governments relation, civil society, and private sector relations; policy and advocacy; fundraising; programme development; learning, knowledge development, and capacity                       building. The position holder will also matrix manage the Senior Adviser Communications Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Adviser, and Finance Officer.

For more information, please see the Job Description

The person

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual with the following:

  • Postgraduate Degree in relevant field.
  • At least 5 years programme management and leadership skills and experience, preferably in a complex environment in developing countries.
  • Demonstrable knowledge/experience of the full project/programme management cycle
  • Demonstrated commitment to feminist leadership.
  • Demonstrated people/team management experience and experience supporting team members from a distance, requiring strong self-awareness and inter-personal skills.
  • Good experience of donor relationship development and all aspects of donor reporting.
  • Experience of managing strong MEAL systems - including ensuring programmes produce credible documentation and evidence for donor reporting and auditing.
  • Expertise in developing and facilitating working relationships with local stakeholders. Direct experience of facilitating multi stakeholder initiatives is essential.
  • Experience of managing contractors and ensuring quality and timely delivery.
  • Strong understanding or programme quality issues (partnership, accountability, gender, and women’s rights, generating and using evidence for learning and accountability) including a demonstrated ability to manage for quality programmes.
  • Capacity to coordinate processes remotely, including in complex and multi-country programmes.
  • Ability to travel up to 10 weeks a year

Our offer

At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.

Oxfam is committed to providing a competitive compensation package based on a 36-hour work week.

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour 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 will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted






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