Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
Do you have substantial international experience of budgeting, planning, programme cycle management, preferably in an international NGO/operational UN agency/equivalent?
Do you have demonstrable knowledge/experience of the full project/programme management cycle?
Do you have significant experience of managing complex budgets excellent project financial management skills?
If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you.
The purpose of the role is to: manage and lead the programme so it delivers its objectives, meets donor requirements, and ensures programme learning is effective; position GRAISEA as an influential programme in the region, known for its innovation and capable of being a catalyst for broader change.
As a programme manager, you will engage with external institutions for learning and influence, and will provide appropriate management support to programme staff based in a Programme Management Unit, in country programmes and in other Oxfam affiliates.
As a member of the Asia Leadership Team, and of the Inclusive Markets Practice Group in OGB, the you will also contribute to Oxfam’s work beyond the management of GRAISEA itself.
What we are looking for
We are looking for an exceptional Programme Manager who is motivated by the potential that different approaches to value chains, can provide to sustainable development.
You will need to be able to lead and coordinate a team to deliver a complex programme across 5 countries, working with Oxfam country teams, advisors from multiple Oxfam affiliates, and multiple national and regional partners and the Oxfam International Platform in Asia. You will have sound financial skills and significant budget management experience.
You will need sensitivity to a broad range of women’s rights issues. Demonstrated success in complex project management is essential. Aspects of project implementation will be carried out by other teams – e.g. Oxfam country teams – so the ability to motivate and ensure quality delivery, even where no direct management line exists will be critical. Across the programme standard approaches to critical themes such as women’s economic empowerment and climate resilience need to be developed and used as a basis for collective learning and influencing. You will ensure project staff from diverse backgrounds and interests are working together as ‘one programme’ rather than a set of separate projects.
The role requires an individual who can represent the programme in the region with Governments, international agencies, donors and the private sector. The post-holder will be expected to represent Oxfam’s values at all times. Since the GRAISEA programme aims to significantly change the way private sector works in Asia, experience with development and the role of private sector is essential.
The role is part of the Asia Leadership Team and is expected to contribute to the Asia Regional Strategy, looking to add value and leverage impact where applicable.
This role will give you an opportunity to with a group of passionate people with fair pay and competitive benefits package
Our values and commitment to safeguarding
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, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.
The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
How to apply
As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.
Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.