Job posted by: Oxfam GB
Posted on: February 28, 2014
OXFAM is looking for a dynamic and ambitious manager to take on its most interesting and challenging position in Kenya. If you have the energy, the ideas and the right management skills, we believe that, by building effective working relationships with strategic partners, you can make a world of difference in the lives of people living in one of the most marginalized counties in Kenya.
What we do
Oxfam in Kenya implements an exciting and dynamic programme; incorporating longer term development with emergency response and influential advocacy policy work. Oxfam Kenya is pro-actively engaging in the great changes taking place in Kenya including the devolution of government, the discovery of Oil, the expansion of informal urban settlements and the building of county and national level institutions and coordination fora. Oxfam increasingly works in partnership with Kenyan civil society, government and private sector organizations.
Leading and representing one of Oxfam largest and high profile programmes in its global portfolio at this unique juncture in Kenya's social, political and economic development. The Programme Coordinator (PC) leads the Oxfam team and its work in Turkana and manages a portfolio of innovative programmes that seek to support tailor made programs for different parts of the population through promoting markets based livelihoods, reducing the need for perpetual food distributions, increasing the resilience of all people to external shocks and ensuring that the discovery of oil will benefit local population. Oxfam seeks to contribute to the success of Kenya's devolution programme, working with and supporting new government structures, promoting peace and empowering women and all citizens to have a voice and hold leaders to account.
The Programme Coordinator will lead and manage the Turkana programme with specific focus on program development, innovation and representation, , responsible for a multi million pound budget, a large staff, complex donor relations, local advocacy and Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL). The PC represents Oxfam in the county and represents the county in Oxfam's Country Management Team and country strategy for Oxfam in Kenya.
What we are looking for
You will have: Strategic thinking and experience to recognise the enormous potential present in Kenya's arid lands. You will have the ambition and commitment to social and economic justice to help realise that potential for the delivery of rights for Kenya's most marginalised people. You will also have a minimum of a first degree in social sciences, coupled with in-depth experience of managing complex development and/or humanitarian projects.
Further required skills and abilities can be found on the job profile (see links below).
How to apply
More than 8,000 people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we're looking for yours. To find out more about this role and to apply online, visit jobs.oxfam.org.uk and quote ref: INT0238. All applications must include details of work experience that are tailored to demonstrate proven success against the responsibilities and competencies outlined in this Job Profile. The closing date for receiving applications is 10th March 2014.
For more information/to apply, visit: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/502/description/