Job posted by: Oxfam GB
Posted on: February 19, 2014
Career Opportunity:Humanitarian Programme Coordinator
The post is to be based in Yangon and opened to International applicants and advertised globally.
We are one of the leading international NGOs where like-minded people are working towards a common goal, especially in community development, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian response, civil society development, and women's empowerment. To strengthen our rapidly growing team, we are looking for high caliber candidate for below position. If you have a passion and willingness to commit for long term, you have found the great place to cultivate your skill!
The role: To lead the Oxfam humanitarian programme in Myanmar, ensuring its relevancetothe local context, connectivity with national, regional and international initiatives and structures and compliance with internal and external quality standards
Level: National Plus, C1
Employment term:Fixed Term
Report to:Country Director
What we offer:Respectful and empowered working environment,
Life insurance, Medical+ dental + optical benefits,
Competitive salary and Career advancement opportunities,
Generous leave entitlement
·In collaboration with CLT members and other in-country colleagues (including programme support and technical advisors), to lead the development and constant review of the Myanmar Humanitarian strategy, ensuring focus on organizational priorities and international standards and principles and incorporating the role of partners.
·To support the Country LeadershipTeam and the Country Management Team in ensuring on-going analysis of humanitarian trends in Myanmar, their implications and response options.
·Be an active member of the Country Leadership team which provides strategic oversight to the entire country programme.
·To ensure the sustenance of adequate emergency preparedness and response capacity within Oxfam and partners through regular review of the country contingency and preparedness plans based on consultations internally and with external stakeholders (partners, government, UN etc).
·To coordinate and oversight manage the existing Oxfam humanitarian programme, with current focus on Kachin and Rakhine, as well as any new responses to humanitarian emergencies, including ensuring contract management and adequate reporting.
·To coordinate the humanitarian activities of all Oxfam affiliates within Myanmar[CD1].
·To ensure that Oxfam humanitarian work in the Myanmar adheres to humanitarian principles, relevant policy commitments and minimum standards
·To lead the humanitarian proposal development process ensuring appropriate inputs from country based (especially the Funding team), regional and HO Oxfam staff.
·To promote systematic programme review/evaluation to ensure that lessons learnt are documented and shared in-country, and with staff from the region. To make sure learning effectively informs future responses.
·To work with staff and partners to enhance their monitoring against key indicators, and where relevant share internal analysis to aid the wider humanitarian community's understanding of risks and trends. Identify reliable information sources including forecasting/early warning systems and resource organisations. Establish, contribute to and use networks for information collation and coordination purposes
·To ensure that women's rights are at the forefront of preparedness, response and risk reduction programming.
·To work with the Associate Country Director and the development programme team to support all programmes of Oxfam and partners in risk reduction programming by ensuring incorporation of effective mechanisms and approaches to building resilience
·In collaboration with managers and partners undertake necessary capacity building for humanitarian action
·identify staff across sectors (management, technical and programme support) able to assume humanitarian response functions.
·establish a tailored training / accompaniment programme and coach staff and partners in order to achieve the objectives set in the plan.
·coordinate and facilitate implementation of training events
·monitor progress of capacity building in initiatives and modify plans/inputs accordingly in consultation with managers
·To consolidate networks and alliances in support of effective advocacy.
·Workings with the technical leads ensure coherence of analysis and message in relation to good practice in food security and WASH.
·Working closely with the Policy and Communications Manager and Humanitarian Policy Advisor, lead on broader humanitarian advocacy, including enhancing humanitarian space, accountability, women's rights, funding and identifying appropriate areas of research.
·In emergencies, work with CD / Country Leadership Team to provide recommendations on response options and be instrumental in ensuring assessments are undertaken in good time with communications provided for use by the wider organization. To lead on relevant programme design and resourcing, preparation of concept papers and proposal writing.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:
·At least 5 years experience in developing and managing humanitarian programmes (preparedness, response and risk reduction), with a thorough understanding and proven application of humanitarian principles.
·Commitment to and experience in building local capacities in assessment, design and management of humanitarian programmes and projects. This includes good understanding of community participatory approaches and monitoring.Proven analytical skills and ability to work with others to develop strategy.
·Strong leadership and ability to motivate teams as well as to influence actors inside and outside the organisation
·Strong management skills and ability to manage a diverse team across multiple geographical locations
·Financial management skills and experience in risk management
·Knowledge and experience of promoting gender equity, and an active commitment to promoting the rights of marginalised people in all aspects of programme work.
·Experience in monitoring and evaluation and accountability to beneficiary communities
·The ability to prioritise, problem solve and meet agreed deadlines
·An ability to play an active external influencing role, with an ability to nuance messaging appropriately and negotiate in a non-confrontational / non-alienating manner.
·Demonstrated facilitation, coaching and mentoring skills; balanced with a proven record of humanitarian leadership. This includes the ability to challenge, motivate and develop a team through periods of programme change as well as an ability to identify training needs and facilitate training.
·Experience of working in conflict context / protracted crises.
·To lead on the development of fundraising proposals and produce clear and quality reports (financial and narrative) that demonstrates good accountability
·Willingness to work flexible hours and to travel frequently within and outside the country including to remote areas.
·Ability to work across programmes according to Oxfam's approach as a multi-mandate organisation working in humanitarian, development and advocacy.
·Excellent interpersonal and team skills, as well as, ability to work independently
·Fluency in both written and spoken English.
·Ability to adapt to cultural contexts and to work with respect for diversity.
·Commitment to Oxfam's overall aims and beliefs, including equal opportunities and gender equity in all aspects of Oxfam's work.
·Commitment to Humanitarian Principles and Action. Knowledge of the Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards
Training and experience in Disasters Preparedness/Emergency Response.
Closing date:12th March 2014, 5:00 PM
How to apply:Please state applied position in email subject line and send to
Human Resources Department through firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxfam office, Lanmadaw Plaza, Tower A- #02-01, #02-02, Tower B- #02-01, Corner of Lanmadaw Street and Mahabandula Road, Latha Township 11131, Yangon, Myanmar.
Phone: +95 (0)1 378794 to 96 and 379 936
Detail and complete job profile is available upon request.
We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.