Program and Influencing Manager (INT6094) - Oxfam

Program and Influencing Manager (INT6094) - Oxfam

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

The Role

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team and the default Deputy Country Director, as well as Head of Programmes, the Programme and Influencing Manager ensures that the country programme delivers a coherent policy and influencing strategy to tackle the injustice of poverty through leading programme planning and implementation using the one programme approach in line with the Oxfam Zimbabwe’s Programmatic Strategic Framework 2016- 2020.

This position will be responsible for programme development & resource mobilisation, advocacy & influencing, capacity building of partners and people movements and people management. The Programmes and Influencing Manager, over and above the responsibilities described above, is part of the first line of Oxfam responders in the event of a humanitarian crisis being declared, therefore can be assigned to support and/or lead the response as part of our organisational commitment to saving lives while ensuring commitments to donors and beneficiaries on ongoing basis.

What we are looking for

Our next Programs and Influencing manager will require the following:

Advanced degree in Public Policy, Economics, International Relations, Development Studies, Social Sciences or relevant qualification
Minimum of 4 years working experience in similar position
Significant work experience, including policy influencing, networking and alliance building with other agencies and civil society in Zimbabwe
A thorough understanding of the policy environment and its impact on poverty reduction interventions is critical for this position
Excellent understanding of different aspects of quality programming (for example: partnership, participation, accountability, innovation, gender and monitoring, evaluation and learning) and how these can be incorporated into different interventions
Proven evidence of leadership skills including the ability to challenge, motivate and develop direct reports and terms
Understanding of gender issues in development and humanitarian programming, including key challenges and approaches to mainstreaming gender into programme design and management

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Policy and Influencing, to act as key contributor to reducing poverty, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their technical Foodsystems, Gender, Extractives fields etc, training and development, offers 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. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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 respond to three key questions related to your experience in Program management, policy and influencing. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. You need not comment on your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Created: December 04, 2019
Category: Ngo, Social Services, Kubatana
Expiry Date: Dec. 15, 2019

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