Job Summary


National posting (Zimbabwean national or holder of legal work permit to be presented at interviews stage) Contract type: Fixed Term – 2 years
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty. Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.
As a confederation, our values are Accountability, Empowerment and Inclusiveness.
Empowerment: Everyone, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can be a catalyst for change.
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 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 employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
Background Oxfam started working in Southern Africa in the 1980s. Since then, we have implemented both development and humanitarian programmes to support practical and innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty. We work with local stakeholders to find lasting solutions to the root causes which keep people in poverty. Oxfam is currently collaborating with the Government, international and local CSOs, UN Agencies and other stakeholders. Oxfam envisions Southern African countries to be free of extreme inequality and injustice; a society where citizens and particularly women across all age groups claim and exercise their rights and responsibilities and can influence decisions that affect their lives. Our regional program aims to promote women’s rights, good governance and accountability, resilient livelihoods, as well as enhance preparedness, reduce vulnerability to disaster and ensure an effective response to humanitarian crises.

Duties and Responsibilities

Job Purpose
To lead on the development and implementation of the Oxfam SAF Humanitarian strategy including humanitarian policy and advocacy work for SAF as part of the overall response to the different emergencies in line with the emergency response team mission and provide technical support on humanitarian protection and safe programming for SAF Programmes. The position will lead on the delivery DRR/Resilience building programmes, humanitarian
response and campaigns, advocacy, and media work regionally, and support the delivery of SAF and global objectives in relation emergencies.

Qualifications and Experience

The person
We are looking for an individual who is dynamic, charismatic and credible leader with the following:
• Self-Awareness
• Vision Setting
• Influencing
• Good understanding of key humanitarian issues, institutions and policy debates linked to different types of emergencies in the Region
• Experience of field-level management of complex humanitarian response programmes; and all phases of the project/program cycle, with a good understanding of context, dilemmas, challenges and ways of working
• Demonstrable skills in gender analysis in humanitarian response or preparedness programming, and a clear understanding of the practical significance of gender issues in humanitarian environments
• Demonstrable experience of policy development in relation to humanitarian response work.
• Experience of identifying training needs and developing and delivering training implementation
• Proven track record of policy/advocacy, influencing government, donors or other organisations through advocacy at regional and international levels.
• Strong experience working in partnership with national and international NGOs and civil society organisations and networks.
• Competency in spoken and written Portuguese will be an added advantage

In addition, an ideal candidate will also have:
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and manage good relationships both internally and externally.
• Ability to work independently and think innovatively and strategically, as well as collaborate within a team, including with colleagues based remotely.
• Ability to work on own initiative, manage complex workloads and deliver outputs to agreed deadlines.
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 40-hour work week.

How to Apply

How to apply
If your qualifications meet the requirements, and believe in Oxfam values- please apply by visiting our website at: using the number INT9603 or using this link
The closing date is Wednesday, 31 May 2023.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.Oxfam is an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.

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