Nafasi ya Kazi Programme Manager – Arusha, Mwisho wa Kutuma Maombi ni Tarehe 30 April 2019

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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.
We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

Oxfam in Tanzania envisions empowered citizens with reduced poverty, reduced inequality and injustice with especially women and young people having access to resources and a good quality of life. We want to see evidence of citizens being more aware of and demanding their rights to resources and essential services. We also want to see less policy incoherence and positive changes at national level (policy) and community level (practices, perceptions, ideas and beliefs).

The Role
Oxfam GB in Tanzania is looking for a Programme Manager who will be accountable for implementation of the country strategy in relations to the geographical scope, budget management, programme quality and resource mobilization. The postholder will provide technical direction to project staff and partners in the areas of livelihoods, governance and gender, according to the projects’ activities, and provide recommendation for improvements.

The Person
We are looking for a strategic, dynamic, charismatic and credible individual with the following:
 A post-graduate qualification in Development Studies, Food security & Livelihoods, Rural Development, Agriculture or any related discipline relevant to the requirements or experiences in managing food security & livelihoods could substitute for a formal qualification.
 A minimum of four years’ relevant experience working in the field of Food security, Agriculture and/or livelihoods. It is desirable that at least 2 of these years will have been spent working at a senior level with a locally based or international organisation.
 A sound understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural environments impacting on rural livelihoods in Tanzania; including a clear understanding of the relevant Tanzanian public policy institutional and policy framework. (Knowledge of the “Making Markets Work for the Poor” approach highly desirable)
 Excellent management skills and experience of managing partners and contracts with confidence and experience in external representation.
 Good knowledge of and experience with donor funding environment and good financial management skills, with experience of project budgeting and controlling financial risks
 Sufficient knowledge of the political economy in Tanzania, politically astute, with a good understanding of key external organisations, how they operate and make decisions, and the country development context.
 Knowledge and experience of gender programming principles, strategies and approaches for ensuring gender mainstreaming/integration into programmes
 Knowledge of advocacy and campaigning approaches and how these integrate with long term development work.
 Skilled on partnership management in a partner-led operational approaches, developing and supporting partner organisations to achieve direct impact and results relating to the programme objectives.
 Extensive experience leading the design and implementation of development programmes
 Ability to think strategically, work creatively, effectively and in an innovative manner.

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 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.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

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.
Closing date: 30th April 2019 23:59 GMT

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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