Project Manager – ELNHA Job Opportunity – Oxfam

Organisation: Oxfam
: Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA)
Kotido, Uganda
Humanitarian Programme Manager
Oxfam is an
international confederation of 17 affiliates networked together in more than 90
countries committed to ridding the world of poverty and injustice. To achieve
this, we support local projects in developing countries, we lobby governments
and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people and we
campaign to involve citizens in our work. We implement our programs by working
with local NGO partners and civil society organizations and engaging with
private sector and governments. Oxfam employs over 6,000 people worldwide in
more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our program is anchored on three broad
themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights: Resilient Livelihoods,
Governance and Accountability and Humanitarian Preparedness and Response.
ELNHA Project:
Oxfam in
Uganda is under taking a project named: ‘Empowering Local and National
Humanitarian Actors’ (ELNHA) to be implemented over three years in
collaboration with relevant district structures ard national actors in
sub-regions of Karamoja (Kotido, Kaabong), Acholi (Lamwo, Agago), and West Nile
(Koboko and Zombo) commencing January 2016. These districts face challenges
from climate change induced prolonged droughts and food insecurity as well as
refugee influx as a result of the conflicts in the neighbouring States South
Sudan, CAR and DRC).
 The Project Manager – ELNHA will
take overall responsibility and will 
lead, coordinate, plan, supervise, control and facilitate enhancement
Humanitarian preparedness and response capacity of partners and LNHAs, build an
effective team and enable an environment to achieve project results/ outcomes. The
incumbent will work closely with implementing partners, selected LNHAs and
Government, Oxfam humanitarian team and Oxfam International team working on the
ELNHA project. The Project Manager will also supervise and mentor a team of 5
technical staff i.e. Humanitarian Capacity Building Coordinator, Humanitarian
Finance Officer; Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer;
Influencing Officer; and a Cash Transfer Program Officer).
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provide overall leadership and management for
project implementation against project plan and donor requirements
The incumbent will also ensure appropriate and
cost effective budgeting and accountability for project activities.
The job holder will facilitate the development and
application of strong and functioning MEAL (Monitoring Evaluation
Accountability and Learning) systems and ensure effective compliance mechanisms
across the partners and project team.
Build and strengthen coordination, networking and
liaison with partners, LNHAs, Government, Private sector and day to day and/or
occasional communication with Oxfam at national and global levels.
Initiate the procurement, appropriate use and
maintenance of equipment, goods and services as are needed to achieve the
project’s objectives, while applying Oxfam’s policies and systems
Ensure quality and timely periodical and special
project reporting to Oxfam management and donors
Represent Oxfam at internal and external forums/
networks; establishing and maintaining contact with a range of organizations
and individuals who can support the programme.
Work in liaison with the project team, partners
and LNHAs to ensure appropriate feedback mechanisms are incorporated into
project implementation structures
Actively participate in and support national and
regional campaign & advocacy working groups.
Be familiar with and abide by Oxfam’s Code of
Conduct and other regulatory Codes such as the CHS, Red Cross Code of Conduct,
People in Aid Code, Oxfam International protocols and Interaction NGO Field
Co-operation Protocol.
Conduct time to time review and reflection
sessions on project management issues
Perform any other duties as assigned by the
Humanitarian Programme Manager
Skills and Experience: 
The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s
degree in social sciences, management or relevant discipline
Seven years’ experience in humanitarian work with National
and three years’ working experience in International NGOs in the mid-level
management position
Significant experience in independently managing
multi-year large project, preferably in humanitarian capacity building, against
donor requirements
Broad knowledge and understanding of project cycle
management including implementation of MEAL framework
Good working knowledge of humanitarian standards
and principles, incl. Red Cross Code of Conduct, Standards (CHS, HAP SPHERE,
People in Aid, Good Enough Guide, etc), National & international
Humanitarian Laws and policies
Excellent team building, diplomatic,
communication, facilitation, time management skills, high level of
self-awareness and ability to take initiative
Broad knowledge and understanding of at least one
of the thematic program areas of emergency WASH, Food Security and Livelihoods;
gender/protection issues as well as advocacy, campaigning and communications
and integrating these into overall programming and humanitarian work from a
gender perspective.
Excellent in diversified partnership/institutional
relationship development and management skills like humanitarian actors,
government, private sector and NGOs
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications in writing,
including a cover letter and curriculum vitae (Not exceeding 2MB) to the HR and
Admin Coordinator at
15th January, 2016
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