Governance & Accountability Thematic Manager Employment Opportunity – Oxfam

Organisation: Oxfam
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of Programs
About Oxfam:
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
Job Summary: The Governance
& Accountability Thematic Manager will take lead in enabling vulnerable
women, youth and men to have increased space for and a role in participating
and contributing meaningfully to decision making in development processes and
holding Government, private sector, CSO’s to account. The theme seeks to
address corruption and misappropriation of public resources including those
from extractives and national revenue. The theme challenges the trends on
inequality through advocacy, campaigns, research and other techniques available
as well as resource mobilisation at levels and links to Oxfam and partner’s
global campaigns such as tax justice and Even it Up. The incumbent will lead
the development and implementation of Oxfam in Uganda’s governance &
Accountability plans and initiatives. Some of the key areas of interest under
this theme include financing for development, extractives and other natural
resources governance, citizen voices on development issues, and CSO space and
tax justice. The thematic manager works hand in hand with other thematic
managers to contribute to the Oxfam One program in country as well as the
global program change goals.
Key Duties and
  • Significantly contributes to the strategic
    development and management of the country program.
  • Provides thought leadership and leads
    organised researches and analyses relating to the Governance and
    Accountability theme to develop a comprehensive understanding of its contribution
    to poverty and Inequality in the country
  • Actively contributes to the overall Oxfam
    program learning, reviews and such other knowledge management processes
    around the Governance and Accountability theme.
  • As a member of the Oxfam Active citizenship
    knowledge hub maintains contact with and in some cases co-leads global
    learning agendas across the Oxfam confederations on issues relevant to the
    active citizenship.
  • Works in close coordination with other
    thematic managers and programme team members and identifies and encourages
    synergies within and across programmes to achieve an integrated approach
    that supports the overall Country Strategy as far as practical
  • Builds and fosters national &
    international alliances and networks relating to Governance & Accountability
    internally and externally to encourage a joint accountability approach for
    achieving objectives, enhance sharing, programme learning and
    collaboration among relevant organizations and individuals
  • Effectively manages allocated budgets and
    assigned projects and projects officers and prepares high quality and
    timely reports in compliance with donor grant and Oxfam requirements,
  • Supports Oxfam partnership selection and
    management processes through appropriate standards and approaches and
    builds partners’ and stakeholders’ capacity to achieve partner led
    approaches for sustainable change in the delivery of Governance &
    Accountability work
  • Actively participates in fundraising
    activities, through writing proposals, concept notes and other necessary activities
    to secure funding for programme objectives
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate must hold an advanced
    degree in Development Studies, Social Science, Public Policy or other related
    discipline from a recognised university;
  • A minimum of five years of leadership
    experience preferably within a large development, campaigning or
    humanitarian organization;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of
    implementing Governance And Accountability programs and initiatives,
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    Uganda’s public policy processes including development financing,
    budgeting and citizen engagement, experience and knowledge of programme
    development and delivery approaches
  • Project Cycle Management (PCM) principles,
    tools, working with donors & partnerships, financial and people
    management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of the political
    economy of Uganda and regional dynamics
  • Previous experience in developing advocacy
    and campaign strategies and plans and successfully achieving external
    impact and change, understanding of gender and its dynamics.
How 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
Deadline: 17th March,
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