Emergency Coordinator NGO Jobs – Oxfam

Job Title:     Emergency Coordinator
Organisation: Oxfam
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 Response.
About Project:
Oxfam is implementing a humanitarian response to address the
humanitarian needs of South Sudanese refugees hosted in West Nile sub-region.
Oxfam’s areas of intervention include WASH, Emergency Food security and
vulnerable livelihoods (EFSVL), Gender and Protection. Oxfam works with local
partners as a strategy for building humanitarian preparedness and response
capacity within the organisations.
Key Duties and
  • Working
    with the HPM, coordinate assessment missions as required in new crisis
  • Take
    lead and coordinate the development of Oxfam’s strategy, action plan and
    priorities for new response areas (including Arua, Lamwo and others)
  • Support
    the HPM in overseeing planning and implementation of the response
    programme in accordance with donors agreements and implementing
  • Overall
    budget monitoring – Ensure that activities are in line with budget lines
    and limitations
  • Regularly
    monitor, evaluate and suggest changes and improvements in programme and
    materials based on observations and discussions with the Oxfam and
    partner teams.
  • In
    accordance to setting timelines, prepare internal progress reports,
    contribute to donor and stakeholders reports
  • The
    jobholder will also assess needs for further capacity building among
    response programme staff
  • Coordinate
    guide and delegate tasks to logistics/admin, finance &
  • Identify
    staffing capacity needs and contribute to recruitment of additional
    programme staff when needed
  • Support
    the Humanitarian manager in development of all components of the
    programme, including training and monitoring
  • Work
    closely with the response teams regarding advocacy/protection work
  • Provide
    support in proposal development for future funding of the response activities
  • Participate
    in relevant meetings both at sub-regional and national level
  • Coordinate preparation and sharing of
    SITREPS from field
  • Provide
    support to the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) meetings ensuring they are
    consistently held, minutes taken and shared and actions followed up
  • Share
    information and liaise with relevant external actors representing
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Oxfam
    Emergency Coordinator job placement must hold a Master’s Degree in a management field including Project
    management, International Relations, public policy/administration, and
    related fields
  • Humanitarian
    Program Management experience especially with refugee situations
  • At
    least five years’ experience in programming in emergency context
  • Well
    acquainted with Oxfam work in the great lakes/HECA region
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of the Uganda, South Sudan and regional
    political context
  • Strategic
    thinking skills
  • Good
    project design and proposal writing skills
  • Excellent
    negotiation and communication skills
  • Highly
    analytical, documentation and reporting skills
  • Strong
    networking skills
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: 21st April 2017
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