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Programme Partnership Coordinator UK Non-profit Jobs – Oxfam International

Job
Title:           
 Programme
Partnership Coordinator
Organization: Oxfam
International
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head
of Programme
About US:
Oxfam is a worldwide
organisation that employs works in more than 90 countries. We seek to overcome
poverty and suffering.  Oxfam’s global strategic goals include
contributing to achieving more profound and lasting change in the lives of
people living with poverty and injustice. We’re creating a worldwide
influencing network to unite the power of local organizations, who share a
common vision for change. Adequately resourced, local organizations are
bestpositioned to influence and actively participate in the fight against the
injustice of poverty.
Job Summary:  The Programme Partnership Cordinator will bw
part of the Program Team (PT); which will be accountable for ensuring that
programmes are designed and delivered according to the Oxfam Minimum Standards
for Programming and that the correct programme information is collected
timeously, reviewed regularly and used to inform decision making related to
programme implementation and partnerships. The team will manage all partner
relationships and be responsible for the timely, high quality programme
delivery. Primarily responsible for programme strategy and proposal
development, the team will also act as a primary interface between Oxfam and
its partners and beneficiaries, as well as with donors and other programme
stakeholders. The Programme Partnership Coordinator will hold the direct
relationship with partners, lead on partner contracting, monitor programme
delivery (budgets and outcomes), convene and facilitate networks and provide a
primary interface between the organisation and its partners. These ‘frontline’
staff will report to the Programme Manager, be expected to travel regularly,
and collect and process primary data upon which programme management decisions
and reporting will be based.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme
Development and Delivery
  • Ensure that Oxfam’s programme is cost effective, efficient and
    complies with organisational standards of management and accountability.
  • Ensure that cross-cutting themes of gender are central to all
    projects and that the programme provides support to poor and vulnerable
    women.
  • In consultation with the Programme Manager and identify
    opportunities for programmes that have high impact and respective
    partnership modality.
  • Ensure that women’s rights are embedded in partners project designs
    and are maintained as central to their programme approach.
  • Contribute to the development of donor proposals and other necessary
    activities to secure funding for programme objectives.
  • In collaboration with the Programme Quality team ensure that
    programme activities are of a high quality and are delivered within agreed
    timelines.
  • Support consultants and researchers as required, in accordance with
    Oxfam policy and procedures.
  • In collaboration with programme quality team, ensure that Programme
    reviews are undertaken and all reporting requirements are met in a timely
    manner.
  • Ensure that partnership approaches and stakeholder engagements
    contribute to the principle of One Program in Uganda
  • Coordinate and mobilise technical support for the program partners,
    accompanying them and ensuring high quality of programming.
  • Assist with close follow up of partners and support with the
    preparations of reports (narrative and financial) to ensure that projects
    are completed and closed.
Working with
Partners
  • Establish, maintain and expand partnerships and alliances with
    various strategic partners from development organizations, government,
    political parties, parliament and civil society organisations to ensure
    active participation and promotion of active citizenship approach
  • Supervise and assess work in progress to ensure compliance and
    delivery of high quality results and achievements of overall Programme
    objectives. This will include financial monitoring, support partners in
    problem solving, and identifying and utilization of lessons learned and
    best practices to ensure consistently improved Programming.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic
    environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of
    different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Support the process of identifying, and selecting potential partners
  • Work with Programme Quality Team and Business Services Team in
    supporting partners to develop quality project documents including
    proposal, budget, risk mitigation plan, MEAL frameworks and
    implementation/work-plans during contracting.
  • Support the Programme Manager in appraising partner proposals,
    budgets and approve reports;
  • Ensure partners understand the donor funded projects’ requirements,
    expected outcomes, monitoring and reporting requirements;
  • Ensures that partner relations are managed proactively to achieve
    sustainable change at a range of levels
  • Participate in the processes of assessing partner capacity and
    performance as assigned by the Programme Manager
  • Work with the Program Quality Team and the Business Services Team to
    develop and implement plans to respond to partner capacity and performance
    gaps
  • Monitor and share programme updates with the Programme Manager, and
    when necessary to respond challenges and risks emerging from programme
    delivery.
Contract Management
  • Support partners in interpretation of contractual terms in terms of
    the results or outcomes expected and the resources allocated.
  • Support partners in understanding programme guidelines and timelines
    set in implementation of activities and utilization of resources through
    approved work-plans and budgets.
  • Ensure partners are compliant with Oxfam policies and contracts
    requirements in implementing their programmatic activities.
Monitoring and
Reporting
  • Undertake partner monitoring meetings and regular visits; ensure
    partner reports are received on time and in line with donor requirements
  • Support the Programme Team in preparing internal and external
    reports, ensuring compliance with donor and affiliate requirements
  • Work with the Programme Quality Team in organising programme and
    financial reviews for partners
  • Identify and coordinate with other stakeholders at local level and
    use the space in these coordination meetings/ sector specific working
    group to advocate for issues that have implications for the Oxfam Uganda
    strategic areas of intervention.
Mainstreaming
  • Work in close consultation with the Programme quality team, support
    partners to develop and implement gender-sensitive indicators and budgets
  • Support HIV&AIDS and Gender mainstreaming by ensuring that
    partners’ approaches to programming demonstrate integration of
    cross-cutting issues.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Programme Partnership Coordinator
    job must have relevant work experience in programme management preferably
    in an NGO or INGO
  • Good knowledge and experience in Programme and Partnership Relations
    Management 
  • Adequate knowledge of Oxfam programme standards
  • Proven ability to have constructive, progressive and mutually respectful
    relations and networks with other staff, partners and like-minded
    organisations and institutions.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Skills and experience in event organising
  • Experience in facilitation and presentation to various audience.
  • Commitment to women’s rights and gender equality in line with
    Oxfam’s mission, vision, goals and strategies.
  • Commitment to promoting women leadership by understanding and
    addressing challenges that constrain women from becoming leaders at
    project and programme levels.
  • Understanding and experience of gender and diversity issues, and
    commitment to addressing inequalities
  • Procedural and strong attention to detail
  • Competent in the use of computers and Microsoft Office applications
    including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook. High level of acquaintance
    and comfort with internet-based research and electronic communications,
    new social networks.
  • Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal
    English and Swahili, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills.
    Able to use different approaches to achieve followership.
  • Strong in mentoring, capacity building and training
  • Strong interpersonal skills, sensitivity to cultural differences and
    ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts. Good team player.
  • Awareness of own strengths and areas of weakness and evidence of
    self-managed learning Ability to work under pressure and to deliver on
    tight timelines
  • Understanding of government structure and or experiences of working
    with of government is an added advantage
  • Some experience in working with media, including use of digital
    media.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Uganda government development
    strategies, policies, priorities, system and structure
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs
and cover letters ONLY to oxfamuganda-jobs@oxfam.org indicating the position
name in the email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be
contacted. 
Deadline: 3rd August 2018
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