Partnership Coordinator – ELNHA Project Jobs – Oxfam

Organisation: Oxfam
Project Name: Empowering
Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA)
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 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).
Job Summary:   The Partnership coordinator will lead ELNHA’s
engagement with civil society and partner organisations, to grow their role in
the humanitarian space, influence the humanitarian agenda in their country, and
further develop their institutional capacities sustainably. Job
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for supporting the collaborative design, coordination
    and management of the Humanitarian Action Fund (HAF) in the districts;
  • Support LNHA in the set-up of a tailored-made partnership
    arrangement, which ensures equality in relation and alignment in
    expectations and interests between local actors and between partners and
  • Facilitate multi-stakeholder collaborations and partnerships among
    local/national humanitarian actors and with international actors, towards
    a more inclusive and sustainable humanitarian system.
  • Provide technical advice, knowledge and skills related to
    partnership-building and collaboration among local actors towards reaching
    collective identified goals and managing funding for preparedness and
    response activities.
  • Lead the integration of equitable partnership practices across
    Oxfam’s technical and operational units to ensure coherence, consistency
    and quality in Oxfam’s partnerships.
  • Assist in the establishment of consortia for the local Humanitarian
    Response Grant Facility (HRGF) at sub-regional level
  • The incumbent will hold the direct relationship with partners or a
    network/collective of local actors, support partners with their governance
    and compliance, progress monitoring, and strategic planning for results;
  • Support local actors and partners in assessing risks and
    opportunities of collaboration, assessing capacities in terms of strengths
    and gaps to meet objectives;
  • Convene and facilitate networks and provide a primary interface
    between the organisation and its partners at local level and create
    linkages to Oxfam national and international partnership agenda.
  • Work closely with LNHAs in developing a strategic plan for
    strengthening the humanitarian system in their district, devising a
    related action plan and supporting them in the implementation, by
    identifying opportunities for complementarity and collaboration with
    international actors, national service providers, advocacy organizations,
    institutions, media, etc.
  • Support strengthening of partners’ internal controls, capability to
    utilise grants and maintain an adequate management and information system
    in order to  increase accountability
    and the timeliness, quality and reliability of reporting.
  • Lead on the identification and pursue of strategic collaborations
    and opportunities at the local and national level for the sustainability
    of the project approach and results beyond the 2-year project;
  • Provide mentoring support to partners and carry out advocacy,
    networking and develop a voice in the civil society sphere.
  • Ensure Oxfam’s commitment to gender mainstreaming is prioritised and
    properly reflected in the partner strategies and projects.
  • Ensure all the project partners are aware and abide to Oxfam’s Code
    of Conduct.
  • Support the coordination and management of a Humanitarian Action
    Fund (HAF) as well as the HAF to partners
  • Support documentation and sharing of humanitarian capacity
    development outcomes and lessons across the humanitarian partners in this
  • Ensure adherence to the terms of the contract/MOU with the partners
    by ensuring that both parties perform their roles in accordance in a
    timely manner.
  • Be eager to and require others to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and
    values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s
    rights (click here).
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity,
    gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Partnership Coordinator-ELNHA job
    should preferably hold a University Degree and or Masters in International
    Relations, Social Sciences, Management or relevant discipline
  • Desirable: trained Partnership Broker Association (PBA)
    practitioners, or similar
  • Five years of experience in Programme and Partnership Relations
  • Proven capacity to plan strategically, identify results, measure
    progress towards results;
  • Capacity to create and implement strategies for sustainability;
  • Knowledge of the Humanitarian landscape in the country and the
    localization agenda.
  • Experience working in humanitarian settings and with affected
  • Relevant work experience in supporting the set-up and coordination
    of committees, platforms, networks and other inclusive collaborative approaches; 
  • Proven ability to have constructive, progressive and mutually
    respectful relations and networks with other staff, partners and varied
    organisations and institutions
  • Strong analytical skills and able to think beyond the “project” and
    see opportunities for longer-term sustainability and scope.
  • Skills and experience in Organizational Development and  strong attention to detail
  • Experience in facilitation and presentation to various audience.
Personal Attributes:
  • Ability to take an empowering and coaching approach – empowering
    local actors to lead, while supporting moving forward.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and
    gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about
    the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and
    diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who
    come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.
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: 22nd March 2019
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