Project Manager – ELNHA NGO Careers – Oxfam

Organisation: Oxfam
Project Name: Empowering
Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Humanitarian
Program Manager
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 Project Manager – ELNHA will be
responsible for leading, strategically influencing, effectively planning,
supervising, coordinating, and facilitating scale up of the localisation agenda
for humanitarian preparedness and response 
working closely with partners, CSOs/CBOs, government actors, UN, INGOs
and the private sector.. The job entails building and maintaining an effective
team and suitable enabling environment for delivery of project results in close
link with the Oxfam Country Strategy, and the Global project outcomes
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Envisions strategic alliances and partnerships for long-term
    sustainability of the localization agenda, and liaises with key
    stakeholders relevant to meeting the localization agenda;
  • Ensures project learning is well captured, analyzed, shared at
    appropriate national, regional and international level
  • Ensures that learning informs the design and implementation of
    activities for greater impact and sustainability;
  • Ensures that project meets the MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation,
    Accountability and Learning) requirements and compliances of Oxfam and
    donor in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that project budgets and workplans are in place and their
    timely implementation in a cost-effective manner, and that expenditures
    are kept within budgets;
  • Initiates 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
  • Works with government officials, civil society, the private sector,
    and UN/INGOs at national and local level to elevate local humanitarian
    leadership and integrate ELNHA models in their ways of working;
  • Advocates for policy changes to create an enabling environment for
    local humanitarian leadership;
  • Mobilizes alternative funding, linking local actors and
    internationals, for the sustainability of the program;
  • In collaboration with the Country Director and HPM, identifies
    national and regional opportunities to raise the visibility of the ELNHA
    and partners on localization
  • Responsible for strategic visioning and management of the
    implementation of scale-up of the project models and approaches towards
    the sustainability of the project;
  • Leads, coordinates and delivers strategies and plans for project
    implementation, impact and sustainability;
  • Ensures the project team and partners abide by Oxfam’s Code of
  • Provides overall managerial and technical leadership to the timely
    implementation of ELNHA project ensuring impact and sustainability.
  • Ensure proper entry and roll-out of project extension phase in line
    with country office systems and procedures, and project structure;
  • Ensures that the project is implemented in full compliance with
    Oxfam and donor, policies, systems and procedures;
  • Provides strategic leadership to LNHAs towards a humanitarian
    systemic change that reinforce an eco-system of collective capacities to
    lead the humanitarian actions locally.
  • Works with CSO fora towards a greater voice for LNHA in the
    humanitarian system (coordination and advocacy) and proactively engages
    and represents Oxfam in relevant networks / groups / fora in Uganda and
    across the Oxfam confederation;
  • Coordinates closely with ELNHA Global team, in particular Global
    Programme Manager, working towards a cohesive project across countries and
    at the global level;
  • Ensures proper contract management for the project with timely high
    quality donor reports.
  • 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 Project Manager – ELNHA job should
    preferably hold a Master’s Degree in International Relations, Social
    Sciences, Management or relevant discipline
  • Eight years of experience in humanitarian policy influencing and
    Project Management work at regional or National level with substantial
    working experience in International NGOs at management level
  • Experience in managing multiyear large projects against tight donor
    requirements, preferably in humanitarian context with local partnerships,
    capacity building, Influencing and strong advocacy elements.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills, with proven ability to
    build relationship with a diverse range of local, national and global
  • Proven people management skills, with experience in managing
    multi-disciplinary teams, supporting and couching individuals from diverse
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, prioritize, meet
    deadlines and hold self and others to account
  • Experience working in the humanitarian sector and with vulnerable
    communities; his includes awareness of Core Humanitarian Standards, Code
    of Conduct, SPHERE, and Oxfam International policies and best practice;
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a cross-cultural setting with a
    number of long distance working relationships across time zones;
Key Attributes:
  • 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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