Regional Education Adviser – Advocacy and Social Accountability Mechanism NGO Careers – Oxfam

Organization: Oxfam
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
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.
Job Summary:  The Education Adviser will be an integral part
of the Regional Management Unit team based in Uganda which leads the Advocacy
and Social Accountability (ASA) funding mechanism in the region. The job
purpose is to:
·        
Support
selected regional ASA partners in the development and implementation of
thematic and strategic advocacy and social accountability projects on education
funded by the GPE/ASA mechanism;
·        
Be part
of the technical teams responsible for the appraisal of projects submitted by
partners in the region
·        
Ensure
quality, alignment to key strategic objectives and overall programme standards;
·        
Support
as a technical advisor the regional project portfolio;
·        
Lead
knowledge development, learning and innovation regarding education in the
region;
·        
Promote
evidence-based influencing work through strengthened linkages between partners
of the project and with different actors and levels.
·        
Ensure
the promotion of gender equality in all parts of the work.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical
·        
Advise
the RMU colleagues and partners providing ongoing strategic, thematic and
capacity development support to the educational projects implemented in the
region under the GPE/ASA funding mechanism. This includes technical advice in
relation to:
·        
Project
planning and appraisal
·        
Thematic
competence
·        
Advocacy,
Influencing and Campaigning
·        
Partnership
approach, capacity development and innovation
Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning
·        
Actively
contribute to development of approaches, tools and frameworks in support of the
implementation and monitoring of the GPE/ASA Education strategies activities;
·        
Strengthening
processes and platforms for networking and knowledge management across
educational interventions and between partners and other relevant actors;
hereunder support to documentation of results/lessons learnt and the
utilization of this to improve best practice;
·        
Participating
in grant management/reporting;
·        
Spearheading
learning and innovation both on different educational topics e.g. ICT and
education and through building partnerships with diverse actors.
·        
Leadership
·        
Provide
overall leadership to the PMU
·        
Contribute
to the OXFAM In Uganda strategic planning and implementation
·        
Demonstrable
experience in leading national or multi-national or regional projects related
to ICT and Education
Management
·        
Supervise
the project unit team
·        
Carry
out performance management and day to day coaching and guidance for the PMU
team
·        
Other
·        
Eager
and required 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
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree 
in Education, Social Sciences, Business Related or any other related
field is a requirement
·        
A
Master’s Degree  in a relevant field
·        
Project
Planning and Management Certificate
·        
A
minimum of seven years’ experience in a similar field , five of which should be in
management
·        
Comprehensive
knowledge and experience in project cycle management ideally built on mature
understanding of relevant issues derived from field experience;
·        
Documented
experience from acting in an advisory capacity on education programming. Good
understanding of Education policy issues and knowledge of the key actors in
this field in the region;
·        
Documented
experience from working with civil society strengthening and inclusive
participation of youth, women and disadvantaged groups;
·        
Ability
to engage, effectively coordinate with and influence both governmental
institutions, donors and a spectrum of education actors (Government, local
civil society, INGOs, UN agencies);
·        
Experience
with piloting education models and approaches that target and involve the most
marginalised and using evidence gathered to influence formal education
policies;
·        
Familiarity
with the SDGs/2030 agenda, familiarity with the work and agenda of the global
campaign for education and the work of regional and national education
coalitions;
·        
Robust
experience with grant management and reporting from institutional and private
donors;
·        
Proven
collaboration, communication and networking skills ranging from staff and
partners at different levels and from different contexts, to building
relationship with donors, campaign teams and audiences;
·        
Commitment
to and good knowledge of working with networks, coalitions and a partnership
approach across the spectrum of GPE/ASA’s work including innovative approaches,
communities of practice and capacity strengthening.
·        
Knowledge
and experience from effective communication practice from a
development/humanitarian project with skills to facilitation of ongoing
exchange of information, peer-learning and ensuring coherence between
activities and the messages of the project.
·Strong organisational and personal management
skills, with ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal
supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining
focus on delivery and follow through
·        
Knowledge
of capacity building, learning and development activities and how to create a
learning and sharing environment with a strong knowledge management basis
·        
Commitment
to equal opportunity and gender policies. Demonstrated experience in
integrating gender and diversity issues into programmes.
·        
Excellent
communication skills orally and in writing. Working language skills in English
Knowledge is required
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 online at
the link below.
Deadline: 10th June 2019
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