Governance and Accountability Thematic Manager NGO Job Careers – Oxfam

 

Job Title:    Governance and Accountability
Thematic Manager

Organization:
Oxfam

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head of Programs

 

About US:

Oxfam is a global
movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. We
are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working
together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian,
development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our program
is anchored on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights:
Governance and Accountability, Resilient Livelihoods and Humanitarian
Preparedness and Response.

 

Job Summary:   The Governance and Accountability Thematic
Manager is mainly responsible for the strategic development and management of
the country program. The incumbent supports Oxfam’s impact locally, regionally,
continentally and globally through ensuring program alignment to the key
strategic objectives and program standards. The jobholder supports resource
mobilisation for the country strategy implementation. The incumbent ensures
that the promotion of women’s rights is at the heart of all Oxfam in Uganda’s
program work

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Thought leadership
and strategic management                                                      

·       
Provide
thought leadership on thematic area, staying up to date with the latest
thinking, undertake/commission organised research and analysis and spend time
in reflective consideration to develop a comprehensive understanding of the
governance & accountability theme in Uganda, how it contributes to poverty
and Inequality in the country, and ways of addressing these

·       
Convene
and broker learning, reviews and such other knowledge management processes
around the Governance and accountability theme.

People Development
and Management                                                                     

·       
Manage
the program team to deliver on the OCS, providing leadership, inspiration and
guidance and ensuring that the management of the team is in line with Oxfam’s
HR policies and procedures.

·       
The
Thematic Manager, with support from HR, will manage the life cycle of
individuals within the team from pre-recruitment to exit, including performance
management processes, and working with HR on issues such as disciplinary
matters.

Program design,
development, implementation and monitoring                       

·       
Deliver
a thematic program with impact that contributes to the principle of one program
in Uganda, seeking synergy with the other themes in the spirit of the nexus
thinking

·       
Ensure
that women’s rights are  developed and
protected in the program

·       
Working
closely with the Media & Comms coordinator, provide regular information,
briefings and publicity on the governance program activities

·       
Manage
staff, consultants and researchers as required, in accordance with Oxfam policy
and procedures

·       
Effectively
manage allocated budgets and assigned projects, specifically control
expenditure and manage compliance with donor requirements and regulations

·       
Working
closely with the Head of Programs and the Program Quality and Learning  Co-ordinator ensure that an effective,
transparent and robust MEAL system and process is in place to ensure that the
program delivers on the OCS

Working with partners
and stakeholders                                                                  

·       
Develop
a comprehensive understanding of Oxfam’s partnership approach, including work
with coalitions and networks, adopting a strategic, proactive perspective on
how to achieve partner led approaches to achieve sustainable change

·       
Develop
and facilitate links with civil society (including non-implementing partners),
the private sector, academic /knowledge institutions  and governments, initiating contacts and
building associations that can be used to enhance Oxfam’s work , and
identifying key partners to collaborate with on the delivery of the program

·       
Coordinate
and mobilise technical support for the program partners, accompanying them and
ensuring high quality of programming

·       
Stay in
contact with and in some cases co-lead global learning agendas across the Oxfam
confederations on issues relevant to the active citizenship. The post holder is
a member of the Oxfam Active citizenship knowledge hub,

Resource
mobilisation                                                                                                     

·       
Develop,
nurture and cultivate good working relations with Oxfam Partner Affiliates to
enable joint fundraising efforts.  S/he
will actively scan the environment for strategic funding opportunities relevant
to the sector.  Identify and share ideas
and analysis to enable fundraising engagements to commence in consultation with
the HoP and PFM.

·       
Working
closely with the Program Funding Manager in development of fundable concepts
(at all levels) and technically support the development of donor proposals,
budget submissions and other necessary activities to secure funding for
programme objectives

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Oxfam Governance and Accountability Thematic Manager
job placement job must hold a Master’s Degree in any of the following fields:
Law, Public Policy Management, Diplomacy and International relations &
Local Governance and Administration

·       
Ability
to engage and influence both corporate direction, contributing to and following
it as appropriate and the ongoing development of program policy and quality to
enhance the impact of Oxfam’s work

·       
Ability
to build a people’s movement around  the
program theme and  inspire followership

·       
Proven
analytical and conceptual thinking, high level research, project management
knowledge and skills and experience using participatory tools and methodologies
for assessment, programme identification, implementation, monitoring and
evaluation

·       
Strategic
and people management skjlls, supporting and mentoring the team in their
professional and personal growth

·       
Comprehensive
knowledge and 5 years experience of implementing governance and accountability
programs and initiatives including in public finance management, ideally built
on mature understanding of relevant issues derived from field experience.

·       
Good
understanding of Uganda’s public policy processes including budgeting and
citizen engagement desired.

·       
Strong
program management and quality knowledge, with ability to ensure consistent
quality against standards and to implement effective monitoring and evaluation
systems to assess and adjust performance

·       
Commitment
to and good knowledge of working with networks, coalitions and a partnership
approach across the spectrum of Oxfam’s work, including innovative approaches
to capacity strengthening

·       
Good
knowledge of and experience in developing advocacy and campaign strategies and
plans and successfully achieving external impact and change. Some experience in
undertaking media presentations including use of new media.

·       
Good
knowledge of and years of experience with donor funding environment and good
financial management skills, with experience of project budgeting and control
of financial  risks

·       
Proven
people and finance management experience at a strategic level in a complex,
dispersed organisation with evidence of leading, facilitating and integrating a
specific area of expertise across a wide network, providing clarity and focus
of vision and impact, strategic planning and decision making and the delivery
of agreed results

·       
Excellent
knowledge of the Ugandan environment and issues, supported by personal exposure
through having worked and lived there

·       
Politically
astute, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and personal
gravitas to gain respect and build and maintain strong, credible relationships,
with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

·       
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

·       
Excellent
personal communication skills

·       
A high
level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgement, personal energy and
flexibility

 

NOTE: Women
are particularly encouraged to apply

 

How to Apply:

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should apply online at the link below.

 

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