An exciting senior position in Oxfam Kenya
Oxfam in Kenya implements an exciting and dynamic programme; incorporating both rapid and slow onset emergencies, longer term development and influential advocacy policy work.
Oxfam Kenya is engaging in the great changes taking place in Kenya including the devolution of government, preparation for peaceful elections, the discovery of Oil in the Arid Lands and the expansion of informal urban settlements.
Oxfam in Kenya works in Turkana, Dadaab, Wajir and the Nairobi informal settlements as well as on national level governance and coordination issues in multi stakeholder fora.
To this end, we are seeking to fill the position of the National Program Coordinator.
National Program Coordinator (Nairobi Based)
Contract: C1 Global - Fixed term; 18 months
Salary: GBP25,094 – GBP33,938 net p.a plus other benefits
A new and exciting position in Oxfam Kenya’s programme, created to ensure greater impact for the country’s most marginalised people through the strengthening and strategic leadership of Oxfam Kenya’s National Pillars - advocacy, governance, peace building, climate change and private sector engagement interventions (including work within the Oil and Gas sector).
S/he will also be responsible for the management of one of Oxfam’s leading Urban programmes during the six month leave of absence of the Urban Programme Manager.
Reporting to the Country Director, the post holder is a member of the Senior Management Team and will have the ambitious task of ensuring Oxfam and its partners become leading advocates, catalysts and innovators for change; ensuring greater balance between these aspects of our programme and our longer term service delivery and capacity building work.
Supporting the success of the programme strategy will include helping to ensure the financial viability of these programmes, including donor liaison, contract management, budget oversight and the identification of funding opportunities from new and existing partners.
The NPC will manage 3 national advisors, enabling them to maximise their contribution to the quality and development of the broader Kenya and regional programme.
The post holder will ensure that Oxfam Kenya follows a one-programme approach; adding value to our long term development work supporting the Kenya Advocacy Advisor in developing and implementing our campaigns and collaborating with the Humanitarian Advisor to strengthen our emergency preparedness and response. and individual campaigns, develop an enabling environment for the Urban Programme to progress from its pilot phase to a leader in its field both within Oxfam’s Global work and in Kenya.
S/he will be expected to represent Oxfam’s programmes nationally and internationally with Government, UN agencies, other NGOs, donors and Oxfam International.
To be successful in this role you will have the following attributes: the imagination and experience to recognise the enormous potential present in Kenya’s civil society, urban communities and private sector; the ambition and imagination to work within the decentralisation process to help realise that potential for the benefit of Kenya’s most marginalised populations; and a commitment to social and economic justice.
You will also possess a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, have substantial experience of managing humanitarian and development programmes of a significant size, have proven fundraising skills and demonstrate high-level strategic, analytical and conceptual ability.
You will demonstrate a record of delivering strategic chance within specific timeframes, experience of integrating gender and diversity into programme work and experience of proposal writing and donor reporting, budgeting and performance management.
You will have an ability to respond to and identify opportunities arising from events and longer term trends and proven experience in building successful advocacy/popular mobilisation campaigns with partners and demonstrable courage in embracing innovation and difficult change are highly valued.
If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post that you are applying for and including daytime telephone contact and two referees, preferably your current line managers to email@example.com quoting the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.
The closing date for these positions is on 12th October 2012.
Incase you need to see the job profile, please visit our website and apply online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using REF INT5750
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