Program Manager: Women and Girls Rights Fund Manager



Application closing date: 15th September 2023 (the applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, hence candidates are advised to apply early).

About the Project

Oxfam GB intends to bid for the commercial tender ‘Design, Delivery and Management of Scottish Government’s International Development Equalities Programme, Woman and Girls Fund (W&GF) funded by the Scottish Government International Development (IT) department. This Fund will target Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda. We are now seeking expressions of interest for long term experts in fields related to gender equality and gender justice, advancement of the rights of women and girls, advocacy, core strengthening of women’s right organisations and movements for the position of the Women and Girls Rights Fund Manager. If selected, your CV will be included in our application and if the bid is successful the role will be awarded.

About the Role

Job Title: Women and Girls Rights Fund Manager
Indicative Start date: November 2023 (subject to award of funding)

Length: 4 years (with initial offer of two year contract)

Project Location: The position will be based in one of the following countries: Malawi, Zambia

Indicative duty stations: Lusaka, Lilongwe

Job Description

The Women’s Rights Fund Program Manager will be accountable for the delivery of the project’s technical outputs and results and meeting all standards to the satisfaction of Oxfam GB and the donor. They will be responsible for providing overall strategic and policy guidance, assessing project progress against targeted results, financial management, leading and supervising the project delivery team (both technically and managerially), management and oversight of MEAL systems and processes, and planning and designating project resources. The postholder will be responsible for coordinating internally and externally, managing relationships with donors and other high-level stakeholders at country level, supporting and working collaboratively with local partners and keeping all relevant stakeholders informed and engaged throughout the project period. They will participate in relevant internal meetings as a member of the Oxfam GB technical team. The Program Manager must ensure minimum standards around do no harm, safe programming and conflict sensitivity are upheld.
The purpose of this position is to lead the delivery of the W&GF taking a participatory approach to develop and deliver interventions that tackle inequalities experienced by women and girls and/or support organisations that advocate for their rights.

Minimum requirements:

  • Master’s degree in gender studies, development studies, sociology, social or political science, or another relevant field or equivalent
  • Full fluency in English. Fluency/strong working knowledge in an additional relevant national or regional language is highly desirable.
  • 10 years professional experience in the development, humanitarian or peace and conflict sector, preferably with L/NNGOs, INGOs or UN (inclusive of women’s rights and worker rights organisations)
  • 5 years of experience in project management, implementation, and design, including budget and line management, in programmes related to gender justice, including prior experience as a Team Leader.
  • Demonstrated experience working with key institutional donors including FCDO, Scottish Government, EU, UN, World Bank, AfDB and ADB
  • Strong experience in managing programmes in situations of protracted crisis
  • Strong experience in fund management
  • Strong understanding of international development issues, familiarity with the rights-based approach and a commitment to a gender and feminist approach
  • At least 5 years professional experience in Malawi, Zambia and/or Rwanda

Specific professional experience:

  • Able to work with a high level of autonomy and flexibility, drawing on previous practice and policies, whilst creating new and innovative solutions
  • Experience working and maintaining relationships with a range of actors on gender equality, including public, private and non-governmental organisations, including at grassroots level
  • Solid understanding of women and girls’ rights and gender equality issues
  • Ability to think conceptually, analytically and strategically and to analyse development context and driving factors, in particular in relation to policy and practice in gender work
  • Strong skills in adaptive management, agility, and context-responsive programming
  • Ability to draft clear and concise technical reports
  • Knowledge and experience of project cycle management
  • Experience with coalition building in countries where Oxfam work

How to apply

To apply, visit our website on using the number INT9886 or using this link:–girls-rights-tender-int9886/19947/description/
As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

About Oxfam:

Oxfam is a global community who believes poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s rights activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers, and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.
Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries

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