PROGRAM COORDINATOR – GENDER JUSTICE (ICSP)
Contract type: Fixed Term – 2 years (renewable)
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty. Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.
As a confederation, our values are Accountability, Empowerment, and Inclusiveness.
Empowerment: Everyone, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can be a catalyst for change.
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 promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. 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.
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Oxfam started working in Southern Africa in the 1980s. Since then, we have implemented both development and humanitarian programmes to support practical and innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty.
We work with local stakeholders to find lasting solutions to the root causes which keep people in poverty. Oxfam is currently collaborating with the Government, international and local CSOs, UN Agencies and other stakeholders.
Oxfam envisions Southern African countries to be free of extreme inequality and injustice; a society where citizens and particularly women across all age groups claim and exercise their rights and responsibilities and can influence decisions that affect their lives.
Our regional program aims to promote women’s rights, good governance and accountability, resilient livelihoods, as well as enhance preparedness, reduce vulnerability to disaster and ensure an effective response to humanitarian crises.
The Program Coordinator will lead and coordinate the day-to-day implementation of the ‘Improving Socio-Economic Status for Women, Youth and Marginalized Groups’ project under Ireland’s Civil Society Partnership (ICSP) for A Better World 2023-2027 programme. The job holder will be responsible for overall partner management, coordination, monitoring and capacity building, reporting and budget management. The project will be implemented by Oxfam and partners and will reach 15,600 people directly from vulnerable households including female, child and elderly headed households in Mongu, Kaoma, Namwala, Gwembe districts. These areas have been selected because of the various vulnerabilities that the people, especially women, youth and persons with disabilities, in these districts face which include, high poverty levels, low education levels, negative cultural and social norms, poor agricultural practices, limited economic activity and well as the hard effects of climate change which has caused the late onset of rains, floods, as well as persistent dry spells in the rainy season.
We are looking for an individual who is dynamic, charismatic and credible leader with the following:
Knowledge, Experience & Skills
- Academic degree in a relevant area for this position.
- Fluent in English (verbal and written).
- 5+ years of experience in development work, preferably on gender and agricultural livelihoods programming
- Excellent financial management skills, with experience of project budgeting and controlling financial risks.
- Proven record of involvement in design and/or implementation of approaches, tools and methodologies that foster inclusive development at national and sub-national levels.
- Good understanding of Zambia’s public policy processes in program focus
- Knowledge of and possible experience with approaches involving innovative programming as well as nexus programming.
- 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.
- Proven experience with proposal development and with donor funding environment.
- Excellent personal communication skills.
- A high level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgement, personal energy and flexibility
- Clear support and respect to gender equality and equity.
- Ability to build a people’s movement around the program theme and inspire followership.
- Able to handle stress, leading by example and, thus, produce results, meet deadlines and make others to meet their deadlines.
- Strategic and people management skills, supporting and mentoring the team in their professional and personal growth within an intercultural setting.
- Experienced in proposal and report writing.
In addition, an ideal candidate will also have:
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and manage good relationships both internally and externally.
- Ability to work independently and think innovatively and strategically, as well as collaborate within a team, including with colleagues based remotely.
- Ability to work on own initiative, manage complex workloads and deliver outputs to agreed deadlines.
At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.
Oxfam is committed to providing a competitive compensation package based on a 40-hour work week.
How to apply
If your qualifications meet the requirements, and believe in Oxfam values- please apply by visiting our website at : www.oxfam.org.uk using the number INT9873.
The closing date is Thursday 14 September 2023.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.