FTA-Fixed Term Appointment
22 February 2012
000 - $40
Livelihoods and Food security Program Manager
Region West Africa
Department Regional Programme & Operations
Position Type Open Ended
Job Family Programme
Oxfam GB Niger is looking for a Livelihoods and Food security Program Manager
Contrat Type: Global accompagnied position
Duration: Open ended
Salary: From £24,245 to £30,853 with a competitive benefits package
In line with Oxfam GB's Regional Business Plan in West Africa and in line with Oxfam Single Management Structure, to develop and manage the Livelihood and Food Security programme within the Joint Country Analysis Strategy, including lobbying and advocacy at all levels in order to ensure maximum impact.
Post holder reports to ACD
Staff reporting to this post: 2 Staff
BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY: Livelihood and Food Security Programme Budget
Scale of responsibilities & programme:
Overall management of programme
Partnership management (partners and donors)
Programme budget - restricted and unrestricted
Scope & complexity of programme:
Programme development including advocacy / lobbying elements
Range of programme components - development of long term strategy, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, policy advocacy
More than 1 donor; different countries and various partners
Degree of risk/impact:
Strategically important to Oxfam - level of caution required in dealing with government officials and Donors
Some likelihood of instability in areas of programme implementation in Niger
Impact on other programmes and on Oxfam Profile.
Impact of programme direction on the region, on Oxfam GB and OI
Delivery and implementation
Overall programme management.
Programme design and planning to deliver country and regional components of Vulnerability Reduction
Programme Implementation Plan.
Ensuring good partner coordination and management.
Deliver demonstrable impact through programme action, research work and lobbying action.
Ensure linkages of Food Security and Livelihood approach with humanitarian programmes with a view of building up an integrated and complementary approach
Proactively ensure that gender equity / Right to be heard issues are taken into account in all aspects of Programme.
To maintain effective working relationships with institutional donors and ensure that programmes are adequately resourced, engaging in fundraising where necessary.
To maintain effective working relationships with affiliates and others Oxfam region working on Livelihood, Food Security and DRR.
Manage Oxfam GB's risk:
Ensure that budget is drawn up for all activities, and that costs are kept within budget, providing a quarterly financial summary to the Regional Management Centre and quarterly analysis of trends.
Efficient management of Donor contracts and punctual reporting.
Recommend and approve Oxfam grants within strategic priorities.
Ensure that programme and project monitoring and reporting requirements are incorporated and met to a high standard.
Communicating Oxfam's work and contributing to the regional programme:
Represent and develop good relationships with Oxfam International, donors, official authorities and other agencies, be proactive in ensuring that Oxfam develops and maintains a positive profile.
To monitor policy and practice relevant to Livelihood and Food Security and to promote specific policy and practice changes, where relevant through national and international programmes of lobbying.
Actively participate in developing and implementing a regional programme, including participation in SCO teams. To keep informed of relevant programme issues in the country and Region also to contribute to wider programme learning.
Skills and Competence
Proven experience of programme management including multi-disciplinary approach and project cycle financial management.
Demonstrated experience of managing effectively staff and leading teams towards a shared vision
Confirmed experience in the humanitarian sector and in managing humanitarian aid programmes
Excellent networking and representational skills.
Good understanding of West Africa context and trends in relation with Livelihood and Food security policy issues.
Analytical skills and ability to think strategically, including the ability to think beyond the Livelihood Programme context and to act within a National and regional framework.
Knowledge and understanding of Lobbying/Advocacy including policy work, networking and media work.
Work experience with NGOs, INGOs, grassroots organisations or development agencies on livelihood and food security related issues.
Excellent partner management skills, with a good understanding of partner development.
Capacity to draw out exit strategy plan for partner at the ground level.
Proven ability to work creatively, innovatively and effectively with limited direct supervision, and sometimes under pressure.
Knowledge and experience of promoting gender equity, and an active commitment to promoting the right to be heard of marginalized people in all aspects of the Pastoral work.
Programme monitoring and evaluation experience.
Awareness of policy debates relating to food security in Niger and the Sahel.
Commitment to participatory approaches and capacity building.
A high level of interpersonal and communications skills.
Proven experience as a team worker and demonstrably co-operative with members of other teams.
Excellent written and spoken English and French
Knowledge of one or more languages relevant to Niger and Sahel communities is an asset
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