AREA MANAGER

  • Added Date: Thursday, 26 March 2020
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 11 April 2020

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

The Role:

Oxfam GB is looking for Area Managers for Ukhiya/Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar to implementation and programme delivery of Oxfam’s response in line with key standards.

The postholder is responsible for ensuring the timely delivery of an integrated Oxfam response in line with donor contracts, adhering to the overall Refugee Response Strategy and technical sub-strategies, as well as key standards of programme quality, reporting and accountability.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical

  • Assume overall management of all Oxfam programmes in Ukhiya/Teknaf.
  • Ensure that key Oxfam policies are implemented and strategies are adjusted according to the local context
  • Coordinate and work with technical team leaders to ensure standards of reporting, programme quality and accountability are met. Ensure the implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems within the area programme and field teams.
  • Support proposal development/design in coordination with Programme Lead, Technical Coordinators, Funding Coordinator and Deputy Programme Coordinator
  • Ensure timely and regular budget monitoring and management of the programme, including supporting the development of quality reporting against objectives and budgets through setting up of robust management arrangements.
  • Lead or participate in assessments of emergency situations within focal area, reporting back with clear recommendations, an analysis of needs and gaps and proposals for Oxfam's response.
  • Oversee the preparation of high quality and timely reports on Programme activities for internal and external use (including donor reports). Ensuring quality and timely narrative and financial reporting to Oxfam and donors.
  • Ensure that the programme is relevant and meets the populations’ needs, that communities participate in all stages of programme design and implementation and that a feedback and accountability mechanism is in place for beneficiaries to articulate their participation and concerns. Adjust the programme design accordingly if needed, in coordination with technical sector leads.
  • Ensure the integration of Oxfam’s technical responses, identifying further opportunities for integration and capacitating staff to understand and adopt this into their technical programmes.
  • Ensure that the programme delivery is aligned and consistent with Oxfam’s quality and accountability standards, emergency guidelines and protocols, the Core Humanitarian Standard and Sphere and other external standards that Oxfam has signed up to.

Security

  • Ensure that all staff are managed in line with the security guidelines and the protocols in place.
  • Ensure alertness to a potentially rapidly changing situation.
  • Leadership
  • In line with Oxfam performance management procedures, line manage technical team leaders; ensuring that overall performance management is in place and used effectively.
  • Ensure that recruitment and management of Ukhiya/Teknaf field staff is in accordance of Oxfam procedure and policies, including performance management, appropriate induction, and opportunities and training for capacity development.
  • Ensure the programme design integrates capacity building of staff and local partners, and that realistic hand-over arrangements are planned for early on
  • Maintain excellent relationships with local administration, political leadership, CiC’s and military under the guidance of the deputy HPC.

Management

  • Support the Deputy Humanitarian Programme Coordinator and Technical Leads in designing and managing an appropriate transition strategy for the Response programme, in coordination with the country programme.
  • Support the management in donor reporting requirements.
  • Supporting Programme Quality and Implementation
  • Proactively raise programmatic issues for direct programme action and advocacy, supporting Oxfam’s response on wider policy and practice change
  • Proactively ensure that gender equity, quality and accountability issues are taken into account in all aspects of Oxfam’s work,
  • Work with technical leads to ensure partnership principles are understood/applied and that clear MoUs for partner organisations are in place;

Communicating Oxfam’s work

  • Represent and develop good relationships with authorities and other agencies, be proactive in ensuring that Oxfam develops and maintains a positive profile.
  • Ensure that Oxfam’s Programme is coordinated with those of other organisations and with the Government of Bangladesh.
  • Keep informed of relevant programme issues and to contribute to wider programme learning.
  • Advocate on key issues at field level and feed into external advocacy initiatives, suggest focus areas for advocacy work.
  • Keep informed of relevant programme issues and initiate and contribute to wider programme learning – also by initiating and facilitating programme learning events and evaluations. Reporting internally to the response on key advocacy issues that support programming.
  • Represent Oxfam internally to country staff, modelling core competencies and behaviours of Oxfam humanitarian staff (“leading by example”), inspiring managers to help staff grow into Oxfam’s organisational culture. Post holder is also expected to promote this behaviour within the teams she/he supervises or oversees.

What we are looking for:

Oxfam GB is looking for Area Managers for Ukhiya/Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar to implementation and programme delivery of Oxfam’s response in line with key standards.

The postholder is responsible for ensuring the timely delivery of an integrated Oxfam response in line with donor contracts, adhering to the overall Refugee Response Strategy and technical sub-strategies, as well as key standards of programme quality, reporting and accountability

Essential:

· A proven record of several years of experience of managing complex emergency programmes in a variety of settings – particularly WASH, EFSL/livelihoods, Gender, Protection programming. Significant experience of managing emergency projects and programmes in complex environments at large field office levels.

· A proven record of effective and complex management including managing budgets, staff and funding of the programme. This includes excellent people management skills, with a good understanding of team development and proven financial management skills.

· Analytical and strategic planning skills.

· Excellent organizational, problem-solving and negotiation skills. The ability to remain calm whilst deal with conflicting priorities/work under pressure is essential.

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal English) and the ability to write clear, concise reports.

· Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims, policies and values.

· Experience of promoting gender equity and diversity and the interests of marginalised people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work

· Diplomacy, tact, negotiation skills and an excellent sense of humour.

· Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to create effective teams and work with external actors in a range of contexts.

Desirable:

· Knowledge of Oxfam policies, procedures and systems

· Experience of working with partnerships and community-based groups

Your commitment to Oxfam

· Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights

· Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles

We offer:

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam GB, to act as key contributor to Rohingya refugee response programme, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their Humanitarian fields, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.

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.

This vacancy is archived.