Project Manager

  • Added Date: Monday, 16 November 2020
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 30 November 2020


Together we can end extreme poverty for good. Will you join us?




  • Closing date: - 30th November 2020 (On A Rolling Basis)
  • Interview date: - TBD
  • Vacancy reference: - INT7024 โ€“ Project Manager

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Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty.


Oxfam is a global movement of people who wonโ€™t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we wonโ€™t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.

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Oxfamโ€™s programme has been established in 2014 in response to the ISIS conflict in Iraq. Oxfam implemented activities during the past few years was built around the delivery of 3 main areas: A) Lifesaving humanitarian assistance b) Recovery assistance, and C) Promotion of Women Rights.

A. Lifesaving humanitarian assistance: to newly displaced populations residing in camps or host communities. The bulk of this work was done around the Mosul Operation with activities implemented in the governorates of Erbil, Salah Al Din and Ninewa. Activities included: Establishment/rehabilitation of safe water (boreholes, repair of infrastructure); Emergency water supply (distribution of water through trucking and bottled water); Setting up water tanks and networks in camps; Distribution of hygiene items; construction of latrines; Cash for Work opportunities inside the ca;mps to allow construction work and solid waste management; and Distribution of emergency winterization kits.

B. Recovery assistance: to returnees, local host communities and IDPs to recover from the post-conflict and to cope with protracted displacement. The main activities implemented under this area of work included: Rehabilitation of water infrastructure; Supporting local authorities to rehabilitate essential public services (schools and hospitals); Grants to returnees to recover damaged businesses; Provision of livestock to support farmers; Cash for Work opportunities contributing to income for vulnerable families and supporting rehabilitation of infrastructure of public interest (irrigation canals, main roads).

C. Promotion of Women Rights: through contributing to the implementation of the National Plan for 1325 UN Resolution, and economic empowerment of women through provision of training and grants to establish/rehabilitate businesses.

In order to serve these three objectives, Oxfam work aimed to integrate the following key sectors together for every intervention in a given location:

1- Water Sanitation and Hygiene

2- Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods

3- Non-food-Items and Shelter

4- Protection of lives and rights of civilians

5- Gender Justice

6- Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

7- Advocacy and Media work

Job Purpose

As part of the Iraq Response Innovation Lab (IRIL), the Project Manager will be responsible for carrying out activities related to the project Masarouna in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The objective of Masarouna is to build a free and inclusive environment supporting young people to achieve their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Masarounaโ€™s Project Manager will provide technical support to and close monitoring of local partners to ensure program deliverables are achieved and donorsโ€™ regulations are respected and documented.

Core Details

Location: Erbil with frequent travel to Sulaymaniyah.

Our package: As Per Oxfam Salary Scale

Internal Grade: C2

Contract type: Fixed Type

Hours of work: 40 hours per week. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at interview stage

This role reports to: IRIL Manager (line manager) & Gender Program Manager (matrix manager)

Staff reporting to this post: No line management

Key relationships/interactions: Gender Program Manager, local partners.

DBS checks (for roles based in the UK): N/A

Screening checks: All successful candidates will be screened through Refinitiv World-Check One to comply with counter terrorism and financial sanctions regulations.

key Responsibilities

Programme design, implementation and monitoring

  • Provides day to day technical support to the local partners to ensure project activities are implemented according to the donorโ€™s requirements and Oxfam quality standard in all program locations;
  • Provide weekly update to the Gender Program Manager and shares monthly progress reports regarding project milestones, deliverables, successes and challenges;
  • Alert the IRIL Manager and the Gender Programme Manager in case of any issue in the implementation of the activities and suggest solutions to address identified challenges;
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly reports on programme progress and assist in the preparation of donorsโ€™ report;
  • Document/collect project success stories to ensure visibility of the project and their inclusion in our advocacy agenda;
  • Facilitate fluid communication and exchange of information between all project stakeholders (IRIL Manager, Gender Programme Manager, local partners, etc.)
  • Reviews monthly reports from the local partners and provide inputs on the content and the reporting skills
  • Monitor the project expenditures to make sure they are aligned with the donor budget and inform the IRIL Manager about under- or over-consumption risks to enable adjustments to be made in a timely fashion
  • Organise bi-annual project review to monitor the implementation of activities and achievement of targets and reorient the project as needed
  • In coordination with the country management team and the Program Manager, develop a programme mapping to identify key risks and document strategies to mitigate these risks

Capacity Development โ€“ Staff and Partners

  • Holds regular meeting with the local partners to gather information on project achievement and challenges, provide recommendation on the way forward and plan activities
  • Support the capacity building of the local partners on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, gender equality and project cycle management to improve quality programming through coaching, mentoring, training, etc.
  • Facilitate the organisation of training and other learning opportunities (face to face and/or online)

Influencing, representation and coordination

  • Liaise with consortium members and Oxfam in other implementing countries to ensure smooth exchange of information and lessons learnt
  • Represent Oxfam in meetings with local NGOโ€™s, agencies and Government authorities where requested.
  • Support and work with others to develop advocacy and policy positions on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and provide information to relevant actors for national and international awareness-raising and advocacy efforts.


ยท Required to adhere to Oxfamโ€™s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights

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

Skills, Experience and Knowledge


ยท University/College qualification in the relevant field (eg social sciences, Gender studies, public health/SRHR, development, psychology or related discipline) or equivalent experience;

ยท Minimum 3-5 years of experience in the humanitarian or development sector;

ยท Experience in advocacy for SRHR, including for the respect of sexual diversity;

ยท Experience of building the capacity of local partners;

ยท Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others;

ยท Commitment to a rights-based approach, gender equality and protection;

ยท Fluency in English / Arabic and Kurdish are preferred;


ยท Ability to work in multi-cultural team;

ยท Willingness to work in insecure environments and a high level of adaptability and initiative;

ยท Knowledge and skills in computer and digital space.

Key Attributes

ยท Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities

ยท Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, womenโ€™s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work

ยท Commitment to Oxfamโ€™s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible

Organisational Values

ยท Accountability โ€“ Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions

ยท Empowerment โ€“ Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen

ยท Inclusiveness โ€“ We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences

Note to candidates: Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organisational values and attributes at the interview stage. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to adhere to our code of conduct. We encourage candidates to read and understand our code of conduct here.

At Oxfam, our job descriptions provide a guide to what might be expected in the role. Along with our strategy the job profile is used to help to shape specific objectives for employees. Employees are supported to deliver these objectives and they are annually assessed against them as part of the Oxfam performance review process. This job profile is not incorporated into the employment contract.

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