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Tax & Justice Project Manager (CAP0113)

Oxfam Great Britain - 17 February 2015 - 8:55
Region: HECA, Division: Campaigns, Policy & Influencing, Job Type: Fixed Term Tax & Justice Project Manager

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Tax & Justice Project Manager

3 years Fixed Term

Based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to Wajir and Turkana

 

Background

Oxfam in Kenya implements a large and innovative programme that incorporates humanitarian responses as well as longer term development and policy work that delivers impact for some of the country’s most marginalised people. Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction.   Oxfam in Kenya works in the arid lands of the north, principally in Turkana and Wajir; in the Nairobi informal settlements.

In Kenya, Oxfam aims...

Business Support Lead (INT1265)

Oxfam Great Britain - 17 February 2015 - 8:03
Region: HECA, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term The Business Support Lead will provide leadership to the various business support functions in Rwanda country program and ensure the most efficient and effective possible business support to the programme and advice to the country management team. He/she will ensure all business support functions operate in an effective manner, complying with all Oxfam requirements and procedures. The person will manage Finance, Logistics, IT and Human resource functional units and ensure that all relevant Oxfam procedures are adhered to in the respective functions as well as leading and providing support to the Country Director on risk management, systems and compliance.

 

The person will provide direction on financial management, policies and procedures, ensuring that the programme is informed of all developments in financial policies...

Conseiller ou conseillère en développement organisationnel

Oxfam-Québec - 16 February 2015 - 16:51
Pays:  Bénin, Bolivie, Burkina Faso, Colombie, Cisjordanie et bande de Gaza, Haïti, Honduras, Jordanie, Mali, Pérou et République démocratique du Congo (RDC) Durée du contrat :  2 ans Date de départ :  Avril 2015

Partnership Manager (UN Agencies) (INT1264)

Oxfam Great Britain - 16 February 2015 - 16:41
Region: United Kingdom, Division: International, Job Type: Open endedOxfam seeks to appoint a Partnership Manager who will be responsible for coordinating and growing Oxfam’s partnerships with UN agencies, particularly IFAD, WFP and the FAO.  These partnerships will look to deepen and grow our technical, financial and policy cooperation with the UN Agencies.  The current portfolio has an annual financial value of more than £25m GBP. We are specifically looking for someone with extensive experience in the development sector who understands these institutions and how they work; who can foster and build institutional relationships; and who can create and convert new opportunities for both financial and non-financial cooperation.

 

The Partnership Manager will lead our strategic engagement with UN Agencies on both humanitarian and long-term development cooperation.

To achieve our ambitions,...

Back to school: Returning education to the development agenda

Oxfam EU blog - 16 February 2015 - 14:55

By Sandra Dworack, Policy Advisor for Education at Oxfam Germany

What has the potential to lift over 170 million people out of poverty by empowering people to claim their rights and hold their governments to account? What could cut the amount of people who contract HIV/AIDS in the next decade by seven million? What could reduce child mortality and child marriage by a sixth, and maternal deaths by two-thirds? If you didn’t answer ‘education’, then you should have a very stern word with yourself.
Education has been enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for over 60 years, and reaffirmed as a key area for global development cooperation at numerous conferences and conventions since then. Yet, despite this support, 58 million children still never get to attend school, with a further 63 million out of secondary education. The two education-focused Millennium Development Goals (on ensuring all children complete primary school and eliminating gender disparity in primary education by 2015) have inspired progress in the last 15 years, but ultimately fell short of their targets.

Yet with 2015 being named as the European Year for Development, and February specifically focusing on education, the European Union is highlighting the importance of getting every child on the planet into school. But while branding certain years and months with particular themes is one thing, turning the messaging into money is something else entirely. The international Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in July will give European leaders the stage to prove their financial commitment to education in developing countries; but why is this so important?

Millions miss out on education

Since 2007, the initial progress made by the Millennium Development Goals on education has stalled. As well as the millions currently missing out on both primary and secondary education, some 130 million children and adolescents will leave school lacking basic skills despite four years of classes. One of the main factors in this poor quality of education is the lack of teachers in the Global South; if universal primary education is to be achieved by 2030, a staggering 27 million teachers need to be hired within that time. Finally, inequality within education systems is marginalizing girls, people with disabilities, minorities and children living in conflict zones, with UNICEF finding that the poorest students have access to 18 times less educational resources than the wealthiest.
This list of challenges should provide plenty of motivation for Europe to take the reins on ensuring education remains central to the new post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, especially as global aid for education declined by 10 percent between 2010 and 2012 alone. To break this alarming pattern, it is crucial that European governments repeat commitments made by the European Commission to spend one-fifth of its development funding mechanisms on health and education. This would accelerate the progress made on sustainable inclusive development in education, ensuring girls, the poorest and the most marginalized in society have the opportunity to learn. Such commitments could be made at the upcoming Oslo Summit on Education for Development in July, where international high-level figures will explore ways to resuscitate the ailing state of finance for schooling.
While demands must be made of Europe to apply pressure on keeping education as a priority in the post-2015 development agenda, it is not unthinkable for European governments and EU institutions to turn to the private sector to plug funding gaps. This approach has appealed to some within the European Union, yet the guidelines to ensure private investments in education genuinely benefit the poorest people in developing countries are simply not in place.

Financing education in development

The public sector is much better positioned to provide the structure needed to ensure funding genuinely reaches the people that benefit from it most – including within the education system. It is the poorest and most marginalized in societies who make the most of free public services, as they cannot afford to pay the fees for schooling and healthcare associated with the private sector. Funding for these public services could be generated by the financial transactions tax, a small tax on financial transactions to be levied by eleven countries within the EU, with some of the revenues going towards improving education systems.

The European Commission should also be expected to provide some of the finance to get the ball rolling again on education in development, but this should not absolve member states or recipient nations of their individual responsibility. All governments and international institutions need to guarantee free, high-quality public education for all citizens, removing fees and breaking down the financial barriers that may deny access for the poorest.

Governments in developing countries must commit to spending at least 20 percent of their budgets on education, with donor countries ensuring the same percentage of their overseas aid is spent on improving quality and accessibility within schools worldwide. This may sound ambitious, but it is achievable.

For example, governments can fund such bold changes by placing the tax burden on those who can shoulder the responsibility, rather than those already struggling to make ends meet.

Funding should also be used to strengthen and expand public education systems, rather than subsidizing private schools already out of the reach of many, with action needed from the EU to stop illicit financial flows hindering governments’ abilities to invest in their own public services.

Turning policy into practice has never been so important to the millions of children locked behind doors that the most basic of education systems can open. The only question is: will such sweeping changes to how education in development is financed provide the key?

This article was originally published on the Oxfam Policy and Practice website.

Humanitarian Programme Manager (INT1263)

Oxfam Great Britain - 16 February 2015 - 12:06
Region: HECA, Division: International, Job Type: Open endedHumanitarian Programme Coordinator

GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

CONTRACT TYPE: Open-ended

Salary: Globally competitive net salary (take home pay).  Oxfam will meet the tax and social security liabilities of the post holder in relation to employment with Oxfam. 

 Benefits:    Attractive benefits including pension, medical and other insurances, good benefits for internationally relocated staff and an additional allowance of £4,000 net per annum

 

Background

Oxfam is one of the world's leading humanitarian and development agencies assisting people affected by natural disasters, poverty and conflict throughout the world. With many thousand staff and dedicated volunteers in more than 80 countries, Oxfam is able to achieve the greatest impact to end poverty and suffering through combining emergency...

Country Logistics Manager (INT1261)

Oxfam Great Britain - 16 February 2015 - 8:48
Region: Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS), Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term The Role

The role of the Logistics Manager is to provide guidance and management of Oxfam’s Supply and Logistics processes and procedures through ways of working, training, and ongoing communication and collaboration with Country Management Team, Programme, and Support staff. This role provides logistics advice and support for Oxfam’s “One Program” approach including humanitarian, development, and campaign & advocacy. A primary objective of this post is to build capacity and capability through effective mentoring of the logistics staff at all levels of the operation, including communication and training to partner organisations.

 

About the MECIS Region

The Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS) region implements and manages programmes in Yemen, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Russia, Tajikistan, Armenia,...

Protection Coordinator (INT1262)

Oxfam Great Britain - 15 February 2015 - 13:04
Region: HECA, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term Protection Coordinator

We are looking for an experienced Protection Coordinator for our programme in Jonglei, South Sudan.  In this role you will assist in developing and implementing Oxfam's humanitarian programme by providing specialist support on humanitarian protection and safe programming.

Key responsibilities include:Provide support for the delivery of safe programming in humanitarian programmesLead community based protection activities, including mobilizing, capacity building, and programme development in the field programme.Strengthen the humanitarian team’s capacity to meet protection and gender minimum standardsProvide ongoing strategic protection analysis (including aspects of conflict analysis, gender, and risk management) Lead capacity-building on protection issues for Oxfam staff and partners in the fieldSupport MEAL processes and activities to integrate gender and protection, and to gather lessons relating to these areasRepresent Oxfam externally:...

Conseillère ou conseiller en justice entre les femmes et les hommes

Oxfam-Québec - 13 February 2015 - 16:38
Pays:  Bénin, Bolivie, Burkina Faso, Colombie, Cisjordanie et bande de Gaza, Haïti, Honduras, Jordanie, Mali, Pérou et République démocratique du Congo (RDC) Durée du contrat :  2 ans Date de départ :  Avril 2015

Coordonnateur ou coordonnatrice du programme accès innovation et des programmes de stages internationaux

Oxfam-Québec - 13 February 2015 - 16:35
Pays:  Bénin, Bolivie, Burkina Faso, Colombie, Cisjordanie et bande de Gaza, Haïti, Honduras, Jordanie, Mali, Pérou et République démocratique du Congo (RDC) Durée du contrat :  2 ans (avec possibilité de renouvellement) Date de départ :  1er avril 2015

Conseillère ou conseiller en autonomisation économique des femmes et des jeunes

Oxfam-Québec - 13 February 2015 - 16:30
Pays:  Bénin, Bolivie, Burkina Faso, Colombie, Cisjordanie et bande de Gaza, Haïti, Honduras, Jordanie, Mali, Pérou et République démocratique du Congo (RDC) Durée du contrat :  2 ans Date de départ :  Avril 2015

Asesor de Política Sénior de Sistemas Alimentarios (INT1256)

Oxfam Great Britain - 13 February 2015 - 16:27
Region: LAC, Division: International, Job Type: Open endedOBJETIVO DEL PUESTO: Brindar entrega y liderazgo estratégico, en coordinación con las aliados/socios nacionales e internacionales, que influyen en las estrategias de incidencia para apoyar objetivos de cambio regional en Latinoamérica y del Carible (LAC) y nacional, relacionado con sistemas alimentarios sostenibles y justos.

HABILIDADES Y COMPETENCIAS:  E: esencial, D: deseableCarrera pertinente en ciencias de la agricultura, economía, política o ciencias sociales (E).3-5 años de experiencia en incidencia, creación de redes de contactos, coordinación o generación de papeles/trabajo con donantes y aliados/socios multilaterales y de sectores públicos y privados (E).Experiencia amplia en sistemas de agricultura internacionales y sistemas alimentarios, incluyendo sostenibilidad, dimensiones culturales y políticas públicas y del sector privado que son pertinentes al tema (E).

Conseillère ou conseiller en participation citoyenne des jeunes

Oxfam-Québec - 13 February 2015 - 16:24
Pays:  Bénin, Bolivie, Burkina Faso, Colombie, Cisjordanie et bande de Gaza, Haïti, Honduras, Jordanie, Mali, Pérou et République démocratique du Congo (RDC) Durée du contrat :  2 ans Date de départ :  Avril 2015

Global Programme Partnerships Advisor- My Rights, My Voice (INT1259)

Oxfam Great Britain - 13 February 2015 - 15:45
Region: United Kingdom, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term Global Programme Partnerships Advisor – My Rights, My Voice

 

The role

My Rights, My Voice (MRMV) is an innovative global programme engaging young people in their rights to health, sexual reproductive health and education in 8 countries, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and implemented jointly by Oxfam GB and Oxfam Novib.

As Global Programme Partnerships Advisor you will support the programme by driving forward the development of proposals and seeking external funding for  the continuation of the programme  over (period of time?). This will involve seeking funding from a variety of sources, exploring options and concentrating effort on activities with the best chance of success.

You will be expected to provide leadership and...

Radio Novella Campaign Officer (INT1257)

Oxfam Great Britain - 13 February 2015 - 14:50
Region: LAC, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term Officier(e) de Communications pour le Changement

PROFILE DE POSTE

 

Titre du poste: Radio Novella Campaign Officer (D1)

Statut: Temps Plein - contrat de 5 mois (initialement, avec possibilité de prolonger)

Rapports à: différents postes

Bureau: Cap-Haïtien, Haïti (avec voyages à Port-au-Prince, dans le Centre et l'Artibonite)

 

Contexte du projet:

En ciblant 50,000 personnes dans les départements du Nord et Nord-est, le projet TIM TIM engagera les communautés locales dans le dialogue et les activités qui favorisent des comportements positifs dans quatre domaines thématiques spécifiques à travers un feuilleton radiophonique de divertissement-éducation, TIM TIM, qui sera complété par des activités de campagne et des émissions téléphoniques. Les quatre thèmes spécifiques couverts par TIM TIM sont...

Public Health Promoter Team Leaders & Coordinators (INT1255)

Oxfam Great Britain - 13 February 2015 - 14:19
Region: Humanitarian, Division: International, Job Type: Humanitarian RegisterSeeking Public Health Promoter Co-ordinators and Team Leaders for the Public Health Promoters Register

Location: Various

Salary: £26,364 - £35,656 net (take home pay).  Oxfam will also reimburse tax liabilities relating to the Oxfam salary.

Contract Type: Fixed-term 3 -6 months

 

Be there when it matters.

What is the Public Health Promoter’s (PHP) Register?

The Public Health Promoters Register is a data base of Public Health Promoters and Public Health Promoter Co-ordinators with experience in Public Health relating to Water and Sanitation in Emergency Programmes.  Each person on the register has been interviewed and reference checked and has agreed that should a suitable short-term deployment arise when they are available, they will work for OGB on a...

Consultancy - DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL CONTENT FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SKILLS (INT1254)

Oxfam Great Britain - 13 February 2015 - 13:51
Region: HECA, Division: International, Job Type: ConsultancyIn the past two years, Oxfam has used the traditional capacity building models, which involved the physical interaction between a facilitator and traders. The facilitator would take the traders through the course content in groups of 15-30 for a period of one week (or as appropriate). The training content would be replicated over several geographical locations, often taking several days making it repetitive and costly.

Oxfam has since reviewed its training and capacity building processes and is considering piloting the use of professionally developed digital content that will be tailored to meet the needs of adult learners as well as the increasing numbers of youth seeking to engage in business and trade. Oxfam has already developed a training brochure for the business skills improvement...

Consultancy - Gender and Power Analysis (INT1253)

Oxfam Great Britain - 13 February 2015 - 13:31
Region: HECA, Division: International, Job Type: ConsultancyBackground

Oxfam Kenya’s Urban Programme in partnership with National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE), SITE Enterprise Promotion and Women’s Empowerment Link (WEL) have received financial support from the European Commission to implement a four years socio-economic empowerment project of the poor and vulnerable women domestic workers and small scale traders in Nairobi City’s slums. The key approaches that will be applied in this project are research for enhanced information and advocacy, strategic capacity building of the target groups and influencing relevant policies and practices. In order to strengthen evidence based advocacy, this project seeks to undertake a detailed gender and power analysis at the beginning to inform and guide the four partners to develop appropriate strategies and implement this project gender responsively, in relation...

Consultancy -Resilience Research & Development of resilience Advocacy Strategy (INT1252)

Oxfam Great Britain - 13 February 2015 - 13:15
Region: HECA, Division: International, Job Type: ConsultancyThe following are the main objectives of the research work to be undertaken

-       Undertake a deep analysis of the IDDRSI platform and its implementating structures and assess ;

ü  Progress to date in terms of implementation of RPP and CPPs by various actors especially the member states, CSOs and others as appropriate

ü  Progress of the Steering Committee in relation to their terms of reference

ü  Progress on areas recommended by CSOs and others especially in relation to  embedding community participation in the IDDRSI plans implementation mechanisms and on actual delivery, harnessing effective partnerships in resilience building, strengthening coordination and alignment at all layers of the process especially the national and local governments levels, and consensus on robust indicators for...

MECIS Regional Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Advisor (INT1245)

Oxfam Great Britain - 13 February 2015 - 12:00
Region: Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS), Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term The Role

This is a regional role covering Oxfam GB’s work in the Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS) region. The range of work includes direct humanitarian intervention, long-term development work and advocacy & campaigns – this role works across this spectrum. Support will be both remote and face-to-face involving Oxfam staff, local partners and relevant allies.

 

The postholder would be part of a loose ‘team’ that has a shared objective of improving programme quality in the ‘MECIS’ region. This team includes the Regional Programme Quality Coordinator Commonwealth of Independent States (RPQC CIS), the RPQC Middle East (RPQC ME), the MEAL advisor Syria Crisis Response (SCR), the MECIS Regional Gender Coordinator (RGC), the SCR Gender advisor, the ME gender...

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