Job Vacancy For Program Officer At Oxfam America



Background:
Oxfam America is an international relief & development organization with 7 overseas & 2 USA offices.  Its mission is to find long-term solutions to global poverty & injustice. It is part of a confederation of Oxfams working together in more than 100 countries in the world. Oxfam America is engaged in regional development work including grant making to improve lives of people in the developing world, as well advocacy to change policies that affect the poor & public education & engagement activities around the causes of poverty & the means to end it.

Description Of Job

Report To:  EI Program Coordinator/Regional Director
Location: Ghana

Oxfam America West Africa Regional Office

Regional Program Officer - Extractive Program Officer Industries

Purpose of Position:
The Program Officer (PO) is an integral member of the Oxfam America West Africa Regional Office supporting the implementation of the Extractive Industries program, Campaign, research, Evaluation, public relations work within Ghana, Senegal and Mali. The PO is expected to work closely with all key actors under the Regional Program Coordinator supervision (RPC) and the Regional Director. In close collaboration with others Oxfam teams, you contribute to the implementation of Oxfam Joint Country Analysis Strategy (JCAS).

Primary Responsibilities:
The PO’s responsibilities include:
Programme implementation, grant-making & Partners relations

•  Work with the RC & PO to review  the Regional EI Program Strategic Paper
•  Participate with the RC & PO to design subsequent annual work plans and participate to  the conduct of an annual impact reflexion in collaboration with the MEL coordinator;
•  Provide inputs into development of the strategic planning of overall WARO program & foster opportunities for cross-cluster collaboration
•  Review funding proposals submitted by partner organizations in key countries namely Ghana, Senegal, Mali & Burkina, Prepare grant applications for review and approval by the Regional Grant Review Comite
•  Develop capacity of partners and provide coaching so that they can be effective in program delivery
•  Work closely with partners for quality in project development and grant management
•  Work as Head of Implementing Affiliates in Ghana

Policy Analysis & Advocacy:

•  Engage with key Ministries and others relevant partners on legal and regulatory framework review
•  Provide the policy analysis supporting the selection of EI Advocacy areas of Oxfam in Ghana, Senegal, Mali & Burkina
•  Support the development of a joint advocacy plan with allies and implement Oxfam’s role in the plan
•  Provide regular updates on the political and regulatory context of EI in Ghana, Senegal and Mali
•  Undertake & participate in awareness raising events & networking as required by the RPC
•  Represent Oxfam in the sector of EI Governance in Ghana, Senegal and Mali vis a vis the Government, the media and partners
•  Contribute to the development of an advocacy agenda with partners and collaborate with others as required in policy advocacy activities.

Monitoring, evaluation and learning:

•  Monitor and support self-audits of ongoing projects, including the fulfilment of agreements with partners (delivery of reports, revisions of agreements, use of budget balances, etc.)
•  Provide updated EI information
•  Organize annual  Partner Working Group meetings to facilitate learning and exchange among EI partners in Ghana, Burkina, Senegal and Mali
•  Conduct regular monitoring visits, follow up, and evaluation of grants, analyse projects, and recommend appropriate actions as necessary.

Qualification Required & Experience

QUALIFICATIONS
Education:

•  Master degree in Law

Experience & core competencies required:

•  A sound commitment to development issues
•  At least 5 years experience with considerable experience in extractive resources and/or communities
•  Extensive knowledge and experience with civil society advocacy and campaigning strategies
•  Experience in working with non-governmental and community-based organisations in West Africa
•  Strong understanding on sustainable development issues and rights oriented approach.
•  Experience in partnership, networks, grant management & program development
•  Excellent computer skills
•  Perfectly bilingual ( French/English)

How To Apply For The Job

To apply, please send cover letter and resumé in ENGLISH to:

The Recruitment Manager
BP 7200, Dakar Sénégal

E-mail:  [email protected] Or our Website: www.oxfamamerica.org
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