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Project Officer – Education (GAC)

Closing: Aug 11, 2022

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Published: Jul 29, 2022 (13 days ago)

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Job Summary

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Education:

  • You must have a Bachelors’ degree and a post graduate qualification in a relevant field. (e.g. Education, Public Administration, International Development, Law, etc.)


Experience and Job Requirements

  •  5+ years of working on education projects; Experience of working in an international organization will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of programme development and delivery approaches, tools, methodologies and best practices;
  • Excellent Gender analytical lense and conversant with Feminist principles and inclusive approaches;
  • Excellent research skills and demonstrated publications of opinions, blogs, articles in topical issues;
  • Knowledge and practical experience on education project management in a diverse socio-political set up and ideally built on mature understanding of relevant issues.
  • Good knowledge of active citizenship and constraints to citizens’ participation in decision making processes.
  • Experience of and thorough understanding of a “Rights Based Approach”;
  • Commitment to and good knowledge of working with a partnership approach across the spectrum of Oxfam’s work, including innovative approaches to capacity strengthening;
  • Good knowledge of and experience with Education donor funding environment and good financial and project management skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, in written and verbal English;

 


Responsibilities

Education:

  • You must have a Bachelors’ degree and a post graduate qualification in a relevant field. (e.g. Education, Public Administration, International Development, Law, etc.)


Experience and Job Requirements

  •  5+ years of working on education projects; Experience of working in an international organization will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of programme development and delivery approaches, tools, methodologies and best practices;
  • Excellent Gender analytical lense and conversant with Feminist principles and inclusive approaches;
  • Excellent research skills and demonstrated publications of opinions, blogs, articles in topical issues;
  • Knowledge and practical experience on education project management in a diverse socio-political set up and ideally built on mature understanding of relevant issues.
  • Good knowledge of active citizenship and constraints to citizens’ participation in decision making processes.
  • Experience of and thorough understanding of a “Rights Based Approach”;
  • Commitment to and good knowledge of working with a partnership approach across the spectrum of Oxfam’s work, including innovative approaches to capacity strengthening;
  • Good knowledge of and experience with Education donor funding environment and good financial and project management skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, in written and verbal English;

 


Technical

  • Ensure project reporting timelines and project benchmarks are adhered to on DANIDA SP project.
  • Ensure the project is implemented by partners as a single project.
  • Develop quality concept notes and plan project activity implementation.
  • Compile quality project narrative reports from partners and ensure they comply with Oxfam and donor reporting standards.
  • Conduct analysis of projects reports in Oxfam SAP system and give feedback to partners.
  • Liaise with MEAL staff to support project monitoring and evaluation actions.
  • Effectively document all information including good practices and project success stories and share them.
  • Ensure sound analysis of current policy trends and support its inclusion in programming choices.
  • Identify and analyses relevant research products and recommend how the education project can utilize them.
  • Hold reflection meetings on key education project activities and indicators.
  • Conduct support supervision and mentoring to project stakeholders including partners.
  • Support Oxfam teams and partners in setting up a research agenda, conducting the research and dissemination of the research products relevant to the project.
  • Gather information about different initiatives by CSOs and ensure they are captured in project design and implementation.
  • Ensure close working relationship with other thematic projects and build synergies for complementarity, support and learning.
  • Gather information about different initiatives by CSOs and ensure they are captured in project design and implementation.
  • Ensure close working relationship with other thematic initiatives and projects and build synergies for complementarity, support and learning.
  • Ensure the project is linked to the broader education sub theme and  governance and accountability program as well as to both resilient livelihoods, Gender Justice and humanitarian work of Oxfam and that Women’s rights is at the core of the project work.
  • Support on research, show casing, advocacy, campaigns, fund raising and public engagements in the spirit of a triple nexus and one program approach.
  • Any other duties provided by the supervisor.

 

Leadership

  • Inspire and Empower: Oxfam desires a person whose ideologies, passion, compassion and working styles, will inspire and empower other colleagues. You should be motivational, inspirational and empowering.
  • Thought leadership: Adopt a “thought leadership” attitude, stay up to date with the latest thinking, undertake research or analysis that brings new perspectives and insights.
  • Initiator: actively identify opportunities and initiates actions and processes to address both existing or impending challenges to avert delays, derailments, overlaps, duplication and redundancy of Oxfam’s programs.
  • Effective Communicator and relationship builder: You must be effective in both oral and written communications to Oxfam staff, partners, supporters and external stakeholders.
  • Systems thinker: you must understand how your actions, inactions, program work affects Oxfam as a confederation and partners. You must understand the interconnectedness of the work that Oxfam does and the broader change goals it seeks to achieve

 

Supervision

  • You will work closely and report to the Transformative Education Project Coordinator.

 

Budget Management

  • You will not have any budget approval authority but will support budget execution of the project under your function.


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