Programme Coordinator – Women's Economic Empowerment and Care (WE-Care) MATERNITY COVER (7.5 months)

Oxfam GB, OXFORD (OXFAM HOUSE), United Kingdom

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th June, 2015

Job Description

Starting salary: £34,170 pro-rata (28.8 hours per week)
Duration: September 7, 2014 – April 30, 2016

Women’s empowerment includes economic leadership and political voice. Many rural women are seeking to balance caring for families with new leadership roles. However, since care work is almost universally women’s responsibility, difficult and time-consuming household tasks limit women’s opportunities in education, employment, politics and leisure. Oxfam aims to address ‘heavy and unequal’ care work, supporting women by increasing recognition of care work, advocating for investments to reduce the unnecessary drudgery of care work, and redistributing responsibility for care work more equitably. We are looking for someone to provide maternity cover as programme coordinator, managing and coordinating between WE-Care projects implemented in six countries, including local strategies, advocacy, research and a learning event, about care work in agricultural communities where Oxfam works.

The role:
At Oxfam, the Programme Strategy and Impact Team is fundamental in the assurance of quality and effectiveness of Oxfam’s diverse programme work. As part of this team, you would be accountable for ensuring timely delivery of activities, learning and training for the WE-Care programme. You will be based in the Agricultural Markets and Enterprise unit, working with the senior adviser on Women’s Economic Rights and communications coordinators of Oxfam’s ‘Knowledge Hub’.

The role of Programme Coordinator is two-fold. First, the role involves programme management and accountability to donor requirements, commissioning an evaluation, providing coordination and delivering reporting on this unique programme of research and learning in six countries, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as Asia and Latin America. The second dimension of the position is to facilitate the on-line training, learning activities and advice to programme staff implementing change strategies on care work. You will ensure this project gathers high-quality evidence on Women’s Empowerment and Care for influencing and advocacy, both locally and internationally.

What we’re looking for:

Oxfam has developed cutting-edge methodologies for women’s and rural producers’ organisations to research and address care work. It’s an exciting time, as many development practitioners are asking for better measurement approaches on care and women’s empowerment, and evidence about ‘what works’ to advocate for change and for government investment in care services. We are looking for an individual committed to delivering high quality outcomes, while working flexibly with a diverse team across many countries and disciplines – from local groups to advocacy NGOs and quantitative researchers.

Willing to travel, and with an appreciation of cultural and context-specific sensitivities of work on women’s empowerment and care, you would be willing to work hard to bring stakeholders together on this critical issue. The role requires significant experience in programme management, narrative and financial reporting, mostly carried out at distance, including supervising the programme accountant, communications and research and evaluation consultants. You will have excellent written and verbal communications skills, ability to explain women’s rights issues in a range of contexts, experience in delivering training on-line and knowledge of learning and evaluation processes.

If you think you have the skills and experience necessary to be the maternity cover programme coordinator for WE-Care for Oxfam, please apply below.

Oxfam works in more than 70 countries. A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

To apply please go to our website: and use the reference INT1554. Interview dates: June 30-July 2, 2015 (TBC)

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