Programme Manager – Team Leader, Raising Pacific Voices

Oxfam Australia, Sydney, Australia

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationProject/ Programme ManagementTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th April, 2017

Job Description


  • Oxfam in the Pacific, working in partnership with the Pacific Disability Forum, has been awarded a grant by the European Union to implement “Raising Pacific Voices” a three year, €2.55 million programme (‘CSO-LA/2016/374-324’), which aims to develop the capacity of Civil Society Organisations across the Pacific.
  • This programme will work closely with the Pacific Regional NGOs (PRNGO) network and its partners across ten (10) Pacific Island countries.
  • Oxfam is a global movement of people working together for a future without poverty. We work to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive.
  • We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.
  • Oxfam works in the Pacific region through a regional hub, Oxfam in the Pacific, in Suva, Fiji and country offices or partners in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.
  • The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) is a regional peak body that works in partnership with Disabled Persons Organisations in the Pacific region.
  • Its aim is to build the capacity of these organisations and improve the lives of persons with disabilities in the Pacific through advocacy.
  • In addition, PDF plays a key role in facilitating and strengthening CSOs coalition building. PDF is currently the convenor of the PRNGO network.

The Role

  • The Raising Pacific Voices Programme Manager-Team Leader will have primary responsibility for the successful start-up and implementation of the “Raising Pacific Voices” programme, providing leadership and management of a team of seven program staff and external consultants.
  • The role will have responsibility for establishing and maintaining strong working relationships required to support the successful implementation of the program, including those with partner organisations, EU counterparts at the regional and country level, the Programme Steering Committee (PSC), country-level Working Groups and Oxfam and Pacific Disability Forum staff.

Selection Criteria
The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in managing complex, multi-country, multi-partner programmes in a developing country context, preferably with a significant focus on developing the institutional capacity of CSOs (preferably in the Pacific Islands context)
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in the direct management of EU funded grant programmes in a developing country context
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in organizational representation and proven track record in developing and effectively managing, brokering and leveraging strategic relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of a broad range of development, humanitarian and poverty issues, including of addressing key gender issues and gender analysis methods.

We can offer you

  • A competitive remuneration package.
  • The opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause.
  • A flexible and supportive workplace with opportunities for career progression and development.
  • The chance to meet and work with people who are some of the best in their fields.
  • The ‘Raising Pacific Voices’ project team will be co-located in the Oxfam in the Pacific regional office. Oxfam is committed to supporting the leadership capability of Pacific Islanders in our country and regional programs. Our aim is to support the development of a Pacific regional program that is led by people who think globally and act locally, people who not only understand the local context, but live it. Pacific Islander peoples are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

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