Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
Do you have proven experience of project management, including well-developed analytical and planning skills?
Do you have the ability to think strategically when engaging with complex issues and challenges by taking into account the wider policy context?
Do you have experience of managing complex, multi-partner projects to time and within budget?
If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you!
We are looking for a Project Manager you will lead the A Menu for Change Project during the project’s critical final year with support from Oxfam Scotland’s Programme Manager and the Project Board.
In this rewarding and multi-faceted role, you will have overall responsibility for shaping, managing and delivering the A Menu for Change Project which aims to address food insecurity in Scotland while also helping to tackle the underlying drivers of income crises. You will also lead a team of at least five project staff based across the four partner organisations as well as directly line-manage the Project Assistant as well as the Research and Policy Officer.
The A Menu for Change is a partnership project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and led by Oxfam Scotland in partnership with the Poverty Alliance, Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland and Nourish Scotland.
If you are looking for a challenging role where no two-days are the same and want to be part of an innovative project and have a major impact on addressing food insecurity in Scotland this is the perfect opportunity for you!
What we are looking for
Our next Project Manager will bring proven experience of project management, including well-developed analytical and planning skills and good time-management skills. You will also experience of managing complex, multi-partner projects to time and within budget as well as experience of working with various internal and external stakeholders, including local authorities and other key local statutory partners.
You will also possess a strong understanding of working with policy, advocacy, campaigns, media and communications, experience of resource and people-management as well as an understanding of poverty and inequality in Scotland.
This role will give you an opportunity to make a major difference and impact in addressing food security in Scotland, to work with a group of people who are experts in project management and passionate about the underlying drivers of income crises, as well as fair pay and a highly competitive benefits package.
Our values and commitment to safeguarding
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
How to apply
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job profile and apply online via the link below:
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.
Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.