Project Officer

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Project Officer

  • Post Date:January 18, 2021
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  • Offered Salary USD25, 886.72 per annum
    Career Level Officer
    Qualification Master’s Degree
  • Experience 3-5 Years
    Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Location: Zimbabwe – Harare
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: USD25, 886.72 per annum
Region: Southern Africa
Job Family: Programme
Division: International
Grade: National D1
Job Type: Fixed Term
Closing Date: 28 January 2021

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have:

  • Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, or other discipline relating to development
  • Three to five years experience in SRHR/women’s rights/youth programming in an I/NGO setting
  • Experience of managing or supervising projects notably in partnership with local NGOs/ or within the staffing of local NGOs

The Role

We are looking for Project Officer who will will work closely with partners to support the day-to-day implementation of the SRP2 project, ensuring effective and timely delivery of the programme including technical support to partners, monitoring, report writing and effective communication.

Key responsibilities:

  • Program and Partnership Management (50%)
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (5%)
  • Programme Support (5%)
  • Capacity Building of Partners (20%)
  • Advocacy and Influencing (20%)
  • Miscellaneous

What we are looking for

  • Experience of managing and re-purposing projects to urgently respond to the Covid pandemic while at the same time assessing the impact and developing an appropriate recovery strategy.
  • Sound understanding of the barriers, opportunities facing women and young people in rural communities within Zimbabwe
  • Strong technical competence in participatory research approaches, baseline surveys, learning and monitoring and evaluation methods and, good critical grasp of latest sector thinking, codes, standards and practice; Experience of preparing or reviewing project documentation notably internal and/or donor narrative and financial reports, programme updates, budgets, contracts, case studies.
  • Ability to work with local authorities and rural communities including traditional and political leadership
  • Ability to communicate ideas in a culturally-sensitive manner and conducive to their practical application especially in regional context with an ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Experience of convening different actors, building alliances, networking around issues to deliver greater change
  • Understanding of initiatives
  • Excellent people skills, with proven ability to motivate others and work collaboratively, requiring strong self-awareness and inter-personal skills.
  • Experience and familiarity with ways of working remotely/from home with the skills and capacity to maintaining focus on work, communicate effectively, ability to manage one’s time and meet deadlines of one’s tasks, collaborating with team members, assuming responsibility, being comfortable with using certain software such as Zoom, Microsoft teams, Skype, and living a balanced life.
  • Ability to travel regularly at short notice.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Women’s rights and gender Justice , to act as key contributor to Gender Pillar, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their professional fields.

At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.

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 committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply :

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and respond to three key questions related to your experience in Project Officer role. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions.

Please note that as this is an urgent recruitment, therefore short listing will be done as applications are received. If the ideal candidate is identified before the deadline dates, the recruitment process will be closed. Please ensure that you submit your application as soon as possible.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

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.

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.


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