Program Coordinator Gender Justice, Oxfam Vientiane Lao PDR
Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 organisations networking together in 90 countries. As part of a global movement for change, we are working together to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. We work with thousands of partners in countries around the world and employ staff in a wide variety of posts. We work directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful in order to enable the most marginalised to improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.
Working at Oxfam is so much more than just a job. As an Oxfam employee, you will join ateam of dedicated and passionate professionals working to help people overcome poverty,build resilient communities and fight for social justice. Oxfam has had a presence in Laos since the late 1980s and works to deliver a country strategy that focuses on sustainable livelihoods, governance and civil society, gender anddiversity and resilient communities.
Purpose of function
The Programme Coordinator (PC) position is responsible for planning and coordinating the Gender Justice Change Goal (GJCG). The PC will manage portfolio of partners pertaining to the GJCG. The PC will coordinate policy analysis on gender and develop gender stand-alone concepts for fundraising; the PC will also act as resource to drive the implementation of Gender Action Learning Strategy (GALS) and develop and support the Oxfam in Laos Gender Policies Mainstreaming Strategy. The PC will ensure his/her work is closely coordinated with other change goals.
- Coordinate with Institutional Funding Manager regarding proposal writing for fundraising purposes
- Coordinate with MEL Coordinator regarding knowledge management
- The PC cooperates with other programme staff in other areas on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming.
- Under delegation from the Programme Manager, manages the programme staff in Laos with regard to programme implementation and development
The PC provides leadership, strategic steer and ensures program development ,as well as operational management to the whole of the Oxfam programme ensuring Gender is adequately mainstreamed and use as a leverage for development and sustainability. The PC will support the development and
resourcing as well as operations of a part of Oxfam programme which focus on Women Economic Empowerment and Leadership. The PC act as internal resource on Gender for internal policies and safeguarding as well as for GALS
1. Programme Implementation
- Plays the leading role in the process of identifying key Gender Justice themes, internalizing them across the organization and act as resources for mainstreaming strategies.
- Ensures the Gender programme in Laos is synergized with national, regional and global level objectives of Oxfam
- Ensures work plans are followed adequately, phased budgets are spent and managed in line with the financial management systems, key lessons learned from operational plans, cross-learning between different areas and sector teams isfacilitated.
- In collaboration with the partnerships and quality team, develops MEAL framework and ensures effective use of MEAL framework involving partners, communities and involved staff to measure impacts and progress of Oxfam’s works demonstrated in OCS and Programme operational plans.
- Supports and manages programs and projects to ensure effective and efficient partnerships.
- Ensures complementarily and collaboration between partners in view of reaching programme objectives.
- Ensures compliance with Oxfam back donors’ systems and requirements, including responsibilities over quality and timely reporting (financial and narrative) on a monthly and quarterly basis.
- Ensures compliance mechanisms are in place, are understood and effectively managed by all team members.
- Ensures key risk areas are identified through annual audits of the country programme are managed well.
- Produces clear and quality reports (financial and narrative) that demonstrates good accountability.
- Actively impersonate the centrality of influencing in Oxfam in Laos’s country strategy.
- Plans own work and in collaboration with partners, mobilizing Oxfam’s and partners’ resources at best to achieve the strategic goals
- In line with Oxfam country strategy,
2. Programme Development
- Initiates and plays an active role in the development of gender mainstreaming and women’s leadership and women’s economic empowerment. Including contributing to, identifying and maximizing linkages across all Oxfam’s work.
- Identifies potential opportunities for local and regional co-operation and (back-donor) financing that contribute to the goals of Oxfam and develop and maintain partnerships. This includes contributing to the team’s development and implementation of projects and programmes that (potential) back-donors (could) finance
- Plays the leading role in the process of analysis relating to wormen’s rights issues in the country to identify policies and practices issues to influence the programme design approach.
- Investigates, develops and fundraises for new project ideas including leading inclusive design processes and drafting proposals or concept notes to ensure the continuity of the programme
- Supports the programme manager in proactively identifying and pursuing opportunities for programme development and growth in line with the Oxfam Strategic Goals
- Ensures production of quality assessments, baselines, concept notes and proposals with budgets.
- Steer coherence and joined up approach across all the programme work to achieve greater impact and change.
- Ensures updated stakeholder analysis and donor scanning informs the programme design decisions and management judgments.
- Supports the manager in proactively identifying and pursuing opportunities for programme development and growth in line with the Oxfam Strategic Goals
3. Project Monitoring Exchange Learning (PMEL)
- Initiates and facilitates activities concerning knowledge & information management with partners and the team to strengthen the effectiveness and implementation of programmes and lessons learned.
- Facilitates the networking between partners and relevant external actors like knowledge & research institutes, and initiates and facilitates reports and any publications in this area.
- Facilitates the identification, organization and monitoring of capacity building processes for partners on gender mainstreaming and women’s transformative leadership.
- Contributes to the implementation of the Oxfam Country Strategy and Oxfam Global Strategy of advancing Gender Justice
4. Representation towards and networking with stakeholders
- Ensures Oxfam is represented in key venues that are leveraging influence andadding value to Oxfam’s work on the ground (Government or CSO platforms, multi stakeholder initiatives, etc).
- Develop and maintain a pro-active working relationship with other relevant agencies or development actors in building a strategic and tactical alliances and institutional relationships in the area of gender justice in both local and regional level.
- Identifies, assesses and builds relationships with new and existing partners (operational, strategic and alliance based), ensuring appropriate standards and relevant approaches are used for each partner arrangement, including assessing partners needs and creating appropriate capacity building plans, detailing tools and methodologies, performance and accountability requirements and evaluation approaches.
- Develops and facilitates links with civil society, the private sector and government
- This position has no direct responsibility for the management of staff but will work in when required under delegation of authority from the Progamme Manager.
- The PC contributes and advise senior managers to enhance the Gender ambitions of Oxfam in country and within the region, through strategic leadership in area of expertise especially regarding policy and political analysis on Gender and thorough consistence of the Oxfam external messages/agenda’s and internal policies and practices.
- The PC acts as internal resources on GALS (training, support to partners etc.)
- Coordinates delegated accountabilities for project risks and reports regularly Required qualifications and competences
- Degree in gender studies plus experiences in project management and development for INGO
- Experience in developing project proposal/portfolios of local partners
- Experience in partnership programming
- Excellent skills in funding/grants management
- Strong understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning
- Proven skills on managing changes, achieving results, ensuring quality, team building and capacity building.
- Excellent communications skills in English
- Competence in distance team coordination: demonstrable evidence of managing Sizeable resources
- Competence in programme development Competence in capacity-building and– people, budgets, material; including evidence of demanding high standards of performance and accountability while being fair in dealing with people and demonstrating through role modeling. Organizational or institutional development of local organizations.
- Team player with ability to deal with a range of people from various cultures and different capacities
- Ability to take initiative and work independently when needed
- Able to communicate effectively in written and spoken English and Lao
- Commitment to Oxfam’s values
- Proven ability to work effectively with others – strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to show perseverance, tenacity and the ability to work under pressure
- A strong focus on results – sets goals, plans and prioritises effectively, monitors quality and progress of work against plans, establishes high level of performance and sets an example to others
More information and application procedure:
To apply for this position, please prepare application including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae and send to email@example.com or contact us at Oxfam 98/8, Sithong Road, Ban Nongduang-tai Sikhottabong District PO Box: 4723 Tel 021 264 224 . Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
Closing date for applications is on 31 December 2018.
Previous applicants not need apply
Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation. Women and people from diverse groups are welcome to apply for these positions. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview