Oxfam Programme Coordinator – Social Justice Job in Tanzania

Programme Coordinator – Social Justice

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Level: C I Global

Gross salary: GBP24, 245 net per annum (net = take home pay. Oxfam will pay any tax and social security
liabilities of the post holder in addition to the net salary) + benefits

Contract Type: Open Ended
Ref No: 1NT5497

Who we are

Oxfam is an International NGO working with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering in Tanzania and more than 80 other countries worldwide. 
In Tanzania, Oxfam is working in Shinyanga, Dodoma, Morogoro,Tanga, Manyara and Arusha Regions to implement three change goals that have been identified in the country strategy for 20 10/2015, namely Economic Justice – Rural Livelihoods (including smallholder, pastoralist and women’s livelihoods), Gender Justice — equality for women and Social Justice centred in active citizenship and effective governance for quality essential services.

We are currently looking for a dynamic and knowledgeable Social Justice Programme Coordinator to enhance the impact of our work in Tanzania.

The role
  • You will lead the development of the Social Justice Programme within the Oxfam’s country programme forTanzania. 
  • This will involve building on learning from the existing and prior programmes. 
  • These  programmes include an accountability programme built around active citizens taking action for change (Chukua Hatua Project), an education programme where students are engaging in the accountability of the Tanzania education system to deliver a quality education (Student Barazas Project).
  • You will coordinate and manage these teams to update and design where necessary creative and innovative approaches for facilitating governance and education projects that can have significant impact across the country. 
  • You will develop donor proposals and lead on the ongoing liaison with donors, including ensuring that donor reporting requirements are met. 
  • You will be an active member of the country management team providing leadership on the social justice programme, supporting colleagues to ensure collective ownership of and responsibility for the programme is held. 
  • You will manage a team of 7 staff and work with more than 8 partner organisation, as well as ensuring that effective monitoring evaluation and learning systems are in place. 
  • You will also ensure that the project and other associated initiatives incorporate Gender, HIV and AIDS mainstreaming.
The role of the programme has been blogged about in various locations, and example of which can be found on the poverty to power blog http://www.oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/?p9861.

The person
  • To be successful you will have strong knowledge, technical competence and experience with creating and delivering complex development programmes. 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills have experience in facilitating, empowering and listening to people and putting people first in your work, using participatory methodologies. 
  • You will also have good conceptual and analytical skills.
  • You will be a team player, able to work independently and self motivated. 
  • You will be culturally and politically sensitive with the ability to solve complex problems as well as influence policy and practice of other key stakeholders. 
  • You should have demonstrable negotiation skills, project management and strategic planning skills. 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential, Kiswahili would be an advantage.
To apply

This is an 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 submit your application and CV in English detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts by applying online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs.
You are advised to use advert REF 1NT5497 and job tide above.

The closing date for this application is 20th July 2012.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

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