Monday, February 13, 2017

Oxfam,Programme Officer jobs in Rwanda



Oxfam, one of the leading global development organizations, mobilizes the power of people against poverty. We are a diverse confederation of 17 strongly interconnected national affiliates working in over 90 countries, either directly, or with partners to enable transformational change, using a unique combination of long-term development, campaigning and humanitarian programmes.
Oxfam Rwanda programme intervenes in four main sectors in Rwanda namely: Participatory Governance, Sustainable Liv
elihoods, Gender Justice and Humanitarian Preparedness & Response.  
The objective of Oxfam’s Sustainable Livelihoods programme is that sustainable and resilient livelihoods are created to increase employment and income, especially for women and youth. Oxfam has experience in market-based livelihoods, working at a number of levels along the value chains, including with producers, cooperatives and SMEs - providing access to finance, technologies and market linkages with the private sector.
As part of the Sustainable Livelihood Programme, we seek to hire an experienced Rwandan national for the following position:
Programme Officer (Contract Type: Open ended contract)
Location:                                            Kigali – Rwanda
Salary:                                                Competitive
Duration:                                            Open Ended
Availability:                                        Immediately
Level:                                                  National D1
Job purpose
To provide effective and quality project implementation support to the Sustainable Livelihood programme. In line with Oxfam’s strategic plans and policy guidelines, the incumbent will be expected to support, support coordination, facilitate and contribute to the operations of projects and initiatives aiming at increasing income and employment of smallholder farmers in Rwanda, while contributing to keeping close collaboration with various key stakeholders including private enterprises, government institutions and civil society.
Reporting lines: Sustainable Livelihood Lead
Key Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate capacity building of implementing partners for the Sustainable Livelihood programme especially from the perspective of Oxfam’s models for supporting women’s economic leadership;
  • Under the guidance and on behalf of the Programme lead, liaise with government officials, private sector forums and district authorities to advance various evidence based advocacy initiatives;
  • Use the knowledge gained during project implementation to monitoring and evaluation projects in line with set programme objectives;
  • To track and monitor all financial transactions such as allocations, disbursements, cancellations, payments related to the programme and keep track of relevant documentation for any reference;
  • Be responsible for the overview of the financial status of assigned projects;
  • Undertake field visits to assigned projects’ locations for monitoring of implementation, verification of compliance with financial standards, dissemination of information relevant for adjustments in project implementation, and ensuring gender perspectives are well mainstreamed in projects implementation;
  • Contribute to efforts of integrating programmes during project conceptualization and proposal development;
  • Understand existing opportunities and gaps in the on and off farm agricultural value chains and support development of relevant programme interventions;
  • Play a key role in sharing learning with different institutions, stakeholders for influencing and scaling up for innovations.
Skills and competence
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in either Agriculture, Agribusiness or Agriculture Economics and at least 3 years of relevant experience in working in the agriculture and livelihoods promotion sectors;
  • Having knowledge and understanding of the role of grassroots organisations in supporting development of small-scale farmers and producers will be a plus;
  • Have proven experience in developing and managing projects/programmes from concept to exit stages;
  • Able to work as part of a local and national team with strong interpersonal skills, and be a good team player;
  • Proven skills in understanding rural women challenges to attaining economic empowerment;
  • Strong planning, organizing and problem solving skills with ability to work independently;
  • Excellent communication skills with mandatory fluency in written and spoken English, Kinyarwanda and French is desirable;
  • Be computer literate and have excellent report writing skills are a must;
  • Being flexible and fit to travel frequently for monitoring projects’ implementation;
  • Exposure and understanding of concepts related to the role of private sector in Agriculture development, enterprise development processes, poverty eradication, and value chains promotion.
  • Familiarity with advocacy work at local and national level;
How to apply
This opportunity is for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs.
Interested candidates should send an application in English by email attaching a motivation letter with expected range of salary package and CV, with contact details (phone and email address) of your most recent line manager as part of your referees.
Use this following email address to send your application: kigalijobs@oxfam.org.uk. The closing date for this vacancy is Friday, 24th February 2017 at 5:00 PM.
N.B: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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