Arid Lands Programme Manager
Based in Nairobi, Kenya
Level: Global C1
Contract: Fixed term (1 year)
Salary: Global: £25,596 – £ 34,617 net per Annum plus a competitive benefit package
Oxfam Kenya is looking for: that rare individual who can drive and continuously evolve one of Oxfam’s most challenging and globally recognised programmes.
You will be the leader that can combine the facilitation of grass roots citizen engagement in all we do with the presence to deliver identified changes through highest level influencing.
Decades of under-development and marginalisation, combined with high vulnerability to climatic shocks have severely impacted on the lives of people living in the ‘Arid and Semi-Arid Lands’ (ASAL) of Northern Kenya.
Oxfam, with partners, works in Wajir and Turkana counties in a multifaceted manner to build the resilience of people to thrive despite the frequent shocks and uncertainties.
The program integrates programmes that address chronic food insecurity in a shock prone area in a way that enhances rather than undermines the longer term development and policy work that aim to impact and address the root causes of poverty in the region.
Oxfam’s programme works with all stakeholders to build stronger Kenya institutions, improved governance and enhanced gender equity that enables people to make the best choices in terms of economic sustainable livelihoods.
The ASALs are going through a fast process of change, addressing recent and emerging issues such as devolution, mineral exploitation and land acquisitions.
An increasing proportion of Oxfam’s contribution lies in ensuring these processes are inclusive and managed as effectively as possible for a lasting positive impact on the lives of poor women and men from the region.
About the Role
This is a senior management role with overall oversight of the ASAL programme.
Managing a significant portfolio and budget, you will ensure that accountability mechanisms to achieve programme quality and compliance are in place.
You will manage extensive and diverse internal and external relationships with communities, partners, government, international organisations, research institutes, private sector etc, while maintaining strong linkages with other sectoral leads within the programme, the Horn East & Central Africa Region and headquarters in Oxford.
You will lead on the strategic review, design and implementation of the ASAL programme, ensuring effective resource management to maximize on programme sustainability.
In addition you will lead a transformational process that emphasizes more on ‘working with and through others’ rather than Oxfam direct implementation.
What we are looking for in you
We are looking for someone who has vision and imagination and who is able to inspire the team and partners to contribute to that vision for pro poor change as well as the practical streak and excellent networking and communication skills that are required to take the vision forward.
This high profile and demanding role with tremendous scope for making change happen.
To be successful, you must have extensive international experience, an in depth understanding of humanitarian and development issues in addition to solid experience of advocacy and policy work.
This must be complemented by excellent leadership skills and experience of implementing integrated multi cultural programmes in a complex environment.
As an inspirational leader, you will be passionate about delivering high quality programmes that are cost effective and have impact.
Proven experience in fundraising and contract management is essential for this role.
How to Apply
More than 8,000 people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long term development projects.
Now we are looking for yours.
All applications must include details of previous work experience that are tailored to demonstrate proven success against the responsibilities and competencies outlined in the full Job Profile provided.
The closing date for receiving applications is January 27th, 2014.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.