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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Governance & Accountability Thematic Manager Job at Oxfam - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Governance & Accountability Thematic Manager

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Deadline of this Job:
17th March, 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Reports to: Head of Programs
About Oxfam:
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 affiliates networked together in more than 90 countries committed to ridding the world of poverty and injustice. To achieve this, we support local projects in developing countries, we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people and we campaign to involve citizens in our work. We implement our programs by working with local NGO partners and civil society organizations and engaging with private sector and governments. Oxfam employs over 6,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our program is anchored on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights: Resilient Livelihoods, Governance and Accountability and Humanitarian Preparedness and Response.

Job Summary: The Governance & Accountability Thematic Manager will take lead in enabling vulnerable women, youth and men to have increased space for and a role in participating and contributing meaningfully to decision making in development processes and holding Government, private sector, CSO’s to account. The theme seeks to address corruption and misappropriation of public resources including those from extractives and national revenue. The theme challenges the trends on inequality through advocacy, campaigns, research and other techniques available as well as resource mobilisation at levels and links to Oxfam and partner’s global campaigns such as tax justice and Even it Up. The incumbent will lead the development and implementation of Oxfam in Uganda’s governance & Accountability plans and initiatives. Some of the key areas of interest under this theme include financing for development, extractives and other natural resources governance, citizen voices on development issues, and CSO space and tax justice. The thematic manager works hand in hand with other thematic managers to contribute to the Oxfam One program in country as well as the global program change goals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Significantly contributes to the strategic development and management of the country program.
• Provides thought leadership and leads organised researches and analyses relating to the Governance and Accountability theme to develop a comprehensive understanding of its contribution to poverty and Inequality in the country
• Actively contributes to the overall Oxfam program learning, reviews and such other knowledge management processes around the Governance and Accountability theme.
• As a member of the Oxfam Active citizenship knowledge hub maintains contact with and in some cases co-leads global learning agendas across the Oxfam confederations on issues relevant to the active citizenship.
• Works in close coordination with other thematic managers and programme team members and identifies and encourages synergies within and across programmes to achieve an integrated approach that supports the overall Country Strategy as far as practical
• Builds and fosters national & international alliances and networks relating to Governance & Accountability internally and externally to encourage a joint accountability approach for achieving objectives, enhance sharing, programme learning and collaboration among relevant organizations and individuals
• Effectively manages allocated budgets and assigned projects and projects officers and prepares high quality and timely reports in compliance with donor grant and Oxfam requirements,
• Supports Oxfam partnership selection and management processes through appropriate standards and approaches and builds partners’ and stakeholders’ capacity to achieve partner led approaches for sustainable change in the delivery of Governance & Accountability work
• Actively participates in fundraising activities, through writing proposals, concept notes and other necessary activities to secure funding for programme objectives
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The ideal candidate must hold an advanced degree in Development Studies, Social Science, Public Policy or other related discipline from a recognised university;
• A minimum of five years of leadership experience preferably within a large development, campaigning or humanitarian organization;
• Extensive knowledge and experience of implementing Governance And Accountability programs and initiatives,
• Broad knowledge and understanding of Uganda’s public policy processes including development financing, budgeting and citizen engagement, experience and knowledge of programme development and delivery approaches
• Project Cycle Management (PCM) principles, tools, working with donors & partnerships, financial and people management skills
• Excellent knowledge of the political economy of Uganda and regional dynamics
• Previous experience in developing advocacy and campaign strategies and plans and successfully achieving external impact and change, understanding of gender and its dynamics.

Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications in writing, including a cover letter and curriculum vitae (Not exceeding 2MB) to the HR and Admin Coordinator at