Oxfam: PROGRAM MANAGER & CAPACITY BUILDING ADVISOR – PACCCIL

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PROGRAM MANAGER & CAPACITY BUILDING ADVISOR – PACCCIL

  • Applications will close on: 05 July 2024, 5PM GMT+12
  • Location of role: Within the Pacific Region
  • Term: 3 Years (with possibility of extension)
  • Reporting to: Climate Justice Lead
  • Job Description and Application form can be accessed via the Link provided
  • Queries can be directed to: PeopleandCulture@Oxfampacific.org
  • Note: All applications must be lodged online via –  This Link

The position will have the primary responsibility of:

  1. Successfully starting up and implementing the PACCCIL phase 2 providing leadership, management of the project team and consultants.
  2. Leading the capacity Strengthening of the project team to strengthen the capacity of the national and regional partner networks to effectively collaborate and influence climate action resulting in putting CSOs at the centre of Climate Policy Decisions and Practice.
  3. Working closely with OiP’s Climate Justice Lead in strategically leading in the Climate Change Leadership Programme with Partners co-leading to the extent where they are able to take on the leading role preferably in the 4th and 5th year of project Implementation.

Project Management:

Plan, lead and manage the start-up of the Project, including:

  • Recruitment and management of staff and Program consultants.
  • Establish working relationships with key partner staff at the regional and country level as well as with DFAT at the regional level;
  • Liaison for OiP Climate Justice Lead and Programmes Director and Alternate Chair of the Project Advisory Group (PAG).
  • Be the team leader of Project Implementation Team (PIT) and establish coordination mechanisms for the team to effectively coordinate the project implementation.
  • Liaison with the in-country project coordinators to support establish country teams for overall project implementation across the target countries in the Pacific;
  • Liaison with Project Partners in countries where there is no or lack of Oxfam presence and to support CAN nodes in the overall project deliverables.
  • Co-ordination with relevant project staff, Oxfam in the Pacific staff and Executing and Partner Affiliate staff as part of the project advisory group to establish project, M&E framework and plan, financial management and record-keeping systems, ensuring that they are in line with OI and DFAT contractual requirements;
  • Lead in the Project’s Influencing priorities in coordination with Partners and Country teams and to support OiP Influencing priorities on Climate Change and Resilience
  • Ensure the timely implementation of project results.
  • Ensure high standards in terms of technical quality of PACCCIL project results and activities (working closely with the technical advisors and consultants).  

Capacity Building:

  • Develop an overarching approach to capacity development of PACCCIL partners in collaboration with the Country Project Coordinators.
  • Plan, lead, manage the delivery of the capacity development project at the regional level.

Business Services

  • Undertake project budgeting, budget tracking, variance reporting and budget reforecasting in collaboration with the Finance staff at the regional and country level.

Programme Management

  • Line manage direct and matrix reports including recruitment and selection, performance management and staff development.
  • Ensure all staff under supervision demonstrate good human resource practice and comply with agency policies and procedures.

Partnership Brokering:

  • Lead in establishing the partnership with Tuvalu, Kiribati and Re-establishing the partnership with PICAN and ensuring an MoU/Partnership Agreement result from the Partnership.
  • Lead in establishing partnership with regional/national academic institutions for informed climate advocacy policy and practice for the PACCCIL 2.

Representation and Relationships

  • Represent the project internally within Oxfam’s country and regional teams as well as at government agency, intergovernmental agency, donor agency, Civil Society, professional, academic and other forums at regional and other level where appropriate.

Professional Attributes:

  • Facilitative, flexible and collaborative working style that motivates and inspires others.
  • Ability to be creative, think analytically and be proactive.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as a member of a team.
  • High levels of self-awareness, including confidence in managing competing agendas with a problem-solving approach.
  • Ability to negotiate different points, to be receptive to new ideas and assess the value of those.
  • Understanding of, and willingness to build, a commitment to equity, diversity and staff health and wellbeing principles.
  • High level interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Proven ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams across geographically disbursed locations.
  • Ability to represent the project domestically and internationally.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills including cross cultural communication.
  • High attention to detail, financial and reporting acumen in a compliance driven environment.
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual thinking skills.
  • Well-developed understanding of gender and multi-cultural issues.
  • Knowledge of human resource principles, policies and frameworks.
  • Proven ability and commitment to support capacity development of in-country staff.

Skills and Experience:

  • At least five years’ experience and expertise in managing complex, multi-country, multi-partner project in a developing country context, preferably with a significant focus on developing the institutional capacity of CSOs.
  • At least three years’ experience and expertise in developing/designing and implementing CSO capacity development programmes in a developing country context with a significant focus on developing the institutional capacity of CSOs, particularly in areas such as governance, transparency, accountability, and financial management.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in the direct management of DFAT funded grant project in a developing country context, preferably in the Pacific region
  • Possess business development capacity to build on current resource mobilization for the Project to ensure its flagship within Oxfam.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in organizational representation and proven track record in developing and effectively managing, brokering and leveraging strategic relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in risk management.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of financial management.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of a broad range of development, humanitarian and poverty issues, including of addressing key gender issues and gender analysis methods.

Travel

  • Regular international travel of approximately 12 weeks per year is a requirement of the position. It is a condition of employment that staff abide by all agency security and safety protocols, policies and procedures and the Oxfam International Security Protocol.

Organisational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.