الاثنين، 14 سبتمبر، 2015

وظيفة Market Facilitation/Development Area Manager - مؤسسة أوكسفام - قطاع غزة

JOB TITLE: Market Facilitation/Development Area Manager LOCATION: Ramallah, West Bank/Gaza ( 2 positions)

OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering
JOB PURPOSE: To manage the Market development, ‘Markets Development Facilitation’ project in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, West Bank/Gaza and lead on related strategy development.

REPORTING LINES:
Postholder reports to: Economic Development Programme Manager
Staff reporting to this post: As per organogram:

BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY:
DIMENSIONS:
-May matrix manage staff in specialist disciplines, often from a distance, or project manage including leading a small team in own specialism.
-Objectives set with manager, mainly relating to the quality of programme work in specialism for project or programme and the implementing team.
-Diverse and complex problem-solving, requiring professional knowledge field experience and an understanding of development and humanitarian work.
-Problem-solving and analysis often involves difficult decision-making with no precedent, although difficult decisions taken with manager.
-Information sources are diverse, ranging from academic research to data collection in programme and non-programme areas and often requires a judgement on credibility and accuracy of the information.
-Work patterns are not routine and often high pressure.
-Decisions on programmes, especially if adviser involved in assessment, can be
fundamental to whether a programme takes place, and its shape, size and quality.
-Decisions in research and development – are important for Oxfam’s capacity for
humanitarian response, and the profile of a particular aspect of policy work.
-Impact on external policy and practice of other agencies and through advocacy and
policy work on the international debate in relief and development.
-Short, medium and long term planning is required in the context of changing priorities.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Delivery and implementation
-Provide leadership to the Private Sector Engagement project at all levels (strategic, tactical and operational) ensuring the programme is relevant to stakeholders needs and interests.
-Provide leadership and day to day management to the SIDA project (Markets Development Facilitation) in the West Bank’/Gaza
-Provide effective line and performance management of project staff.
-Build and manage relationships with stakeholders, including communities, producer organizations, key private sector companies, national and local NGOs, research institutions, and the Government.
-Oversee programme development and undertake / commission research or analysis to underpin programming and advocacy on inclusive business models, agriculture policy and related areas.
-Ensure that OPAL (Oxfam Programme Database) is maintained accurately and up to date.
-Pro-actively share information within the OPT programme and the wider Private Sector Engagement team at Oxfam GB and ensure that team members are coordinating effectively over activity planning.
-Ensure adherence to Oxfam quality standards and integration of best practice as well as adherence with donors and contractual requirements.
-Provide and facilitate technical support, training and information to programme staff and partners to enable them to effectively use Oxfam resources as well as best practices in participatory programme planning, budgeting, delivery, monitoring, evaluation, impact assessment and learning.
-Implements Oxfam's gender diversity, advocacy and equal opportunities policies throughout programming.


Manage Oxfam’s risk
-Ensure that budgets are drawn up for all activities and that costs are kept within budget, providing a monthly financial summary and quarterly analysis of trends.
-Be aware of and respond to sensitivities of operating within the national/regional context.
Communicating Oxfam's work and contributing to the regional programme
-Represent Oxfam in coordination meetings, meetings with external donors and other key external stakeholders that are relevant to the project.
-Regular communication with Sida, programme partners and government organsiations.
-Identify and conduct impact assessment initiatives and ensure effective communications about programme impact with stakeholders within and outside Oxfam.
-Share information within the region and to other Oxfam colleagues related to the project and related advocacy issues in OPT and the region.
-Contribute to the development of the strategy within the Oxfam International Economic Justice campaign.

Reporting
-Produce quality programme reports: monthly, quarterly and annually for Oxfam and its donors and ensure that these meet stipulated deadlines.
-Support in ensuring that quality financial reporting on restricted funding is done according to donor guidelines and timelines.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE: Essential
-A good masters level qualification in economics/agricultural economics/agribusiness/development management or other development sector related to rural livelihoods.
-Substantial and demonstrable experience in development and management of agriculture/rural enterprise based livelihoods programmes. Working through value/supply chain involving commercial partnerships with local and multinational private sector.
-Direct experience of working with farmers/agri-workers, preferably on developing farmers' organizations, ideally in the OPT or Middle East context, and strong awareness of their strengths, weaknesses and organizational culture.
-Understanding and experience working with Markets for Poor approaches to market facilitation.
-Demonstrable advocacy and policy expertise on agriculture/agribusiness ideally in OPT or Middle East.
-Demonstrated ability in budget development and monitoring and management of financial resources efficiently.
-Excellent analytical, conceptual and strategic planning skills.
-Proven success in operational management of complex projects with a clear focus on
results.
-Demonstrated capacity in integrating gender equity and diversity concerns in programming, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation and staff management.
-Experience in developing programme monitoring and evaluation systems, in promoting ongoing learning and in matching learning and outcome/ impact assessment to strategy and decision making.
-Excellent communication capacity and proactive approach to building relationships with key external/internal contacts.
-Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.
-Ability to present complex information in a succinct, precise and digestible form.
-Experience and demonstrated success in fundraising and managing donor relations.
-Ability to rapidly analyze situations, identify problems, risks, opportunities and trends, and to take realistic and balanced decisions accordingly, consulting appropriately.
-Capacity to work sensitively and in a participatory manner with diverse actors.
-Competent to work with significant levels of autonomy and authority.
-Ability to manage complex workload and meet deadlines.
-Capacity to work sensitively and in a participatory manner with diverse actors.
-Proven decision-making and people management capability.


OTHER:
Desirable
-Experience of Managing Sida funded projects
-Experience of managing Sida or other donor tenders or commercial contracts
Date of issue: August 2015 for start September 2014 subject to funding


Closing date: 27 September 2015 | Start date: ASAP duration of contract subject to securing funds


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