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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

OXFAM Vacancy: Partnership Officer - Power Up project, Right in Crisis (RiC)/Humanitarian, based in Lombok

OXFAM who are we?

OXFAM INTERNATIONAL VISION:
Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty: a world in which people
can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and
assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all
human beings are valued and treated equally.

OXFAM INTERNATIONAL OBJECTIVE:
Humanitarian Assistance: By 2019, supported by the international community
and humanitarian organizations, local state institutions and civil society
in the most crisis prone/affected countries are able and willing to
deliver high quality, impartial and independent assistance to those in
need

Resilience: By 2019, resilience to disasters and conflict is strengthened
in high risk countries, through improved disaster preparedness and risk
reduction, and building the capacity of civil society groups and
communities, in particular women, to manage shocks, stresses and address
root causes of conflict.

Women's rights: By 2019 the different impact of conflict and disasters on
men and women, and their differing needs, are recognized and addressed by
duty bearers and humanitarian organizations, leading to greater gender
justice and respect for women's rights in crisis affected countries.

Vision for Indonesia

Oxfam Indonesia has the vision that people in Indonesia will live
equitably and free from injustice of poverty, enjoy their rights, and are
resilient in times of disasters. By 2020, 2.5 million women and men in
Indonesia are empowered to overcome poverty, vulnerability and inequality.

Background
The Power Up-Participation via Technology is a three year (2017-2019), $3
million project funded by Global Affairs Canada and will be implemented in
Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) province in Indonesia. Using innovative and
accessible technology it will empower women, men, boys, girls, and
marginalized groups to increase their engagement in democratic decision
making processes to exercise their rights’ improve their ability to access
and understand information, demand improved government accountability, and
access improved services.
The initiative will make extensive use of technology platforms based on
mobile communication and websites to strengthen active citizen
involvement, with special focus on women and especially marginalized
women. The initiative responds to the Government of Indonesia’s commitment
to the decentralization of decision-making in budgeting and planning to
district and village levels, including but not limited to the 2014 Law on
Village Development (law 6), which obliges village level government to
facilitate effective participation of citizens in budgeting and planning
especially for health needs of women.

The project will also work closely with the district and sub-district
health offices under the Ministry to Health for better transparency and
accountability is ensured at the village level to address the maternal
health needs of the women using technology. Oxfam’s partner in developing
the project’s innovative technology applications and platforms will be
VOTO Mobile. VOTO Mobile is a Canadian technology company with years of
experience in developing applications to increase public participation in
democratic processes in collaboration with local Indonesian mobile network
operators (MNOs).

The Right in Crisis team’s purpose is to manage the implementation of
Oxfam’s strategy in promoting and implementation the project of Power Up:
women shaping their future with technology, including partnership and
grant management. Furthermore we will play the role as convenor,
facilitator, capacity builder and catalyst of change in the sector and
issues we focus on.

Be part of a dynamic working environment. We are recruiting one position
under Power Up project, Right in Crisis Programme with a real commitment
to gender equality and International aid and development background. This
post will be based in Lombok for fixed term contract 12 months with
possible extension.

* Partnership Officer - Power Up project, Right in Crisis Programme (code:
PO Power Up project)

JOB PURPOSE:

The role will extensively assist in the coordination and management of
relationships with Oxfam partners delivering relief assistance and relief
programming to target communities in line with Oxfam programme and
policies. The Partnership Officer will be responsible, in close
collaboration with Project Managers and Program Director, to assist and
build capacity partners and Oxfam staffs to implement and operational the
Power Up activities. He/she is likely to be involved in a
particular/special project. She/he will have direct report to Right in
Crisis Programme Director. The post based in Lombok (80%) office with
regular visits to the field (20%) and meeting with partners, authorities
and other related bodies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leading Partnerships
Conduct assessment on partners’ proposals completed with the field visit
to the areas for further explore partners’ capacity and analyze whether
the programme fit with the requirements. The findings will then be used as
inputs for decision making
Assist the partner with the development of proposals and budgets for the
intervention identified by the Oxfam in association with the partner
Assist with program negotiations with partners and relevant Oxfam support
team (logs, finance)
In coordination with other programme and finance team preparing all
administrative requirements to providing grant to partners: checking on
the accuracy and cost-effectiveness of project budget, write the
partnership agreement and organising the grant payment to partners as
agreed in the agreement
Identify capacity needs for partners and explore possibilities of Oxfam
support to meet those needs
Provide tools (forms, schedules, reporting formats etc.) to partners to
assist with implementation monitoring and reporting of their Oxfam
supported activities

Project Management
Support other Project team members to conduct monitoring and evaluation of
projects and provide feedback to partners and team on progress and
constraints which needs management action
Ensuring that partners submit project reports on timely basis and of good
quality
Identify areas of working and expertise of Oxfam affiliates partners and
share the result and recommendation in complementing the overall programme
objectives

Coordination & Reporting
Attend meetings and assist with facilitation of discussion between
partners and Oxfam staff in a culturally appropriate manner
Coordinate training and awareness raising sessions with the partner
Ensure information from partners is collected and filed appropriately with
the units administrative assistant
Providing essential linkages for other project teams working in
semi-operational mode, but relying on the community linkages of local
organisations
Coordinating of information and activities of various Oxfam partners, in
order to look for complementarities with the overall programme objectives
Provide periodic report on partnership management to Project manager and
consult on any decision made that might affect the nature of partnership

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

A university degree on any relevant studies in social, political or
natural science (any knowledge on development issues will be preferable)
Minimum 5 years experiences working with a Local NGO or and INGO working
with local NGO partners
Experience to work with non-government organisations and have sufficient
knowledge on the dynamic of civil society group in Indonesia
Ability to prioritize own workload, to work independently and to work to
deadlines
Proven experience of management/supervisory responsibilities
Good written and spoken English is essential
Have a good communication skills and adaptability to the diverse and
difficult circumstances with great sensitively with people from various
cultural and social background
Well developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be
flexible in demanding situations
Share the common values with the aims and objectives of Oxfam to work with
others overcoming poverty and suffering
Commitment to humanitarian principles and action and confident to promote
these principles to wider stakeholders involved in humanitarian responses
Strong commitment to gender, diversity issues, equal opportunities and
capacity building
Good communication and influencing skills, with proven ability to build
relationships with a diverse range of local stakeholders
Computer literate
Willingness to travel at short notice, and live and work in remote and
stressful conditions

Desirable:
Proven experience working within Indonesia diversity.
Familiarity with humanitarian protection issues and International
Humanitarian Laws.
Previous working experience with Oxfam.

HOW TO APPLY
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please apply by
sending your complete application to jakarta@oxfam.org.uk and mention the
code of the position title (PO Power Up project) on the subject of the
email.

The closing date: July 28th, 2017
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

We encourage women and people with disability to apply

promotes equality and diversity

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