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The East African : Jul 26th 2015
The EastAfrican 44 ADVERTISEMENT JULY 25-31,2015 Regional Programme Quality Lead Level C1 Contract type: 18 months Fixed Term Salary: Competitive To be based in Nairobi Kenya Poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s just plain wrong that’s why at Oxfam we fight poverty at its roots, with simple, smart solutions. We combine emergency response work, long-term development programmes and campaigning for lasting change. The Horn, East, and Central Africa (HECA) Region is the largest region within Oxfam, covering 8 countries, including Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Uganda. The Regional Centre is based in Nairobi. We have a mandate to provide leadership and support to the Oxfam country programmes across the region in delivering their strategies within the context of programme quality, and efficiency. The role This role reports to the Regional Director – HECA and you will be the main point of reference in the region, to maintain oversight and provide strategic leadership on Oxfam GB’s ability to deliver effectively in the area of Programme Quality Management (PQM) in HECA region, including evidence-based programme design, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL), Programme Cycle Management (PCM) and partnership management. You will build a culture of high quality programme delivery and evidence-based programme design and management in HECA by collaborating closely with, and influencing, members of the Regional Leadership and Management Teams to deliver effectively on Oxfam’s standards for programme quality management and the goals of the HECA Vision. The role leads implementation of HECA strategies for enhancing programme quality in country and regional programmes, in line with the objectives and ambition of the Oxfam Strategic Plan (OSP) and minimum standards. You will monitor and coordinate country and Regional Centre implementation of Mandatory Procedures for programme planning and reporting at country and regional levels including Country Annual Plans, Programme Implementation Plans (PIPs), Country Annual Reports, Programme Monitoring Reviews, Programme Quality Reviews, Quarterly Monitoring Reports (QMR), Global Effectiveness Review and Global Output Reporting. What we are looking for To be successful in this role, you will have a degree or Masters in developmental studies or relevant field.It is essential that you have in-depth experience in Programme Quality Management, coupled with excellent understanding of a broad range of programme quality issues, especially around Programme Development and Design, Theories of Change, MEAL, Project Cycle Management and Partnership Management. You will have proven successs in identifying and co-creating strategic initiatives to collectively improve programmes in HECA. You will have strong influencing skills especially in dealing with country management teams and advisers coupled with the ability to play a key role within the regional leadership team and the Regional Management Team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally, as well as ability to travel up to 50% of the time from the regional base, are essential parts of the role. How to apply This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job profile and apply online using this link: http://bit.ly/1egh3IW submit your cover letter and CV in English detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts. The closing date: 14th August 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Get it in writing Don’t put all your eggs in one basket of verbal job offers, even if it’s from a trusted employer. You should never resign from your present job on the basis of such an offer. Wait until you get a written commitment. Unforeseen events may occur in between and influence the decision of your prospective employer. You could then end up without a job. The absence of a written commitment makes it easy for them to rescind an offer.
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