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Oxfam Vacancy: Governance Coordinator 

Ref: INT1712

Type of Contract: Fixed Term Level C2
Duration: 8 months (with possibility of extension)

Location: Nairobi, Hargeisa
Salary: Competitive
Region: HECA
Division: International
Job Type: Fixed Term
Oxfam is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries. 

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.  

OXFAM’s vision in Somalia is that Poor women and youth are able to thrive and survive in safety and dignity in spite of the stresses and shocks they face, through creating equitable access to and increased control over productive resources, wider access to sustainable and positive livelihoods, improving basic service delivery, access to impartial humanitarian aid, and poor women and youth having influence over decision making processes at all levels

Job Purpose: The Governance Coordinator will coordinate/lead the development, management and delivery of Oxfam Somalia/land Governance programme/projects and will ensure that governance projects are creatively designed, mainstreamed, implemented, monitored and evaluated to achieve fundamental long term impact on lives of people in Somalia/land. 

The post holder, based in Nairobi, expected to work fifty percent of his/her time in Somalia/land operating from Hargeisa as the key country field office.

Key Responsibilities

The post-holder will be responsible for the following areas: 
·                     Resources mobilizations by developing and coordinating competitive, high quality concept papers, donor proposals for funding. 
·                     Strategic planning for Support for national actors working in the areas governance  programming, 
·                     representation and networking with governance actors for Somalia/land, 
·                     review and improve external donor reports and ensure high programme quality & learning
Key Skills and Competencies
·                     Extensive understanding and experience in governance programming with a minimum of 3 years experience of working on governance, advocacy or relevant field.
·                     Demonstrated track record in external representation and developing successful partnerships and proposals with donors
·                     Proven analytical, coordination, influencing and negotiating skills with diverse audiences and social movements
·                     Degree in international relations, political science, social science development studies or a related field
·                     Donor reporting and budget management skills and Fluency in English
CLICK HERE to download a detailed job description

How to Apply

This is an opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs. 

If you believe you are the ideal candidate, please CLICK HERE to submit your application and CV online in English detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts.

Oxfam Re - Advertisement: Regional Media and Communications Advisor 

Ref: INT1721

(Previous applicants need not apply)

Level: C1

Contract type: 18 months Fixed Term

Salary: Competitive

To be based in Nairobi Kenya

Region:  HECA
Division: International
Job Type: Fixed Term
Are you an excellent communications   professional with expert knowledge of traditional and new media, development and humanitarian issues, with an ability to use communications for campaigning and influencing? 

Are you able to strategically use media and communications to bring change for impoverished and marginalised communities in the Horn, East and Central Africa? 

If so, this job is for you!

Background: Oxfam is one of the world's leading humanitarian agencies assisting people affected by poverty, natural disasters and conflict throughout the world. 

With over 5,000 staff and dedicated volunteers in more than 90 countries, Oxfam is able to achieve the greatest impact to alleviate poverty and suffering through combining 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 ten countries including Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan,Tanzania and Uganda. 

The Regional Centre is based in Nairobi and provides leadership and strategic support to the Oxfam country programmes.

The Role: You will deliver high impact media coverage in national, regional and global markets by designing and implementing a regional media strategy to help bring change on core Oxfam issues, support global and national campaigns, highlight Oxfam's development and humanitarian work, and raise funds. 

Work with country teams, regional programmes and civil society partners to develop media strategies, build their capacity for engagement, and identify opportunities and new story angles. 

Maximise the impact of materials and opportunities by linking national, regional and global initiatives and resources. 

Maintain relationships and partnerships with journalists, media outlets and bloggers, and respond to media enquiries. 

Come up with creative ways to generate media interest. 

Develop and drive Oxfam's digital communications strategy in the region, exploring new ways to get messages across using social media, online platforms and mobile technology, and supporting country teams and partners to develop and maximise their use of digital and multimedia technology. 

You will oversee the implementation of the internal communications strategy and supervise the Regional Information and communications officer.

The Person: We need an exceptional communications professional with considerable experience of working in international, regional and national media, communications or public relations roles, ideally in the HECA region. 

The candidate must have experience of the key responsibilities, including working with media, developing and delivering communications strategies, managing internal communications, knowledge of digital media, and building capacity and creating networks. 

The candidate must show demonstrable impact in using communications as a tool for social change, coupled with a degree or Masters in communications.

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 CLICK HERE to download the full job description.

How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online

The closing date is: 26th August 2015. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

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