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NGO Jobs - Oxfam (7 Positions)

Oxfam seeks to expand its capacity to hold global multi-lateral institutions and African States accountable to the claims of people living in poverty, suffering and injustice in the African countries we work in. 

The Pan Africa Programme is a continental public policy advocacy programme with staff in based Nairobi, Hague, Addis Ababa and Dakar. 

Together with the State of the Union coalition

( , we are looking to fill seven exciting vacancies based in Nairobi. 

Are you ready to act with poor people and their allies to make claims on the global and African policy processes? 

Are you committed to holding African States accountable to their own decisions within the African Union? 

We are looking for people like you to fill a total of seven positions. 

The first three positions will form the Nairobi based secretariat of newly established State of the Union coalition. 

The remaining four positions will be Oxfam staff working within the Pan Africa programme office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Coalition Coordinator – State of the Union coalition - INT5148

We are looking for someone to direct a five year 15 country campaign by the State of the Union coalition. 

The campaign seeks to accelerate active citizenship, governance, the realization of the fundamental freedoms and human rights contained in various key AU policy standards and legal instruments.

You will lead on this work within the coalition by coordinating continental strategy, head the secretariat, support the Coalition Governing Team and represent the coalition to external constituencies. 

In addition to a Masters degree, you will have over five years of demonstrated experience of advocacy and lobbying African Governments and African multi-lateral institutions, excellent leadership, management and communication skills including speaking and writing fluently in both English and French.

Capacity Building Coordinator – State of the Union coalition - INT5149

We are looking for someone to design and implement strategies for capacity building of members to engage their Governments, establish national advocacy platforms and engage the public using digital and mass media. 

In addition to a first degree, you should have at least five years appropriate experience, informed knowledge of the capacity-building and training approaches, understanding of organisational development and campaigning and an ability to prioritize, plan, and organize work in a complex institutional setting and be fluent in English. Fluency in French is desirable.

Learning and Communications Officer – State of the Union coalition - INT5150

We are looking for someone to develop and coordinate a coherent monitoring, evaluation and learning system for country campaigns by the State of the Union coalition. 

In addition to a first degree, you should have at least three years demonstrated experience in creating a learning environment, designing and coordinating adoption of MEL instruments, training and coaching organisations to adopting and managing effective planning, monitoring and evaluation processes and be fluent in English. 

Fluency in French is desirable.

Programme Officer - INT5152

We are looking for someone to manage and ensure delivery of State of the Union programme objectives, meet donor requirements, ensure effective programme learning, engage with external institutions for learning and influence, and to provide appropriate management advice to programme and coalition staff. 

In addition to a masers degree, you should have a minimum of 5 years experience of implementing advocacy programmes and demonstrated knowledge of the African Union and in implementing regional or continental wide programmes.

Finance Officer - INT5153

We are looking for someone to oversee the financial aspects of the State of the Union programme, undertake capacity assessments of members receiving grants, ensure proper accountability and compliance to Oxfam grant management and funder requirements and draw up the consolidated budget for the State of the Union programme. 

The successful candidate will have a first degree in Finance Management, at least 5 years relevant work experience, knowledge of relevant IT, financial and administrative systems, fluency in English with French being desirable 

Pan Africa Policy Lead – Gender Justice - INT5151

A strategic leader and manager for our multi-country programme on gender justice, you will represent Oxfam within partner alliances formulate, organise and deliver high-level lobbying and advocacy. 

You will develop policy briefs and advocacy strategies at level of the African Union and manage relationships and financial resources contained in the Raising Her Voice Project in seven countries across Africa. 

The successful candidate will have at least a Masters degree; 5 years demonstrated experience of public policy advocacy, proven record of media, advocacy and communication experience in Africa and sound understanding of gender equality and women’s rights within Africa.

Personal Assistant to the Director
 - INT 5154

We are looking for someone to manage high-level correspondence, work calendar and communications in the Office of the Director. 

The post-holder also supports the broader pan African programme team as a whole by coordinating internal planning and communications. 

The successful candidate will have at least one degree, at least two years in a similar position or at an assistant programme level, proven excellent organisational skills, an ability to remain calm, focused and organised and to deliver results on time within rapidly changing circumstances. 

In addition, the candidate will have excellent English with French being desirable.

Are you ready for a challenge? 

Submit your application letter and CV including your Skype and telephone contacts to:

Regional Management Centre, 
Human Resources Officer
Oxfam P.O. Box 40680 - 00100, 

Alternatively apply by email to 

Indicate which position you are interested in applying for in the subject line. 

For a full job description and to apply online

Candidates are encouraged to apply online.

The closing date for applications is the 8th February 2012 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Interviews will be done in the week of 13th February 2012


Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer.

You are not required to pay any fees to apply for jobs at Oxfam.

Please apply directly to the email address given.

Oxfam does not conduct recruitments through agents.

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