Thursday, 12 July 2012

Oxfam Conflict / Gender Policy Advisor, Regional Security Advisor, Regional Procurement Officer Jobs in Kenya

Background
Oxfam is one of the world’s leading humanitarian agencies assisting people affected by natural disasters and conflict throughout the world. 
With over 5,000 staff and dedicated volunteers in more than 80 countries, Oxfam is able to achieve the greatest impact to end poverty and suffering through combining emergency response work, long-term programmes for poverty alleviation 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, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Uganda. 
The Regional Centre is based in Nairobi and is mandated to provide leadership and support to the Oxfam country programmes in delivering their strategies within the context of programme quality, and efficiency.
Oxfam has the following opportunities based in Nairobi, Regional Centre for Horn East and Central Africa.
Policy Advisor - Conflict and Gender
Horn East and Central Africa
 
Contract Type: Open Ended
Level: C2 – Global
Salary Range: GBP 20,619 - 27,642 net (take home pay) per annum;
Oxfam will meet the tax and social security liabilities of the post holder in addition to the net salary. A competitive benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate including housing, pension, medical, education among others
You will:
  • Lead on the development of policy and trends analysis on livelihoods, insecurity and gender issues focusing on the four priority countries
  • Delivery of high quality research focusing on livelihoods and security (within a gendered perspective) across the four priority countries.
  • Conduct policy analysis and lead in the development of advocacy strategies for EAC and IGAD for Oxfam with particular reference to peace and security institutions.
  • Provide policy support to Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and DRC as the Rights in Crisis priority countries.
  • Provide leadership in monitoring cross country learning’s including best practice and research opportunities and organisation of regional learning sessions.
  • Provide a strategic link between country, regional, continental and global work on livelihoods and security issues ensuring gender is well mainstreamed.
  • Input into country strategy reviews and help with monitoring and evaluation processes and regional documentation of knowledge related to RIC
  • Lead in development of policy positions, policy briefs and reports for use for advocacy and influence
What we are looking for:
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking ability and experience of high level lobby
  • Good understanding of security and development debates and theories as well as a good understanding of gender dimensions to security and livelihoods.
  • Strong track record of research
  • Experience working in the region on similar work and good understanding of HECA region
  • Strong skills in policy analysis, trends and research especially related to security, livelihoods and gender
  • Good project management skills with a track record of M&E work and documentation of knowledge
  • Track record of high performance and ability to deliver in high pressure environments
  • Understanding of gender in development and in conflict
  • Experience of working with UN agencies, government bodies and ability to build coalitions and gain consensus
  • Willing to travel for 50% of the year
  • A strong commitment to Oxfams’s values and beliefs.
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV including a day time contact by applying online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using INT 5544. 
The closing date is: 27th July 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be conducted.

Regional Security Advisor
 
Horn, East and Central Africa
Contract Type: Fixed – Term - 2 yrs
Level: C2 - Global
Salary Range: GBP 20,619 - 27,642 net (take home pay) per annum;
Oxfam will meet the tax and social security liabilities of the post holder in addition to the net salary. A competitive benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate including housing, pension, medical, education among others

The role
You will collect and collate regular security updates from the field sites and other sources and prepare monthly, quarterly reports and analysis for Oxfam management. 
Ensure harmonized security strategies, evacuation plans, new staff security, orientation and ensure Oxfam security protocols are maintained and adhered to. 
Responsible for reviewing country security evacuation and contingency plans. 
Ensure the implementation of the minimum security management guidelines established by country programmes. 
Organize, implement and follow up on the promotion of security awareness among national and international staff. Develop security training plans and implement it by providing trainings to national and international staff. Establish early warning systems in coordination with other stakeholders regionally and in countries. 
Establish networks with other NGOs and UN agencies regarding security and establish an information exchange network. 
Maintain contact with Global security team regarding country security strategies and incident reporting in conjunction with the country director(s).
What we’re looking for:
  • Considerable practical experience of security assessment, planning and implementation of procedures in the context of UN or NGO humanitarian operations.
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences including in complex and stressful circumstances.
  • Proven experience of field based training.
  • Ability to advice and support field staff in a consultative manner.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities. Must be organised and efficient.
  • A strong commitment to Oxfam›s values and beliefs.
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV including a day time contact by applying online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using INT 5561. 
The closing date is: 21st July 2012. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be conducted.
Regional Procurement Officer
Horn, East & Central Africa Regional Centre- HECA
 
Contract Type: Open ended
Level: D1 - National
Salary (From Kes 168,462 gross per month) 
A competitive benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate including pension and medical.
Are you self-motivated and result-oriented? 
The Regional Centre would like to recruit you to the position of the Regional Procurement Officer to join an innovative team that implements the HECA regional logistics & supply strategy by providing support to the country programmes of the region in terms of effective quality supply, advisory and capacity building

The role
You will manage the daily running of the RC procurement function, ensuring that procurement is carried out in line with Oxfam Policy and procedure for the eight countries in the region and the regional centre, perform tendering and contracting tasks for the regional centre supply unit. 
Update Oxfam GB supplier database following our ethical purchasing policy and ensure suppliers are selected in accordance with the policy, and to act as the Helios focal point for the Helios Project within the regional centre, liaising with the Helios team in Regional Centre and Oxford on operational and strategic issues relating to the project.

The Person
To be successful in this role you will have at least a university degree in relevant field, CIPS diploma or equivalent and 3 years experience in supply chain management role in a busy office, be a member of KISM and be able to demonstrate understanding & knowledge of operational Purchasing & Supply practice, policies & procedures in a similar role. 
Demonstrate a high level of numeracy with experience in cost analysis, work accurately with attention to
detail, demonstrate adaptability and flexibility in all aspects of working, have strong negotiation skills and proven experience and knowledge of tendering and contracting practices. 
You will also be a team player, an avid learner, have good communication skills with excellent interpersonal and computer skills with a strong commitment to Oxfam values.
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV in English detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone by applying online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using INT 5565 or via email to: hecajobs@oxfam.org.uk.
The closing date: 25th July 2012. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.
Disclaimer
Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer.
You are not required to pay any fees to apply for jobs at Oxfam.
Oxfam does not conduct recruitments through agents.

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