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05 Mars 2017 Il y a 9 mois

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Détails de l'opportunité

Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis

Internal Job Grade : Proposed B2

Contract type : National contract

Job Type : Fixed Term

Hours : 40

Salary : Competitive package

Region : Regional Platform

Reporting to : Regional Manager/Programmes

Staff reporting to this post : Regional MEL Advisor if applicable (not included as part of core funding but may be discretionary); Functional matrix management to country program quality and MEL roles

Locations : Tunis, Tunisia, but possible elsewhere in the region

Annual Budget : No budget responsibilities foreseen at this stage

Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty.

Job Purpose

To increase Oxfam’s programme impact in the region by working closely with country and regional teams to improve program quality – providing leadership, coordination and strategic support on program design, planning, monitoring, evaluation, learning and partnership. This role works across the spectrum of long-term development, humanitarian and influencing interventions.

The role of the regional Programme Quality Lead is firmly founded in Oxfam’s 2020 vision, in which Oxfam becomes a knowledge-driven organization.

Job dimensions

  • Professional specialist required to manage resources and implement strategy in a distinct area in order to achieve specific goals or deliver a high level specialist advisory service
  • Works with reasonable autonomy within established standards but may be required to review and make improvement
  • Problem solves within agreed parameters requiring considerable information which may be complex
  • High level strategic role requiring in depth experience in focused area of knowledge
  • Provides front line/operational advice to managers and specialists, influences decisions that can affect OI, Oxfam Confederation and Donors

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Provide Regional and Country Leadership with strategic analysis support

  • Support Regional Director, Country Directors and regional colleagues in strategy development, prioritisation and resourcing to achieve high standards in program design, implementation and evaluation
  • Ensure strategic use of program information to help the Regional Director and teams in making programme related decisions informed by evidence
  • Act as a conduit for, and ensure use of, relevant strategic analysis from across the confederation
  • Organize strategic support to regional leadership in identifying key cross-regional learning agendas as well as particular country-specific initiatives that provide significant opportunities for learning, and support the process of convening learning events

Strategic program quality resourcing

  • Connect demand for support for foundational program quality advisory expertise in countries and the region, with supply of such support from across the confederation
  • Connect practitioners to each other, and to internal and external sources of expertise within and between regions
  • Coordinate thematic and foundational program quality processes and initiatives, ensuring that synergies are leveraged, duplication is avoided and gaps are addressed (but not directly acting to fill gaps)
  • Work with regional colleagues including HR, advocacy, funding and other regional functions to embed programme quality in Oxfam’s ways of working in the region

External Profiling

  • Profile Oxfam externally in the region by engaging with local/national authorities, sector peers, partners and allies on the basis of the knowledge that Oxfam is generating to influence the sector in the region and country and further Oxfam and partners’ profile
  • Provide Country programme quality colleagues with support, guidance and prioritization
  • Design and lead the delivery of proactive strategic regional program quality capacity building plan, designing and implementing capacity building initiatives and mobilizing resources for training, coaching and accompaniment, as appropriate
  • Support region and countries in identifying required quality functions and team structure, identification, recruitment and induction of program quality staff in countries with a strong focus on promoting national staff in this area
  • Offer guidance to country teams in establishing priorities for programme quality work
  • In close coordination with regional and country gender staff monitor and report on extent to which programme quality initiatives are supporting effective gender mainstreaming
  • When needed, provide technical advisory support for the larger strategic programme initiatives in the region (such as multi-country programmes), identified and agreed with Country Directors and the Regional Director
  • Develop a supportive regional network for country and regional programme quality colleagues
  • Coordinate corporate processes and reporting at regional level (output reporting, indicative outcome areas, Programme Quality Reviews, Partnership surveys etc) and provide feedback for improved corporate practice on programme quality initiatives

Connect regional and country program quality initiatives and information with the global Knowledge Network for Oxfam Worldwide (KNOW)

  • Identify and create key opportunities to share Oxfam’s and partners’ program information and knowledge to profile all involved
  • Proactively engage with Oxfam global programme quality and MEL networks, community of practices and working groups as relevant
  • Engage with global level programme quality and MEL initiatives to inform new country and regional programme quality work
  • Promote learning, best practices and knowledge sharing within the region and share these across the confederation with other regions
  • Generate lessons concerning the regional program quality function and how this is resourced, shape up the JD based on practical application and develop a business case for ongoing funding, as appropriate.

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Passion for improving effectiveness of development programmes and demonstrating tangible outcomes for poor and vulnerable women and men [Essential]
  • Experience in leading on / developing strategic thinking on quality [Essential]
  • Senior level programme advisory or management experience and understanding of program realities at country, regional, (global desirable) levels. [Essential]
  • Experienced in managing, advising, training and coaching others on programme quality issues [Essential]
  • Effective negotiation abilities and informal leadership skills in a multi-stakeholder, network environment [Essential]
  • Demonstrable organizational and project management skills (including budget management) and ability to manage multiple projects to deadlines [Essential]
  • Ability to plan workload and demonstrate accountability for outputs with minimal direct supervision [Essential]
  • Good organizational skills including accuracy, consistency, attention to detail, tenacity and the ability to work under pressure [Essential]
  • Experience of improving effectiveness of development programs and demonstrating tangible outcomes for poor and vulnerable women and men [Essential]
  • Strong understanding of all aspects of program quality, including the practical issues faced by managers. [Essential]
  • Demonstrable understanding of effective program cycle management in rights-based long-term development, influencing and humanitarian work, with relevant direct field program experience [Essential]
  • Proven ability to lead and facilitate country Strategy and program development including Theory of Change [Essential]
  • Proven experience in supporting strategic thinking and quality improvement on partnership [Essential]
  • Understanding of and commitment to Oxfam’s One Program Approach (linking humanitarian, development & influencing work) [Essential]
  • Practical experience of mainstreaming gender in one of development, influencing or humanitarian work [Essential]
  • Demonstrable ability to think creatively and practically to improve programme quality [Essential]
  • Strong analytical skills [Essential]
  • Ability to liaise with a wide range of people, both internally and externally and at many levels [Essential]
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills with demonstrable ability to lead, influence and motivate others in a diversity of contexts and functions [Essential]
  • Strong self-awareness, as well as strong analytical and critical thinking skills [Essential]
  • Excellent communications, facilitation and team building skills [Essential]
  • Excellent English language skills; French and Arabic language skills desirable [Essential]
  • Strong influencing skills, demonstrable ability to contribute to teams and to work with and influence people from diverse backgrounds [Essential]
  • Effective negotiation abilities and informal leadership skills in a multi-stakeholder, network environment [Essential]
  • Ability to carry out unaccompanied travel up to 3 months per year
  • Works in a way that demonstrates the Secretariat’s values and behavioural competencies: Honest and transparent ; Accountable ; Supporting each other ; Professional and striving for excellence ; Proactive and solutions oriented

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