Program & Policy Manager-Just Economies: Oxfam Deadline: 15 April

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Program & Policy Manager-Just Economies: Oxfam

Deadline: 15 April

Location: Malawi

Ref: INT8403


This is a one year fixed term opportunity to be based in Lilongwe, Malawi. You must have the right to work in Malawi by providing proof either of a work permit or national citizen. A passionate, dynamic, self-starter person with experience in advocacy and influence work in the Southern Africa region. The person will lead the development, planning, coordination of programmes in SAF in collaboration with partners and roll out advocacy and campaigns activities for Oxfam in Southern Africa


Relevant academic qualifications, preferably in international development, economics, politics, sociology or humanities, especially at postgraduate level: Proven experience in a complex, dispersed organization with evidence of facilitating and integrating a specific area of expertise across a wide network, providing clarity and focus of vision and impact, decision making, and the delivery of agreed results; Experience in working with partners of different types including networks, and movements; Excellent knowledge of the SAF regional environment and issues, desirably supported by personal exposure through having worked and lived there; Politically astute, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and personal gravitas to gain respect and build and maintain strong, credible relationships, with internal and external stakeholders at all levels; Strong organizational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritize work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through; Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English, and ideally Portuguese; A high level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgment, personal energy and flexibility; Strong programme management and quality knowledge, with ability to ensure consistent quality against standards and to implement effective monitoring and evaluation systems to assess and adjust performance; Commitment to and good knowledge of working with networks, coalitions and a partnership approach across the spectrum of Oxfam’s work, including innovative approaches to capacity strengthening; Good knowledge of and experience in developing advocacy and campaign strategies and plans and successfully achieving external impact and change. Some experience in undertaking media presentations; Good knowledge of and experience with donor funding environment and good financial management skills, with experience of project budgeting and controlling financial risks; Experience in working with multi-sectoral teams at different levels.

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