Oxfam GB Opportunities in Kenya

1. Oxfam East Africa Extractive Industries Program Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Fixed Term (2 years)

35 hours per week

Salary: Competitive

Based in Kenya or Uganda
Position open to both, national and international candidates.

This is a re-advertisement. Those who had applied earlier need not apply.

Yes, there is an opportunity to shape a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty...

As the East Africa Extractive Industries Program Advisor, you will support the development of programming on Extractives industries within the East Africa as well as the neighbouring region (including links to civil society in countries) such as Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa and in Ghana, Nigeria.

Oxfam has advocated for just government policies and corporate practices in the extractive industries and has supported the right of communities to participate meaningfully in decisions about the development of natural resources and the transparent management and use of revenues for over 15 years.

The linked contexts of producing and emerging industries in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan and DRC, together with Oxfam’s tested local to global, rights-based approach, offer the opportunity to accomplish just that.

The role
The East Africa Extractive Industries Program Advisor will support Oxfam to develop programming on extractive industries in countries across the region as well as the neighbouring region (including links to civil society in countries, such as Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa and in Ghana, Nigeria).

The position will advise Oxfam country programs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan and DRC on strategies, program design and fundraising opportunities. The position will help Oxfam country staff implement and monitor programs, identify and overcome obstacles, facilitate technical and research assistance and help ensure consistency of messaging and approach.

The position will help promote intra and cross-regional learning among affiliates to strengthen program implementation.

  • Work closely with country program staff in supporting the development of new Oxfam country programs on extractive industries in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan and DRC – on a rotational basis.
  • Support the completion of extractives context analysis in countries where this does not exist, including stakeholder mapping, and analysis of the critical extractives issues.
  • Assist country programs in campaigning and advocacy, including designing and executing technical assistance projects. Identify fundraising opportunities and support proposal development.
  • Support the monitoring and execution of restricted funding projects.
  • Facilitate extractive industries program (including advocacy, campaigning and gender) capacity-building and training. Design and execute cross-program learning exchanges. Participate in monitoring and evaluation of emerging country extractive industries programs.
  • Represent Oxfam regionally on extractive industries issues, networking and relationship building with partners, allies, funders, ‘targets’, academics, researchers, civil society.
  • Support regional influencing work at EAC, SADC and AU level, in coordination with regional policy leads.
  • Contribute to Oxfam’s ‘worldwide influencing network’ by connecting East African organisations working on extractive industries, including gender and extractive industries, into Oxfam programming (particularly influencing) work in Horn and East Africa and globally, particularly in Oxfam affiliate countries that are home to mining companies.

    Person specification
  • Relevant experience in advocacy, international development, human rights and/or environmental fields, with a strong knowledge specifically dedicated to program and/or advocacy work on extractive industries issues.
  • Demonstrated program (including advocacy and campaign) design (including M&E) and management experience, with experience of developing multi-country/team work an advantage.
  • Well developed analytical, conceptual, research and writing skills.
  • A deep understanding of extractive industries issues and trends, globally and in East Africa, with existing relationships to global and regional extractive industries networks an advantage.
  • Excellent advisory skills – good at listening, analysing, giving feedback in ways that build capacity and understanding.
  • Experience carrying out or contracting extractives industries program and influencing capacity building and training for civil society organisations a strong advantage.
  • Experience in policy dialogue, advocacy and lobbying with government and private sector actors.
  • Proven ability in social research and macro policy analysis, with a focus on extractive industries governance a strong advantage.

    How to Apply:
    For more information and job application details, see; Oxfam East Africa xtractive Industries Program Advisor Jobs in Kenya

    Closing date: 15 February

    2. Oxfam International Extractives Strategist Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    National C2 - Fixed Term (2 years)

    How long will we continue to watch as oil, gas, and mining projects move to increasingly remote areas, threaten to generate adverse impacts on the land and natural resources of the local communities and indigenous peoples who inhabit these areas?

    If you believe that Kenyans must be adequately informed about projects that affect their lives and their livelihood and in a timely manner, free of coercion and manipulation, and should be given the opportunity to approve or reject a project prior to the commencement of all activities, then here is an opportunity to be part of an organisation that envisages a transformed Kenya society in which Kenyan citizens fully participate in decision making processes on issues that affect their lives and can be heard.

    How you can make a difference:
    As the Extractives Strategist you have the opportunity for programme design and implementation, raise funds, pilot innovations, build partnerships, coalitions and networks, partner capacity building on thematic area, link with campaigns team, policy influencing, and manage programme/project staffs, link to knowledge hubs.

    You will have:
  • An Undergraduate/Post Graduate in a development related field e.g. International Development, Development Studies, Finance, etc. and or at least 5 years experience in a similar programme role.
  • Have proven ability to engage and influence both corporate direction, contributing to and following it as appropriate and the ongoing development of program policy and quality to enhance the impact of Oxfam’s work.
  • Being analytical and conceptual thinker, have high level research, project management knowledge and skills and experience using participatory tools and methodologies for assessment, programme identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Have comprehensive knowledge and experience of implementing Extractive Industries or Governance programs and initiatives.
  • Have good knowledge of and experience in developing advocacy and campaign strategies and plans and successfully achieving external impact and change.
  • Have excellent knowledge of the Kenya socio-political and economic environment and issues, supported by personal exposure through having worked and lived there.

    If you are the candidate Oxfam is looking for, please submitt your application before or on 17th February 2017.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    At Oxfam we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equity within our organization.

    For more information and job application details, see; Oxfam International Extractives Strategist Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

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