Governance and Campaign Programme Officer

Oxfam in Vietnam vacancy

GOVERNANCE AND CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME OFFICER

(POGAC201201)

 

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

Oxfam is a confederation of 20 organizations working together in more than 90 countries. We are part of a global movement for change, empowering people to create a future that is secure, just, and free from poverty.

Oxfam in Vietnam is working to seek transformative changes in policies, practices and beliefs in ways that will fundamentally improve the lives of poor and marginalized women and men and ensure that all citizens have the same opportunity to enjoy their rights. Oxfam in Vietnam current country strategy contributes to shaping the debate on extreme inequality in Vietnam and globally, our four-programme includes women rights’, building resilience to disaster, climate risks and emergency response, sustainable food and fair sharing of natural resources, and good governance.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The Role

The Programme Officer – governance and campaign works directly with Oxfam’s beneficiaries and partners to overcome poverty and suffering; To manage and coordinate the development and delivery of governance programme and national campaign works, including partnership relations’ management, advocacy and public engagement for policy, knowledge, attitude and practice change to help achieve Oxfam’s strategic objectives.

Contract:        Fixed term, two-year contract with possible extension based on funding availability

Based in:       Hanoi with frequent travel

Key responsibilities:

Governance programme works:

  • Contribute to the annual planning and budgeting of the programme.
  • Support partners in program/project development and implementation through technical advice on participatory community engagement, develop and maintain relationship with local partners and authorities.
  • Contribute to building capacities of partner organizations to conduct participatory analysis and planning.
  • Work with partner organizations to assess training needs, develop training curriculum in line with Oxfam and other tested training materials, facilitate training sessions and follow up with impact of the training.
  • Contribute to writing programme learning documents, case studies, blogs, video clips and take part in policy advocacy for good practices, lessons, processes of the programme.
  • Actively contribute to fundraising activities of the programme.
  • Implement and review Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) framework of the programme, and work with partners for conducting baseline surveys, progress monitoring events, producing progress reports and final reports.
  • Monitor programme spending, review financial reports prepared by partners, and facilitate auditing of fund usage.
  • Ensure internal and external reporting is done as per the agreed timeline and requirements.
  • Actively network with relevant government agencies, working groups to develop and implement joint initiatives and advocacy events at local or/and national level(s).
  • Act as Oxfam’s representative at provincial or/and national(s) level as required;
  • Ensure implementation of Oxfam’s and donor’s (where relevant) operational policies, procedures and guidelines in all aspects of Oxfam’s work.
  • Take lead in one or more programmatic themes (to be agreed with line manager); Support other Oxfam teams in integration of your programme issues in their work and facilitate learning activities to strengthen capacities among Oxfam team.
  • Work in close collaboration with other Oxfam teams, contribute to the development and implementation of Oxfam strategy and programmes in Vietnam.
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

Campaign works:

  • Support the development of campaign strategy and operational work plan of national campaign and advocacy.
  • Coordinate with Oxfam programme teams, partner organizations and key stakeholders to plan and implement campaign and advocacy activities at national level.
  • Work with MEL colleague and Knowledge Management Unit to develop campaign & advocacy, monitoring, evaluation & learning (MEL) plan and materials (press releases, media briefing, publication, digital products, documentation…) and Programmes Unit to leverage impact through one programme approach.
  • Work alongside with the regional and global campaigns, aligning with agreed Oxfam’s positions, and seeking to provide Vietnam level evidence and experience.
  • Develop and manage relationships with a diverse range of campaign allies/stakeholders
  • Monitor plan and budget of in charged national core campaign and advocacy work as agreed with line manager and coordinate with supporting unit to ensure compliance with Oxfam’s policy
  • Ensure internal and external reporting (financial and narrative) is completed to agree time frames
  • Participate in proposal preparation and fund-raising activities for campaign and advocacy (can be mainstreamed into programmes and/or cross cutting initiatives).
  • Ensure that gender perspective is applied across in the planning and implementation of campaign and advocacy.

Other

  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights (click here). 
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge:

Essential

  • Have a relevant education at academic level, preferably in a development-related field;
  • Substantial knowledge about poverty, inequality issues as well as governance issues such as public administration reform, tax and budget transparency, civil society and people participation from right-based perspectives in Vietnam
  • Sound experience in project management including monitoring and partnership management and negotiation with participatory approaches, cross team working and experiences/interests in digital campaigns.
  • Sound experience in resource management, e.g. finance, assets
  • Practical knowledge and experience of projects design, fund raising, report writing, developing training and IEC materials, advocacy and inter-agency networking and coordination.
  • Analytical thinking skills and abilities to influence others
  • Good understanding of and proven commitment to gender and diversity issues
  • Ability to communicate complex issues in a clear manner
  • Ability to manage complex workloads and deliver outputs to agreed deadlines
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential

Key Attributes:

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

In addition, you need to

  • Be a team player;
  • Have good social and interpersonal skills;
  • Be able to work across boundaries and enable cooperation among different groups/actors;
  • Be able to work under pressure in response to changing needs.

Gross Annual Salary Range: VND343,685,322 – VND604,886,167         

How to apply:

Interested candidates can send your application including motivation letter and curriculum vitae and mentioning reference number POGAC201201 to HR.Vietnam@oxfam.org.

The closing date for application:  24th December 2020

We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer

Location: Hanoi
Application Deadline: Thu, 2020-12-24

Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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