Senior Programme & Grant Manager for JIFF

Oxfam in Vietnam is looking for the following position: SENIOR PROGRAMME & GRANT MANAGER FOR JIFF (SPMJIFF210101)
  • Contract: Fixed term, 2 years with possibility of extension
  • Report to: Head of Governance Programme/Deputy Country Director
  • Job grade: C1
  • Application deadline: 16 February 2021
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 Programme

The overall objective of EU JULE JIFF is to contribute to strengthen the rule of law in Vietnam through a more reliable, trusted and better accessed justice system. The specific objective is to increase access to justice for vulnerable groups, in particular women, children, ethnic minorities and poor people. The programme has four key results: 1) Increased public awareness and understanding of legal rights and how to invoke these rights; 2) Increased access to legal advice, assistance and representation in administrative, civil, and criminal matters; 3) An improved enabling environment and regulatory framework for legal empowerment and access to justice; and 4) Enhanced integrity, transparency and accountability in the justice sector. These results are linked to the logical framework of the overall EU JULE program.

Job Purpose

As part of the Governance and Civil Society programme, Oxfam in Vietnam is seeking a qualified Vietnamese candidate for the position of Senior programme & grant manager (SPM) for Justice Initiatives Facilitation Fund of the EU Legal and Judicial Empowerment Programme in Viet Nam (EU JULE JIFF). SPM will ensure effective delivery of the JULE JIFF programme through provision of high quality overall management of project cycle from planning, implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation, to documentation of project results and learning. Team matrix structure: the post holder is part of the Oxfam in Vietnam Governance team, for JULE JIFF he/she works under management of the Head of governance program cum JIFF’s team leader in close coordination and in consultation with a senior team consisting of a senior research and governance advisor, a senior civil society capacity development advisor, a MEL specialist, a communication and media specialist; a programme and funding coordinator; and, with global advisors and consultants.
Contract: Fixed term, 2 years with possibility of extension
Reporting to: Head of Governance Programme/Deputy Country Director
Based in: Hanoi with frequent travel

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide overall management of day to day implementation as well as M&E, Accountability and Learning of the programme toward achievement of agreed objectives.
  • Oversee the entire grants contracting process, coordinating, tracking and monitoring of grant data and metrics, and ensure grantee compliance and support within the entire programme.
  • Ensure overall quality assurance and risk management of the programme, monitor closely against deliverables and to manage the agreement of any changes to those, and report those.
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to the team on programme activities planning and design based on the agreed overall programme framework.
  • Establish and facilitate multi-stakeholders cooperation bringing together JIFF grantees, provincial authorities and line ministries.
  • Facilitate the formation of provincial networks
  • Supervise and contribute to the co-ordination of programme cross-cutting issues
  • Represent the programme at appropriate internal and external events as required
  • Coordinate the development of policy briefs and documentation of lessons learned
  • Ensure the provision of technical support, capacity building and advice to partners on organisation development, communications, media and advocacy, gender mainstreaming, conflict resolution/consensus building, fund raising and fund management; ensure innovation and learning are fully embedded in the support provided.
  • Ensure internal financial management and that of sub-contractors satisfy Oxfam and donor requirements.
  • Monitoring of overall project funds - projecting cost to achieve each deliverable, regularly reviewing, ensuring a multi-year project financial picture.
  • Participate and contribute as a member of the Country Leadership Team in the overall planning and management of Oxfam programme in Vietnam and represent Oxfam Governance Programme at internal and external events as required.

Skills, experience and knowledge

  • Master’s degree in law, public policy, development or/and management; experience in legal reform/justice sector is a must.
  • Minimum 8 years of work experience in senior programme management role.
  • Minimum five years of practical experience with grant management.
  • Substantial knowledge of political/social/economic development, in-depth understanding of Vietnamese political system, policy making and monitoring processes in Vietnam.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience to work  on governance related programme, Vietnamese legal and judicial system, particularly cooperation with the local authorities at provincial level, Ministry of Justice and other ministries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience to work with Vietnamese civil society, civil society networks and coalitions, and with mass organisations.
  • Substantial experience in policy advocacy and influencing; experience of supporting and facilitating multi-stakeholder platforms for collective action.
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and strategic thinking; Ability to analyse development context and driving factors;
  • Ability to ‘think politically’ by understanding motivations, pressures and challenges faced by different actors.
  • Proven experience and skills in strategic planning in development context.
  • Practical knowledge and experience of projects design, report writing, developing training and IEC materials, advocacy and inter-agency networking and coordination.
  • Sound experience in managing and monitoring development projects, including partnership management.
  • Sound understanding of and high agility in working in complex structure internally and externally
  • Sound experience in capacity building and good facilitation skills.
  • Good analytical thinking skills and abilities to influence others.
  • 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.
  • Outstanding social and intercultural skills
  • High level of written and spoken English
  • Good computer skills (writing and spreadsheet programmes).
  • Willingness to travel frequently and to remote areas of Vietnam.
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: VND 684,660,222 – VND 999,980,490           

How to apply

Interested candidates can send your application including motivation letter and curriculum vitae and mentioning reference number SPMJIFF210101 to The closing date for application:  16th February 2021 We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer

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