Friday, May 21, 2010

Oxfam, Program Manager, Deadline June 07, 2010.

Oxfam International Timor-Leste Program

Program Manager – Humanitarian and Advocacy (maternity leave)
Deadline:  Monday, June 7, 5:00PM.

Oxfam’s Timor-Leste program is seeking qualified national staff to back-fill for Program Manager, Humanitarian & Advocacy.  This is a 12 month position to allow for optimal handover.   As the Oxfam International Humanitarian Lead in Timor-Leste, Oxfam needs to maintain its capacity to respond effectively to disasters. This role will be responsible for ensuring that Oxfam Timor-Leste program is able to respond effectively in the event of a humanitarian crisis, and also help to build national capacity in disaster preparedness. The maternity cover position will have responsibility for implementing the Rights in Crisis work plan (2010 – 2011) in three key areas: humanitarian protection, disaster preparedness and advocacy. Direct management of a team of four staff members will be an important component of the role and ensuring continuation of established staff capacity building plans. Some direct partner management at the national level will be required as well as some financial management responsibility.

Oxfam has been supporting development and humanitarian work in Timor-Leste for over 30 years and currently implements a multi-sectoral program by working in partnership with civil society organisations, working directly with communities and with government. Oxfam employs over 100 staff in Timor-Leste and is supported financially by a range of institutional and private donors.

Candidates must have:
•       Experience in humanitarian response contexts with demonstrated involvement in both disaster preparedness and response programming.
•       Knowledge and experience of advocacy work through partners
•       Knowledge of international humanitarian and accountability standards, including Sphere, the Red Cross Code of Conduct, the Good Enough Guide, IASC gender guidelines and protection standards.
•       Basic knowledge of the UN Humanitarian Reform and cluster system, institutions of the UN system and policies and guidelines related to humanitarian affairs
•       Understanding of the international legal framework (IHL, HR law, refugee law, IDP Guiding Principles)
•       Knowledge of specific protection tools (child protection, elder protection, minority protection etc)
•       Experience using participatory approaches to working with stakeholders, including affected communities
•       Excellent oral and written communication skills. English and Tetun or Bahasa Indonesia.
•       Relevant university degree (masters qualification preferred)
•       Budget management and report writing ability to a high standard

To be e-mailed a complete position description and  receive an Application Form, contact Beni Martins via or +(670)725-8486.   Please note that only applications submitted on our Application Form and received by 5:00PM Monday June 7 will be accepted.  They can be e-mailed to above e-mail address or sent to P.O. Box 152, Dili, Timor-Leste.

Only short listed candidates will be notified and applications will not be returned.