Oxfam – Extractives Project Officer.

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This vacancy is open to Kenyan Nationals only

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.

We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

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

The Role

The Extractives Project Officer will be a core member of the FAIR for ALL Programme under the Natural Resources Programme; which seeks to support and strengthen CSOs to play their diverse roles; as educators, mobilizers, creators and watchdogs to make trade and value chains FAIR for ALL.  The key areas of focus for this role will be to, implement specific project activities through effective project management approaches; supporting partners to develop organisational capacity building to deliver  high quality extractives programmes; and to establish and maintain linkages with other thematic and programmatic areas, as well as with relevant state and non-state actors particularly at County level.  The Extractives Project Officer will be required to support in the implementation of campaigning and influencing strategies, undertaking of research, monitoring, evaluation and learning as well as ensuring the programme takes into account gender equity, accountability and active citizenship.

The Project Officer will also contribute to resource mobilization for co-financing of the projects to ensure that the programme is fully resourced.

 

What we are looking for

Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Required:

  • Professional/Technical qualifications — a bachelor’s degree in Law, Development Studies, Social sciences, Financial and Project Management or governance-related field combination of education, experience, and training.
  • At least 3-5 years experience and knowledge working in oil, gas, and mineral areas in Kenya.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of project management and implementing extractive sector projects and initiatives, stakeholder engagements, with understanding of relevant County, National and Global issues.
  • Strong communication, analytical, and networking skills; writing must be easily adaptable to a variety of audiences.
  • Research and professional writing skills with demonstrated experience in managing and working with researchers and consultants including developing strong terms of reference and effective supervision.
  • A strong understanding of gender, women’s rights, development issues and the political and economic context in the extractives sector.
  • Fund raising, donor reporting and budget management skills.
  • 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.

 Desired

  • Proven experience working in a complex, dispersed organisation with evidence of facilitating and integrating a specific area of expertise across a wide network, contributing to vision setting and implementation with impact, some level of decision making and the delivery of agreed results.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience dealing with extractive industries including artisanal and small-scale mining, community and stake holder engagements and environmental issues
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing partners including effective oversight and capacity building as well as mobilizing and organizing marginalized communities and groups to influence positive change to their lives.
  • Ability to communicate using Swahili language.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Kenya Country Programme, to act as key contributor to Oxfam Kenya Strategic Plan within the ever changing context and to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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 post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

 All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

 

How to apply 

APPLY

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile through the “Apply For This Role”.

Closing Date: 28 March 2021

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

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