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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Research Assistant - Search for Common Ground

The Organization
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 600 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 56 offices in 35 countries, including in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Africa. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic staffs, who love their work. You will be joining a highly motivated staff with a good team spirit and there will be opportunities to grow in the role.
Institutional Learning Team
The Institutional Learning Team (ILT) was set up in 2002 with the aim of supporting SFCG as a learning organization by enhancing the effectiveness of SFCG’s programming through a commitment to excellence in program design, monitoring and evaluation (DM&E), and through continuous learning institutionally and within related fields. The Institutional Learning Team comprises of the Vice President of Programs, a DM&E Sr. Manager, four Regional DM&E Specialists, a DM&E Specialist for UNICEF, and a Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation Coordinator.
Summary of Position
The ILT Research Assistant is responsible for research and learning projects to support knowledge generation for the UNICEF Peacebuilding Education and Advocacy (PBEA) program. A multi-year initiative, PBEA focuses on strengthening policies and practices in education for peacebuilding in order to promote “resilience, social cohesion and human security in conflict- affected contexts, including countries at risk of – or experiencing and recovering from – conflict.” Please see the Learning for Peace website for more information about the program.
Since July 2013, SFCG has partnered with UNICEF PBEA to provide design, monitoring and evaluation (DM&E) technical assistance for the program. In addition, SFCG supports the generation of PBEA learning projects in order to help gather evidence on the contributions of education to peacebuilding. The ILT Research Assistant will be responsible for spearheading these learning projects, which will require research in and writing on the education for peacebuilding field. Notably, the Research Assistant will support the development of a best practices guidance manual on DM&E for education and peacebuilding. The Research Assistant reports to the DM&E Specialist for UNICEF PBEA. The position is based in Washington, DC.
Responsibilities
Key responsibilities and specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Research, write and edit the SFCG/UNICEF PBEA best practices guidance manual on DM&E for education and peacebuilding
  • Conduct learning projects focused on education for peacebuilding (e.g. research and write short articles, informational briefs, etc.)
  • Support outreach and content generation for the SFCG DME for Peace’s online Education for Peacebuilding Community of Practice
  • Assist the DM&E Specialist for UNICEF PBEA with DM&E technical assistance requests
  • Provide general support to the Institutional Learning Team and the Program Quality Team as needed; assist the DM&E Sr. Manager when necessary on special projects
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.
Qualifications:
Required
  • Minimum BA in Conflict Studies, International Relations/Affairs, Global Studies, Political Science or related degree
  • 1 – 3 years’ work experience, including experience conducting social science research
  • Exceptional research, writing and editing skills
  • Excellent command of English (written & oral)
  • Must enjoy working independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Detail oriented and highly organized, with a proactive approach
  • Ability to multi task and work under tight deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and web browsers
Preferred
  • Experience in design, monitoring and evaluation methodologies
  • Experience in/knowledge of the education for peacebuilding field
  • Experience working internationally and specifically in areas of conflict
  • Proficient in French
Salary: Commensurate with experience and education, with excellent benefits.
How to apply:
To Apply:
Closing Date: 5 September 2014. Please submit a cover letter and resume athttps://sfcg.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=108. Please be sure to include projected start date, salary range, and to mention where you found this posting. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site www.sfcg.org and www.dmeforpeace.org for full details of our work.
*Please note that this position is contingent on approval of funding.

Junior Professional Associates at World Bank Group - Zimbabweans - 8/21/2014

Junior Professional Associates World Bank Group


Are you a recent graduate? Do you have passion for and commitment to helping others? Are you looking for a solid, two-year entry-level work experience in a multicultural environment? If so, you may be interested in the World Bank Group's employment category: the Junior Professional Associates or JPA.
In your JPA assignment, you'll use your strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, your knowledge of technology and the web, and your research abilities - working with more senior colleagues and project teams in their operational work. You'll have an opportunity to hone your skills and acquire new ones while gaining first-hand exposure to the challenges of development and poverty alleviation. Your experience as a JPA can then be used as a stepping stone to a career in government, consulting, the private sector, or academia.
What are we looking for?
Your academic achievements are superior and place you in the top ten percent of your graduating class.Your analytical and research skills extend to areas of specialization such as: economics, finance, human resources development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social sciences (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, private sector development, as well as other related fields.
You are fluent in English and, preferably, in at least one other Bank language (French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, or Chinese). You're not afraid of technology and use it to maximize your work.
What are we offering you?
We will provide you with the opportunity to gain entry-level professional experience, on a two-year, non-renewable contract with benefits.
Eligibility Criteria
The following are minimum requirements to be eligible for the Junior Professional Associate employment category :
  • Be 28 years of age or younger
  • Hold the equivalent of a Bachelor's degree (with some relevant experience), a Master's, or be a PhD candidate with a superior academic record.
  • Be fluent in English
  • Be fully proficient in one or more of the Bank’s working languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish is a plus
The World Bank Group welcomes applicants from all over the globe regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic background, and disability.
Since this employment category is highly competitive, applicants under active consideration for employment will be asked to submit academic records as well as references. The World Bank will contact only those applicants whom hiring managers wish to interview.
Positions may be located in any of the Bank's offices across the world.
Recruitment and hiring for this employment category is ongoing throughout the year.
How do I apply
Interested candidates can apply online. (Please take care to provide required information where indicated). Please note that applications will be kept active in our database for a period of six months. Should you still be interested in this employment category after six months, you will need to re-apply. Only those identified for an assignment will be contacted to discuss their interest and availability. Candidates are selected by the hiring manager on a highly competitive basis.
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Zimbabwe - Youth and Tourism Enhancement Project (YTEP) - Procurement of ICT Equipment - SPN

Program Management Expert

CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT****Issued on: 20 August 2014
ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT
DUTY STATION: Nairobi
FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Program Management Expert, Consultant
DURATION: Timeframe: 3 working months. The consultancy will commence on September 15th 2014 and end on November 14th, 2014.
CLOSING DATE: 28 August 2014
BACKGROUND
There are 863 million slum dwellers globally and if no serious action is taken, the number is projected to rise over the next 30 years to about 2 billion. Unless radical efforts are made to provide a range of affordable housing options and legal and secure land at scale, cities will be host to hundreds of millions of new slum-dwellers. The situation is critical and unprecedented. In response, UN-HABITAT aims to mobilize a global coalition of partners to address the challenge of unsustainable urbanization. UN-HABITAT’s vision is “to help create by 2013 the necessary conditions for concerted international and national efforts to stabilize the growth of slums and to set the stage for the subsequent reduction in and reversal of the number of slum dwellers.” This vision, derived from the Millennium Development Goals, cannot be realized without systemic reforms to promote access to land and housing for all.
The Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch of UN-Habitat promotes increased access to adequate housing, slum upgrading and prevention, and community development through five cross-cutting strategies: Advocacy, knowledge management, policy advice, capacity development at the global, regional, national and local levels, and implementation support at the national and local levels. The main activities of the Branch include supporting local authorities and central governments in the formulation and implementation of housing policies and strategies to achieve adequate housing for all, as part of sustainable urban development. The Branch promotes a twin-track approach focused on improving the supply and affordability of adequate and sustainable housing for all, and slum upgrading and prevention initiatives, in the implementation of operational activities. This is done through promoting the progressive realization of the right to adequate housing as a component of the rights to an adequate standard of living.
With the objective of contributing to the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7D "to have achieved a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers”, the Slum Upgrading Unit assists governments to harmonise actions towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) by pro-actively engaging at neighborhood, city, national, regional and global levels; and strategically plan urban development for an efficient socio-economic transition in developing countries, cities and neighbourhoods.
UN-Habitat and the Slum Upgrading Unit will continue 1) promoting partnerships for sound urban development practices, up-scaled and city-wide slum upgrading programmes; 2) emphasizing the importance of constant learning and sharing of best-practices worldwide; 3) changing perceptions for inclusive cities and urban vulnerability reduction; advocating for national pro-poor urban policies and slum upgrading strategies and funds to sustainably improve living conditions; and 4) linking efforts to decentralization and empowerment of non-state actors for policy reforms, green economies and participatory pro-active planning.
Therefore UN-HABITAT partnered with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Secretariat and the European Commission to implement the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) in 34 countries. Some 150 cities across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific are launching the second phase, the Action Planning and Programme Document Formulation, based on these Terms of Reference. The European Commission is financing and UN-Habitat is executing the programme.
PSUP consists of several sub components such as: E-learning, regional conferences, tripartite conferences, My PSUP website page, country implementation and monitoring and reporting activities. Due to the complexity and size of the program a Program Management Tool (PMT) is necessary to assist in tracking the progress of the implementation, in reporting, in program coordination, task assignments and others.
RESPONSIBILITIES and METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH
PSUP consists of several sub components such as: E-learning, regional conferences, tripartite conferences, My PSUP website page, country implementation and monitoring and reporting activities. Due to the complexity and size of the program a Program Management Tool (PMT) is necessary to assist in tracking the progress of the implementation, in reporting, in program coordination, task assignments and others.
DELIVERABLES
The consultancy is output based. The following activities are expected to be carried out by the consultant.
(1) Report (3 page) including option and offers to buy MS Project and product use
(2) Work Breakdown Structure Diagram for PSUP
(3) Summary for all PSUP sub projects inputs regarding activities, timeframe and resources in Excel files
(4) Programming Project Management Tool in MS Project Software for PSUP with its sub projects
(5) Weekly update the program progress and report to the PSUP management team.
(6) Training of the PSUP team on the software use.
TIMEFRAME
The assignment will be undertaken for a period of 3 working months, between 15.September 2014 and 15. November 2015. Conditions of this consultancy are subject to the UNOPS rules and regulations.
Once the outputs are accepted by UN-Habitat, it will be the property of the United Nations, which shall be entitled to all property rights, including but not limited to patents, copyrights, and trademarks with regard to all material which bears a direct relation to, or is made in consequence of, the services provided to UN-Habitat by the Consultant.
UN-Habitat will make reference to and acknowledge the contribution made by the consultant to the preparation of the materials produced by the consultant.
COMPETENCIES
Strong skills in project management;
  • Strong skills in using project management software;
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Programmes such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS project;
EDUCATION
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in urban development;
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • One year or more of working experience with project management;
LANGUAGE SKILLS
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • Preferably basic knowledge in French;
OTHER SKILLS
  • High motivation to support the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP)
REMUNERATION
Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.
How to apply:
Applications should include:
• Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
• CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website (inspira.un.org) Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile.
• The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file.
• Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:
  1. Educational Background (incl. dates)
  2. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)
  3. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)
  4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments
  5. Expectations regarding remuneration
Please also be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the
UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster
through the following link: http://e-roster.unhabitat.org
All applications should be submitted to in electronic format (using MS Word) by email to psup@unhabitat.org.
Deadline for applications: 28 August 2014
UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

Site Supervisor (Civil and structural Engineer

Vacancy Notice No:****SVN/IOMSO/075/2014****
Position title : Site Supervisor (Civil and structural Engineer)
Position grade : Ungraded equivalent to G6 {US$ 1422.50} PM
Duty station : Garowe, Puntland
Duration of assignment: 12 months
Type of contract: Special contract under 3rd party
II. Organizational Context and ScopeUnder the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Capacity Building for Migration Management (CBMM) programme has been undertaking various rehabilitations and construction work in Somalia. It is important for IOM to ensure contractors’ technical sound planning, execution of work according to the plans, approval for justifications for deviations and certification of work completed. To ensure this is done satisfactorily IOM wishes to recruit a local site engineer with adequate civil and structural engineering qualifications to supervise the construction of the Immigration Headquarters in Garowe, Puntland.III. Responsibilities and AccountabilitiesUnder the overall supervision of the CBMM Project manager and direct supervision of the CBMM Project Assistant in Bosaso, Puntland, IOM seeks to contract a suitably qualified individual (hereinafter local site civil and structural engineer) in order to assist IOM in supervising implementation of construction work in Garowe, Puntland. The scope of work will include and not limited to:
****A.****Design of Infrastructural and Building Works
i. Assess proposed project sites with the relevant authorities and partners and recommend to IOM the items of work required;
ii. Develop site plan, a floor plan, an architectural drawing, an engineering design and/or drawing, with details of different systems including water supply, sewerage system, disposal works, electrical system, voice & data and networking and security management for the compound and obtaining approval from the government departments concerned; and
iii. In the event of the aforementioned documents were drawn up by the authority, assess and ensure the inclusion of all necessary plans and considerations that need to be taken into in consultation with the authority and IOM
iv. Prepare cost estimates in a form of Bills of Quantity (BOQ) and obtaining their technical approvals from the government departments concerned.
****B.****Bidding Documents and Award of contract
i. Assist IOM in preparation of detailed tender documents including construction drawings, interior and furnishing works, specifications, BOQ and cost estimates based on market prices.
ii. Preparation of detailed construction drawings and providing at least 10 copies of the final sets of such drawings to the IOM.
iii. Provide assistance to IOM in systematic and transparent pre-qualification/selection of contractor(s) by clarifying the selection criteria and assessing the technical soundness of their plans, the adequacy of pricing and the capacity of the contractors. Arrange relevant services leading to the award of contract.
****C.****Development of Forms
i. Develop standard forms for regular monitoring reports including progress of work, adequacy of materials used, and details of work done along with measurements to show compliance with the BOQ.
****D.****Services for Supervision (Resident Supervision)
i. Supervise construction with the best professional and consulting standards to ensure that the building is constructed satisfactorily.
ii. In carrying out the assignment, the site engineer shall undertake the following works:
a. Issue instructions to the contractor (s) and provide engineering supervision to the execution of works.
b. Ensure quality control through laboratory tests and other non-destructive tests at the expense of the contractor as may be required.
c. Make measurements of the work done as basis for facilitating payments to the contractor (s). Detailed measurements of the works shall however be recorded jointly with the Contractor and get the same verified by the Resident engineer as duplicate record and shall be attached with the Contractor’s bills.
d. Issue variation orders to the contractor(s) with IOM’S consent.
e. Prepare periodical progress reports whose frequency will be determined by Project Assistant and Project Manager. Maintain estimate and comparative statement of project costs and submit reports to IOM promptly.
f. Assist in liaison between IOM and Contractor(s). This shall also include participation in stakeholders meetings in relation to the project.
g. Review and approve “As Built” drawings prepared by the Contractor.
h. The site engineer shall certify that works are executed as per approved design, drawings, standard specifications, technically sanctioned estimate and within the provisions of contract agreement.
i. The site engineer shall supervise the contractor in all matters concerning safety and care of the work and advise IOM on any problem arising in the construction work during its execution.
j. The site engineer shall certify that the construction material brought at site by the contractor(s) is in accordance with the specifications and is tested as per standard practices.
k. The reports in respect of receipt and test of materials shall be submitted to IOM on weekly basis in the prescribed forms.
l. The site engineer shall check systematically the progress of work according to the construction schedule of the agreement and shall submit monthly progress report in the prescribed form to IOM pointing out the deficiencies and suggest remedial measures.
m. The site engineer shall certify the contractor’s running payments clearly indicating that the quality of work executed is according to the specifications, design, drawings, technically sanctioned estimate and contract agreement and make recommendations for payment to the contractor along with test reports. The engineer shall further be responsible for quality and quantity of works.
n. The site engineer shall keep the record of daily inspection reports in the prescribed forms at the site office and submit it to the IOM on weekly basis.
o. The site engineer shall carry out detailed final inspection of the work and shall recommend to the client for issuance of completion certificate stating that the work has been completed as per design, drawings, standard specifications and contract agreement.
p. One month prior to the expiry of completion period, the site engineer shall carry out a detailed final inspection of the work and submit a report to the client pointing out the defects in the work, if any.
q. The site engineer shall be responsible for getting all such defects rectified from the concerned contractor(s) and final payment of the contractor(s) shall be verified only after satisfactory removal of the defects.
r. IOM authorized representative may regularly visit the site for supervision of the site engineer and the quality of work executed by the contractor and issue necessary instructions to the site engineer or contractor(s) for proper execution of the work at site.
s. Site engineer shall supervise, Plan and design the work of interior furnishing meeting the best standards.
t. Provide any additional technical advice to IOM that will help the successful completion of the project.
****E.****Expected Outputs
In order to ensure successful implementation and achievement of IOM objectives, the site engineer is expected to achieve the following outputs and results:
a) Construction plans, such as a site plan, a floor plan, a technical drawing and BOQ, have been finalised in accordance to the needs of the clients and approved by appropriate authorities.
b) Prospective contractor(s)’ bid documents and plans reviewed and evaluated together with the IOM bids analysis committee. Provision of written recommendations and clear justifications in selection.
c) Regular monitoring of construction work and submission of written reports on the progress against the original Bills of Quantity, quality of work and issues identified.
d) Coordination of construction work conducted successfully including communication of IOM concerns, if any, to the contractor(s) and the beneficiary institutions. The communication with external parties kept on file.
e) Technical advices to IOM and contractors provided. IV. Competencies The candidate is expected to demonstrate the following behavioural and technical competencies ****Behavioural**** a) Works effectively in high-pressure, rapidly changing environments, b)manages constructive criticism, c) works effectively with all clients and stakeholders d) Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems e) Establishes and maintains effective relationships with implementing partners, f) plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility, g) Seeks input and feedback from others, h) Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress, i) Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures, k) works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM. ****Technical**** a) Effectively applies knowledge of Civil and structural Engineering of relevant theories and practices, and recognizes their application within existing IOM processes b) Anticipates and understands internal and external issues and opportunities that may impact the construction programme landscape of IOM
b) Adapts best Civil and structural Engineering practices to the requirements of IOM to facilitate the achievement of strategic objectives. V. Education and Experience a) University Degree in Architecture or Civil and structural Engineering.
b) Six (6) years of experience in urban development in insecure, or post conflict environments.
c) Sufficient capacity to undertake the aforementioned responsibilities in Puntland. Excellent experience in supervision of construction works with a track records of having undertaken construction or renovation of similar funding scale (300,000 -400,000 USD).
d) Experience and ability to produce and/or check the drawings including but not limited to site plans, architectural drawings and technical drawings, cost estimation, BOQ and other plans which may be presented by prospective contractor(s);
e) Understanding of Construction management framework approach is considered as an asset
f) Experience in working with international organisations, governmental institutions, and/or aid organizations, government authorities especially in Puntland an asset.
g) Experience in construction/renovation work in Puntland an asset.
h) Good command of computers: Microsoft Office (Words, Excel, Outlook) and Internet. VI. LanguagesRequired Fluent (written and spoken) English and Somali Advantageous Arabic
How to apply:
****Method of Application****:Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter ****Quoting the Vacancy Notice Number****, with three professional references and contacts
(email or telephone) to the:

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Somalia Coordinating office in Nairobi

Human Resources Department,

Gitanga Groove, off Gitanga Road
P.O. Box 1810 - 00606
Nairobi

OR

Send by email to: recruitmentsomalia@iom.int

****Closing Date: 3rd September 2014****
****NOTE: ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED****

Global Emergency Food Security & Vulnerable Livelihoods Advisor

This position is providing maternity leave cover from 27th October through to 30 April
There are many solutions to food crises. So it’s vital that our work is based on a good understanding of the causes of each crisis. Around the world, we have dedicated teams focused on meeting the immediate food needs of local people and helping them to protect, recover and diversify their livelihoods. And coordinating their efforts, offering strategic direction and technical advice on how to boost their emergency preparedness is the Emergency Food Security & Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL) team based in Oxford.
About the role
As a key member of this team, you’ll have a big part to play in implementing and further developing our EFSVL strategy. The key focus of this role is to support key countries and lead Oxfam’s work in market analysis and markets based programmes in emergencies.
You’ll be part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting 4-5 countries that face either protracted crises and/or are prone to shocks such as floods and disasters. You will help with country programme strategy and contingency plans along with providing technical advice on EFSVL to the key country teams. Critically this role will focus on strategy development, programme policy and advocacy on emergency markets based work, ensuring there is a strategy and work plan for EFSVL markets based work embedded in confederation, global, regional and national EFSVL plans.
You will also be required to support rapid scale-up of key country emergency responses (staying up to 6 weeks in the field) and there will be an element of identifying funding opportunities for the EFSVL team.
About you
Your wide-ranging knowledge and practical experience of EFSVL work should extend to everything from initial assessment to targeting and response analysis. You will have excellent analytical and critical thinking abilities with a postgraduate qualification in a field related to work on markets in emergencies.
Just as important as your specific EFSVL knowledge, however, will be the personal and professional capabilities you bring to the role. Excellent strategic planning and organisational skills are a must, as are influential leadership skills and a diplomatic approach. From a practical standpoint, you must be prepared for to travel to the field for up to a maximum of 12 weeks per year (pro rata) and have the ability to travel with 48 hours notice. In addition this might include a block of up to 6 weeks (pro rata), continuous, in extremis, not more than once a year. And if you’re proficient in either Spanish, French or Arabic, so much the better.
About Oxfam
A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. It’s not their problem. It’s ours too. And with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.
How to apply:
For more information and to apply, visit jobs.oxfam.org.uk quoting reference INT0788

Personal Assistant to Humanitarian Director

Overview
Oxfam is part of a global movement for change, working together to end poverty and injustice. We work directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihood's and have a say in decisions that affect them. Our humanitarian, development and campaigning projects change lives around the world. You will be at the heart of the Humanitarian team that leads Oxfam's response to disasters and crises across the world.
The role
The role sits within the Humanitarian Department, based in Oxford, and provides key PA support for the Humanitarian Director.
In this demanding and fast-paced role, you will take charge of day-to-day operations and be personally involved in everything from ensuring the necessary papers are ready and available for meetings, to managing mail, organising diaries and arranging travel. You will also manage another PA, undertake specific project work and manage and monitor the directorate’s team budget.
You will be well integrated into the Humanitarian team and will need to keep up to date with what's going on in the team, Oxfam and externally, anticipating problems and the conflicting demands that the Humanitarian Director will face.
What we are looking for
We’re looking for an experienced PA, someone who is confident working as part of a team and dealing with a high workload. You’ll be highly flexible, have outstanding organisational and relationship development skills and the ability to juggle the varying demands of the Humanitarian Director and the wider team effectively. Ideally you will have some budget and/or project management experience.
You will thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and be able to react quickly to unforeseen changes, a common theme of Humanitarian work. From a practical standpoint, you’ll also need to understand how large-scale organisations operate and handle everything you do with diplomacy and sensitivity. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information. Most importantly you will be committed to helping support the wider objectives of the Humanitarian Department.
This is a fixed-term 6 month contract
Interviews will be held on 4th September
How to apply:
For more information and to apply, visit jobs.oxfam.org.uk quoting reference INT0789

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