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20 Apr 2020


Oxfam in Vanuatu –  Port Vila, Efate

Job Description

Humanitarian Response Manager

Oxfam in Vanuatu is seeking to recruit a national to fill the position of Response Manager to support TC Harold and COVID 19 responses

This position will manage TC Harold and COVID 19 response in Vanuatu. Oxfam works with government agencies, national clusters and national partner organisations on TC Harold and COVID 19 response and recovery. The Response Manager will ensure effective and timely leadership and management of the Oxfam in Vanuatu (OIV) humanitarian program encompassing fast delivering of non-food items (NFI) via partners, livelihoods and cash transfer programme implementation and timely monitoring and evaluation. The post holder will work closely with Country Office management (SMT), Cash Transfer Advisor, implementing partners and MEAL specialist. Further, the post holder will support field based activities and overall implementation of the TC Harold response through cash transfer. The incumbent will also ensure appropriate support and capacity building to partners implementing their component of the program, including civil society partners, government, financial service providers and other implementing partners

Oxfam is an International confederation of 17 organisations working together to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice, as part of a global movement for change, in nearly 100 countries. Oxfam is working in Vanuatu since 1989. Development, humanitarian and advocacy are three pillar of Oxfam programme globally. In humanitarian programme, we work with Govt (national and provincial), local partners and communities to recover from TC Pam (WASH, Food Security & Livelihood, Coordination and Gender & Protection programme) and prepare them to respond effectively in future emergency and build resilience.

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Significant experience in leading impactful humanitarian response and recovery programs and disaster-risk reduction initiatives
  • University degree, preferably in any development field or disaster management (or other formal education equivalent)
  • Experience of working in alliance with governments, civil society organisations, national and international NGOs, other development agencies and private sector.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team and manage complex and sensitive organisational relationships
  • Experience in external representation with partners, government agencies and donors at humanitarian level.
  • Experience working in Vanuatu or the Pacific region preferably
  • Experience or exposure to cash transfer programming in emergencies, including knowledge of best practice and Oxfam International policies, guidance and procedures
  • Strong Experience in program implementation and monitoring
  • Experience in geographical information mapping (GIS)
  • Experience in adaptive project management
  • Clear & Confident in communication skills
  • Experience in Budget Management and producing financial reports
  • Experience developing and producing high level reports (financial and narrative)
  • Have good understanding of business development
  • Adaptability to adapt to changing contexts and experience of managing relationships involving a wide range of both internal and external multi-cultural stakeholders.
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically, including the capacity to analyse the humanitarian context and security trends and propose new interventions and changes in the program and policies.
  • An active commitment to promoting gender equity and the interests of people affected by disasters in all aspects of an organization’s work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence, and negotiate.
  • Familiarity with and ability to abide by the NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, the People in Aid Code, Oxfam International procedures and other regulatory codes (e.g. InterAction Co-operation Protocol).
  • Ability to contribute to local, national, and global advocacy messaging based on context.
  • Demonstrable understanding of and commitment to promoting gender equity and the interests of marginalised people.
  • Understanding of country humanitarian architecture, policies etc
  • Experience in managing donor contracts (desirable)
  • Ability to manage complex workloads and deliver work to tight deadlines.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.

Remuneration package for this position is negotiable and subject to experience.

Job Expired 24/04/2020

Job Categories: Non Government Organisation (NGO). Job Types: Contract.

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