Thematic Manager – Enterprise Development

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Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty. We are a confederation of 17 Oxfam affiliates working in over 90 countries, all working as one Oxfam on goals that support our shared vision. We want a world where people are valued and treated equally, enjoy their rights as full citizens, and can influence decisions affecting their lives.

Oxfam Rwanda programme has developed its Country Strategy for the period of 2015 – 2020. Oxfam in Rwanda has identified interventions which align with its mission – to ensure that poor women, men and youth enjoy equal rights and benefit from fair and inclusive development-. Based on a comprehensive analysis of the Rwandan context, Oxfam delivers a combination of programme interventions and advocacy and influencing activities to drive outcomes. Oxfam intervenes in four main sectors in Rwanda namely: Gender Justice, Sustainable Livelihoods, Participatory Governance and Humanitarian.

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Location: Kigali

Salary: Competitive Package

Contract type:  Fixed Term – 1 year (Renewable) 

Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.  Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

Background

Oxfam works in the Horn, East & Central Africa Region (HECA) and Rwanda is one of the countries in this region. We work with local stakeholders to find lasting solutions to the root causes which keep people in poverty. Our work includes prevention and response to humanitarian crises; enabling women to claim their social, economic and political rights; and supporting the improved resilience of those with vulnerable livelihoods to climate change and other risks.

Oxfam Rwanda programme developed its Country Strategy 2015 – 2020. Oxfam in Rwanda has identified interventions which align with its mission – to ensure that poor women, men and youth enjoy equal rights and benefit from fair and inclusive development-. Based on a comprehensive analysis of the Rwandan context, Oxfam delivers a combination of programme interventions and advocacy and influencing activities to drive outcomes. Oxfam intervenes in three main sectors in Rwanda namely: Participatory Governance, Sustainable Livelihoods and Gender Justice.

In support of these programme, we are seeking to hire qualified and experienced Rwandase nationals to fill up the following positons:

  1. Thematic Manager – Enterprise Development

The Role

The post holder will report to the Head of Programmes and oversee day-to-day functioning of Enterprise Development, Access to Finance and Leveraging innovation under one programme approach. You will support and work in tandem for a high quality, high impact and effective and sustainable women’s rights including Voice, Participation, Economic and Leadership through innovative programme approaches/models that meet the needs of targeted poor people, partners/enterprises and/or institutions, working with both internal and external strategic stakeholders for effective programme coordination, convening, facilitation and advocacy to ensure greater influence and scale of the programme. You will build programme partnership and systems strengthening to ensure effective project management, monitoring and reporting; build partners relationships with a variety of stakeholders including Civil Society Organisations, enterprises and donors including mobilising private sector resources.  You will contribute to the design and implementation of resource mobilization strategies intended to strengthen income and partnerships to deliver the country strategy.  In addition, you will ensure compliance (systems as well) with donor contract requirements and Oxfam internal standards, policies and procedures.

The Person

To be successful in this role you must have a Bachelor’s Degree and Post-graduate studies in any of the following relevant fields; Finance, Business and Agriculture. Additional qualification in Business Administration is a distinctive advantage.

 You will have excellent Project Cycle and Partnership skills to coordinate Oxfam in Rwanda Specified Projects and ensure the implementation of the objectives.  Proven ability for developing, resourcing and leading budget, multiple projects spanning numerous technical specialities like Business Development, Gender Justice, Humanitarian Preparedness, Budget and Donor Reporting is required.  Ability to facilitate Partnerships and build of strong, credible relationships with international and local NGOs, government associations, business leaders and communities is required.  You will have excellent and demonstrated personal communication skills, in written and verbal English, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills.

To apply

These opportunities are for dedicated and highly motivated professionals, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs. Interested candidates should send an application in English by email attaching a motivation letter and CV, and including daytime telephone contacts and two referees, preferably your current line managers to: kigalijobs@oxfam.org.uk.

Closing date for submission of applications is November 21st, 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization

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Job summary

This job has been viewed 1,713 times
Location:
Kigali
Rwanda
Sector:
Administration, Business, Finance and investment, Other
Education level:
Bachelor
Desired experience:
Senior (5+ years of experience)
Contrat type:
Full-time
Apply before:
21-11-2017
Number of positions:
1

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