GOVERNANCE & CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME OFFICER

Oxfam

About the job

Oxfam is a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to end poverty and injustice.  Our global confederation includes 21 member organizations working in 70 countries.

We have a vision of a just and sustainable world. A world where people and the planet are at the center of our economy. Where women and girls live free from violence and discrimination. Where the climate crisis is contained. And where governance systems are inclusive and allow for those in power to be held to account.

Oxfam in Vietnam believes that a reduction in poverty, injustice, and inequality will occur through the interaction between active citizens, accountable states and the private sector and that it is fundamental to Vietnam’s development.

Oxfam in Vietnam aims to influence the current growth-based development model to shift to a Human Economy Development Model built around eight core concepts, (1) measure what matters with multi-dimensional poverty and inequality, unpaid care work, environment, (2) manage markets, not being managed by them; (3) end extreme concentration of wealth, (4) progressive taxation, (5) universal public services, (6) gender equality and women’s agency, (7) decent jobs with fair and living wages for employees, (8) responsible and inclusive business models, (9) citizens’ participation.

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

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. 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 Role

The Programme Officer – governance and campaign works directly with Oxfam’s beneficiaries and partners to overcome poverty and suffering; To manage and coordinate the development and delivery of governance programme and national campaign works, including partnership relations’ management, advocacy and public engagement for policy, knowledge, attitude and practice change to help achieve Oxfam’s strategic objectives.

Contract: Fixed term, 2 years with possible extension (depending on performance)
Reporting to: Senior Programme Manager
Based in: Hanoi with frequent travel

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Key responsibilities:

Governance programme works (80%):
•    Contribute to the annual planning and budgeting of the programme.
•    Support partners in program/project development and implementation through technical advice on participatory community engagement, develop and maintain relationship with local partners and authorities.
•    Contribute to build capacities of partner organizations to conduct participatory analysis and planning.
•    Work with partner organizations to assess training needs, develop training curriculum in line with Oxfam and other tested training materials, facilitate training sessions and follow up with impact of the training.
•    Contribute to writing programme learning documents, case studies, blogs, video clips and take part in policy advocacy for good practices, lessons, processes of the programme.
•    Actively contribute to fundraising activities of the programme.
•    Implement and review Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) framework of the programme, and work with partners for conducting baseline surveys, progress monitoring events, producing progress reports and final reports.
•    Monitor programme spending, review financial reports prepared by partners, and facilitate auditing of fund usage.
•    Ensure internal and external reporting is done as per the agreed timeline and requirements.
•    Actively network with relevant government agencies, working groups to develop and implement joint initiatives and advocacy events at local or/and national level(s).
•    Act as Oxfam’s representative at provincial or/and national(s) level as required;
•    Ensure implementation of Oxfam’s and donor’s (where relevant) operational policies, procedures and guidelines in all aspects of Oxfam’s work.
•    Take lead in one or more programmatic themes (to be agreed with line manager); Support other Oxfam teams in integration of your programme issues in their work and facilitate learning activities to strengthen capacities among Oxfam team.
•    Work in close collaboration with other Oxfam teams, contribute to the development and implementation of Oxfam strategy and programmes in Vietnam.
•    Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

Campaign works (20%):
•    Support the development of campaign strategy and operational work plan of national campaign and advocacy.
•    Coordinate with Oxfam programme teams, partner organizations and key stakeholders to plan and implement campaign and advocacy activities at national level.
•    Work with MEL colleague and Knowledge Management Unit to develop campaign & advocacy, monitoring, evaluation & learning (MEL) plan and materials (press releases, media briefing, publication, digital products, documentation…) and Programmes Unit to leverage impact through one programme approach.
•    Work alongside with the regional and global campaigns, aligning with agreed Oxfam’s positions, and seeking to provide Vietnam level evidence and experience.
•    Develop and manage relationships with a diverse range of campaign allies/stakeholders
•    Monitor plan and budget of in charged national core campaign and advocacy work as agreed with line manager and coordinate with supporting unit to ensure compliance with Oxfam’s policy
•    Ensure internal and external reporting (financial and narrative) is completed to agree time frames
•    Participate in proposal preparation and fund-raising activities for campaign and advocacy (can be mainstreamed into programmes and/or cross cutting initiatives).
•    Ensure that gender perspective is applied across in the planning and implementation of campaign and advocacy.
Other
•    Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights (click here).
•    Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam International Secretariat needs to be able to:

  • Live our values of INCLUSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, EMPOWERMENT, COURAGE, SOLIDARITY and EQUALITY 
  • Ensure you commit to our ORGANIZATIONAL ATTRIBUTES (including adhering to the Code of Conduct):

1. Be committed to our feminist principles, and to applying them in your day-to-day behaviour and your work. Be ready to keep learning, with accountability to those who experience oppression as a result of their identities, such as their gender, race/ethnicity, disability, class, or LGBTQIA identity.” 2. Be committed to undertaking Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adhering to relevant policies, to ensure all people who come into Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Skills, experience and knowledge

Essential

  • Have a relevant education at academic level, preferably in a development-related field;
  • Substantial knowledge about poverty, inequality issues as well as governance issues such as public administration reform, tax and budget transparency, civil society and people participation from right-based perspectives in Vietnam
  • Sound experience in project management including monitoring and partnership management and negotiation with participatory approaches, cross team working and experiences/interests in digital campaigns.
  • Sound experience in resource management, e.g. finance, assets
  • Practical knowledge and experience of projects design, fund raising, report writing, developing training and IEC materials, advocacy and inter-agency networking and coordination.
  • Analytical thinking skills and abilities to influence others
  • Good understanding of and proven commitment to gender and diversity issues
  • Ability to communicate complex issues in a clear manner
  • Ability to manage complex workloads and deliver outputs to agreed deadlines
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential

In addition, you need to

  • Be a team player;
  • Have good social and interpersonal skills;
  • Be able to work across boundaries and enable cooperation among different groups/actors;
  • Be able to work under pressure in response to changing needs.

Gross Annual Salary Range: VND360,869,588 – VND604,886,167         

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