|LOCATION: Uganda. Any country with an Oxfam office/presence (subject to being able to establish a contract of employment directly or via hosting affiliate||CONTRACT TYPE:
Fixed-term to 31 Dec 2025
|INTERNAL JOB GRADE:
|DEPARTMENT and TEAM
Oxfam in Africa, Programme and Influencing Team – Africa Platform
In line with Oxfam Uganda pay range.
Full Time (8 hours)
We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you.
|COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.
Oxfam is an international confederation of 21 organizations working together in 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. Oxfam has been working in education for over 50 years to promote equitable access to and completion of Transformative Education as an approach to addressing the underlying causes of poverty and fight inequality in all its forms.
Oxfam in Africa (OiA) embraces all the Oxfam stakeholders’ entities (countries, clusters, advocacy offices and affiliates) on the continent and seeks to enable and enhance impact through collaboration and integration. The Africa platform will deliver Oxfam’s impact and Influence in Africa. The plural and robust leadership team will represent the different Oxfam stakeholders in the continent. It will include the Oxfam in South Africa (OZA) Executive Director (as the only affiliate currently in the continent and the new ones will be included in due time), the Country Directors, SAF Cluster Director from the programmes in Africa who will be leading on specific themes / priorities within Oxfam in Africa and the Africa Platform Senior Leadership Team (SLT). There will be collaboration with the North Africa cluster but no direct management relationship.
The Programmes and Influencing team will guarantee the humanitarian response support to countries and cluster. This team will be assessing and promoting linkages with strategic programme and influencing goals of OiA. They will lead on the rights resilience and nexus agendas, transformative partnerships, as well as programme quality, learning and accountability. The director and their team will ensure that the Africa Platform works closely with and contributes to Oxfam’s worldwide campaigns, ensuring that Oxfam empowers people across the continent to take action on inequality, climate and gender justice.
The thematic leads in the programmes and influencing team will lead in many of the areas like climate change, gender, economic justice, the emerging digital world and education among others and will have competencies in these specific thematic areas linked to the global strategic goals and horizon themes. Transformative Education is seen by Oxfam as an enabler to achieve a positive change in the thematica areas on which it focusses.
Oxfam’s Education Community of Practice and Influence (ECPI) exists to strengthen transformative public education for all to fight inequality. ECPI aims to establish a firm and coherent foundation for spearheading Oxfam’s work on transformative education and inequality through enhancing links between programme and influencing work (across national, regional and global levels) and demonstrating how transformative education is an enabler that supports the achievement of Oxfam’s mission to fight inequality to end poverty and injustice. ECPI currently includes members from five continents and over 40 countries working at a range of levels within Oxfam.
To coordinate Oxfam’s Education Community of Practice and Influencing activities across the confederation, maximising opportunities to enable ECPI members, other Oxfam colleagues and relevant external partners to learn from and support each other. To strengthen links between ECPI members, other relevant actors and Oxfam campaigns and priorities to ensure that transformative education is recognised and actively used in programming as an enabler. This enabling role applies to Oxfam’s work in Enhanced Humanitarian Action as well as in all four change systems outlined in Oxfam’s Global Strategic Framework: Just Economies, Gender Justice, Climate Justice and Accountable Governance. To support ECPI to lead global education policy and advocacy work to promote high-quality gender-just transformative education systems that are resilient to crises, relevant to local, national and regional contexts and accessible to all. To support ECPI to build a diverse and sustainable network in which educationists and non-specialists in and beyond Oxfam can support one another to use transformative education as an enabler to fight inequality and end poverty and injustice.
The position will largely focus on ECPI’s global network and activities, but the postholder will also offer some support for interventions in Uganda and on the African continent as agreed by the wider Education Community of Practice and Influencing Coordination Team and/or Reference Group.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
To flourish in this post, you will have a passion for transformative education and experience of effectively building and maintaining diverse and inclusive networks. You will be dynamic and proactive, with exceptional written and oral communication skills in English. Fluency in French or Spanish will be an advantage. You will have highly-developed relationship-building skills and an ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders based in many different countries and continents. Experience of policy and influencing work is desirable. You will be highly competent in facilitating learning processes and online meetings with diverse participants and in handling multiple demands on your time. You will also be able to identify and support funding opportunities relevant to the coordination and implementation of activities of the ECPI network.
|ROLE REPORTS TO
|Team Leader within the Oxfam in Africa Programmes and Influencing Team and Policy and Programme Adviser Education, Oxfam in Africa (matrix manager)|
|ROLES REPORTING TO THIS POST||
|BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY||Small ECPI activity budget|
|Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam International Secretariat needs to be able to:
|1. Be committed to our feminist principles, and to applying them in your day-to-day behaviour and your work. Be ready to embrace diversity’.”||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.|
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & COMPETENCIES
The most relevant Oxfam Leadership competences for this role:
|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 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. Offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.|
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