Education Project Officer Job – Oxfam

Job Title:   Education Project Officer (Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Oxfam

Duty Station:  Arua, Uganda

Reports to: Education Project Coordinator

About US:

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure project reporting timelines and project benchmarks are adhered to on GFS project.
  • Ensure the project is implemented by partners as a single project.
  • Develop quality concept notes and plan project activity implementation.
  • Compile quality project narrative reports from partners and ensure they comply with Oxfam and donor reporting standards.
  • Conduct analysis of projects reports in Oxfam SAP system and give feedback to partners.
  • Liaise with MEAL staff to support project monitoring and evaluation actions.
  • Effectively document all information including good practices and project success stories and share them.
  • Ensure sound analysis of current policy trends and support its inclusion in programming choices.
  • Identify and analyses relevant research products and recommend how the education project can utilize them.
  • Hold reflection meetings on key education project activities and indicators.
  • Conduct support supervision and mentoring to project stakeholders including partners.
  • Support Oxfam teams and partners in setting up a research agenda, conducting the research and dissemination of the research products relevant to the project.
  • Gather information about different initiatives by CSOs and ensure they are captured in project design and implementation.
  • Ensure close working relationship with other thematic projects and build synergies for complementarity, support and learning.
  • Gather information about different initiatives by CSOs and ensure they are captured in project design and implementation.
  • Ensure close working relationship with other thematic initiatives and projects and build synergies for complementarity, support and learning.
  • Ensure the project is linked to the broader education sub theme and governance and accountability program as well as to both resilient livelihoods, Gender Justice and humanitarian work of Oxfam and that Women’s rights is at the core of the project work.
  • Support on research, show casing, advocacy, campaigns, fund raising and public engagements in the spirit of a triple nexus and one program approach.
  • Any other duties provided by the supervisor.

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field. (e.g., Education, Public Administration, International Development, Law, etc.)
  • Five years of experience working on education projects; Experience working in an international organization will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of programme development and delivery approaches, tools, methodologies, and best practices;
  • Excellent Gender analytical lense and conversant with Feminist principles and inclusive approaches;
  • Excellent research skills and demonstrated publications of opinions, blogs, articles in topical issues;
  • Knowledge and practical experience on education project management in a diverse socio-political set up and ideally built on mature understanding of relevant issues.
  • Good knowledge of active citizenship and constraints to citizens’ participation in decision making processes.
  • Experience of and thorough understanding of a “Rights Based Approach”;
  • Commitment to and good knowledge of working with a partnership approach across the spectrum of Oxfam’s work, including innovative approaches to capacity strengthening;
  • Good knowledge of and experience with Education donor funding environment and good financial and project management skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, in written and verbal English;
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, feminist principles and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgment, personal energy and flexibility;
  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work extra hours as necessary;

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.

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