WASH Consortium Manager (Sittwe Humanitarian Programme) (Re-advertisement)

Oxfam

Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) 🇲🇲

  • Location: Myanmar – Yangon
  • Hours: 37.5
  • Salary: TBC
  • Region: Asia
  • Job Family: Programme
  • Division: International
  • Grade: C1
  • Job Type: Fixed Term
  • Closing Date: 5 January 2023

Employment Term:         Fixed term (one year contract)  

Level:                            International, C1 (Unaccompanied Post)

Early application is encouraged as the recruitment process will be done on a rolling basis and Oxfam reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate as soon as they are identified.

Asia Country Nationalities are preferable/encourage to apply.

The Role

Oxfam is looking for WASH Consortium Manager (Sittwe Humanitarian Programme).

Job Purpose:

The consortium manager will lead the implementation of a new phase of a multi-year programme providing high quality WASH services. Since 2012, violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has led to large numbers of forcibly displaced Rohingya and Kaman people living in camps. Oxfam and Solidarités International (SI) are working in partnership (referred to as “OXSI”) to provide water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in 21 camps and villages in Sittwe Township, where over 100,000 Rohingya and Kaman people live. The OXSI WASH programme began in September 2017 and the first phase of the long-term project cycle finished at the end of January 2022. A new project cycle has started in February 2022 and has its bases on work and approaches that have shaped the delivery of WASH services in Sittwe camps during the last five years as focused on quality WASH services, community engagement, accountability mainstreaming of gender, accountability and inclusion. OXSI WASH programme next phase focuses on resilience, sustainability and localisation through community engagement and ownership of WASH services. Specifically, the programme goal is that: In 2025, communities have increased power and agency, access to and involvement in managing inclusive WASH services and are engaged in efforts to increase the accountability of duty-bearers. This is achieved through a greater emphasis on transitioning to community-managed WASH services in camps, through existing groups established by OXSI during the past five years of the project and identified community-based groups and/or civil society organisations, as well as groups whose formation OXSI will support during the project cycle. The Team Leader will work closely with both Oxfam and SI, to ensure effective coordination and efficient programme implementation, and ensure that the programme achieves its goals.

Key Responsibilities: 

Programme Management

  • Lead programme strategy and implementation. This includes elements of WASH technical expertise to oversee the overall delivery of WASH services, and the implementation of a localisation strategy across IDP camps and host communities in Sittwe, Rakhine State. The overall project approach in based on community mobilisation and accountability, mainstreaming of gender and iterative learning.
  • Manage programme teams. Ensure high quality activity and financial planning, monitoring and reporting
  • Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate innovative strategies for transition and increased efficiency
  • Ensure high level of accountability to affected people, to Steering Committee and the donors – regular communication, timely production and submission of plans, reports, assessment etc.
  • Ensure that programme strategies are based upon gender and conflict analysis and ensure that the programme protects and strengthens women’s rights.
  • Ensure robust and strategic information is available to enable the Consortium Steering Committee to effectively monitor and review consortium management and implementation, and to inform advocacy.
  • Work with the finance team to ensure effective financial processes and controls are in place, and that issues are identified and followed up with partners in a timely way, including ensuring financial reports and other key deliverables are completed.
  • Coordination and production of key reports and other project deliverables.
  • In the event of an emergency be the focal person to lead needs assessments and response activities.

Representation, Networking and advocacy

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships, and regular communication with multiple project stakeholders – project team; other WASH actors; Camp Management Agencies; Cluster Leads; Oxfam and SI management; donor representatives.
  • Represent the WASH Programme at national level ( Yangon) as well as Rakhine state level (Sittwe) – with other INGOs, with the UN, with relevant stakeholders at both National and State levels and provide necessary information to support external representations (CDs and senior management members) at Yangon level.
  • Communicate with relevant programme leads in the field and provide timely report/alert to the Steering Committee changing context in safety and security, further displacement etc.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with technical teams across partners at field office and Yangon level to support coherence in approaches, raising and follow up on key issues, strategy development, and integration across partners and sectors.
  • Support the Steering Committee, and the cluster, in the ongoing analysis of humanitarian trends in Rakhine especially in Sittwe based on effective networks with partners, authorities and other identified stakeholders

Programme Quality

  • Oversee effective implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework for the project
  • Establish and manage robust programme management systems that integrate a Value for Money (VFM) component and that enable adaptive management based upon field level monitoring and VFM analysis
  • Monitor risks that arise in project implementation, with rapid risk mitigation measures and effective communication to stakeholders.
  • Ensure knowledge, learning and sharing are core to the programme – ensure resources, time and capacities are properly committed to integration to a circle of reflection, adaptation and actions across the programme
  • Ensure high level of compliance with internal project and contract management systems (OPAL and CRIMSON)

Human Resources Management

  • Manage the performance of line managed staff through objective setting, regular performance review, managing feedbacks and regular monitor performance development plans
  • Support the continual professional development of all line managed staff, ensuring that appropriate support and development mechanisms are in place.
  • Manage any inter-personal conflicts that may arise between different team members

What we are looking for

Essential

  • Can demonstrate a minimum of 7 years experiences in leadership role in humanitarian and development programme
  • Strong experience in managing programmes in situations of protracted crisis
  • WASH technical background
  • Understanding and adherence to humanitarian principles.
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and of managing multi-million-dollar grants and understanding of institutional donor compliance
  • Demonstrable experience in advocacy initiatives including influencing key stakeholders at high levels including senior management, donors, UNs and INGOs
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills and the demonstrated ability to lead, build and work effectively in team situations.
  • Have ability to build constructive relationship and partnership based on mutual values and respects
  • Have excellent analytical and communication skills and demonstrate ability to think strategically and practically to improve the programme quality.
  • Familiarity of conflict sensitive approaches and application of Do No Harm Methodologies
  • Good understanding and practical experience in application of equity issues in Gender and diversity
  • Strong experience managing multiple tasks and ability to be proactive and demonstrate leadership
  • Strong experience in embedding systematic, high quality programme monitoring, learning, coordination and reporting

Desirable

  • Experience working in politically sensitive, conflict affected areas in Myanmar
  • Experience applying Oxfam Safe Programming

We offer

Oxfam aims to recruit and retain diverse, passionate people who have the necessary skills, knowledge and commitment to meet our vision. We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits. 

Find out more about our pay & benefits, please click here

Flexfam

We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a partially home-based role or job share.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

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 committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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 post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply  

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. 

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

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