OXFAM Job Vacancy: Partnership Officer - Power Up project, Right in Crisis / Humanitarian, based in Lombok

OXFAM who are we?

Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally.

Humanitarian Assistance: By 2019, supported by the international community and humanitarian organizations, local state institutions and civil society in the most crisis prone/affected countries are able and willing to deliver high quality, impartial and independent assistance to those in need

Resilience: By 2019, resilience to disasters and conflict is strengthened in high risk countries, through improved disaster preparedness and risk reduction, and building the capacity of civil society groups and communities, in particular women, to manage shocks, stresses and address root causes of conflict.

Women's rights: By 2019 the different impact of conflict and disasters on men and women, and their differing needs, are recognized and addressed by duty bearers and humanitarian organizations, leading to greater gender justice and respect for women's rights in crisis affected countries.

Vision for Indonesia
Oxfam Indonesia has the vision that people in Indonesia will live equitably and free from injustice of poverty, enjoy their rights, and are resilient in times of disasters. By 2020, 2.5 million women and men in Indonesia are empowered to overcome poverty, vulnerability and inequality.

The Power Up-Participation via Technology is a three year (2017-2019), $3 million project funded by Global Affairs Canada and will be implemented in Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) province in Indonesia. Using innovative and accessible technology it will empower women, men, boys, girls, and marginalized groups to increase their engagement in democratic decision making processes to exercise their rights’ improve their ability to access and understand information, demand improved government accountability, and access improved services.

The initiative will make extensive use of technology platforms based on mobile communication and websites to strengthen active citizen involvement, with special focus on women and especially marginalized women. The initiative responds to the Government of Indonesia’s commitment to the decentralization of decision-making in budgeting and planning to district and village levels, including but not limited to the 2014 Law on Village Development (law 6), which obliges village level government to facilitate effective participation of citizens in budgeting and planning especially for health needs of women.

The project will also work closely with the district and sub-district health offices under the Ministry to Health for better transparency and accountability is ensured at the village level to address the maternal health needs of the women using technology. Oxfam’s partner in developing the project’s innovative technology applications and platforms will be VOTO Mobile. VOTO Mobile is a Canadian technology company with years of experience in developing applications to increase public participation in democratic processes in collaboration with local Indonesian mobile network operators (MNOs).

The Right in Crisis team’s purpose is to manage the implementation of Oxfam’s strategy in promoting and implementation the project of Power Up:

  • Women shaping their future with technology, including partnership and grant management. Furthermore we will play the role as convenor, facilitator, capacity builder and catalyst of change in the sector and issues we focus on.

Be part of a dynamic working environment. We are recruiting one position under Power Up project, Right in Crisis Programme with a real commitment to gender equality and International aid and development background. This post will be based in Lombok for fixed term contract 12 months with possible extension.

Partnership Officer - Power Up project, Right in Crisis Programme (code: PO Power Up project)

The role will extensively assist in the coordination and management of relationships with Oxfam partners delivering relief assistance and relief programming to target communities in line with Oxfam programme and policies. The Partnership Officer will be responsible, in close collaboration with Project Managers and Program Director, to assist and build capacity partners and Oxfam staffs to implement and operational the Power Up activities. He/she is likely to be involved in a particular/special project. She/he will have direct report to Right in Crisis Programme Director. The post based in Lombok (80%) office with regular visits to the field (20%) and meeting with partners, authorities and other related bodies.


Leading Partnerships
Conduct assessment on partners’ proposals completed with the field visit to the areas for further explore partners’ capacity and analyze whether the programme fit with the requirements. The findings will then be used as inputs for decision making

Assist the partner with the development of proposals and budgets for the intervention identified by the Oxfam in association with the partner

Assist with program negotiations with partners and relevant Oxfam support team (logs, finance)

In coordination with other programme and finance team preparing all administrative requirements to providing grant to partners: checking on the accuracy and cost-effectiveness of project budget, write the partnership agreement and organising the grant payment to partners as agreed in the agreement

Identify capacity needs for partners and explore possibilities of Oxfam support to meet those needs

Provide tools (forms, schedules, reporting formats etc.) to partners to assist with implementation monitoring and reporting of their Oxfam supported activities

Project Management
Support other Project team members to conduct monitoring and evaluation of projects and provide feedback to partners and team on progress and constraints which needs management action

Ensuring that partners submit project reports on timely basis and of good quality

Identify areas of working and expertise of Oxfam affiliates partners and share the result and recommendation in complementing the overall programme objectives

Coordination & Reporting
Attend meetings and assist with facilitation of discussion between partners and Oxfam staff in a culturally appropriate manner

Coordinate training and awareness raising sessions with the partner

Ensure information from partners is collected and filed appropriately with the units administrative assistant

Providing essential linkages for other project teams working in semi-operational mode, but relying on the community linkages of local organisations

Coordinating of information and activities of various Oxfam partners, in order to look for complementarities with the overall programme objectives

Provide periodic report on partnership management to Project manager and consult on any decision made that might affect the nature of partnership

A university degree on any relevant studies in social, political or natural science (any knowledge on development issues will be preferable)

Minimum 5 years experiences working with a Local NGO or and INGO working with local NGO partners

Experience to work with non-government organisations and have sufficient knowledge on the dynamic of civil society group in Indonesia

Ability to prioritize own workload, to work independently and to work to deadlines

Proven experience of management/supervisory responsibilities

Good written and spoken English is essential

Have a good communication skills and adaptability to the diverse and difficult circumstances with great sensitively with people from various cultural and social background

Well developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations

Share the common values with the aims and objectives of Oxfam to work with others overcoming poverty and suffering

Commitment to humanitarian principles and action and confident to promote these principles to wider stakeholders involved in humanitarian responses

Strong commitment to gender, diversity issues, equal opportunities and capacity building

Good communication and influencing skills, with proven ability to build relationships with a diverse range of local stakeholders

Computer literate
Willingness to travel at short notice, and live and work in remote and stressful conditions

Proven experience working within Indonesia diversity.

Familiarity with humanitarian protection issues and International 

Humanitarian Laws.

Previous working experience with Oxfam.

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please apply by sending your complete application to [email protected] and mention the code of the position title (PO Power Up project) on the subject of the email. 

The closing date: July 28th, 2017

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

We encourage women and people with disability to apply promotes equality and diversity

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