Livestock Project Coordinator
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect, and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty. Oxfam Great Britain is a member of the international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development, and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
Oxfam in Sierra Leone works towards a vision of ‘a just, inclusive and resilient Sierra Leone without poverty in which the people, especially women and youth, demand and acquire equal access to their rights and live a life of dignity. If you share this vision and commitment, then you are exactly who we are looking for to support our programmes.
We can offer you an opportunity to make a difference in Sierra Leone, to act as key contributor to development, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their various fields. We also offer the opportunity for training and development, fair pay, and competitive benefits package.
The position will be based in Koinadugu and is on a fixed term basis of one year (Legacy Project)
Livestock Project Coordinator (Based in Koinadugu)
You will coordinate the overall implementation of the project, monitor field activities across the project and ensure adherence to implementation deadlines. Ensure that you develop quality reports to line management including monthly, semi-annual, annual, and financial reports in accordance with EU and other reporting standards. Provide sound financial management through effective budget expenditure, monitoring and forecasting, including oversight of logistical and other support functions. Regular field monitor visits and spot checks in the project areas of implementation. Ensure that all vital program information, documentation, stories, and reports are provided on a timely manner and involve the district coordinators and partners in key events of the program. Coordinate with the MEAL to ensure program successes are documented, disseminated to partners and media/film crews are provided adequate support within the program.
Participate in the coordination mechanisms at national and local level to enhance cohesive project delivery and increase visibility of the project. You will have line management responsibility and as such you will be require getting grasp of managing people at Oxfam course. Consolidate and validate financial programme reporting with partners and with the Legacy Project manager for the donor’s reports. Provide support to teams in developing project management capacities and skills, expand partners’ capacities on planning, evaluation, and financial management issues.
What we’re looking for
You should hold a master’s degree in Agriculture, Economics, or equivalent experience. Proven project management skills with experience of managing complex and geographically spread projects. Exceptional time management and organisation skills, ability to priorities both your own and others’ work and with the team’s collaboration and commitment Experience of leading or working in a consortium, demonstrated ability to quickly learn and link theoretical and practical knowledge in new and complex content area. Well-developed analytical and planning skills, excellent communication skills, verbal and written. Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, with the ability to build good relationship both internally and externally.
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 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.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome so make the most of this considerable challenge by sending your Curriculum Vitae clearly stating the position and area you are applying for as subject of your email and send online at firstname.lastname@example.org , OR submit hard copies to the Reception at Oxfam office at 4A Renner Drive Off Wilkinson Road Freetown, the Oxfam Team at Oxfam Office in Koinadugu and the Programme Office Manager at Oxfam Office in Kono. The closing date for receiving the application will be 24th September 2021.
We particularly welcome applications from qualified women and people of indigenous backgrounds. Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted