Thursday, 10 July 2014

Jobs at Oxfam Tanzania - Extractives Industries Programme Manager

Job title: Extractives Industries Programme Manager
Employer: Oxfam
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Level: C2 National
Gross salary: Tshs. 3,848,978 per month plus additional benefits
Contract Type: Fixed term 2 Years
Job Ref No: INT0660

Who we are

Oxfam is an International NGO working with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering in Tanzania and more than 80 other countries worldwide. In Tanzania Oxfam is working in Shinyanga, Simiyu, Geita, Mwanza, Dodoma, Morogoro, Tanga, Manyara and Arusha to implement three change goals that have been identified in the country strategy for 2010/2015, namely Economic Justice - Rural Livelihoods (including smallholder, pastoralist and women’s livelihoods), Gender Justice – equality for women and Social Justice centred in active citizenship and effective governance for quality essential services. Gender justice change goal aims at ending violence against women and to promote women’s leadership and economic empowerment.

We are currently looking for a dynamic and knowledgeable Programme Manager for Extractives Industries programme to enhance the impact of our work in Tanzania.

Roles and Responsibilities

Keeping up with the news, building connections in the extractives sector, and working to inform others about the extractives industry will be key day to day functions in this position. Reporting to the Social Justice Programme Coordinator, you will be responsible for representing Oxfam in various meetings, providing strategic mentoring and coaching to the extractives team, and planning and carrying out various project under the extractives programme.

You will focus in on contributing to growth in the extractives industries programming, working to build connections within the donor community and producing concept notes with support from the larger team. You will provide strategic direction to the Oxfam Extractives Industry Programme, ensuring that the strategy is well thought out and is growing and working with other projects and programmes. You will ensure that women are at the heart of all of the work that the extractives team takes on and that a strategic gender analysis pre-empts any programming.

As part of the Social Justice team you will contribute in terms of critical thinking, collaboration, and participation in team meetings. Furthermore, you will ensure that you provide strategic input to the larger country programme.

The person
A candidate envisaged for this role will have excellent communication skills. This will include strong written and spoken skills in both English and Kiswahili and the ability to translate complex concepts into simple to understand language. S/he will have the ability to work well in a team, be a strong strategic thinker and have impeccable planning, organisation, and documentation skills. The successful candidate will have previous experience in tracking budgets, time management skills, and coaching and mentoring skills. S/he will have the ability to both give and receive constructive feedback and a commitment to lifelong learning. Key to this job will be a natural curiosity and an interest in current events in Tanzania and abroad. Essentially, s/he will have a strong knowledge of the extractives field in Tanzania and the general language around extractives globally.


To apply
This opportunity is for a dedicated and highly motivated professional with strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs. If you believe you qualify for this post and you are the candidate that we are looking for, please submit your application and CV in English detailing your experience for the post applied and include daytime telephone contacts by applying online at and then go to current vacancies. You are advised to use advert Reference number and job title above. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. The closing date for this post is 10th August 2014

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