Regional Sustainable Livelihoods Lead GBP 28,185- GBP 37,086 net per annum (this will be the actual take home pay amount) Plus benefits (including expatriate benefits for accompanied candidates – depending on status) Mexico
Climate change, lack of access to agricultural markets, high food prices and women discrimination are all issues that are having a serious impact on the livelihoods of the poor across Latin America and the Caribbean. And, with the aim of finding lasting solutions to poverty, Oxfam is working hard to make a difference. Leading on sustainable livelihoods for the region, you’ll help us to help people to help themselves.
The role Managing a team and a sizeable budget, you’ll be central to ensuring that sustainable livelihoods is a key intervention in livelihoods programme development and implementation across the Region. It’s about strengthening the quality of programmes like the Food Lab initiative, Enterprise Development Programme and Value Chain project; working with partners and gaining the support of multi-national companies in our efforts to drive agricultural opportunities for small scale farmers and rural communities. You’ll also analyse policy issues, shape our objectives and oversee our strategy, building strong relationships with Oxfam staff, partners, as well as external stakeholders, making sure that everyone is pulling in the same direction. As manager for the Regional Livelihood programme you’ll support and link learning between countries, regions and outside organisations.
What we’re looking for A strong leader, you’ll have a proven ability to manage teams to achieve strategic objectives. And with a relevant degree or experience in agricultural sciences, business, economics or similar, you’ll have a good understanding of the gender, agricultural and rural development issues faced by the people of Latin America. Having led a multi-disciplinary programme development and implementation before, you’ll have an understanding of how to plan projects and get the most out of all your resources. You’ll also know all about managing donor contracts and relationships, so chances are you’ve worked for an international NGO before. That might be where you’ve gained your ability to be flexible and adaptable in a high-risk environment, and honed your strong conceptual and analytical abilities. And on a practical level, fluency in both English and Spanish is a must.
About Oxfam A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. And it’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. At Oxfam we believe that with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.
To find out more about this role and to apply, visit www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs and quote ref: INT5491
Closing date: 8 July 2012.