Deputy Response Manager Employment Opportunity – Oxfam

Job Title:     Deputy Response Manager
Organisation: Oxfam
Duty Station: Uganda
About Oxfam:
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 affiliates networked
together in more than 90 countries committed to ridding the world of poverty
and injustice. To achieve this, we support local projects in developing countries,
we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the
poorest people and we campaign to involve citizens in our work. We implement
our programs by working with local NGO partners and civil society organizations
and engaging with private sector and governments. Oxfam employs over 6,000
people worldwide in more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our program is anchored
on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights: Resilient
Livelihoods, Governance and Accountability and Humanitarian Preparedness and
About Project:
Oxfam is implementing a humanitarian response to address the
humanitarian needs of South Sudanese refugees hosted in West Nile sub-region.
Oxfam’s areas of intervention include WASH, Emergency Food security and
vulnerable livelihoods (EFSVL), Gender and Protection. Oxfam works with local
partners as a strategy for building humanitarian preparedness and response
capacity within the organisations.
Key Duties and
  • Significantly
    contribute to the development of Oxfam’s strategy, action plan and
    activities plan and priorities for the WASH response program in Arua
  • Assist
    in overseeing Arua planning and implementation of the WASH programme in
    accordance with agreements with donors and implementing partners.
  • Overall
    Specific projects budget monitoring – Ensure that activities are in line
    with budget lines and limitations
  • Actively
    participate and assist the response Program Manager in relevant meetings
    both at Arua level
  • Keenly
    monitor, evaluate and suggest changes and improvements in programme and
    materials based on observations and discussions with the Oxfam and
    partner WASH teams.
  • In
    accordance to setting timelines, prepare internal progress reports,
    contribute to donor and stakeholders reports
  • Provide
    the Response Manager and Wash Adviser relevant documents, background
    information and channel issues and questions
  • Share
    information and liaise with relevant external actors
  • Assess
    needs for further capacity building among wash programme staff
  • The
    jobholder will coordinate guide and delegate tasks to logistics/admin,
    finance & personnel).
  • Assist
    the response manager in development of all components of the WASH
    programme, including training and monitoring
  • Work
    closely with the response manager regarding advocacy/protection work on
    key WASH issues
  • Assist
    in Proposals for future funding of the activities that will be
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Deputy
    Response Manager job placement must hold a Higher level qualification in a technical or management field,
    preferably in water and sanitation.
  • Possession
    of a post-graduate degree preferably in Wash or related field with
    experience in international humanitarian or development interventions and
  • Technical
    as well as strong management skills and be able to oversee implementation
  • At
    least four years’ experience of working in humanitarian and/or
    development interventions
  • Previous
    exposure and experience in project and programme management
  • Highly
    flexible and resourceful
  • Proven
    skills and experience in report writing
  • Previous
    exposure and experience of working on Wash issues implementing with
    local partners
  • Proven
    communication, interpersonal, representation, negotiation and leadership
  • Ability
    to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Excellent
    organizational and logistic skills
  • Fluency
    in the English language.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications in writing, including a cover letter and curriculum vitae (Not
exceeding 2MB) to the HR and Admin Coordinator at
Deadline: 21st April 2017
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