Governance and Accountability Thematic Manager NGO Job Careers – Oxfam


Job Title:    Governance and Accountability
Thematic Manager


Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head of Programs


About US:

Oxfam is a global
movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. We
are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working
together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian,
development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our program
is anchored on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights:
Governance and Accountability, Resilient Livelihoods and Humanitarian
Preparedness and Response.


Job Summary:   The Governance and Accountability Thematic
Manager is mainly responsible for the strategic development and management of
the country program. The incumbent supports Oxfam’s impact locally, regionally,
continentally and globally through ensuring program alignment to the key
strategic objectives and program standards. The jobholder supports resource
mobilisation for the country strategy implementation. The incumbent ensures
that the promotion of women’s rights is at the heart of all Oxfam in Uganda’s
program work


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Thought leadership
and strategic management                                                      

thought leadership on thematic area, staying up to date with the latest
thinking, undertake/commission organised research and analysis and spend time
in reflective consideration to develop a comprehensive understanding of the
governance & accountability theme in Uganda, how it contributes to poverty
and Inequality in the country, and ways of addressing these

and broker learning, reviews and such other knowledge management processes
around the Governance and accountability theme.

People Development
and Management                                                                     

the program team to deliver on the OCS, providing leadership, inspiration and
guidance and ensuring that the management of the team is in line with Oxfam’s
HR policies and procedures.

Thematic Manager, with support from HR, will manage the life cycle of
individuals within the team from pre-recruitment to exit, including performance
management processes, and working with HR on issues such as disciplinary

Program design,
development, implementation and monitoring                       

a thematic program with impact that contributes to the principle of one program
in Uganda, seeking synergy with the other themes in the spirit of the nexus

that women’s rights are  developed and
protected in the program

closely with the Media & Comms coordinator, provide regular information,
briefings and publicity on the governance program activities

staff, consultants and researchers as required, in accordance with Oxfam policy
and procedures

manage allocated budgets and assigned projects, specifically control
expenditure and manage compliance with donor requirements and regulations

closely with the Head of Programs and the Program Quality and Learning  Co-ordinator ensure that an effective,
transparent and robust MEAL system and process is in place to ensure that the
program delivers on the OCS

Working with partners
and stakeholders                                                                  

a comprehensive understanding of Oxfam’s partnership approach, including work
with coalitions and networks, adopting a strategic, proactive perspective on
how to achieve partner led approaches to achieve sustainable change

and facilitate links with civil society (including non-implementing partners),
the private sector, academic /knowledge institutions  and governments, initiating contacts and
building associations that can be used to enhance Oxfam’s work , and
identifying key partners to collaborate with on the delivery of the program

and mobilise technical support for the program partners, accompanying them and
ensuring high quality of programming

Stay in
contact with and in some cases co-lead global learning agendas across the Oxfam
confederations on issues relevant to the active citizenship. The post holder is
a member of the Oxfam Active citizenship knowledge hub,


nurture and cultivate good working relations with Oxfam Partner Affiliates to
enable joint fundraising efforts.  S/he
will actively scan the environment for strategic funding opportunities relevant
to the sector.  Identify and share ideas
and analysis to enable fundraising engagements to commence in consultation with
the HoP and PFM.

closely with the Program Funding Manager in development of fundable concepts
(at all levels) and technically support the development of donor proposals,
budget submissions and other necessary activities to secure funding for
programme objectives


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the Oxfam Governance and Accountability Thematic Manager
job placement job must hold a Master’s Degree in any of the following fields:
Law, Public Policy Management, Diplomacy and International relations &
Local Governance and Administration

to engage and influence both corporate direction, contributing to and following
it as appropriate and the ongoing development of program policy and quality to
enhance the impact of Oxfam’s work

to build a people’s movement around  the
program theme and  inspire followership

analytical and conceptual thinking, high level research, project management
knowledge and skills and experience using participatory tools and methodologies
for assessment, programme identification, implementation, monitoring and

and people management skjlls, supporting and mentoring the team in their
professional and personal growth

knowledge and 5 years experience of implementing governance and accountability
programs and initiatives including in public finance management, ideally built
on mature understanding of relevant issues derived from field experience.

understanding of Uganda’s public policy processes including budgeting and
citizen engagement desired.

program management and quality knowledge, with ability to ensure consistent
quality against standards and to implement effective monitoring and evaluation
systems to assess and adjust performance

to and good knowledge of working with networks, coalitions and a partnership
approach across the spectrum of Oxfam’s work, including innovative approaches
to capacity strengthening

knowledge of and experience in developing advocacy and campaign strategies and
plans and successfully achieving external impact and change. Some experience in
undertaking media presentations including use of new media.

knowledge of and years of experience with donor funding environment and good
financial management skills, with experience of project budgeting and control
of financial  risks

people and finance management experience at a strategic level in a complex,
dispersed organisation with evidence of leading, facilitating and integrating a
specific area of expertise across a wide network, providing clarity and focus
of vision and impact, strategic planning and decision making and the delivery
of agreed results

knowledge of the Ugandan environment and issues, supported by personal exposure
through having worked and lived there

astute, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and personal
gravitas to gain respect and build and maintain strong, credible relationships,
with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

organisational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritise work
issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly
changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through

personal communication skills

A high
level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgement, personal energy and


NOTE: Women
are particularly encouraged to apply


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




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