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Programme Coordinator – South (INT10205)

Oxfam GB

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Oxfam doesn’t charge any fees for recruitment and doesn’t have any relationship with recruitment agencies in or out Yemen


منظمة أوكسفام لا تفرض أي رسوم على التوظيف وليس لها اي علاقة مع وكالات التوظيف داخل او خارج اليمن

Do you have at least 5 years’ experience managing humanitarian and resilience programmes, and an understanding of relevant issues, especially in a conflict setting?

Do you have experience at high levels of organization’s representation, interacting with external stakeholders. With good negotiation skills?

Do you have proven experience in programme and project management skills including planning, monitoring, evaluation, budgeting, financial analysis and reporting, proposal development and report preparation?

If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.

The Role:

We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.

The programme Coordinator – South will be responsible for the following duties:


  • Management of humanitarian, resilience, civil society and gender projects
  • Lead the programme to achieve its goals and objectives, working with the technical leads and Program Managers to develop appropriate project plans and timelines.
  • Ensure Program contribution to Oxfam transformative objectives, working together with the Advocacy department.
  • Assess on-going humanitarian situation and gaps, reporting with recommendations and proposals for Oxfam’s response and scale-up.
  • Contribute to country contingency plan to respond to sudden outbreaks and respond to humanitarian needs.
  • Coordinate on project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Develop harmonized tools for proper follow up of the programs.
  • Ensure that the programme is implemented in a consultative, participative and gender-sensitive way.
  • Ensure that donor reports are prepared on time and shared with technical teams in Sanaa from all the three field offices in South
  • Ensure partner involvement in proposal development and implementation.
  • Building partners technical and institutional capacities and progressively transferring responsibilities. Work closely with Partnership team on the institutional capacities.
  • Management of assessments with technical support


  • In close consultation with the Country Director, represents the organization in front of the authorities, humanitarian and civil society actors in the South.
  • To contribute to implementation of Oxfam’s Country Strategy with a focus on humanitarian
  • preparedness, response and protection linked with Civil Society and Gender programs.
  • Be familiar with and abide by the NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, People in Aid Code, Oxfam International Minimum Standards and other codes regulating quality and impartiality of humanitarian assistance.
  • Provide regular programme updates and alerts to the DCD and overall country programme to support decision-making on programme management.
  • Ensuring staff safety, that security, medical and evacuation procedures are drawn up and in place as appropriate.
  • Ensure that Oxfam’s organisational policies are met and actively contribute to the overall strategic development of the country programme, taking the lead on humanitarian related issues.


  • Be an example of Oxfam style of management and values. Empowering and developing staff, being inclusive while taking decisions and accountable to the team, partners and beneficiaries.
  • Support the PMs in the: recruitment of teams; ongoing management, support and capacity-building of team (technical and support functions) and scale up and management of programme activities.
  • Manages sub-unit resources, budgets (often delegated), process and projects.
  • Liaise and cooperate with the Oxfam Business Support Team (HR, Finance, Logistics, Funding) to ensure adequate operational support is provided to the humanitarian programme to achieve quality outputs.
  • Monitor programme budget, revising as necessary and advising senior management of variance and/or deficits.
  • Provide required inputs to other departmental strategies, including but not limited to
  • advocacy, gender, protection, and development and support relevant policy issues.
  • Support partner organization’s in developing and delivering projects within agreed parameters where appropriate.
  • Contribute to regional analysis and programming as appropriate, in particular, seek opportunities for Oxfam and others to learn from the Yemen experience.
  • Ensure that Oxfam’s programme is cost effective, efficient and complies with all organizational standards of management and accountability.
  • Ensure that the programme is implemented in a consultative, participative and gender sensitive way.
  • Ensure that key humanitarian information is circulated appropriately, within Oxfam and with external counterparts.

An ideal candidate for the role will have:


  1. At least 5 years’ experience managing humanitarian and resilience programmes, and an understanding of relevant issues, especially in a conflict setting.
  2. Experience at high levels of organization’s representation, interacting with external stakeholders. With good negotiation skills.
  3. Proven experience in programme and project management skills including planning, monitoring, evaluation, budgeting, financial analysis and reporting, proposal development and report preparation.
  4. Strong skills and experience in capacity-building of staff and partners, including coaching and on-the-job training
  5. A proven record of effective programme and people management skills with strong competencies in team working.
  6. Commitment to humanitarian principles and action and understanding and experience of humanitarian standards and accountability initiatives
  7. Proved experience in working with partners and to promote the Localization agenda.
  8. Proven experience in including strong gender approach in humanitarian and development programs.
  9. Fluent in English
  • Self-Awareness: We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
  • Relationship building: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.
  • Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.

In addition:

  • Mutual accountability: We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values. We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
  • Humility: We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.
  • **Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity:**We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
  • **Listening:**We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thought and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.
  • **Influencing:**We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization. We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities, we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.

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 committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

How to apply

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile in our career website here**: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/programme-coordinator—south-int10205/20624/description/**

Deadline: 21-Feb-24

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