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Project Consortium Manager

  • Contractor
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Oxfam profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


About us

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

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 21 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.

Our commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. 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.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam International Secretariat also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, if a job applicant has been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization 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 procedure.

The Role

Oxfam in Africa is looking for an experienced Project Consortium Manager to take lead in the implementation of The Youth Voices Lab (project 1). Reporting to the Director of Oxfam’s AU Liaison Office, you will lead the planning, implementation and reporting of project activities within budget, according to the project plan and donor contract, in a cost-effective and efficient way. You are a strong coordinator and ensure added value and synergies with the work of other consortium partners. You are a champion of meaningful youth engagement and will work with youth to bring their voices to policy and decision-making spaces, including the African Union. You will manage a Project Officer, MEAL Officer and matrix manage a Financial Officer.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage overall consortium partner relationships and contracting for the Youth Voices Lab Project
  • Manage the Youth Voices Lab PMU
  • Enable effective teamwork across the consortium, including coherent planning and management of activities
  • Ensure that the PCC and the Steering Committee have the right information to make informed decisions on the programme
  • Ensure budget implementation and follow-up, with the support of the Finance Coordinator
  • Coordinate project activities with those of Youth Action Lab (project 2), consortium partners and stakeholders to create joint added value
  • Invest in and build partnerships and strengthen collaboration with and between consortium partners
  • Act as Oxfam’s representative to the Partner Coordination Committee of the Project
  • Monitor and analyze progress and in case of gaps, pro-actively propose ways forward and continually mitigate risks
  • Coordinate the consortium’s planning and reporting processes (yearly planning, development and revisions of Theories of Change, annual reflections)
  • Prepare consolidated project reports for the EC and ensure they meet EC requirements
  • Communicate with EC, other partnerships, and other relevant parties
  • Represent the consortium in external communication, in close collaboration with the consortium partners
  • Ensure compliance and contract management with the donor and impact evaluation

We’re looking for a person with

  • Advanced University degree (masters or equivalent) in a relevant field (e.g. development studies, public health, law.

  • At least 8 years relevant working experience in complex international environments; and a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar position in a project-based international development organization and / or global network, preferably with projects funded by the European Commission (EC) and/or projects that include a sub-granting component.

  • Programme Management skills, including Theory of Change methodology, process management, grant management, MEAL, scheduling, project control, documentation development, risk management and quality management, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Experience in event organization and in digital Apps content management

  • You have experience with influencing policy and practices and bringing in the voices of beneficiaries, you preferably have direct experience with engagement with AU structures or other regional bodies.

  • You have the ability to work in a project-oriented manner in a changing organization, taking all the interests of the involved stakeholders seriously and remaining strongly focused on the end results.

  • You have experience and interest in programmes that empower young people and operate with youth at the center, collaboration with youth-led partners and meaningful engagement with young people, such as through Youth Advisory Boards.

  • You work independently, are pro-active and a problem-solver; you are result-driven, and customer focused; you have strong organizational skills and a structured approach.

  • Writing and presentation skills for periodic reporting on process, outcome, output and deliverables.

  • Strong skills in cooperation, negotiation, and motivation of team members and colleagues.

  • Ability to work directly and over distance with colleagues / partners.

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, preferably as well professional proficiency in French

    What we offer

  • At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.

  • Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment

How to apply

Please upload an up to date CV and a Covering Letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile to [email protected] Please indicate the Job Title in the subject of the email.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

Deadline: 8 Mar 2024

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