Project Coordinator

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.

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about our values please click here: 

https://www.oxfam.org/en/explore/how-oxfam-fight-poverty

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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.


The Role

Oxfam in Malawi is looking for a results-oriented Malawian to take up a Project Coordinator position for Extractive Industries to be based in Lilongwe. Under the supervision of the Governance Programme Manager the incumbent will work to build capacity of targeted communities on Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) and strengthen the capacity of local structures to provide space for women and young people to influence EI decision makers from the public and private sectors.

The incumbent will also implement an innovative project on youth-led transparency to test how citizens can govern the industry and make it more transparent, working closely with media houses, academic institutions and wider civil society. Platforms for stakeholders to monitor revenue from EI and test the functionality of contract negotiation structures will be created and expanded

The incumbent will also convene strategic collaborators such as members of the Natural Resource Justice Network, Extractives Industry Transparency Initiatives and Publish What you Pay coalition to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of EI contracts, and formulate strategies to support government and other stakeholders on the policy frameworks, and other recommendations for effective and participatory governance of the sector. To influence investors, the incumbent will work with external pressure points, mainly through affiliates from whose country’s investors are licensed to EI. The incumbent will actively learn from the various interventions to make recommendations towards how this emerging sector could not only be governed effectively but be an example for how other sectors could improve their accountability.


Applicants should at least have a minimum of:

  • A primary degree in development social science, public policy, economics or other relevant field.
  • 5+ years of senior leadership experience, preferably within a large development or humanitarian organisation;
  • Excellent knowledge of programme development and delivery approaches, tools, methodologies and best practices;
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of implementing EI initiatives, ideally built on mature understanding of relevant issues derived from field experience. A good understanding of gender, sustainable livelihoods, human rights and their links to EI, poverty and suffering is also key;
  • Experience of and thorough understanding of a “Rights Based Approach”;
  • Commitment to and good knowledge of working with a partnership approach across the spectrum of Oxfam’s work, including innovative approaches to capacity strengthening;
  • Good knowledge of and experience with donor funding environment and good financial and project management skills;


How to apply

Candidates are advised to carefully go through the Key Responsibilities, Skills and Competencies for the position on our website: 

https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/12899/description

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Deadline for Receiving Applications:

Applications complete in all respects should be sent only through 

https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/12899/description

 or www.oxfam.org.uk quoting Ref INT6849 on or before 25th September 2020. Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Qualified female candidates and people living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

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