- Expressions of Interest will close on: 19 May 2023, 5PM GMT+12
- Location of role: Based in any of these countries – Fiji, Tuvalu
- Term: 2 years with a possibility of 1 year extension
- Reporting to: Kōtui Program Manager
- Job Description Kotui Project Manager is available for download
- Please contact Recruitment Coordinator Divono Vakatale for any questions: [email protected]
- All applications must be lodged online
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KOTUI PROJECT MANAGER TUVALU
Kōtui is a five-year (2021–2026), NZ$12.6m programme that aims to increase the resilience, wellbeing, and agency of women in Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste, in the face of climate breakdown and disasters. Focusing on the nexus between climate change, gender inequities, and governance, Kōtui will work with local civil society organisations as the ‘bridge’ between communities and policy makers. By shifting gender norms and making relevant local and national governance forums more knowledgeable, equitable and accountable, Kōtui aims to improve women’s access to key adaptation resources, including climate finance, land, water, services and information.
Kōtui is closely aligned to OiP’s Economic Justice and Climate Justice Pillars, and has cross-cutting elements with its Gender Justice Pillar and Partnership, Evidence, Learning and Innovation (PELI) Hub. It will be the first regional programme implemented through OiP’s new thematic way of working in the region.
Our work is guided by Oxfam’s global values and by Pacific values and culture including openness, flexibility, respect, equity, justice, solidarity, collaboration, sharing and humility. We also value local ownership and leadership of change processes. Oxfam has embarked on a journey of self-reflection, with safeguarding as one key area that the Pacific Team will integrate into its ways of working to model behavioural change. 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, and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and adhere to 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 Kōtui Project Manager -Tuvalu will be responsible for ensuring the effective start-up and implementation of the three-year, NZD1.17million Kōtui Tuvalu project – one of five projects within the Kōtui programme.
This will include managing partnerships with at least one partner organisation, project planning and coordination, advocacy, operational implementation, budget management, leading in country-level monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) arrangements and project reporting, managing consultants, and managing relationships with and accountabilities to government, donors, communities, partners and other stakeholders in Tuvalu.
- With the guidance of the Kōtui Operations Manager – Pacific Islands, plan, lead and manage the start-up of the Kōtui Tuvalu project, including:
- Establish collegial working relationships with Tuvalu partner organisation/s, Kōtui programme staff, and other Oxfam staff based in Fiji;
- Establish and manage contractual arrangements with Tuvalu partner organisations, following Oxfam partnership principles, templates and guidelines;
- Become conversant with and lead effective use of project systems, including financial management and programme monitoring systems, ensuring compliance with Oxfam and donor contractual requirements;
- Establish mechanisms for and lead effective coordination of project implementation and learning across Solomon Islands partners and activities.
- Lead the development of annual project workplans and budgets that are accurate, realistic and maximise progress toward project and programme outcomes.
- Ensure robust and timely planning, implementation and reflection on project activities and results, in line with annual costed workplans and overall Kōtui outcomes and theory of change.
- In consultation with partners, lead, coordinate or support (as appropriate) the development of project-level assessment, analysis and strategy, including influencing and advocacy strategies.
- With the guidance of the Kōtui Operations Manager, ensure implementation quality, including through working closely with technical advisors, consultants, and the Kōtui Learning Lead.
- Work with the Kōtui Learning Lead and with partner MERL personnel to ensure monitoring, reflection, evaluation, research, and learning take place in a systematic, coordinated, appropriate and timely manner, are adequately documented, and inform future workplans and strategies.
- Ensure project reporting is timely, reflective, and robust, and complies with all Oxfam and donor requirements.
- Work closely with programme and OiP finance staff to ensure the effective administration and monitoring of project funds, including project budgeting, cashflow forecasting, financial tracking and reporting.
- Recruit and manage consultants to support project implementation, in line with project plans and budgets.
- Lead project risk management with partners and stakeholders, including workplace health and safety, fraud prevention, child protection, and prevention of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, in line with relevant Oxfam policies and guidelines.
- Ensure that systems, policies and procedures are followed and that programme implementation, management and reporting comply with Oxfam and donor requirements.