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Default Livelihoods programme officer - Oxfam GB in Armenia

Oxfam GB in Armenia

Job profile: Livelihoods programme officer



Job Title:
Livelihoods programme officer




Oxfam Purpose:
Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering




Division Purpose:
To act with poor people as a force for change in addressing the causes of poverty, suffering and injustice and alleviating their symptoms.




Job Purpose:
To provide programme and policy work and technical input in the small business development programme




Reporting Lines:
Country Programme Manager, Oxfam GB in Armenia




Location:
Yerevan, Armenia




Duration:
1 year


Background:

Oxfam (GB) Branch office in Armenia is looking for a Livelihoods Programme Officer.

Oxfam (Great Britain) is an international non-government organization established in 1942 working in more than 70 countries of the world. Its purpose is to work with others to overcome poverty and suffering. Oxfam (GB) office in Armenia is currently working in the sectors of community based primary health care, sustainable livelihoods, institutional accountability, disability and education directed to the poverty reduction in the country.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

· To implement Oxfam advocacy strategies designed to influence the policies and practices of country key institutions relating to Poverty reduction Country Strategy (PRSP)

· To built network and carry out research for supporting advocacy on small business development

· To provide legal input into the small business development/ access to market campaigns

· To monitor the broader context /trends (economic, social, political) for contributing Oxfam programme developments in livelihoods

· To support project partners

· To lobby government officials: Develop and maintain key relations within the key national institutions and key actors: government officials, NGO, INGO colleagues

· To provide technical input into the development and delivery of the small business development programme.

To provide active involvement on policy, research, advocacy and lobbying key decision makers for a wider impact related to the programme.
· To identify partners competent or having a potential to implement projects in advocacy in livelihoods.

· To prepare funding proposals and provide inputs in fundraising for further developing Oxfam’s programme in livelihoods

To ensure that program activities are implemented according to agreed standards and incorporate technical advice from relevant departments within Oxfam and outside.
Representation
· To work closely with Country Programme manager to implement Oxfam advocacy strategies designed to influence the policies and practices of institutions relating to small business development.

· To work closely with the CPM to develop and maintain relations within the key institutions and key actors in small business development at national and local levels.

Resource and Partner Management

To prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports and budgets for the livelihoods programme in cooperation with partners.
Ensure that Oxfam’s funds are managed in a responsible and accountable way in accordance with established financial procedures at the project level.
Others
Ensure that all of Oxfam’s activities are sensitive to gender equality and diversity and that Oxfam programmes are participatory in approach and non-discriminatory in terms of gender, race, religion, ethnicity or nationality.
Other duties as required by the Country Programme Manager
Key Competencies:

· Education to at least University level in economics or business studies.

· At least 3 years of demonstrable experience in NGO sector and proven understanding of small business development.

· Skills and experience in Business Plan Development.

· Strong conceptual and analytical skills in strategic programming.

· Excellent representation, negotiation and influencing skills.

· Excellent advocacy and lobbying skills.

· Excellent organisational skills and ability to achieve results.

· Excellent verbal and written communications skills in Armenian, English and Russian

· Ability to work under pressure in response to changing needs Commitment to work with vulnerable people to help them improve their livelihoods.

· Strong interpersonal and team work skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.

· Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Oxfam and a commitment to humanitarian principles.

· Committment to gender equity.

· Ability to travel frequently.

Applications can be submitted by e-mail or to Oxfam (GB) Armenia office every day except Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 17.00.

Address: Ghazar Parpetsi str. 20, apt. 4

E-mail: azakaryan[at]oxfam.org.uk

The deadline for applications submission is 25 January, 2005.
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