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Default Livelihoods Programme Officer - Oxfam (GB) Armenia

Oxfam (GB) Armenia

TITLE: Livelihoods Programme Officer

LOCATION: Yerevan, Armenia

JOB DESCRIPTION: To provide programme and policy work and technical input in the small business development programme.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific Responsibilities:
- Implement Oxfam advocacy strategies designed to influence the policies and practices of country key institutions relating to Poverty reduction
Country Strategy (PRSP);
- Build network and carry out research for supporting advocacy on small business development;
- Provide legal input into the small business development/ access to market campaigns;
- Monitor the broader context/ trends (economic, social, political) for contributing Oxfam programme developments in livelihoods;
- Support project partners;
- Lobby government officials: Develop and maintain key relations within the key national institutions and key actors: government officials, NGO, INGO colleagues;
- Provide technical input into the development and delivery of the small business development programme;
- Provide active involvement on policy, research, advocacy and lobbying key decision makers for a wider impact related to the programme;
- Identify partners competent or having a potential to implement projects in advocacy in livelihoods;
- Prepare funding proposals and provide inputs in fundraising for further development of Oxfam’s programme in livelihoods;
- Ensure that program activities are implemented according to agreed standards and incorporate technical advice from relevant departments
inside and outside Oxfam.

Representation
- 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;
- 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
- 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 assigned by the Country Programme Manager.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Education of 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 languages;
- 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.

REMUNERATION/ SALARY: Competetive

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To apply, please fill in the attached Oxfam application form and send to: [email protected]. CVs will not be considered. This is re advertisement. Those who have applied already, please do not apply again. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please clearly mention in your application letter that you learned of this job opportunity through Career Center and mention the URL of its website - www.careercenter.am, Thanks.

OPENING DATE: 15 February 2005

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 28 February 2005

ABOUT COMPANY: 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.

ATTACHMENTS:

Oxfam application form - Oxfam app form.doc (342K)
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