EU BAFS Project Manager (INT5954)

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

Are you a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs?

Do you have experience in International NGO project management, donor contract management?

Do you have minimum of 5 years’ experience in agriculture project with specialised in livestock and People Management?

Are you looking for a challenging opportunity? If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you?


The Role

The Project Manager will have a strong technical background and experience in agriculture specifically in relation to livestock; You will provide strategic leadership that will plan, coordinate and efficiently deliver the livestock project; You will have strong project management experience to manage highly complex projects which span across multiple partners, teams and geographical areas, working with subject matter experts to ensure the delivery of high-quality, timely projects and deliverables; A good ability to coordinate the overall implementation of the project, monitor field activities across the project and ensure adherence to implementation deadlines; You will work closely with the MEAL team to ensure project design and integration makes a measurable contribution to the identified communities and capturing lessons learnt; You will develop learning platforms with partners to profile implementation and provide lessons learnt, including develop partners’ capacities on planning, evaluation, financial and management issues; You will have good people management skills to lead on recruitment, capacity building and supervision of staff under a workable and accountable management structure; Ensuring that all staff are aware of and abide with key internal and external protocols and principles (e.g. Code of Conduct, Donor guidelines, Oxfam’s safeguarding policy).


What we are looking for

An experienced professional with agricultural background specialised in livestock with proven project management skills, particularly in managing complex and geographically spread agricultural projects; Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, with the ability to build good relations both internally and externally; High level of self-awareness and resilience as this is a fast paced and demanding role working with a large number of different stake holders; A strong commitment to Oxfam’s values, to women’s rights and gender equity and to diversity; Proven influencing and negotiating skills; Proactive approach to problem solving and ability to gather, collate, analyse and systematise information; Excellent communication skills, verbal and written; Exceptional time management and organisation skills, ability to prioritise both your own and others’ work and with the team’s collaboration and commitment.


We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in the Sierra Leone programme, providing technical support to the EU BAFS team and partner organisations. You will act as key contributor to the strategic vision for the EU BAFS agriculture livestock project, and work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their respective fields. We will offer a fair pay, competitive benefits package and opportunities for training and development.


Our values and commitment to safeguarding


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, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


How to apply  

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the questions related to your experience in agriculture project with focused on livestock. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. Visit our website at https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/11316/description  using the job reference number (INT 5954). Oxfam GB is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace. ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.


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.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

  • Location:
    Sierra Leone - Freetown
  • Hours:
  • Salary:
    SLL 119,737,300 - 140,000,000
  • Region:
    West Africa
  • Job Family:
  • Division:
  • Job Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Closing Date:
    25 September 2019
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