Thematic Leader – Resilience and Climate Justice

Oxfam in Nepal

Oxfam has been working in Nepal since the early 1980s undertaking various development initiatives addressing the poverty and injustice faced by women and other socially and economically excluded groups. The level of Oxfam’s engagement increased substantially after restoration of democracy in 1990 as it became easier for civil society to work in the new political environment. Over the years, Oxfam has worked in partnership with local civil society organisations and the government to promote rural livelihoods, and vulnerable communities’ resilience to climatic shocks and disasters. It has also significantly contributed to empowering community people, especially women, to; negotiate with people in power, influence decision making processes, claim rights and essential services to which they are entitled, demand accountability on the part of duty bearers and engage larger masses in advocacy efforts. Oxfam also worked closely with UNHCR in providing assistance to Bhutanese refugees during the 1990s. Oxfam and its long term programme partners believe that the underlying structural causes and drivers of poverty must be addressed if improvements in people’s lives are to be broad and lasting. Poverty is not one-dimensional; nor is it purely local in its causes and solutions. Therefore, Oxfam’s work addresses not only material and technical change, but also the related economic, social, institutional and policy changes which are necessary to end poverty and achieve development and wellbeing. The Oxfam Nepal Vision is: The people of Nepal are empowered and work together to attain a life of dignity with justice and equal rights for all. The Overall Nepal Programme Goal is: to improve the well being of vulnerable people through strengthening their participation in development and governance processes and reducing poverty and suffering.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Thematic Leader – Resilience and Climate Justice

"Applicable for Nepali Nationals only"

Level: C2

Duration: Fixed Term Contract until March 2021 with possibility of extension

Location: Kathmandu

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

The Role

Thematic Leader – Resilience and Climate Justice leads the implementation and the development of a portfolio of Resilience and Climate Justice Program which is related to economic justice, climate change and disaster management, by influencing policies in that theme, developing strong partnerships and generating knowledge. 

As a Thematic Leader-Resilience and Climate Justice, s/he will be responsible for overall management of the program and will be accountable for the delivery of project under his/her portfolio on target, on time, on budget with compliance and quality. The post holder will also be responsible for developing and implementing the thematic strategy for Resilience and Climate Justice thematic area. S/he will also be responsible for project design.

What we are looking for

Our next Thematic Leader – Resilience and Climate Justice will require to be exceptional, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs with the following qualification and competencies:

  • Master’s Degree in any discipline related to DRR/Climate Justice/Food and economic Justice/Social Science and/or any other relevant field
  • Hands on programme management experience with at least 5 years’ experience (strategy development, project cycle management, HR and Financial Management, online MIS, and the use of excel) in economic justice, climate justice and disaster management.
  • Technical knowledge/experience in economic justice, livelihood, climate change and disaster management
  • Knowledge and experience in Gender, feminist and rights-based programming.
  • Proven team leadership and proven track record in achieving great team performance and sound ability to work together with others and independently as required
  • Proven decision-making capability
  • Track record in new business development and policy influencing, connecting, networking and linking with different stakeholders
  • Fluency in English and Nepali language

We offer

This role will provide you with an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam by working closely with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their field of Gender, WASH and Water Governance, Resilience and Climate Justice and so forth along with the national and international training and development opportunities. Our offer consists of fair pay and competitive benefits package.

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 organization.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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

How to apply

If this sounds like you, please go to this link: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/12408/description 

Application for the above position can be sent by 24 July 2020, Friday. If you would like to learn more about this role, please refer to job profile.

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

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. 

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 5+ years
Education Post Graduate / Masters in related field.
Posted Date 16 Jul, 2020
Apply Before 24 Jul, 2020
City Lalitpur