2 years fixed term, Nuku’alofa, Tonga
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to overcome the injustice of poverty. Operating in over 90 countries around the world, Oxfam takes a rights based approach to support the achievement of human rights and build capabilities that are essential for vulnerable and disadvantaged people to be able to access resources and take advantage of opportunities to improve their lives.
Oxfam New Zealand (ONZ) has been supporting livelihoods and humanitarian work in Tonga for over 3 years, through their partnership with the Tonga National Youth Congress (TNYC). ONZ and TNYC are starting a new phase of their Livelihoods Programme, building organic certified and ethical trades of virgin coconut oil and dried vanilla. This phase will support small farmers in all the island groups of Tonga whilst build constructive engagement with the new government.
We seek to recruit a suitably skilled professional to lead this important livelihoods project over the next 2 years, in close collaboration with TNYC. A skilled communicator, capable project manager and effective networker, you will also have:
• Wide knowledge of livelihoods programming e.g. market analysis and value chain development, food security interventions in a rural context, and of climate change impacts
• Experience of project proposal writing, managing large donor funded projects and a good understanding of the project/programme management cycle
• A tertiary level qualification in rural development, programme management, finance and administration, agricultural value-chain and agribusiness, or other relevant specialism
• Experience of gender mainstreaming and influencing in the Tonga context
• Experience of organisational capacity building, training and of developing and strengthening partnerships with local organisations
• Proven relationship, people and financial management skills and experience
• Good computer literacy and competence in Microsoft Office applications
• Fluency in Tongan, and strong knowledge and understanding of Tongan culture and customs
• Commitment to social justice and rights-based community development and to Oxfam’s mission and values
In return, we are able to offer a salary of TOP$8,500 per annum and relocation assistance (if applicable). We also offer candidates the opportunity to work with a highly respected local and international non-governmental organisation and to make a tangible difference to people who are marginalised or living in poverty in Tonga.
To find out more, view the job description.
To apply, please send your covering letter and an up-to-date CV to email@example.com. Applications close on Wednesday, 5 May 2015 and interviews are scheduled for the following week. Candidates should ideally be available to start by Monday 25 May 2015 or be available to attend meetings planned for that week.