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.
We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with
partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in
more than 90 countries.
All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read
more about our values please click here: https://www.oxfam.org/en/explore/how-oxfam-
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual
harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed
to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. 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.
Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to
appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
Oxfam in Malawi is recruiting for the position of Programme Officer – Health Governance, and all qualified Malawians are encouraged to apply. The purpose of this position is to enhance the management of the Health Governance Project that aims at promoting effective delivery of health services in Malawi for the achievement of Universal Health Coverage. The role aims to provide strategic and operational inputs for project cycle management (design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects). The Programme Officer (PO) will be a key member of the program team and will work closely with other program team members and overall leadership of the Governance Program Manager.
What we are looking for
Applicants should at least possess the following:
- A primary degree in health, social sciences, humanities, economics or other relevant field.
- 3+ years of experience in health governance work, preferably within a large development or humanitarian organisation; experience in health governance work preferred.
- Be knowledgeable on institutional frameworks governing health service delivery systems in Malawi.
- Be knowledgeable principles of Universal Health Coverage and how those are applied in our local context.
- Knowledge of programme development and delivery approaches, tools, methodologies and best practices;
- Previous experience in handling a donor funded project
This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam in Malawi, to act as key contributor to Governance Program, and to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their respective fields. Oxfam offers 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 organisation.
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
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.
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.
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