Sunday, February 17, 2008

Region East Asia
Location Hanoi
Division International Department
Position TypeOpen Ended
Job Family Programme Closing date for applications (23:59 GMT)9 March 2008
Job Profile

To manage the development and implementation of Oxfam GB's projects within Oxfam Aim 4 "Right to be Heard" programme. Taking the lead in one or more programmatic theme for Oxfam GB in Vietnam.
· Work pattern is a mixture of reactive and project work. · Required to make sound judgements regularly within agreed processes using a good understanding of the team and the facilities of the team.· Communication largely with internal staff, (including internationally) also with some external contacts / target audiences to support operational work.· Analysis and internal communication of the locally relevant context to inform appropriate planning· Some analysis and communication of the wider context· Supervises the work of contractors, partners and junior staff for delivery of the programme· Problem solving activities related to a defined area, such as a limited geographical area or limited programme sectional area· Some negotiation and representation with local authorities· Networking with peers to develop a shared analysis of local issues, contacts and key players
Key Responsibilities
Contribute to the Oxfam GB programme planning and development and specifically for Oxfam's Right to be Heard programme. . Responsible for projects management and implementation within Right to be Heard programme Responsible for project's resource planning and management including human resource, assets and financial accountability.Ensure timely internal and external reporting (financial and narrative) .Ensure implementation of Oxfam GB's operational policies, procedures and guidelines, especially gender equity, in all aspects of Oxfam's work. Act as Oxfam's representative at provincial and national level as required. Take lead in one or more of the following programmatic themes e.g. ethnic minorities, gender equity, accountability, governance and civil society etc.
Skills and Competence
¨ Vietnamese national. ¨ University degree, preferably social science, related field or/and management¨ Proven (at least 5 years) experience in programme/project strategic planning and management. Working experience with NGOs or international development organisation is preferable. ¨ Proven experience in programming work, especially experience in application of participatory approaches ¨ Sound experience in resource management e.g. people, finances, assets¨ Good understanding and practical experience in application to support equity issues (Gender and diversity)¨ Good understanding of Governance, Grass-roots Democracy and Civil Society issues in Vietnam¨ Good understanding in Socio-economic Development Plan system and planning reform in Vietnam¨ Familiar with advocacy work at local and national level.¨ Strong written and spoken English and Vietnamese¨ Good computer skills (word processing and spreadsheet programs) ¨ Able to travel to programme/project areas on a regular basis Gross Annual Salary Full Range: US$ 8,200 - US$ 15,250

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Robert S. McNamara (RSM) Fellowships

Robert S. McNamara (RSM) Fellowships
The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program provides support to young researchers working in academic and research institutions from eligible countries preparing a doctoral thesis. Research grants cover residence costs for a 5 to 10 month period in a renowned university or research center. Fellows are expected to advance their research work mainly by using the facilities and resources provided by the host Robert S. McNamara (RSM) Fellowshipsinstitution and by interacting with peers.

Who Can Apply?

Only lecturers and researchers from eligible countries working on their doctoral thesis can apply for the fellowship. Candidates should be under 45 years, and have completed any course work or exams required for their doctoral program.

What Does the Program Support?

The purpose of the grant is to help fellows advance their doctoral research work through a residency period of five to ten months in a host institution in a country other than their home country or country of residence.During the research period at the host institution, the fellows are expected to have access to essential resources such as reference books and research publications, databases, and software; attend seminars and eventually courses; and to benefit by interacting with peers.

Host InstitutionCandidates should be accepted or invited by a host institution which would designate an academic advisor to assist the fellow during his research period. Host institutions should also commit to provide the fellow with basic amenities such as office space and access to a computer, and to facilitate his/her research activities.

Fellowships AwardEligible candidates are evaluated by external reviewers based on three criteria: academic performance, teaching and research experience, and relevance of the proposed research program. The top candidates are submitted to the Selection Committee, which includes World Bank senior experts and Donors representatives, for final selection. In addition to the merit criteria, the Selection Committee takes into account other factors such as availability of budget, geographical diversity and gender balance.

GrantsCandidates are requested to submit a budget for their fellowship covering the costs related to their research program: travel; insurance and living expenses; fees for courses and participation to seminars; and a books and software allowance.The grant amount to be awarded to each fellow will be decided by the Selection Committee. The maximum amount of the grant is US$ 25,000.

Fellow's CommitmentFellows are required to issue two reports, a mid-term report during the fellowship period and a final report containing the results of the research. The results of the McNamara fellows research work may be considered for publication by the World Bank.Fellows are expected to return to their home countries and resume their academic or research position upon completion of the fellowship. They are also expected to mention the McNamara fellowship award in any publication related to their doctoral research work, including their thesis, and to provide the Program with a copy of their thesis upon graduation.
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