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ECPI coordinator job at Oxfam Uganda

EDUCATION COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE AND INFLUENCING (ECPI) COORDINATOR

JOB DETAILS

LOCATION: Uganda. Any country with an Oxfam office/presence (subject to being able to establish a contract of employment directly or via hosting affiliate CONTRACT TYPE:

Fixed-term to 31 Dec 2025

INTERNAL JOB GRADE: 

C2

DEPARTMENT and TEAM

Oxfam in Africa, Programme and Influencing Team – Africa Platform

SALARY:  

In line with Oxfam  Uganda pay range.

HOURS (FTE):

Full Time (8 hours)

FLEXIBLE WORKING

We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

ABOUT OXFAM

Oxfam is an international confederation of 21 organizations working together in 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. Oxfam has been working in education for over 50 years to promote equitable access to and completion of Transformative Education as an approach to addressing the underlying causes of poverty and fight inequality in all its forms.

DEPARTMENT PURPOSE:

Oxfam in Africa (OiA) embraces all the Oxfam stakeholders’ entities (countries, clusters, advocacy offices and affiliates) on the continent and seeks to enable and enhance impact through collaboration and integration. The Africa platform will deliver Oxfam’s impact and Influence in Africa. The plural and robust leadership team will represent the different Oxfam stakeholders in the continent. It will include the Oxfam in South Africa (OZA) Executive Director (as the only affiliate currently in the continent and the new ones will be included in due time), the Country Directors, SAF Cluster Director from the programmes in Africa who will be leading on specific themes / priorities within Oxfam in Africa and the Africa Platform Senior Leadership Team (SLT). There will be collaboration with the North Africa cluster but no direct management relationship.

TEAM PURPOSE:

The Programmes and Influencing team will guarantee the humanitarian response support to countries and cluster. This team will be assessing and promoting linkages with strategic programme and influencing goals of OiA. They will lead on the rights resilience and nexus agendas, transformative partnerships, as well as programme quality, learning and accountability. The director and their team will ensure that the Africa Platform works closely with and contributes to Oxfam’s worldwide campaigns, ensuring that Oxfam empowers people across the continent to take action on inequality, climate and gender justice.

The thematic leads in the programmes and influencing team will lead in many of the areas like climate change, gender, economic justice, the emerging digital world and education among others and will have competencies in these specific thematic areas linked to the global strategic goals and horizon themes. Transformative Education is seen by Oxfam as an enabler to achieve a positive change in the thematica areas on which it focusses.

ABOUT ECPI:

Oxfam’s Education Community of Practice and Influence (ECPI) exists to strengthen transformative public education for all to fight inequality. ECPI aims to establish a firm and coherent foundation for spearheading Oxfam’s work on transformative education and inequality through enhancing links between programme and influencing work (across national, regional and global levels) and demonstrating how transformative education is an enabler that supports the achievement of Oxfam’s mission to fight inequality to end poverty and injustice. ECPI currently includes members from five continents and over 40 countries working at a range of levels within Oxfam.

JOB PURPOSE:

To coordinate Oxfam’s Education Community of Practice and Influencing activities across the confederation, maximising opportunities to enable ECPI members, other Oxfam colleagues and relevant external partners to learn from and support each other. To strengthen links between ECPI members, other relevant actors and Oxfam campaigns and priorities to ensure that transformative education is recognised and actively used in programming as an enabler. This enabling role applies to Oxfam’s work in Enhanced Humanitarian Action as well as in all four change systems outlined in Oxfam’s Global Strategic Framework: Just Economies, Gender Justice, Climate Justice and Accountable Governance. To support ECPI to lead global education policy and advocacy work to promote high-quality gender-just transformative education systems that are resilient to crises, relevant to local, national and regional contexts and accessible to all. To support ECPI to build a diverse and sustainable network in which educationists and non-specialists in and beyond Oxfam can support one another to use transformative education as an enabler to fight inequality and end poverty and injustice.

The position will largely focus on ECPI’s global network and activities, but the postholder will also offer some support for interventions in Uganda and on the African continent as agreed by the wider Education Community of Practice and Influencing Coordination Team and/or Reference Group.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

To flourish in this post, you will have a passion for transformative education and experience of effectively building and maintaining diverse and inclusive networks. You will be dynamic and proactive, with exceptional written and oral communication skills in English. Fluency in French or Spanish will be an advantage. You will have highly-developed relationship-building skills and an ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders based in many different countries and continents. Experience of policy and influencing work is desirable. You will be highly competent in facilitating learning processes and online meetings with diverse participants and in handling multiple demands on your time. You will also be able to identify and support funding opportunities relevant to the coordination and implementation of activities of the ECPI network.

 

ROLE REPORTS TO

 

Team Leader within the Oxfam in Africa Programmes and Influencing Team and Policy and Programme Adviser Education, Oxfam in Africa (matrix manager)
ROLES REPORTING TO THIS POST
BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY Small ECPI activity budget
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Be the ‘Go to’ person for information on ECPI and Oxfam’s work on transformative education globally, representing ECPI interests both within Oxfam and with relevant external partners.
  • Lead on coordination of transformative education policy across global ECPI, joining relevant internal and external meetings and identifying future opportunities to work with others.
  • Plan, convene, facilitate (or support others to facilitate) and report on virtual and real-life meetings with Oxfam colleagues and external partners to:
    • share knowledge, experience and evidence of the impact of transformative education
    • to support learning and development of stronger practice across the confederation
    • to promote south-to-south learning and exchange
    • to identify opportunities for influencing
    • to coordinate common transformative education initiatives with strong outcomes for young people that align with Oxfam’s aims
  • Support and organise mechanisms for improved access to technical support on transformative education and gender transformative education with and between ECPI members, the wider Oxfam confederation and relevant external partners.
  • Promote and facilitate links between Oxfam country teams, their partners and other relevant bodies and civil society working on similar transformative education themes.
  • Facilitate and be an active member of regular on-line ECPI Coordination Team and ECPI Reference Group meetings, regularly reviewing membership and terms of reference, sharing key outcomes with the wider ECPI network.
  • Gather transformative education impact stories and publish on the ECPI Hub website and in quarterly newsletters.
  • Ensure ECPI has an up-to-date presence on all Oxfam’s confederation-wide platforms and disseminate information and ideas arising from ECPI meetings and working groups.
  • Be an active member of relevant country, regional and continental teams/networks, maximizing on opportunities to advocate for the role of transformative education in achieving Oxfam’s goals.
  • Keep mailing lists and CRM for ECPI members up to date, regularly reaching out to potential new members.
  • Maintain ECPI Hub website and records on Oxfam Box, including updating the ECPI timeline.
  • Support global fundraising opportunities related to the coordination of ECPI
  • Seek and maintain a continental network with internal and external partners and institutions relevant to transformative education
  • Lead or contribute to selected policy and advocacy tasks and priorities on transformative education on the continent in strong collaboration with partners, ECPI policy group and Oxfam in Africa Policy and Programme Adviser Education.
  • Provide ad hoc support to global and Oxfam Uganda advocacy and policy work on transformative education as relevant.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam International Secretariat needs to be able to:

  • Live our values of INCLUSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, EMPOWERMENT, COURAGE, SOLIDARITY and EQUALITY
  • Ensure you commit to our ORGANIZATIONAL ATTRIBUTES (including adhering to the Code of Conduct):
1. Be committed to our feminist principles, and to applying them in your day-to-day behaviour and your work. Be ready to keep learning, with accountability to those who experience oppression as a result of their identities, such as their gender, race/ethnicity, disability, class, or LGBTQIA identity.” 2. Be committed to undertaking Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adhering to relevant policies, to ensure all people who come into Oxfam are as safe as possible.

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & COMPETENCIES

ESSENTIAL

The most relevant Oxfam Leadership competences for this role:

  • Relationship building
  • Enabling
  • Self-Awareness
  • Strategic Thinking and Judgment
  • Decisiveness

In addition:

  • Approximately five years’ experience and understanding of transformative education policies, practices and/or social justice; proven experience with facilitation of international networks.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fluent in both written and oral English.
  • Excellent ability to manage relationships with multiple stakeholders from different backgrounds and contexts and to build and maintain strong, diverse and inclusive networks.
  • Outstanding IT skills and proven ability to make full use of digital technology to run effective and inclusive multi-country online meetings.
  • Strong facilitation skills in a variety of on and off-line contexts.
  • Excellent organizational and planning abilities and a creative and innovative approach to a wide range of tasks and challenges both routine and complex.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to remain calm and work well under pressure, juggling multiple tasks and tight deadlines.
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to work effectively within a matrix team environment.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and GDPR.
  • Ability and willingness to travel occasionally.
Desirable

  • Understanding and hands on experience of advocacy and/or campaigning
  • Ability to speak French or Spanish
  • Experience of working with young people in formal and/or informal education settings
  • Experience of living or working internationally
  • Ability to contribute to successful funding proposals

 

How to apply

Apply online at https://jobs.oxfamnovib.nl/job/Kampala-%28UGA_KAM%29-Education-Community-of-Practice-&-Influencing/871300601/