Information Communication Technology HSP

Description

ABOUT OXFAM

 

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.

 

 

OUR VALUES

 

All our work is led by three core values:

 

Empowerment. Everyone, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.

 

Accountability. We take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.

 

Inclusiveness. We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

CORE DETAILS

 

 

Location                                   Roving role deployable worldwide. Home-based when not deployed. 

 

Salary                                      Starting salary £27,963 – £37,095 (dependant on experience).

 

Grade                                       C1

 

Contract Type                         Open ended

 

Job Family                              Programme

 

Hours of Work                         36 hours per week

 

 

This role reports to                  ICT in Programme Advisor, Oxfam GB

 

Staff Reporting to this post    None

 

 

Annual Budget for this post   None

 

OUR TEAM

 

To respond effectively and rapidly to major emergencies anywhere in the world, and enable communities to become more resilient to future shocks and stresses. As a Humanitarian Support Personnel (HSP) you will be a member of a large, dynamic, experienced, multi-sector team of first-class specialists. The team spans a variety of technical humanitarian fields including emergency food security and vulnerable livelihoods (EFSVL), WASH, Protection, Gender, Policy, MEAL (monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning) and support roles including ICT, logistics, and finance. HSPs are deployed from their home base to a variety of roles in regional and country programmes from a few weeks to up to approximately 6 months.

 

 

JOB PURPOSE

 

This is a cross-cutting role designed to work alongside technical advisory teams (WASH, EFSVL, Protection, MEAL and Cash) in supporting field programmes to utilise ICTs across a range of humanitarian programme activities. Key areas of work include identifying needs, scoping and setting up processes, utilising both new digital tools and a set of standard tools in the ICT in Programme portfolio to deliver programme activities. These might range from assessments, mapping (simple maps and topographical surveys to inform for example WASH infrastructure design and implementation), registrations, monitoring and delivery of aid to improving Oxfam’s accountability to beneficiaries. The role seeks to ensure that activities incorporating the use of ICTs consider gender equity and vulnerability issues, are carried out in a way that aligns with Oxfam’s Responsible Data Policy and are sensitive to conflict and protection needs, in order to reduce risks and threats to beneficiaries.

The prime purpose of this flexible resource will be to assist management in ensuring the essentials of humanitarian programme quality drawing on the use of ICTs are considered, prioritised and resourced in programme set-up, development and learning processes & systems. The post holder would be expected to spend up to 70% of time on deployments.

Be accountable for ensuring community participation shapes programme decisions, actively seek a partnership approach and worked following feminist principles including strong awareness of power dynamics.

 

Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of screening checks.

 

Candidates with priority status will be considered first.

 

 

All applications must be submitted online via the Oxfam website using the following link:

https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/9374/description

VilleHome based - globally roving role.
Expériences / Formation du candidat

Minimum requirements all HSPs are expected to fulfil:

  1. Ability to deploy at short notice to areas affected by crisis and support the rapid scale up of humanitarian programmes to meet lifesaving needs of affected people.
  2. Demonstrate Oxfam values and behavioural competencies.
  3. Management skills: HSP deployments usually involve managing a team to deliver the work, HSPs will need to demonstrate management competencies, of international and multi-cultural teams, in difficult and stressful environments.
  4. Behavioural skills; all HSP deployments require the individual to successfully work with and mentor others often under challenging circumstances. HSPs should demonstrate competencies around “listening and creating dialogue” and “working with others” as well as networking skills.

Essential

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to Oxfam’s values, mission and work
  • Knowledge and understanding of global justice, social change, women’s rights and gender equality and commitment to delivering humanitarian work through feminist principles.
  • Experience of emergency and development work, and an understanding of relevant humanitarian issues.
  • Experience of utilising ICTs in an emergency (and/or development) context to deliver aid and/or carry out assessments and monitoring activities. Experience with digital technologies such as e-transfers would be an advantage.
  • Experience in capacity building of staff (local and/or international) in ICT (either through daily mentoring, structured training, or remote support)
  • Well developed analytical, planning and reporting skills.
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills
  • Creativity and problem solving attitudes to help field managers identify and prioritise.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience of coaching and training others in systems and processes
  • Excellent understanding of, and personal commitment to ethical and responsible use of technologies in humanitarian work
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts
  • Highly effective team working skills and the ability to build good relations both internally and externally
  • Good written and spoken English is essential
  • Willingness to travel at short notice, often in difficult circumstances and availability to work up to 6 months in any one location

 

Desirable

  • Experience of working as part of a humanitarian technical team (WASH, EFSVL, Protection, Cash, MEAL) with experience in at least one core focus area such as gender equity, accountability to beneficiaries, data protection, conflict sensitivity or programme learning.
  • Experience utilising Oxfam’s preferred ICT tools (Mobenzi, SurveyCTO, LMMS, Red Rose, QGIS, PowerBI
  • Working knowledge of
  • Experience of negotiating with external suppliers and private sector organisations
  • Experience of social accountability practices in humanitarian programmes
Langues parlées

Good written and spoken English is essential and a good working knowledge of French is desirable.

Qualité du candidat

Minimum requirements all HSPs are expected to fulfil:

  1. Ability to deploy at short notice to areas affected by crisis and support the rapid scale up of humanitarian programmes to meet lifesaving needs of affected people.
  2. Demonstrate Oxfam values and behavioural competencies.
  3. Management skills: HSP deployments usually involve managing a team to deliver the work, HSPs will need to demonstrate management competencies, of international and multi-cultural teams, in difficult and stressful environments.
  4. Behavioural skills; all HSP deployments require the individual to successfully work with and mentor others often under challenging circumstances. HSPs should demonstrate competencies around “listening and creating dialogue” and “working with others” as well as networking skills.

Essential

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to Oxfam’s values, mission and work
  • Knowledge and understanding of global justice, social change, women’s rights and gender equality and commitment to delivering humanitarian work through feminist principles.
  • Experience of emergency and development work, and an understanding of relevant humanitarian issues.
  • Experience of utilising ICTs in an emergency (and/or development) context to deliver aid and/or carry out assessments and monitoring activities. Experience with digital technologies such as e-transfers would be an advantage.
  • Experience in capacity building of staff (local and/or international) in ICT (either through daily mentoring, structured training, or remote support)
  • Well developed analytical, planning and reporting skills.
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills
  • Creativity and problem solving attitudes to help field managers identify and prioritise.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience of coaching and training others in systems and processes
  • Excellent understanding of, and personal commitment to ethical and responsible use of technologies in humanitarian work
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts
  • Highly effective team working skills and the ability to build good relations both internally and externally
  • Good written and spoken English is essential
  • Willingness to travel at short notice, often in difficult circumstances and availability to work up to 6 months in any one location

 

Desirable

  • Experience of working as part of a humanitarian technical team (WASH, EFSVL, Protection, Cash, MEAL) with experience in at least one core focus area such as gender equity, accountability to beneficiaries, data protection, conflict sensitivity or programme learning.
  • Experience utilising Oxfam’s preferred ICT tools (Mobenzi, SurveyCTO, LMMS, Red Rose, QGIS, PowerBI
  • Working knowledge of
  • Experience of negotiating with external suppliers and private sector organisations
  • Experience of social accountability practices in humanitarian programmes
FonctionsCommunication, Technicien spécialiste
ActivitésInformatique, Communication
PaysAfrique, Amérique du Nord, Amérique latine, Asie, Europe, Moyen Orient
ContratInconnu
Durée du contrat

Open ended contract

Salaire / Indemnité

Starting salary £27,963 – £37,095 (dependant on experience).

Email de la personne contactGHTHRAdmin@oxfam.org
Date de fin de validité 28/09/2018