Oxfam Jobs Vacancies & How to Apply

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Oxfam Job Vacancies for Project Manager – Tukula Position & How to Apply.

The Oxfam Job Recruitment 2019 application details like job vacancies available positions, requirements, eligibility, educational qualifications/skills needed, location, stipend & salary scale, selection list process, application form guidelines, how to apply, application deadline-closing date, important links, and others job updates are available below on Zambiainfo.com as well as on the official website.

Oxfam Recruitment 2019

The Oxfam Job Vacancies 2019 advertisement has been published for the various positions available below. All Eligible and Interested applicants may apply online for the available vacancies before the recruitment application deadline.


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Details of Oxfam Job Positions 2019

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

The Role

Duration: 9 months

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Interview dates: Week of 26 August or 2 September

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews

We are looking for a Project Manager to do the following:

  • Lead the development of the Business plan for a farmer owned special purpose vehicle that will perform the role of an aggregator and act as a point of contact between participating smallholder farmers and different market actors. The business plan will determine the future operations of the Special purpose vehicle and as well as its governance and management.
  • Assess market potentials for given agricultural crops/products as well as determining their commercial viability. This will include undertaking cost-benefit analysis for the special purpose vehicle and determining best legal format for the initial business plan.
  • Conduct test cases on identified business opportunities for the special purpose vehicle to model business ventures from which successful ones will be adapted for large scale operations.
  • Map out and formalize engagement with different actors essential to the business model of the special purpose vehicle. This will include but not limited to government ministries, statutory bodies, financial institutions and strategic firms in the sector.
  • Develop the staffing requirements and organizational structure of the Special purpose vehicle to operate as a business entity that will build confidence among market actors to sell inputs, provide services and buy commodities from participating smallholder farmers.
  • Recommend initial investments required to facilitate commodity bulking, value addition, packaging and marketing of agriculture commodities to enhance the competitiveness of the special purpose vehicle.
  • Recommend a membership structure for the Special purpose vehicle to ensure smallholder farmer participation in decisions and profits generated by the entity.
  • Recommend measures to contribute to bridging the gap between the special purpose vehicle and big multi-national agribusinesses in Zambia.
  • Recommend measures that will ensure the long-term viability and continuity of the special purpose vehicle as a going concern
  • Undertake measures to refine the special purpose vehicle business plan in light of emerging learnings to ensure its competitiveness and attractiveness for financing.
  • Responsible for fund management, documentation and reporting on progress of the business plan development of the special purpose vehicle to Oxfam.

What we are looking for a self starter and committed person with the following:

  1. Skills, Knowledge and Experience 
  • Considerable proven 10years experience building business plans from start to finish.
  • Proven experience in piloting/ testing business ideas and making recommendations on the most viable ones.
  • Strategic thinker, able to analyze and derive business solutions from everyday challenges in the agriculture sector.
  • Ability to work independently & self-driven in a fast-paced, high time demand environment with highly time bound deliverables.
  • Strong working knowledge of the dynamics and challenges facing smallholder farmers in Zambia to participate in functional markets.
  • Proven ability analyzing and communicating and presenting complex information to potential funders.
  • Ability to think, plan, and execute resourcefully and creatively with limited supervision.
  • Proven experience in strategic project oversight and coordination of complex projects.
  • Experience supporting the design of business solutions that focus on women economic empowerment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, including reporting, facilitation and representation.
  • Experience managing a network of relationships at a distance.

Minimum Qualification 

  • Relevant academic qualifications preferably in Business Administration/ Economics, Agriculture Economics, Rural Development, Market development and Trade among others. 

Key Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Zambia, to act as key contributor to our Agriculture Program, to work with a group of passionate people. We offer training and development, 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.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply For Oxfam Job Vacancies

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.  OR  About us 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. 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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