Project Officer – Just Economies (ICSP)

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Project Officer - Just Economies (ICSP)

  • Post Date:June 5, 2024
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Location: Zimbabwe – Harare
Hours: 37.5
Salary: As per national scale
Region: Southern Africa
Job Family: Programme
Division: International
Grade: National D2
Job Type: Fixed Term
Closing Date: 14 June 2024

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

The Role:

Oxfam Southern Africa is looking for a Project Officer- Just Economies based in Zimbabwe, Harare. The Building Resilient Inclusive Communities Project (BRIC) is an Oxfam initiative whose goal is to fight inequality to end poverty and injustice through the following 4 goals:

  • Just Economies: People and planet are at the centre of feminist and sustainable economic systems that address inequality and end poverty.
  • Gender Justice: Women and girls in all their diversity live free from gender oppression, discrimination, and violence.
  • Climate Justice: The climate crisis is abated, environmental ‘tipping points’ are averted through well-resourced radical solutions which improve people’s well-being, and there is environmental justice for all and
  • Accountable Governance: Governance systems and governments are people and planet centred, just, inclusive, and accountable.
  • This will be done through a multi-country development and humanitarian nexus programme, rooted in local needs and context, acute emergency interventions to save lives and modify the progression of crises, and influencing and public engagement.
  • The ICSP will between 2023 and 2027, support climate change adaptation, innovation and embrace complexities to deliver: humanitarian support. and address climate change impacts using feminist approaches to transform unjust systems, shape new models and realities, and scale up innovations.

What we are looking for:

We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.

An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:


  • Degree in Climate Change, Agriculture, Economics, Development Studies, or any other relevant qualification.
  • Three to five years’ experience in Just Economies, nexus programming or climate change and development management in an I/NGO setting
  • Experience of managing or supervising projects notably in partnership with local NGOs/ or within the staffing of local NGOs
  • Strong technical competence in participatory research approaches, baseline surveys, learning and monitoring and evaluation methods and, good critical grasp of latest sector thinking, codes, standards and practice; Experience of preparing or reviewing project documentation notably internal and/or donor narrative and financial reports, programme updates, budgets, contracts, case studies.
  • Ability to work with local authorities and rural communities including traditional and political leadership.
  • Experience of convening different actors, building alliances, networking around issues to deliver greater change.
  • Ability to develop programme design documents – including strong appreciation of theories of change (logic models, log frames), contextual analyses (eg: power, gender), budgets, MEAL plans.
  • Ability and experience in leading programme development sessions/workshops.
  • Demonstrable understanding of project cycle management practices in development programming.


  • Understanding of just economies, climate change and nexus programming in development programming, including key challenges and approaches to mainstreaming gender.
  • Knowledge of training tools and methods and proven experience delivering training on accountability and transparency -responsive projects and advocacy.
  • Excellent people skills, with proven ability to motivate others and work collaboratively, requiring strong self-awareness and inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to travel regularly and sometimes at short notice.

We offer:

We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits.

From the day you join Oxfam we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the job learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and much more.

You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.


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

How to apply:

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile by clicking the APPLY NOW tab below

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.

About us

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 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.


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