VOICE Linking Learning and Amplifier Officer

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Oxfam has had a presence in Laos since the late 1980s and works to deliver a country strategy that focuses on sustainable livelihoods, governance and civil society, gender and diversity and resilient communities.

The Oxfam in Vientiane, Lao PDR, requires an experienced and qualified Lao National to fill the position of Linking, Learning and Amplifier Officer LAOS to be based in our office in Vientiane, Lao PDR.

The expected results for the position are:

  • Linking and Learning between and among grantees and other programmes within Oxfam

  • Well-coordinated and high quality Linking and Learning facilitation by the Linking and Learning facilitation grantee.

  • Inclusive and participatory practices.

  • Amplification of stories of grantees and Linking and Learning highlights

The position is based in LAOS with travel in-country and limited travel opportunities to attend international events. The Linking, Learning and Amplifier (LLA) Officer responds to THE VOICE PROGRAMME OFFICER.

Roles and responsibilities

  1. Promote Linking and Learning in all we do; motivate grantees to develop their own linking and learning.

  2. Support the Voice Programme Officer in the assessment and analyses of grantees ’own linking and learning as well as capacity development interests ;

  3. Facilitate selecting, contracting and post-contract grant management of Linking and Learning and capacity development facilitators;

  4. Support the Voice Programme Officer in the assessment and analysis of the Innovate and Learn grant applications, with particular focus on the learning questions and the nature of the innovation;

  5. Conduct a Field Monitoring Visit to the Voice funded project of grantees when needed, as well as support the Voice Programme Officer on this.

Managing the Linking and Learning component effectively by;

  1. Facilitating documentation and communication of lessons learnt and good practices of inclusion, empowerment processes, capacity development support and influencing;

  2. Facilitating mapping of knowledge gaps and documentation of learning agenda’s among the rightsholders group(s) and grantees;

  3. Furthering the development of a common national approach of linking and learning together with the Linking and Learning facilitator and key stakeholders and align the Monitoring & Evaluation framework;

  4. Collaborating closely with the roving Monitoring and Evaluation officer around the identification, documentation and amplification of grantee project results and changes, in particular related to Outcome Harvesting and Voices of Change.

  5. Coordinating implementation of Linking & Learning and innovative interventions with the Linking and Learning facilitator (e.g. organising learning events, facilitate constitution of Communities of Practice, support realisation of innovation labs) at country level;

  6. Supporting the analyses, validation and aggregation of learning;

  7. Leading the reassessment of the Voice country context analysis;

  8. Promoting and overseeing the use of Linking and Learning infrastructure for full documentation of the linking and learning processes and sharing lessons learnt;

  9. Participating and contributing actively to the Voice Linking and Learning Community of Practice.

In close collaboration with the Communications Hub, managing the amplification/ communication component effectively by

  1. Identifying and proposing opportunities to amplify the voices of grantees (like (inter)national commemoration days, existing campaigns, use of networks). At national level you will take initiative while at global level it will be in collaboration with the Communications Hub;

  2. Promoting and applying a hope-based and inclusive narrative

  3. Promoting and supporting the elaboration of audio-visual materials, blogs, vlogs, and other products;

  4. Sharing the communication products including Lessons learnt, stories, blogs, research findings) at different and relevant fora / media;

  5. Managing and advising on the use of Voice branding and communications;

  6. Develop some materials (VDOs, Photos, Posters, etc…) for the project when needed

Knowledge, experiences and competencies

  • Experience in designing and facilitating linking and learning activities.

  • Knowledge of and being able to apply participatory linking and learning methodologies and inclusive facilitation.

  • Knowledge of and affinity with social inclusion, marginalisation, influencing, and capacity development.

  • Background in education, social sciences or other relevant sector.

  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English and Lao.

  • Well acquainted with social media.

  • Organisational facilitation and coordinating skills.

  • Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritise.

  • The ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a multicultural environment. Comfortable working with all Voice rightsholders groups.

  • Ability to document, share and profile lessons learnt and learning processes.

  • Excellent written and verbal English .

  • Being creative person and like to try something new with creative approach.

Please see attached document for table listing key tasks for the Linking, Learning and Amplifier Officer part of this position, its frequency and priority.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

If you are interested please apply via link; https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=7671&company=OxfamNovibP

Your application must be received by 02 December 2020 at 5pm Laos times. Please note that only applications received using the link provided can be taken into consideration.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This vacancy is posted both internally and externally at the same time, however with equal suitability, the internal candidate is preferred. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment.

Oxfam aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also Oxfam’s high standard of values and principles, who shares and demonstrates Oxfam’s commitment to prevent and eradicate any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation. People of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colours, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are eligible for this position. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.