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Sexual, Reproductive and Health Rights Portfolio Manager

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Full Time

Job Description

Philippine Nationals Only

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

Job Purpose

To steer the development of, and maintain and execute innovative projects in the SRHR portfolio. Be the team leader and primary lead in managing all relations, deliverables, activities and communications across the entire project life cycle of assigned projects.



  • In depth understanding of and extensive work experience in SRHR and Gender Justice issues in the Philippines.

  • Proven track record in project management of multi-year, large scale donor funded projects across multiple municipalities and provinces relevant to SRHR and Gender Justice.

  • Significant experience of and proven ability to build, sustain, and manage strong partnerships and work collaboratively with a wide variety of organizations including government agencies, CSOs, NGOs, and private sector institutions.

  • Significant experience of and proven ability to relate and engage with donors.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a highly-developed ability to work in multicultural settings and with community groups of varying backgrounds; developed capacity for tact, diplomacy and negotiation.

  • High level of influencing skills with proven ability to establish credibility at all levels.

  • Mature understanding of transformation derived from direct experience in a development and/or humanitarian context.

  • Experience in leading successful capacity development initiatives across partner organizations

  • Demonstrated commitment to mainstreaming gender and diversity equity issues as well as a commitment to neutrality and impartiality.

  • Demonstrated ability to act as a behavioral role model across the organization with regard to working in partnership.

  • Organized, with good attention to detail and developed ability to prioritize tasks to meet tight deadlines and organize work in a complex institutional setting.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, creatively, innovatively and effectively within teams (sometimes multi-cultural) and agreed framework, as an individual that requires less to no supervision.

  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in written and oral English and Filipino.

  • Proven experience of using basic MS office application (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).


  • Degree in health, women’s studies, development, social policy, or related discipline.

  • Experience of working with disaster affected populations in the Philippines will be an advantage.

  • Experience of community-based projects will be an advantage.

  • Experience in management of funds and grants to national organizations will be an advantage.

  • In-depth understanding of the political, socio-economic, and environmental context of marginalized, Mindanao and BARRM will be an advantage.

Key Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate collective leadership, program management, 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 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.

Organizational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions

  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen

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

Note to candidates: Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organisational values and attributes at the interview stage. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to adhere to our code of conduct.


Portfolio Management

  • Overall responsible for the strategic development and implementation of programming of the SRHR portfolio for Oxfam in the Philippines.

  • Lead with full responsibility the effective partnerships and project management across the entire project life cycle of the SRHR projects. Ensure that program implementation is done to achieve greatest impact possible in a cost effective, consultative, participative and gender responsive way. Oversee development and implementation of the project monitoring, evaluation, assessment and learning systems.

  • Lead resource mobilization for SRHR portfolio.

  • Act as central point of contact, and coordinate and manage all relations, activities and communications of SHRH portfolio and its projects.

  • Act as the budget holder and OPAL Project Manager for designated projects. Ensure that all expenditure is in line with project budget/forecast, and that transactions and documentation comply with Oxfam policy, procedure and minimum standards. Monitor budget and partner finance and activity reporting monthly, sharing with relevant colleagues and taking remedial action as necessary and in a timely way. On a periodic basis, review spending against system-wide and/or OPAL budget and recommend changes and corrections in project information, budget forecasts, etc.

  • Lead in compliance with all organizational and donor requirements, producing narrative and financial reports for projects under remit, and collaborate with relevant colleagues, technical advisors, program quality, and business development functions to ensure timely submission of high-quality reporting that complies with donor requirements.

  • Manage project grants to partners, ensuring compliance with Oxfam’s mandatory procedures on appraisals, partner selection, monitoring, reporting and project closures.

  • Ensure that proper administration and logistics systems and procedures are followed in all relevant activities of the program and project.

  • Conduct Project Management and Steering Committee meetings and see through the implementation of agreed action points of the Project Management Committee.

  • Ensure that communication strategies and activities of the project are in line with Oxfam’s procedures.

  • Coordinate with the program advocacy team to ensure that policy positions and advocacy actions are in line with strategic program work.

Partnership Management

  • Lead in developing strong organizational relationships with partner organizations within the SRHR portfolio, coordinate and monitor all activities and communications to ensure that they reflect the spirit and intent of the country program’s Strategic Partnership Model.

  • Responsible for the furtherance of the Oxfam strategic partnership model in the assigned program and projects and support the overall country office in collective pursuit of the same throughout the country program and operations. Ensure that partners are equal stakeholders in project management, reporting, and MELSA, and that the way that we engage with partners in these areas are empowering, principled and fully aligned with the Strategic Partnership Model.

  • Contribute to the assessment and capability development of partner organizations under remit by initiating and coordinating activities with operations, technical, and business development leads, and ensure that these processes are participatory, fully understood and engaged with by the partner organizations within remit, and that partner organizations remain fully apprised of timing, requirements, and status throughout.

  • Coordinate with partner organizations under remit to ensure that all reports are submitted in a timely manner and in accordance with donor and Oxfam requirements, collaborating early to identify potential delays, challenges or capacity gaps and coordinating with colleagues to address and rectify.

  • Work collaboratively to solve any partnership-related concerns or challenges within his/her portfolio, seeking to resolve them in a mutually beneficial and amicable way that seeks to empower, and escalates concerns or challenges to his/her line manager as appropriate.

  • Contribute to involving partner organizations under remit in early involvement of co-creation of projects and proposals, fully apprising them of timing, requirements, and status throughout.

  • Support in developing, improving, and embedding the country program’s Strategic Partnership Model across the organization. Support the Programs and Partnerships unit in developing a diverse portfolio of external partners that both aligns with the Strategic Partnership Model and supports high quality delivery of Oxfam’s Country Strategy in the Philippines.

  • Support the timely conclusion of contractual arrangements with partner organizations under remit, ensuring that the process unfolds in line with the spirit and intent of the Strategic Partnership Model.

  • Facilitate and support partner organizations within SHRH portfolio to engage the country program in incubating and developing new concepts and projects, and innovative and fresh ideas to programming, providing access to available technical expertise and resources, both internally and externally as required.

  • Provide and ensure open access to both him/her self and the wider Oxfam team, promoting continuous dialogue and ongoing feedback from partner organizations within SRHR portfolio.

Performance Management

  • Manage / supervise performance of the project staff in line with Oxfam policies, ensuring that they have the necessary induction, training, support and effective management against agreed objectives.

  • Manage direct reports, volunteers and consultants/service providers that may be assigned to the project, and ensure competencies are equal to the program’s demands.

  • Support line reports in ensuring that they maintain well-being and work-life balance.

  • Provide support to the team members in a timely manner to meet project and learning needs.

  • Provide recommendations to line manager/HR on issues related to managing staff performance and other related concerns.

Other Responsibilities

  • Represent Oxfam externally, and positively contribute to the promotion of women and girls’ empowerment, and take a lead role and contribute to knowledge sharing and program development, where possible and relevant.
  • In times of disasters, support humanitarian surge capacity.

  • Perform priority organizational tasks related to his/her competencies, as may be assigned from time to time.


  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights.

  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

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 promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. 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.

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

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

Contract Length: Fixed Term (until December 31, 2023)

 Location: Manila.  How to get there?

 Location: Manila.

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