Inclusion Project Policy Coordinator
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Oxfam’s Mekong Regional Water Governance Program is jointly implemented by Oxfam affiliates and country teams in the Mekong countries (Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand) and partners throughout the region.
One of the major projects in this program is the Inclusion Project; a 5.5 year (March 2014 –September 2019) AUD $9 million project funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as one of four pillars in the Australian Government’s Mekong Water Resources Program 2014-18. Oxfam's project goal is to enable communities and civil society to be better able to realise sustainable livelihoods in the Mekong and Salween river basins. The project objectives are to achieve this by facilitating: 1) Increased civil society participation and engagement in water resource governance and 2) Promoting more open, inclusive, accountable and effective water resource governance. The project engages at regional scale, with partnerships and collaborations at country, regional and institutional
levels. Project activities are conducted under three components:
1. Gender and women’s leadership in water resources;
2. Strengthening civil society capacity to participate in water decision making;
3. Convening and promoting policy and project dialogue.
This work seeks to influence changes at the community and civil society level, as well as changes in policies and practices at the national and trans-boundary level.
The position is responsible for leading and coordinating the delivery of all policy work under the Inclusion Project. The position will work across the three Inclusion component areas contributing to the two objectives outlined above.
The position will play a lead role in facilitating policy strategy development with partners and networks, building partners’ capacity in effective advocacy and influencing approaches, and
work with partners and on behalf of Oxfam to influence targeted regional and national actors on priority water governance issues (including: gender, hydropower, energy, transboundary
river basin planning and community water governance).
The position will coordinate policy analysis, develop Oxfam public positions and policy briefs, and identify strategic research for the Inclusion Project. The position will play a lead role in the development and implementation of the policy analysis and influencing plan for the Inclusion Project.
The position is a member of the Inclusion Project team within the Mekong Regional Water Governance team and will work closely with the Mekong Regional Water Governance Policy
and Partnerships Advisor, country teams, and Oxfam campaigns and policy staff.