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Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice
Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with the seniority of the appointment
Closing Date: 07/02/2020
Formal Interview Date: April 2020
Are you passionate about a positive future now?
Do you share our commitment to end inequality in all its forms?
Are you an enabling and visionary leader who can guide our confederation through an exciting era and into the implementation of our collective global vision?
If so, then you are the leader we are looking for!
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end inequality in all its forms.
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 and inequality.
We are currently seeking an Executive Director to take us through a period of transformation for the Oxfam Confederation. Reporting to the Board of Supervisors, you will be responsible for leading the Oxfam Confederation and managing the Oxfam International Secretariat. You will maintain Oxfam’s progressive vision, increase its effectiveness, and speak out for people living in poverty and for justice. You will maintain focus on the development and delivery of the international strategy, through feminist leadership and a human rights-based approach. As the public face of Oxfam International, you will represent Oxfam at the highest levels externally, building strategic alliances, promoting Oxfam’s mission and ensuring the growth of Oxfam’s profile globally.
What we are looking for
Oxfam International wishes to encourage applications from senior leaders drawn from a variety of backgrounds. You will be a politically astute, diplomatic, strong and enabling leader who can guide the confederation in the implementation of a collective global vision. You will bring a track record of influencing combined with experience of being a leader of a large and complex organization, driving change and transformation. You will have a deep understanding of how to lead on the feminist principles in a way that addresses deep power structures, strengthens democratic organizational culture and staff engagement. In addition, you will have a demonstrable commitment to, and experience in, empowering communities in the global south. Most importantly, you must have a genuine passion for, and commitment to, the aims and values of Oxfam.
What we offer
At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career. Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment.
We are an international confederation of 20 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in around 90 countries.
The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to 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.
Note: 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. Please note that Oxfam International participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Processes within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. Under this scheme, if you have been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization on any misconduct history in accordance with the terms of the scheme. For scheme details please click here
All Oxfam’s work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about Oxfam’s values click here
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