Chief Finance Officer

Ref: 6562

Oxfam International

Nairobi (preferred) or Oxfam International office location. Other Oxfam office locations including Oxford and Affiliate Locations +/- 3 hours CET time zone may be considered

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Role Managed by:

George Hourmouzios

Principal Research Associate, Social Impact & Environment Practice

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6246


Primary Practice Group: Social Impact and Environment

Salary & Benefits: The role will offer a competitive salary term and core benefits package, however, the salary will vary depending on the respective location

Closing Date: 12/06/2023

Oxfam is a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Oxfam is working across regions in about 70 countries, with thousands of allies, and millions of people to bring change that lasts. We work in communities to save and better people’s lives all around the world every day. We campaign for economic, gender and climate justice and believe that together, we can forge an equal future, with equal rights and equal opportunities. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. 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.

Oxfam International seeks to appoint a Chief Finance Officer (CFO) who will lead a transformational process to provide financial support to countries and regions. This will include the harmonization of financial systems across the confederation. This expands the focus of the role from its current primary focus on the secretariat. You will also ensure that the confederation has a strong collective global financial strategy, measures of success, planning, monitoring and action in place to ensure long-term financial sustainability.

As a valued senior leader in Oxfam International, you will bring substantial experience of successfully managing finance functions in global organizations and demonstrable experience of strategic, creative leadership, management, and co-ordination in a complex organization. You will also bring a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, in conjunction with a commitment to creating lasting impact driven by the values of social justice.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification quoting reference 6562. The deadline for applications is Monday 12th June 2023.  

Oxfam International is committed both to promoting equality and diversity within the organization.  We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. Our ambition to further develop the Oxfam confederation as a diverse network of inter-dependent organizations is grounded in our commitment to global balance and diversity of experience and perspective.  Candidates from across the globe are encouraged to apply.

Nairobi (preferred) or Oxfam International office location. Other Oxfam office locations including Oxford and Affiliate Locations +/- 3 hours CET time zone may be considered subject to being able to establish a contract of employment with hosting affiliate and where the right to work is already possessed and can be maintained.

The role will offer competitive salary terms and core benefits package, however; the salary will vary depending on the respective location. Other locations, subject to hosting Oxfam affiliate salary and package offer. Contract is fixed term 4 years, however, this is extendable on agreement with Oxfam International.

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