Chief Information Officer

Ref: 6563

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 Information Officer (CIO) who will offer strategic leadership and technical guidance as the organization continues to transform itself to remain relevant, resilient, and impactful into the future. As CIO of Oxfam International, you will be the highest Information Technology leadership role within the confederation. You will be responsible for delivering IT using a rights-based approach against the long-term organization-wide vision and strategy. You will work in collaboration with others to set the strategic direction for and manage the delivery of both the confederation shared systems and Oxfam International’s internal systems. As CIO, you will have complete ownership of the execution of Oxfam’s confederation-wide Information Technology strategy. You will ensure it aligns with our new ‘Fight Inequality’ strategy, the organization’s Strategic Plan, and the delivery of capabilities required to achieve business success. 

As a valued senior leader in Oxfam International, you will participate in and contribute to overall business strategy development, bringing a current knowledge and future vision of leveraging information and technology in business processes, products and services development, and support to provide safe and robust information systems. 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 6563. 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.

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