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Oxfam International Regional Director - Horn and Central Africa


Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Type of Contract: Fixed Term, 4 years
Reference: OXFAM-RD-HECA
Closing Date: 4th April 2016
Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.
One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.
Background: The Horn, East & Central Africa region (HECA) is one of the poorest and least developed regions of the world, and one of the largest regions where Oxfam works.
All ten countries in the region are currently affected by natural and/or man-made humanitarian crises, and this is having an impact on Oxfam’s role in the region.
In addition to country specific Oxfam strategies in each of the 10 countries for the period 2015-2019, Oxfam also has a statement of strategic intent for the region, reflecting the key strategic priorities and objectives for the entire region.
They include prevention and response to humanitarian crises; enabling women in HECA to claim their social, economic and political rights; supporting the development of civil society, and the improvement of accountable, democratic governance; and supporting the improved resilience of those with vulnerable livelihoods to climate change, insecurity and other risks.
The HECA region also hosts the Pan-Africa Programme.
In order to help drive and deliver this ambitious vision in the HECA region, Oxfam is currently seeking an outstanding and distinctive Regional Director.
This leader will have demonstrable strategic and creative leadership, management and coordination skills in a network setting, a multi-cultural worldview and understand the systemic challenges and strengths of being a global organization.
Excellent communication skills, including fluency in English are essential, as is a sound working knowledge of French.
Purpose of Role: The Regional Director will contribute to and implement Oxfam’s Global strategy, by providing vision and strategic direction to all of Oxfam’s work in the region.
This includes Oxfam’s humanitarian responses, long term development, program design and implementation, advocacy, policy and influencing.
They will be responsible and accountable for the strategic direction and effective management of the region, ensuring development, continued improvement in quality and impact, and effective financial and human resource management in line with Oxfam policy.
How to Apply
Applications must be addressed to Mission Talent via email to applications@missiontalent.com stating OXFAM-RD-HECA/+your surname in the subject line.
To apply for this role, kindly attach your CV (in English) and a motivation letter (of 350 words or less) which summarizes how your profile aligns with the key requirements, skills and abilities of this role. Please send these to us as Word files only.
After submitting your application you will receive an automatic confirmation.
If you do not receive this (check your spam folder as well), please contact Mission Talent via applications@missiontalent.com or via phone: +49 30 76 77 52 75.
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