Confederation Development Advisor

Closing date: 17th May 2017 @ 23:59 GMT +1
Interviews: TBC
Location: Nairobi or other Oxfam office in Africa (preferably Johannesburg, Addis Ababa or Dakar) - (subject to being able to establish a contract of employment)
Contract: 3-year Fixed Term
Salary: in line with Oxfam Values & according to location
Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the location of the post.
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.
Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.
Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Oxford, with advocacy and campaigns offices in Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.
We have an exciting new role in our expanding OI Secretariat Confederation Development team.
Oxfam International is looking for a Confederation Development Advisor (Africa) to strengthen Oxfam’s presence and voice in the Africa Region as well as African voices in Oxfam’s global leadership, advocacy and campaigning.
If you have proven experience in managing change within an international organization, and have successfully delivered against organizational planning and processes, then we’d like to hear from you.
The successful applicant will have a flair and liking for collaborative working, and the ability to work in a decentralized virtual team. Your working relationships will be across boundaries and work will be delivered in matrix team structure. You will have an ability to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through alongside the ability to accomplish complex tasks simultaneously, often under extreme pressure.
In addition to excellent planning, organizational and administrative skills, you will have strong written and verbal communication skills including fluency in written and spoken English.     
Fluency in English required and competence in French and/or Spanish is desirable.
If you would like to apply for this job please do so via our website using the following link:https://recruitment.oxfam.org/VacancyDetails.aspx?FromSearch=True&MenuID=6Dqy3cKIDOg=&VacancyID=282
Please note that applications that do not have a covering letter and Résumé/CV will not be considered (you will need to combine your Résumé/CV into one document before attaching it to your application) Thank you in advance for your interest in this position.    
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