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Country » Ethiopia

Pan Africa Campaign & Policy Manager

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.

Nowhere are your campaigning and advocacy skills more pertinent. This is why we need you to help us make a sustainable difference to the lives of millions in the continent.

Key Competencies

Essential:

  • Demonstrable experience of working with African CSOs and coalitions on campaigning and/or advocacy especially those working on women’s rights,
  • Excellent understanding of gender, conflict and humanitarian issues within Africa, and the women, peace and security agenda of African CSOs
  • Strong background in campaigns and policy work – including significant experience of a range of different influencing strategies and tactics & of multi-country campaigning in Africa at senior level.
  • Demonstrable commitment of promoting gender equality and diversity within campaigning work
  • Strong experience of handling / managing a media and campaigns function to deliver impact
  • Ability to liaise with and represent Oxfam to wide range of actors at country, regional and international levels
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Outstanding project management skills and track record of delivery on complex campaigning projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally
  • Innovative and creative approach to problem solving in complex environments.
  • Sensitivity and judgement to play an effective ‘advisory’ function to the management line.
  • Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Oxfam and commitment to humanitarian principles and action
  • Fluency in English
  • Significant experience in working with, leading and motivating diverse teams
  • Excellent understanding of the humanitarian context affecting countries in Africa, and how campaigning can influence these context.
  • Great interpersonal and ability to work collaboratively in a difficult environment

    Desirable:

  • Competency in Swahili, Arabic.
  • Proficiency in French highly desirable
  • Understanding of feminist approaches to power and conflict
  • A further degree in political or economic science or other relevant discipline
  • Demonstrable commitment to Oxfam values

    Other

    The post will involve regular travel throughout the region, sometimes for extended periods and sometimes at short notice.

    It may also include work in humanitarian emergencies or conflict zones.

    Additional Information & How to apply

    For more information and to apply for this role, please follow the link below to the Oxfam International website, click on vacancy search and locate this position.

    Applicants must upload their cv and cover letter into one document

    Closing date: 15 April 2014

    For full job description, job application contacts and other requirements - Ethiopia Jobs - Pan Africa Campaign & Policy Manager


    Country » Niger

    Associate Country Director

    The role

    In this key position under the SMS, you’ll work with the Regional Centre (RC), Oxfam International affiliates and other organisations to bring about change through Oxfam’s influence.

    It’s crucial that we maintain a consistent and integrated approach in our efforts across Niger.

    Something you’ll keep in mind as you support the development of our in-country analysis and strategy, coordinate fundraising opportunities alongside the Country Leadership Team and keep the Managing Affiliate up to date with any changes to the programme.

    You’ll also take charge of people management; recruiting to ensure the right people are in place to implement the strategy, mobilising the team in the delivery of agreed priorities and plans and identifying opportunities to build on our capacity.

    But your success will hinge as much on the partnerships you develop as the operational work involved.

    So developing and managing vital donor and partnership contracts, you’ll create strong links and help to make a real difference to a country in desperate need of our support.

    What we’re looking for

    To deliver in a role of such importance calls for extensive experience of driving programme development and change management, both in a humanitarian and development context. So you’ll know all about building donor and partner relationships and leading multi-cultural teams.

    And from a practical standpoint, you’ll be fluent in both English and French. Beyond that, specialist humanitarian and advocacy skill are essential, as is the ability to think politically, analytically and strategically in challenging situations.

    But just as importantly, you’ll have the credibility, the drive and the passion to positively represent Oxfam at all levels.

    About Oxfam

    A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty.

    It’s unjustifiable. It’s not just their problem.

    It’s ours too. And with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice.

    Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects.

    Now we’re looking for yours.

    How to apply:

    We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from people who are representative of a diversity of backgrounds, and we would particularly welcome applications from women.

    To find out more about this role and to apply, visit Oxfam Website and quote ref:INT0300 or click on the following link: Associate Country Director

    Closing date: April 6th, 2014.


    Country » South Sudan

    Country Director

    The Role:

    Reporting to the Deputy Regional Director in Nairobi, Kenya you will - together with the other Associate Country Directors - lead, develop and represent Oxfam International's programme in South Sudan.

    In addition you will have direct line responsibility for the management, development, and implementation of Oxfam GB's part of the programme.

    You will be accountable to a regional governance board of Oxfam International for the implementation of the agreed common country strategy.

    You will chair the Oxfam International Country Leadership team, and ensure a constructive and productive working relationship amongst the Oxfam affiliates.

    You will ensure that appropriate systems are in place to manage the significant security, brand, financial, and administrative risk in South Sudan.

    You will ensure good relations with donors and will represent Oxfam at high level towards government, UN specialised agencies, other NGOs, as well as local partners and the media.

    The Person:

    You are an exceptional leader committed to Oxfam values and to the success of the Oxfam International programme.

    Your outstanding analytical skills enable you to constantly adapt to an ever-changing context. You have proven strategic and operational capacities in highly complex environments.

    You have substantial years of experience working in developing countries and in senior management functions.

    You can demonstrate very strong people management skills. You are used to multi-cultural environments and have a strong commitment to issues such as gender and HIV/AIDS.

    You are not foreign to distance management, and you have the necessary diplomatic skills to facilitate a good working relationship within the Oxfam family.

    You are highly creative and adaptable. You are a self-starter and a fast-learner.

    As if this was not enough, you can also communicate easily toward the outside with a wide range of audiences. Previous experience in South Sudan would be appreciated.

    How to apply:

    If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application online at Oxfam Website (INT0277) by latest 1 April 2014

    Applications to be sent in English

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

    For more information and job openings see: Oxfam Jobs

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