OXFAM Country Director Jobs in Uganda

OXFAM Country Director Jobs in Uganda


  • Oxfam started working in Uganda in the 1960s. Since then, we have implemented both development and humanitarian programmes to support practical and innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty.

  • We work with local stakeholders to find lasting solutions to the root causes which keep people in poverty.

  • Our one country program aims to promote women’s rights, good governance and accountability, resilient livelihoods, as well as enhance preparedness, reduce vulnerability to disaster and ensure an effective response to humanitarian crises.

    The Role

  • The position is accountable to the Oxfam Regional Director for Horn, Eastern and Central Africa (HECA) for the delivery, effective management (which includes budgets and planning), monitoring and evaluation, and learning from the program.

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Provides strategic leadership and management of Oxfam’s program in-country including all development, advocacy, and humanitarian programming to maximise our influence and impact

  • Accountable to the Horn East and Central Africa (HECA) Regional Director for the delivery, effective management and monitoring, evaluation and learning of the programme against the annual budget and plan. Accountable to the Country Governance Group (CGG) for strategic oversight, programme accountability and affiliation process where appropriate.

  • Works with the Country Governance Group to ensure that an appropriate strategy is created to seek out and maintain new funding sources to support program implementation. Accountable for all donor relations and contract management in-country.

  • Working closely with other affiliates with a strong interest in the country in order to develop and deliver high-quality programmes.

  • Play an active role in drawing on learning from across Oxfam and external sources and sharing evidenced-based learning with others.

  • Accesses and uses shared services appropriately and responsibly where applicable.

  • Successfully lead the design, communication and implementation of the One Oxfam Stakeholder Structure, in a participatory process with the support of the Change Management Task Force.

    Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge

    Management and Leadership

  • Proven track record of leading and motivating multi-disciplinary, geographically remote teams and operations across a number of locations

  • Significant senior leadership and management experience in the development and delivery of programs, influencing and humanitarian strategy, with and through partners or directly, in one or more challenging locations.

  • Experience of managing complex change processes and relationships involving a wide range of both internal and external multi-cultural stakeholders across a variety of disciplines and geographical areas.

  • A high degree of self-awareness and an understanding of how to drive and support excellent team performance and individual development in line with Oxfam’s values and policies.

  • Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles.

    Representation and Communication

  • Proven track record of success in representing an organization with partners, government agencies, private sector organizations, media and donors at a senior

    level

    nationally and globally

  • Proven track record of success in advocacy and influencing.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate.

  • Finance and Funding

  • Ability to maximise fundraising from diverse institutions, both local and international.

  • High level financial and asset management skills to steer the operational budget across a number of locations.

    Risk

  • Experience of managing security, risk and legal compliance within an INGO context

  • Proven track record of making sound judgements in uncertain and pressurised

  • situations.

  • Strategic Analytics

  • Ability to manage the development of, and contribute to, the high-level analysis of factors driving poverty, marginalization and vulnerability in developing country contexts.

  • The ability to ‘think politically’ understanding motivations, pressures, power dynamics and challenges faced by colleagues, partners, decision-makers and other actors; and the ability to generate effective strategies to influence them.

  • Proven analytical skills, with the ability to be:

  • Able to take and manage calculated risks based on evidence-based assumptions. Able to think strategically, to maximise adaptability and agility encourage forward-thinking, new ideas and learning from experience beyond the country program context while acting within a global framework

  • Good level of IT literacy and an understanding of how new developments in technology can positively contribute to the aims of an INGO
    Values

  • Committed to a rights-based approach including an
    active commitment to putting women’s rights at the heart of all we do as well as the rights of other marginalized people in all aspects of an organization’s work.
    Travel

  • Ability to travel away from home, often to remote programmatic sites within the country (up to 50%)

    Languages

  • Proficiency in English

    The person

  • We are looking for a dynamic, charismatic and credible leader with the following:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field;

  • Proven track record of applying new technologies to programming or make use of existing technologies to innovatively influence program design and delivery;

  • Proven track record in influencing and advocacy work at both grassroots as well as high international levels;

  • Significant senior leadership and management experience in the development and delivery of the high-quality program, influencing and humanitarian strategy, with and through partners or directly, in one or more challenging locations;

  • Demonstrated experience in mobilising resources;

  • Committed to a rights-based approach including an active commitment to putting women’s rights at heart of all we do as well as the rights of other marginalised people in all aspects of the organisation’s work;

  • Experience in leading and motivating multi-disciplinary teams, operating in geographically remote locations;

  • A high degree of self-awareness and an understanding of how to drive and support excellent team performance and individual development in line Oxfam’s values and policies;

  • Experience of managing complex change processes and relationships involving a wide range of both internal and external multi-cultural stakeholders across a variety of disciplines and geographical areas;

  • Proven track record of success in representing an organisation with partners; government agencies, private sector organisations, media and donors at a senior level; national and globally;

  • Knowledge and understanding of how institutions such as IGAD, Great Lakes Initiative, EAC etc. work and how these impact on Oxfam’s work in Uganda;

  • NGO Sector experience in Uganda and in the Region (HECA) is an asset;

    How to Apply

  • To apply for this role, kindly send through a Microsoft Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are suited to this role. Please mark it for the attention of Gareth Griffiths, email address: applications@redseasearch.com. Please subject your email with the following reference: OI_CD_UGN

  • Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.

  • Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.

  • Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults.

  • Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

    Note

  • All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

  • Oxfam International Secretariat also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

  • In line with this Scheme, if a job applicant has been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

  • By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

    All our work is led by three core values

  • Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness.

    For more information and job application details, see; OXFAM Country Director Jobs in Uganda


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