Humanitarian Director At Oxfam

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. 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.

We are an international confederation of 21 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in around 90 countries.

The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.

The Role

As Oxfam’s most senior humanitarian this role represents Oxfam to the global humanitarian sector. You will make a leading contribution to Oxfam’s global objectives by providing vision, strategic direction and operational oversight to all of Oxfam’s humanitarian work. This includes the commitment to greater local humanitarian leadership, safe programming, PSEA, strong community engagement & accountability, and implementing a feminist humanitarian approach.

You will also work collaboratively with others to develop programmes that address the humanitarian-development-peace nexus.

We invite you to download the full job and person specification for this role at the link below

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What we offer

At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.

Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment

Location: OIS office locations, Nairobi preferred. Other Oxfam office locations considered subject to being able to establish a contract of employment with hosting Oxfam affiliate. Candidates must have and be able to maintain the right to work in their location.

Contract: 4 years fixed term.

Our commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior 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. Please note that Oxfam International participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Processes within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. Under this scheme, if you have been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization on any misconduct history in accordance with the terms of the scheme. For scheme details please click here

How to apply

Closing date: 15th April @ 23:59 GMT

Please click on the link here to be redirected to the Red Sea site. For this role, kindly submit an MS Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing your motivation and how you are suited to this role.

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

Red Sea is committed to meeting the standards set out in their Equality and Diversity recruitment policy; this includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity.