Oxfam Deputy Regional Director Job in Kenya

Deputy Regional Director 
(2 Positions)

Oxfam Great Britain Regional Centre for the Horn, East, and Central Africa (HECA) Region

Contract Type: Open ended

Level: B, Zone 1 (Global)

Salary Range: GBP 34,500- GBP 44,819.50 Net per Annum. A competitive benefits package including accommodation and education allowances, as well as a great medical cover, and generous pension contributions will be offered to the successful candidate.

(Successful short-listed candidates will be invited to Face to Face Interviews, which will be conducted on the 30th and 31st August 2012 in Nairobi)


Oxfam is one of the world’s leading humanitarian agencies assisting people affected by natural disasters and conflict throughout the world. 
With over 5,000 staff and dedicated volunteers in more than 80 countries, Oxfam is able to achieve the greatest impact to end poverty and suffering through combining emergency response work, long-term programmes for poverty alleviation and campaigning for lasting change. 
The Horn, East, and Central Africa (HECA) Region is the largest region within Oxfam, covering 8 countries, including Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Uganda. 
The Regional Centre is based in Nairobi and is mandated to provide leadership and support to the Oxfam country programmes in delivering their strategies within the context of programme quality, and efficiency.

The role

As a key member of the Regional Leadership Team, You will manage and support Country Directors ensuring that programme quality is of organisational standards. 
Work with and on behalf of the Regional Director, and as part of a team of 3 Deputy Regional Directors (DRDs), which is responsible for planning, designing, and delivering the region’s programme objectives, providing leadership to large humanitarian response, as well as to the long-term development programmes. 
The DRDs’ team will also support the marketing and funding processes of the programme, through management of funding proposals and of timely and accurate donor reports. 
Part of the role is also to manage programmes in concert with Oxfam International, playing a key role in the implementation of Oxfam International Single Management Structure (OI SMS) process. 
Also, support the implementation of Oxfam’s Strategic Change Objectives and Aims within HECA: Aim 1 (Economic Justice), Aim 2 (Right to Basic Services), Aim 3 (Right to Life and Security), Aim 4 (the Right to Be Heard), and Aim 5 (the Right to Gender Justice).

The Person
You will have:
  • Extensive and proven strategic and programme management skills and experience within the context of an integrated humanitarian, development, and campaigns/ policy work, preferably within the context of the Horn, East, and Central Africa region.
  • Broad set of management experiences and skills in managing people, finances, resources, donor relations, and organisational risks, preferably gained through senior country leadership, or senior regional management experiences.
  • Proven ability to lead and work effectively with others to achieve results.
  • Previous, senior experience in working to combat poverty and suffering highly desirable, in at least two different countries.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in working on issues of gender and diversity
This is a highly challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs. 
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV including a day time contact by applying online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using INT5272. 
The closing date is: 12th August 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Longlisting and shortlisting will be done as applications are received, (before the closing date).

Those who had applied earlier need not to re-apply. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer.

You are not required to pay any fees to apply for jobs at Oxfam.
Oxfam does not conduct recruitments through agents.

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