Oxfam Pan Africa Director Job Vacancy

Pan Africa Director
 
Contract Type: Open ended
 
Salary Range: £33,107 – £53,456 Net per annum. A competitive salary package including benefits will be negotiated with the right candidate based on skill and experience. 
Benefits include Accommodation, Education, Medical and Pension among others

Are you passionate about working with African citizens, civil society and states to transform injustice, poverty and inequalities in Africa? 
If yes, this job might just be the one you have been looking for.
 
Background
 
OXFAM is one of the world’s leading agencies enabling people affected by injustice, poverty and natural disasters to reclaim power over their circumstances. 
With over 5,000 staff and dedicated volunteers in more than 80 countries, OXFAM combines public campaigning, emergency response work and long-term development programmes for lasting change. 
The OXFAM Pan Africa programme promotes active citizenship, effective national governance and the realization and enjoyment of fundamental freedoms and human rights. 
We work with social movements, CSOs and their coalitions, the African Union and Governments to influence, popularise and implement key international and continental policy standards, pledges and human rights instruments. 
We also support a strong and autonomous Pan Africa campaigning force of coalitions, alliances and social movements around their own objectives.
 
The role
 
As an International Director, you will be an OXFAM spokesperson on Africa for a full range of international
and national mass and media. 
You will maintain and build new relationships with a wide range of leaders within multi-lateral, Government and civil society agencies as well as developing alliances and social movements. 
Working with OXFAM International in continental and global forums to agree common policy and communications lines, you will directly contribute to the overall leadership of OXFAM through active contribution to/leadership of organizational initiatives, strategies and thinking. 
Directly manage and coach 6 programme staff to creatively deliver on Strategic Plan objectives and Euro 2.2 million annual budget and effectively use a range of campaign techniques to bring about change, including research, digital and mass media, public mobilisation and working in alliances.

The Person 
You will have:
  • Excellent representational, mobilization and fundraising skills, ability to negotiate in alliances with others and represent at very senior levels.
  • Proven strategic planning and advocacy management skills in Africa with an ability to develop and lead others to deliver strategic outputs in line with the requirements of an evolving global strategy.
  • Well developed people management and team skills, high self awareness and proven ability to be flexible and sensitive in demanding situations. Passion for working with others.
  • Commitment to values of inclusiveness, empowerment, accountability and gender equality
This is a great opportunity for a dedicated and dynamic professional with a Pan African vision and African citizens are encouraged to apply. 
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 http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/working-at-Oxfam using INT5770. 
Short listing will take place alongside the running advert which closes on 25 October 2012. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.


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