Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Associate Country Director Somalia Programme::CONTRACT JOBS IN KENYA

Location: Nairobi; Kenya

Level: Global B2

Contract: Open Ended

Salary: GBP26,843 – GBP36,006 per annum net


Oxfam GB is part of Oxfam International (OI), an international confederation of 14 organizations working together in 99 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.

Oxfam GB has been operating in Somalia from the late 1960s, supporting a number of communities in public health, disaster recovery, food security and pastoral livelihoods.

The Somalia programme is largely operated through two bases, the Hargesia base, that focuses
on operations in Somaliland and is headed by a programme director, and the South Somalia operations, which is run primarily from our Nairobi base. Overall country coordination is also done through the Nairobi based office

The Somalia country programme is a part of the HORN sub region, which is characterised by large operational programmes mostly financed through institutional funding with a total spend around £25 million.

The region is characterised by short term humanitarian assistance interventions, long term livelihoods interventions with a focus on private sector and market systems approaches, governance and post conflict interventions, and a cross cutting focus on gender, with special focus on women’s rights and equity.

Oxfam GB is currently looking to recruit an Associate Country Director Somalia.

The Role

The role is a senior management post reporting to the Deputy Regional Director. You will be accountable for the delivery of the relevant part of the Oxfam International Joint country strategy to standards as agreed by the governing board and the managing affiliate (Oxfam

As a key member of the Country Leadership Team, the Associate Country Director will support the development of the country analysis and strategy, be involved in managing the transition plan to Single Management Structure, ensuring implementation, learning and review within Oxfam GB.

You will be accountable for the delivery of the relevant part of the Oxfam International Joint country strategy to standards as agreed by the governing board and the managing affiliate (Oxfam Novib).

You will also have Operational and people line management responsibility of Oxfam GB staff, including day-to-day performance management of program staff.

You will Develop and manage donor and partnership contracts for direct program work governed by Oxfam GB. You will Input into the fundraising strategy, and coordination of fundraising opportunities alongside and supported by the Country Leadership Team.

The Person

To be successful in this role you will require substantial exposure on strategic leadership and proven senior management experience in leading the development, and ensuring the delivery, of programme strategy, either through partners or directly, in one or more challenging locations.

Specialist Humanitarian/Development or Advocacy experience is a pre requisite for this role.

You will have ability to manage the development of, and contribute to the high level analysis of factors driving poverty, marginalisation and vulnerability in developing country contexts, including the ability to ‘think politically’ by understanding motivations, pressures and challenges faced by colleagues, partners and other actors.

You will be experienced in leading and motivating multi disciplinary, geographically remote teams; a high degree of self-awareness and an understanding of how to drive and support excellent team performance and individual development.

You will have experience of sensitively managing organizational change in a complex environment. You must have excellent communication and representation skills.

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs.

To be successful in this role you will have active commitment to promoting gender equity and diversity, and promoting the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of the organisation’s work.

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job description and apply online at using Ref: INT4454

The closing date: 5th April 2011.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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

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