Program Director (Oxfam Intl)

Oxfam International

Appointment of Program Director

[Background on transformational change and vision below…) 

In order to help drive and deliver this ambitious vision, we are currently seeking a new Oxfam International Program Director. The new role is one of significant breadth and influence, combining effective operational co-ordination with strategic vision and leadership. This role also creates an opportunity to help Oxfam improve our use of knowledge to increase our influence and the effectiveness of our programing. For this role, Oxfam is seeking a leader of integrity, wisdom, and organizational insight, blending contagious conviction with clear-sighted pragmatism…

You will have demonstrable strategic and creative leadership, management and coordination skills in a network setting and a multi-cultural worldview. You will also bring senior program expertise gained through managing large, complex programs across multiple regions and experience in driving program improvement, especially through knowledge creation. Excellent communication skills, including fluency in English are essential and working knowledge of either French or Spanish is highly desirable.

To download the appointment details for this role, including the job description, person specification, and information on how to apply, please visit and quote reference 2089.

The deadline for applications is 9am (BST) on Friday 11th September 2015.

This role is based in Oxford, expected to relocate to Nairobi after two years. It will involve significant travel with global coverage of over 60 countries. The UK salary for this role is £81,000 depending on experience.

We particularly welcome applications from women and those from the global south, as they are under-represented at senior management level.

About Oxfam / Background

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty. We are a diverse confederation of 17 strongly interconnected national affiliates working in over 90 countries, either directly, or with partners to enable transformational change, using a unique combination of long-term development, campaigning and humanitarian programs. The threats to people living in poverty and to human rights are many, varied, and complex. We seek to address the structural causes of poverty at all levels; local, national and global.

Our work is guided by our shared Oxfam Strategic Plan. To achieve this plan we are currently undergoing a period of transformational change and the Oxfam International Secretariat is playing a global leadership role developing and working towards the delivery of ‘Oxfam 2020’. Oxfam 2020 envisions a future where we are a more interdependent network, driven more by knowledge, organized for more simplicity internally and more globally balanced, with more Oxfam affiliates in southern countries that can raise their own funds, run their own programs, make their own alliances with local people’s movements, and lobby their own governments and businesses.


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