Job at OXFAM: Country Director Burundi (INT5335)

Job at OXFAM: Country Director Burundi (INT5335)

Country Director Burundi (INT5335)

International Posting

Contract type:  Fixed Term – 2 years (renewable) 

Location: Bujumbura (Non-Family Posting)

 

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 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

 

Background

Oxfam has been working in Burundi since the 1990s. Our work was initially focused on humanitarian interventions, but it has been progressively shifted towards reconstruction and development.

 

We work with partners and other key stakeholders on the following areas:

 

Sustainable Livelihoods – Sustainable Food 

Oxfam strives to boost agricultural production to reduce food insecurity by promoting the development of value chains and the improvement of agricultural techniques particularly among women and young people. We focus on women’s rights across all areas of production to empower them through transformation leadership so they can have access to land and have a voice in the implementation of rural and agricultural development policies.

 

Disaster and Risk reduction

 

We focus on prevention of and preparation for natural and human-made disasters, strengthening the capacities and the preparedness of existing public platforms and civil society’s organisations.

The right to be heard

We strive to promote social cohesion and peaceful co-existence, strengthening citizen’s critical awareness towards human rights, peace, social justice and public accountability. We enable citizens to understand their rights and responsibilities as well as increasing their participation in public and civic life.

 

Basic Essential Services

 

We work with rural communities to improve access to drinking water and sanitation systems.

 

Peace and Security

 

We focus on linking humanitarian actions and development through EFVLS (Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods), with a strong focus on protection.

 

The Role

 

The Country Director provides strategic leadership and management of this large and high profile program, including all development and humanitarian programming to maximize our influence and impact.

The position is accountable to the Oxfam Regional Director for Horn, Eastern and Central Africa (HECA) for the delivery, effective management (which includes budgets and planning), monitoring and evaluation, and learning from the program.

 

The person

 

We are looking for a dynamic, charismatic and credible leader with the following:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field
  • Significant senior leadership and management experience in the development and delivery of high quality program, influencing and humanitarian strategy, with and through partners or directly, in one or more challenging locations
  • Proven track record of applying new technologies to programming or make use of existing technologies to innovatively influence program design and delivery
  • Proven track record in influencing at both grassroots as well as high international levels
  • Experience in leading and motivating multi-disciplinary teams
  • Proven records of successional investment in start-up programming to ultimately achieve impact at scale
  • Committed to a rights-based approach including an active commitment to putting women’s rights at heart of all we do
  • Experience of managing complex change processes and relationships involving a wide range of both internal and external multi-cultural stakeholders across a variety of disciplines and geographical areas
  • A high degree of self-awareness and an understanding of how to drive and support excellent team performance and individual development in line with Oxfam’s values and policies
  • Proven track record of success in representing an organisation with partners; government agencies, private sector organisations, media and donors at senior level; national and globally
  • Knowledge and understanding of how regional institutions such as COMESA, EAC, IGAD, the IGLCR and the African Union work
  • NGO Sector experience in the country or region, is an asset
  • Proficiency in French and English

 

Our 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 fulfillment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.

Oxfam is committed to providing a competitive compensation package based on a 40-hour work week.

 

How to apply

 

If you believe your qualifications meet the requirements, please apply by 10 March, 2019.

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour 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 will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

 

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and 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.

 

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

 

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

 

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

 

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and respond to three key questions related to your experience  Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. You need not comment on your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

 

About us

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.

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