Board and Executive Leadership
International Development

Executive Director – Kenya

About Oxfam Kenya

Oxfam Kenya is seeking an inspirational leader to serve as their first Executive Director to lead in the journey of Oxfam Kenya becoming an independent Affiliate within the Oxfam Confederation. Oxfam Kenya will promote social change in Kenya and bring the voice of Kenya to the global Oxfam confederation, as well as amplify East African and Pan-African voices. Oxfam Kenya will sustain and continue the work that Oxfam has already done in Kenya to contribute to a transformed Kenyan Society that challenges poverty and inequality and enables citizens to claim their rights.

About the role

The Director will provide leadership in the establishment of Oxfam Kenya as an Affiliate within the global Oxfam confederation and drive the implementation of the Kenya Strategy. The Director will work with the Board, senior leadership to provide leadership, vision and strategic direction in the implementation and delivery of the programmatic strategy, through influencing and campaigning, in accordance with Oxfam’s mission and values and in alignment with regional and global objectives. She/He will also contribute to the leadership of the Oxfam Confederation, together with the Executive Directors of the other Oxfam affiliates and the Executive Director of Oxfam International.

  • Do you have significant experience as a senior leader or Executive Director in non-government organisations managing and motivating multi-disciplinary, multicultural, geographically remote teams?
  • Can you demonstrate a thorough understanding of the issues and structural causes of socioeconomic injustice in Kenya?
  • Are you committed to Oxfam’s core values, mission and objectives, including a commitment to feminist leadership principles?
  • Are you committed to rights-based approach principles, including an active commitment to putting women’s rights, as well as the rights of other marginalised people and minorities at the heart of all Oxfam´s work?
  • Are you able to lead an organisation as a Convenor, Broker and Facilitator with decision makers in government, regional organisations, INGOs, the Private Sector, media and with pivotal figures in society?
  • Do you have a successful record in building and developing organisations, both to achieve social change and to be financially successful, whilst managing transitional matters relating to people and mitigating risk?

If so, then Oxfam Kenya would love to hear from you. 

Please click below to access a full Role Description for this position.

Oxfam Kenya, Executive Director: Full Job Description


Location: Nairobi, Kenya. Candidates must already have and be able to retain the right to work in Kenya

Contract: Four-year fixed term.

Salary and Benefits: National terms and commensurate with the seniority of the position.

Oxfam’s flexible working approach: We believe flexible working is key to building the Organisation of the future, so we’re open to discussing the type of flexible arrangements that might work for you.


Closing date: 5th June 2024

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Job Title:Executive Director – Kenya
Location:Nairobi, Kenya

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