Oxfam’s Pan Africa Program (PAP) aims to contribute to building a self-reliant Africa that is democratic, peaceful and responsive to the rights and development needs of citizens. And we want to do this by promoting active citizenship, effective national governance and the realization and enjoyment of fundamental freedoms and human rights, in close alliance and collaboration with coalitions, networks, CSOs and other key stakeholders across the continent. We aim to influence, popularize and implement key international and continental policies, standards, pledges and human rights instruments as well as to challenge attitudes and beliefs that prevent people from realizing their rights. We also support a strong and autonomous pan Africa campaigning force of coalitions, alliances and People movements around their own objectives as well as link with Global solidarity movements
Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for a Pan Africa Program (PAP) Director to lead the transition of the Pan African program into a new strategy that is aligned with the ‘new value proposition’ of the Pan Africa program and consistent with the direction of the New Oxfam Global Strategy and ways of working. The PAP Director will be working closely with the 5 African Oxfam Regional platforms, 36 country teams across the continent, and Oxfam affiliates; likewise, the PAP Director will manage and ensure the delivery of the Pan African program and contribute to designing effective influencing strategies.
What we are looking for
We are looking for an empowering, enabling and strategic leader with proven experience in successfully leading and managing multi-cultural and dispersed teams, particularly through a transformative change process.
You will have a deep understanding of Africa’s current development discourse and proven experience in the continent’s development and civil society sector.
You will have a strong and credible track record in strategic influencing and external representation.
You will be familiar with and commitment to a rights-based, feminist approach to development and be committed to Oxfam’s values and objectives
What we offer
This role is an opportunity to contribute towards setting the Oxfam confederation’s strategic direction in the African continent.
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 fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career. Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment.
OI Global Program Director & OI Director Advocacy & Campaigns (matrix management)
Note: the position is also accountable to the PAP Governance Group, made of a combination of affiliates, countries and regions to ensure strategic direction, articulation and accountability on delivery.
Staff reporting directly to this post
Advocacy and Campaigns Manager(s), Communication leads, Thematic Advisors/Technical Leads, Business Systems Support Manager,
Key relationships / Interactions
Africa Regional Directors, Oxfam affiliates, Global Campaign teams, Country Directors, Affiliate, GPMTs, Peer agencies, Pan Africa partners and movements & knowledge institutions, AU Directorates, Pan Africa Institutions.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Advocacy and Campaigns Management
Accountability and Learning
Leadership and Management
Resource Mobilization and Management
External representation and Relationship Management
How to apply
To apply for this role, kindly send through a Microsoft Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are suited to this role. Please mark it for the attention of Tim Wingrove, email address: [email protected]. Please subject your email with the following reference: OI_PAPD
Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.
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