Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Global Humanitarian Team
Salary circa £55,000 - £64,000 per annum, plus Benefits (starting salary dependent on experience) d
Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.
Oxfam’s Global Humanitarian Team (GHT) leads and supports Oxfam's humanitarian work, ensuring a rapid high quality response to those affected by natural disaster and conflict.
As part of the senior leadership of the Global Humanitarian Team this role will help understand and improve the financial model and flows of Oxfam’s global humanitarian spend, c. Eur 330 million / year.
This role will lead on the business planning of the GHT and have oversight of Finance, HR, Business Administration, funding and IT roles within the GHT. The role will interact with Oxfam affiliates from across the confederation who resource the GHT, and ensure a strong interaction with Oxfam country and regional teams. The role will provide senior level leadership, analysis and problem solving supporting the finance, human resource, funding and business admin teams that report into it. As a member of the GHT Leadership Team this post will contribute at the most senior levels to Oxfam’s overall humanitarian performance.
What we are looking for
You’ll have a senior leadership background and experience of delivering through others to develop a high performing organisation through effective processes, planning, decision making, innovation and change management. Experience of managing and developing a team of Finance staff and have an accounting qualification ACA, ACMA or equivalent. In addition, you’ll have proven experience of cross functional management including international operations, support functions, engagement across a range of audiences and disciplines and the ability to manage staff at a distance and indirect reports.
Willingness to travel, potentially to insecure locations, and to support humanitarian scale ups, for up to 8 weeks a year is essential.
Interviews: w/c 30 January 2017
Length of the contract: 2 years fixed term