Head of Projects and Systems

Oxfam GB, Oxford, United Kingdom

Job Description

Are you a highly driven individual who likes challenges?

Are you creative and strategic and have experience in developing, implementing and evaluating financial and information systems models and structures?

Are you a proven leader and communicator with strong experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team?

Do you believe you can generate change?

If the answer is yes, we would like to hear from you. As Head of Project and Systems, you will provide strategic and operational leadership for the FIS Projects and Systems team. You will lead key business process projects that will enable the implementation of a new business model in the Organization. You will ensure relevant business IT solutions are prioritized and developed. You will provide business partnering service for the Global Humanitarian Team (GHT). You will closely work with the FIS Director and the Deputy Finance Director in the design, development and implementation of strategic organisational projects.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience as a senior leader to support and manage large multi-discipline teams in a complex environment
  • A professional accounting/finance qualification with strong financial management and numerical skills
  • Experience in development, implementation and evaluation of financial systems and frameworks
  • Good understanding of IS applications and strategies
  • An appreciation of the different approaches available to delivering global shared services across a range of support functions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, listening and influencing skills, with experience of external representation
  • Experience of working at Board level in a sizeable organisation
  • Have the ability to manage ambiguity and anticipate change when dealing with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
  • Ability to travel overseas

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Fluency in another language (French, Spanish or Portuguese)

About Oxfam

A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. It’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. And with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

Additional information

Length of the contract: fixed term contract until March 2018

Interview dates: w/c 23 January

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