Associate Director - Confederation Development

Oxfam International, United Kingdom

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationMonitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
27th January, 2018

Job Description

INTERVIEWS: 12-23rd February

LOCATION: Based in Nairobi (Geographical area covered: Global)

CONTRACT: Fixed term (2 years), with possibility of extension

SALARY: Approx. KES 8,230,000 gross per annum (negotiable depending on experience) plus pension and agreed relocation cost

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

This post will be part of the OI Secretariat Strategy, Confederation Development and Governance team.


To drive Oxfam International’s strategic vision and ‘global balance’ agenda through inspiring thought leadership; effective engagement with both internal and external stakeholders (with a focus on the global south) to leverage existing expertise and other resources; and purposeful integration of the strategy, confederation development and governance functions for maximum confederation impact and visibility.


To lead and coordinate efforts to engage Oxfam staff and board members in creating a truly global organization and ‘worldwide influencing network’ that is rooted in the countries where it works; and achieves impact at scale by being responsive, legitimate and accountable to its stakeholders. This includes facilitating integrated confederation-wide support to the development of new Southern Affiliates; creating space for other confederation development models and diversity of southern voice in Oxfam’s global planning and decision making; and supporting small and medium affiliate capacity across regions to effectively influence, fundraise and contribute to Oxfam’s mission.


Oxfam International is looking for an Associate Director – Confederation Development to help drive, as part of a small global team, implementation of Oxfam’s ‘global balance’ vision; oversee the development of new Oxfam members; develop and support small and medium affiliates across regions; and act as strategic partner for confederation development in the management of the Oxfam Investment Fund.

Fluency in English required and competence in Spanish and/or French is desirable.

Please see the job description for further details.

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