Country Director - Tajikistan

Oxfam GB, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Job Description

Working at Oxfam is so much more than just a job. As an Oxfam employee, you will join a team of professionals working in more than 90 countries. Our humanitarian, development and campaigning projects change lives around the world .Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to make this happen. Now we're looking for yours.

The Role
Oxfam's work in Tajikistan includes Water and Sanitation, Economic Justice and Gender Justice programmes, as well as disaster risk reduction and climate change and local governance.

As a Country Director, you will contribute to and implement Oxfam’s Global Strategy, by providing vision and strategic direction to all of Oxfam’s work in Tajikistan. This includes Oxfam’s long term development programme design and implementation, advocacy and policy and influencing work within the country. You will be responsible for continued improvement in quality and impact of our programmes and effective financial and human resource management. Importantly you will guide and inspire senior managers and their teams to deliver to a high standard. The Country Director will take the lead in respresenting Oxfam and the country programme nationally and globally.

Who we are looking for
We are seeking a highly committed professional with a proven track record of leading and motivating multi disciplinary, geographically remote teams and operations across a number of locations. The successful candidate will have significant senior leadership and management experience in the development and delivery of high quality programme, influencing and humanitarian strategy, with and through partners or directly. In addition they will have proven analytical skills, and the ability to think strategically.

It is important that the candidate has the ability to speak both Russian and English. This is an ideal opportunity for a senior leader seeking their next challenge in their development career - which is certain to provide a unique and rewarding professional experience.

About the MECIS Region

The Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS) region implements and manages programmes in Yemen, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Russia, Tajikistan, Armenia, and Georgia.

Programmes within the MECIS region reflect Oxfam’s approach to work across the globe. We support self-reliance, not dependency, and to complement our work on the ground we strive to secure lasting change through our campaigning.

We also put women at the heart of all we do. The majority of people living in poverty are women and girls, and so this focus helps us to achieve our mission to overcome poverty and suffering.

Useful Information

Contract length: Open ended (Accompanied position)

Benefits: Oxfam offers you a comprehensive benefits package including net salary (with tax liabilities being met by Oxfam where required), generous annual leave entitlements and pension provisions, 100% accommodation costs covered up to set country limits, school fees allowance up to set limits, sick pay provision, medical cover for staff and recognised dependents, plus opportunities for learning and development.

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