Head of Office

Oxfam GB, Moscow, Russia

Job Description

About Oxfam
Oxfam is part of a global movement for change, working together to end poverty and injustice. We work directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them. Our humanitarian, development and campaigning projects change lives around the world.

The role
The successful candidate will lead Oxfam’s work in Russia to build relationships that enable Oxfam to engage and influence key stakeholders, including Russian institutions, on Oxfam’s global priority to improve life and protect the rights of poor and crisis affected communities. This role will ensure Oxfam builds strong relations with donors and civil society organisations working in Russia on Oxfam’s priority issues and grows Oxfam’s influence as part of these networks. The postholder will represent Oxfam in Russia at relevant global fora and ensure efficient and effective management of the Moscow office.

What we are looking for
We are seeking a committed professional with proven experience in policy advocacy, influencing and negotiation skills, particularly in the field of humanitarian affairs. You will have the ability to work innovatively, creatively and effectively with limited direct supervision and experience of advocating on global humanitarian and development issues and evidence of influencing government officials, donors and other organisations in sensitive political situations.This is an ideal opportunity for someone seeking their next challenge in their humanitarian and 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, Jordan, Russia, Tajikistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan 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.

Benefits: Oxfam offers staff a comprehensive benefits package including annual leave entitlements, sick pay provision, medical cover plus opportunities for learning and development.

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