Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
About the Role
To provide strategic input and support to the Regional Director and Regional Leadership Team as well as to the Country Director and Country HR Managers in order to achieve the Regional strategy and Oxfam’s mission. Ensures that all staffing issues are managed in line with Oxfam policies and procedures and facilitates effective implementation by managers, or working alongside managers, to support delivery.
As a key member of the Regional Platform and the global HR leadership team, this person will lead and facilitate the development of a highly effective and strategic HR function in the region to ensure the organization has the right structure, culture and talent needed to deliver on its objectives across the region (including countries). This person will be the trusted partner of the Regional Director and the Regional Platform on all people related matters. He/she will support and enable countries in the region to manage and develop their people as well as ensuring that quality standards in Human Resources are met across the region. He/she will be accountable for the implementation strategy of the Global HR People Strategy within the region.
About the Region (Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty).
Oxfam is undergoing a significant transformation worldwide to reflect and adapt to our fast changing world. We need creative and agile leaders who can enable us achieve our strategic vision and at the same time enable us develop and deliver programmes whilst we embrace the change. In MENA, Oxfam works in development, humanitarian, and campaigning, with a large part of the current transformation focused on becoming a major influencing & advocacy, knowledge-for-impact global reach organisation.
Oxfam will set up a MENA regional platform delivering support to and contributing to enhancing program design and implementation in the 11 countries where it is currently present. Oxfam is looking for a Regional HR Business Partner to be based in its country-office in Amman.
Contract Length: 2 years
Benefits: Oxfam offers staff a comprehensive benefits package including annual leave entitlements, sick pay provision, medical cover plus opportunities for learning and development.
It is Oxfam’s policy to hire at the minimum to middle of the band, depending upon the skills and experiences of the strongest candidate.
The candidates’ eligibility to work in Amman may determine the final location of this position.