Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
About the Role
This role is part of a new regional structure (platform) delivering support to and contributing to enhancing program design and implementation in the 11 countries where it is currently present, through both its Amman and Tunis country offices. Oxfam is looking for two Regional Managers to be based in either of these geographic locations. The candidates’ eligibility to work in one or the other may determine the final location of these positions. One Regional Manager will act as the deputy Regional Director for MENA (called ‘Regional Manager) and have line management over several Country Directors (to be decided), whilst the Regional Manager/Programmes’ primary function will be to lead and drive programming in the region.
To contribute to defining the MENA regional strategy, operational model to deliver it, effective management of country offices and regional programmes ensuring continued improvement in quality and impact of programmes, and effective financial and human resource management in line with Oxfam Policy.
To ensure country offices in MENA are led and managed to an excellent level by country directors and CMT’s with an appropriate level of support from country governance structures. To ensure the country office assets of staff, partner and donor relationships, funds, equipment, and management are developed, managed and preserved through the use of Oxfam and industry standards and norms, ensuring the delivery of excellence in programming towards Oxfam’s Goals.
About the Region (Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty in MENA).
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 to 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.
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.