Regional Programme Manager- Middle East

Oxfam GB, OXFORD (OXFAM HOUSE), United Kingdom

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
As Regional Programme Manager you will be joining a strong and committed regional leadership team that oversees, guides and supports a diverse range of programmes across the Middle East and Commonwealth Independent States (MECIS) region. Their work ranges from providing leadership on some of Oxfam’s most challenging humanitarian responses, diverse country programmes in a mix of development, fragile and conflict affected contexts, to exciting regional programmes on women’s rights and economic justice across several countries in the region.

In this role you will have responsibility for three significant programmes:

Yemen – You will be the organisational lead for the Oxfam Confederation on our work in Yemen, overseeing what is one of the largest and most challenging humanitarian responses globally.

Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel (OPTI) - You will help oversee and support the country team’s humanitarian, development and resilience work within OPTI, including a strong focus on our advocacy and influencing work. In addition, you will support an important change process for the country, as we transfer to One Oxfam programming and structure.

Regional Gender Justice Programme - You will support and guide an exciting regional and multi-country programme on women’s rights across several countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

About You
An outstanding leader, you will ideally bring significant experience in the Middle East and excellent understanding of the local and regional context. You will be passionate about women’s rights, humanitarian and development work, and will be highly committed to our campaigns and advocacy at country, regional and global levels.

You will have experience of effectively leading teams through change and know how to provide leadership and nurture teams. You will have significant management experience of complex programmes in fragile contexts and large humanitarian responses. Importantly, you will be seeking the next challenge in your 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, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Russia, Tajikistan, Armenia, Iraq 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’s rights 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: Fixed term – to end of June 2017.
Benefits: Oxfam offers staff a comprehensive benefits package including annual leave entitlements, sick pay provision, medical cover plus opportunities for learning and development.
Successful candidates who will be required to relocate internationally to take up the role will be provided with a competitive international relocation package.

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