Oxfam International

Global Director for People

Oxfam is an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) led by Oxfam International, and working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty, while its purpose is to create lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty.

Oxfam is currently implementing a new vision Oxfam 2020, that has necessitated a significant organizational change, transforming how their staff and volunteers devise, deliver and support programs within countries and regions.  A huge component of this change has been a focus on increasing global balance and diversity and a shift of line management of country, regional and humanitarian programs to Oxfam international. This has seen the beginning of a truly globally balanced Confederation, with the new Global Headquarters now based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The people agenda is fundamental to the transformative change sought by Oxfam International. The Global Director for People will be a strategic, hands-on, dynamic and motivated leader who will help to steer Oxfam through this period of transition and beyond. Working with each of the 19 affiliates of Oxfam International, the Global Director for People will focus on aligning HR functions, systems and processes including Reward, Talent Development, Employee Life Cycle and Learning & Organizational Development across the confederation. The person will also be a strategic partner to the Oxfam International Management Team, support safeguarding and align Oxfam’s culture with the core values including promoting gender equality and cherishing diversity.

Oxfam Ireland

Head of Institutional Funding

Oxfam believes in a world that provides opportunity for all. Fundamentally, they recognize the power of people to overcome poverty. All of us—those of us living in poverty and those who do not—have a role to play.

Oxfam’s mission is to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. They uphold human rights and help people engage directly in the crucial decisions that affect their lives. An end to poverty is more than wishful thinking: the proportion of the world’s people who are living in extreme poverty has been halved in just 15 years.

The Head of Institutional Funding will be a key member of Oxfam Ireland’s Programme team and will hold strategic and high level management responsibilities. The post-holder will have extensive engagement with the Senior Management Team and the Board of Oxfam Ireland. The post-holder will represent Oxfam Ireland at a high level within the Oxfam International Confederation i.e. as representative to the OI Institutional Funding Group and in other relevant fora. The role requires a high level of strategic engagement with a range of government and other donors.

Cord International


Cord is an international peacebuilding organisation with an ambitious strategy to lead the sector in developing the capacity of partner organisations in Africa and Asia to build sustainable relationships through peace. Cord is governed by a Board whose members are Directors of the Company and Trustees of the Charity. They support the health and well-being of the organisation through deliberation, prayer and decision-making.

While the organisation works with people of all faiths and none, it is inspired by the Christian faith and it is therefore an occupational requirement that trustees, as guardians of Cord’s values, must be practising Christians.

They are seeking to recruit new trustees and identify a suitable successor for the position of Chair.  They are particularly interested in candidates who have experience in institutional fundraising, law, human rights and faith.

Plan International UK
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Head of Disaster Risk Management

Plan International UK is an independent development and humanitarian charity that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. They believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, their supporters and partners, Plan International UK strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. They support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. Plan International UK drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using their reach, experience and knowledge. They have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries. By 2022 they want to help 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive.

Plan International UK are looking for a Head of Disaster Risk Management to lead the Disaster Risk Management unit (DRMU) towards becoming a recognised centre of excellence within the Plan International network whilst building their reputation as an effective humanitarian response partner within the UK sector.

The Head of Disaster Risk Management will manage a high performing team of 16 including programme management staff, deployable staff and technical staff in their areas of expertise: gender, child protection, education, accountability, cash and innovation.

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Head of Office, London

Purpose builds and supports movements to advance the fight for an open, just, and habitable world. They use public mobilisation and storytelling to help leading organisations, activists, businesses, and philanthropies engaged in this fight, and they create campaigning labs and new initiatives that can shift policies and change public narratives when it matters most.

To do this, Purpose brings together world-class talent from the world of creatives, content development, storytelling, campaigning, grassroots organising, and political strategy to build new creative campaigning models.

Purpose is looking for a Head of Office for its London operation. They are seeking an individual with a commitment to their mission to fight for a just, open, and habitable world. In this role, you will join their internationally diverse team and lead their project work, business development, and operational functions in London. The Head of Office will work closely with Purpose’s Global Executive team as well as other key functional teams (Partnerships; Strategy; Campaigns; Creative; Technology & Data; People, Culture & Operations) to drive forward on their organisational strategy.

The SR Trust
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Finance Director – London

The Sigrid Rausing Trust is a highly respected grant making foundation based in London with a 2018 budget in excess of £27 million. Since its inception in 1995 the Trust has made grants totalling almost £300m. Its trustees award around 300 grants each year, supporting human rights organisations all over the world.

They are seeking to appoint an ambitious, dynamic individual, with outstanding academic and professional qualifications, to oversee the Trust’s financial operations and to be responsible for its financial due diligence, as well as ensuring it operates efficiently and effectively.

Reporting to the Trust’s Executive Director, the Finance Director will work closely with the Trust’s expert and committed Board of Trustees and manage a team of three people in charge of grant administration, communications, and all office matters.


International Children’s Services Manager

Across the globe, an estimated eight million children live in orphanages and other institutions. At least 80% are not orphans and have at least one living parent. Separated from families, they are deprived of the close, loving adult engagement a family provides; their physical, intellectual and emotional development is harmed; and they are exposed to significant risk of abuse and neglect. These are some of the world’s most disadvantaged children.

At Lumos, an international NGO founded by J.K. Rowling and the UK 2015 Charity of the Year, they believe this is a solvable problem. Lumos have developed a model of ‘deinstitutionalisation’ to support countries to reform child care and protection systems based on institutions and replace them with health, education and social care services which keep families together in the community.

The ICSM will be responsible for the management and development of the GTAS Technical Team; the quality assurance of Lumos technical support and ensuring such support is properly documented; the delivery of training and technical support; and in coordination with other colleagues, supporting the overall development of the GTAS Unit.

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Country Director – Colombia

Lumos is an international non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded by author J.K. Rowling to end the institutionalisation of children by 2050. Their vision is a world in which all children have the opportunity to grow and thrive in a safe and caring family or, where there is no alternative, in specialist placements that meet all their needs, respect their rights and ensure they can fulfil their potential.

In October 2017, Lumos officially launched its programme in Colombia - Lumos’ second demonstration country in the LAC region. Lumos’ aim in Colombia is to support the transformation of the care system to enable families to stay together, prevent children from entering institutions and support children to regain their right to be raised in a family where they are able to thrive.

The Country Director will be responsible for fully establishing Lumos in Colombia and for ensuring successful delivery of all programmes. The Country Director will lead on the development and implementation of Lumos’ Colombia strategy, and will be responsible for overall programmatic development, operational delivery, high-level relationship management, and policy development in Colombia.

Syria Relief

Regional Head of Programme Development (RHOPD)

Syria Relief (SR)’s Head office is based in Manchester, with additional offices in London, Turkey, Iraq and Syria. Focusing mainly on operations in Syria, SR runs programmes including: healthcare, education, food distribution and food security, water and sanitation, livelihood, sustainability and protection.  SR is the largest UK-based Syria-focused charity.

The RHOPD is responsible for leading all SR’s programme development, design, monitoring, evaluation and learning, across Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Jordan; with a specific focus on fundraising from institutional donors in the countries of operation. S/he will Lead programme development in-country, inspiring the teams and ensure there is a portfolio of high-quality programmes.   Play a leading role in developing SR’s programme strategy. Increase funding from international donors, strategic partners and UN agencies. Drive technical expertise and excellence throughout the organisation, as part of a team of senior managers and by supporting a culture of learning and growth.

Al Qasimi Foundation

Chief Operating Officer

The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research was established in 2009 to aid in the social, cultural, and economic development of Ras Al Khaimah, a northern emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Foundation’s mission is to generate a world-class body of research on Ras Al Khaimah and the broader UAE region, develop local capacity, and engage the community in its work. The Al Qasimi Foundation serves as a bridge between the research and policy making communities—bringing to scholars’ attention public policy questions important to Ras Al Khaimah, and, in turn, disseminating research findings to promote innovative policy tools and models that will impact positive social change.

As a result of the rapid growth of the Al Qasimi Foundation they are now seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to support and assist the Executive Director (ED) in leading the Foundation to become best in field.

Child's i Foundation

Country Director – Uganda

In Uganda, more than 50,000 children are growing up in orphanages. Nearly all these children have families. Child’s i Foundation helps children return to families by rebuilding family support systems. They work with partners to develop family solutions to replace orphanages, including foster care. They support families to prevent separation and reunite children with families or find new adoptive or foster families. Child’s i Foundation help repurpose orphanages into services to support children in families and strengthen communities. They work with the Government to build the capacity of a national social workforce across Uganda, and inspire a nation reimagine the care of its most vulnerable citizens.

Child's i Foundation is seeking to hire a talented, dedicated and passionate individual to fill the Country Director position to help them achieve their vision of every child growing up in a loving family in Uganda. The Country Director will be responsible for leading a team of 80 professionals across Uganda to undertake pioneering programmes to provide the know-how and evidence-base to influence policy and child protection and care system reform to prioritise children in families, not orphanages.


Head of Programmes – Zambia

WaterAid started in 1981 because no charity like them existed. And they will end when no charity like them is needed. In the meantime, they are resolutely focused on helping people break free from poverty and change their lives for good through the three essentials of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. And with your support, they will reach everyone, everywhere within a generation.

WaterAid are looking for people who share a commitment to their vision. They are looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.

WaterAid Zambia is looking for a Head of Programmes to play a vital role in their mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone in Zambia by 2030.

Red Sea Executive Search & Selection

Principal Consultant – Africa Region

Red Sea Executive Search is an independent search consultancy recruiting senior management and executive staff for international development and philanthropy. The company is a purpose focused brand with a view on globalisation; and aims to act as both a networking service and a recruitment service provider to the world’s foundations, trusts and charity organisations. In Global Development, we work in the field with INGOs, agencies, foundations and social enterprises, placing Leaders at Country and Regional levels across all four continents. In Philanthropy, we aim to network and engage with Institutional, Corporate (CSR) and Private Philanthropy, working with grassroots organisations and social enterprises, and large foundations and trusts. We are looking for a Principal Consultant for the Africa Region to join our executive search team working in International Development and Philanthropy. You will be responsible for Executive Search in Africa, working with the other Principal Consultants in Washington, Istanbul, Barcelona and London, and with our team in South Africa.

Care International

Head of Women and Markets, Women’s Economic Empowerment

CARE International (CI) is one of the world’s leading multi-mandate aid agencies, fighting poverty and injustice in over 80 countries around the world and helping 65 million people each year to find routes out of poverty, with a specific focus on the empowerment of women and girls. CARE Internationals work is guided by its Global Programme Strategy and Women’s Economic Empowerment is a key Programme Goal which CARE International UK (CIUK) leads globally on behalf of the global CARE International. The Head of Women and Markets is a key management and leadership role in the Women’s Economic Empowerment team. The Head of Women and Markets will be working directly with the Director and other senior managers in the team on leading and driving CARE’s vision and ambition for Women’s Economic Empowerment. In particular, the Head of Women and Markets will be responsible for significantly growing, expanding and innovating CARE’s existing value chain portfolio as well as developing and delivering Dignified Work as a newer programming area.

Oxfam America

Vice President, Global Programs

Oxfam believes in a world that provides opportunity for all. Fundamentally, they recognize the power of people to overcome poverty. All of us—those of us living in poverty and those who do not—have a role to play.

Oxfam’s mission is to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. They uphold human rights and help people engage directly in the crucial decisions that affect their lives. An end to poverty is more than wishful thinking: the proportion of the world’s people who are living in extreme poverty has been halved in just 15 years.

The Vice President, Global Programs will be responsible for providing overall strategic and operational leadership of OUS's program division, providing world-class technical expertise with a rights-based lens, in a networked, global confederation.  In close partnership with Oxfam affiliates and OI Program teams, s/he will be responsible for designing, delivering and assuring organizational learning of cutting edge and impact-driven programs that influence global pro-poor policies.