Oxfam International

Head of Human Resources, Oxfam International Secretariat

Oxfam International Secretariat office, is seeking for a Head of Human Resources, to partner with the Executive Director and Oxfam International Management Team regarding the strategic and operational design and development of the Oxfam International Secretariat; covering the full range of HR and organisational development activities, to enable the Oxfam International Secretariat to function effectively and meet its mandate towards the wider Oxfam Confederation.

As an inspirational leader, you will support effective people resourcing, management and development across all business areas, lead the OI Secretariat (OIS) HR team and drive strong HR business partnering and professional people management standards and processes across the organization.

Oxfam International

Executive Director – Bogota’, Colombia

Oxfam’s affiliates are currently working on a 2020 vision for the work of the Oxfams across the world that will devolve responsibility to the global south, in a network of interdependent affiliates, with more affiliates from the global south, and all affiliates undertaking resource generation and influencing in their home market, collectively resourcing and delivering one set of programmes, all bound together by values, mission, strategy, decision making, resource allocation mechanisms, standards, processes, systems and shared services.

As part of the 2020 vision, Oxfam is in the process to establish a new affiliate in Colombia. Oxfam is seeking an Executive Director to lead on the establishment and the development of Oxfam Colombia.

They are looking for an individual who has experience working with either Chief Executive or Senior Management level, to lead and drive effective change, ensuring financial & organisational sustainability and must have an outstanding ability to develop a long-term strategy for Oxfam Colombia by working with a wide range of stakeholders.

Oxfam International

Director/a Ejecutivo/a – Bogota’, Colombia

Los afiliados de Oxfam trabajan actualmente en una visión para 2020 de su trabajo alrededor del mundo que devolverá la responsabilidad a los países del sur global, en una red de afiliados interdependientes, con más afiliados del sur global, y todos los afiliados llevando a cabo generación de recursos e influenciando en su mercado local, generando recursos colectivamente y ejecutando un conjunto de programas, todos unidos a través de los valores, la misión, la estrategia, la toma de decisiones, los mecanismos de asignación de recursos, estándares, procesos, sistemas y servicios compartidos.

Una mayor presencia y poder en el sur aumentará la contribución de Oxfam al cambio transformativo de la vida de las personas en estos países y también hará a Oxfam mas igualitario, con un mayor balance y por tanto una organización globalmente mas influyente.

Como parte de la visión 2020, Oxfam esta en el proceso de establecer una nueva organización afiliada en Colombia. Oxfam esta buscando al momento una Dirección Ejecutiva que lidere en el establecimiento y desarrollo de Oxfam Colombia.

African Leadership Academy

Chief Financial Officer – Johannesburg, South Africa

African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting the next generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders for the continent. These future leaders, expected to be 6000 in 50 years, will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges to achieve extra-ordinary social impact and accelerate the continent’s growth trajectory.

The CFO will be an effective leader and organisational manager acting as a trusted partner to the other executives and the Board of Trustees of the organisation. The CFO is expected to provide the leadership, management and direction necessary to ensure that the organization has the appropriate financial and operational structures, controls, and strength to maximize the organization’s assets. The CFO is also responsible for maintaining the credibility of the organization, building trust with various stakeholders through the sharing of timely, high-quality information about ALA’s business and financial outlook. The CFO must be able to take away the “financial management worry” from CEO and provide opportunities to see the horizon. To support this agenda, the CFO must drive the Finance Group to transform data and information into powerful insights that will enable forward-thinking decisions.

ChildFund Alliance

Advisor, Child Protection in Emergencies and Disaster Risk Reduction – Toronto, Canada

The Advisor for Child Protection in Emergencies and Disaster Risk Reduction is a senior leadership role in the Alliance and will strengthen ChildFund Alliance’s expertise in and contribution to Child Protection in Emergencies and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Children are among the most vulnerable in an emergency, whether a war or natural disaster. When lives are uprooted, child protection systems are often undermined or damaged. Strengthening child protection systems before, during and after emergencies is one of the most cost-effective ways to build resilience and promote sustainable development.

More than 1.5 billion people have been affected by disasters, with women, children and people in vulnerable situations disproportionately affected. There is an urgent need to anticipate, plan for and reduce disaster risks to protect people, their communities and livelihoods. Disaster risk reduction (DRR), to reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience at all levels, is a critical strategic challenge as well as an opportunity for international humanitarian and development organizations. Children and youth as agents of change should be given the space, skills and tools to contribute to disaster risk reduction in accordance with legislation, national practice and educational curricula.

(MECI) Middle East Children's Institute
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Managing Director – London or Geneva

Middle East Children’s Institute (MECI) is a non-profit/NGO with affiliates in Switzerland, the USA, Austria, Jordan and Palestine and active programs in Jordan and the West Bank.

In 2005, venture philanthropist Lola Nashashibi Grace founded the Middle East Children’s Institute (MECI) to develop and implement programs for children in the Middle East who are victims of war, and to provide a network which facilitates partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) actively involved in the region. In the Middle East, traumatised by years of conflict, violence and poverty, MECI has proven that offering healing to children and empowerment to women opens the way to transformative education and hope for a better life for them, their families and communities.

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced entrepreneurial leader with proven track record in fundraising and operational management. This role is an opportunity to drive the growth and impact of MECI to a new level.

The Managing Director (MD) will report directly to the Founder and the Board of Directors. The MD will be responsible for driving the fundraising and communication strategy of MECI while overseeing operations in Palestine, Jordan and Switzerland and global administration. The MD must have experience in developing systems and running performance-driven processes.

Oxfam International
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Director for Gender Justice – Flexible Location

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- the majority of whom are women. Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty, while its purpose is to create lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty.

Advancing Gender Justice is one of Oxfam’s six strategic external Change Goals. The Gender Justice team works across the Oxfam confederation, and with partners and allies, to design and deliver Oxfam’s Gender Justice work in alliance with feminist and women’s rights organizations across the world to help them to do this. The team leads, catalyzes, inspires and coordinates Gender Justice work across the Oxfam confederation, and builds synergy in gender justice work across long term development, humanitarian, and advocacy and campaigns. The Gender Justice team will support the internal cultural, leadership and other changes needed, including working closely with the Safeguarding team to ensure that Oxfam is able to deliver against its ambitions, in particular to rebuild trust and to re-orientate itself within the sector in the wake of the crisis around safeguarding.

Bond UK

Chief Executive Officer – London, United Kingdom

Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development. Bond unites and supports a diverse network of over 425 civil society organisations and allies to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice.

The role of the new Chief Executive Officer at Bond is a hugely exciting opportunity to occupy a leadership role at the very heart of International Development in the UK at an extremely significant time for the sector.

The mix of opportunity and challenge has fuelled a major debate on the way that UK based CSOs might work in the future – all to a backdrop of big shifts in the domestic arena; safeguarding issues have dominated the International Development sector in 2018 and will continue to be a significant focus for years to come as will the impact of the Brexit negotiations and outcomes.

United Purpose

Global Director of Business Development and Innovation – New York, United States

United Purpose (UP) is an international development charity with an innovative community led approach to delivering the Sustainable Development Goals and eradicating global poverty and inequality in Africa, Asia and Latin America. UP lifts people out of poverty by providing solutions to poverty that last. United Purpose empowers communities to be independent – to live lives free from poverty, improve their life chances, and take agency over their future. In doing this they strive to move the world from charity to solidarity.  They have set out to solve the problems that they believe will have the most significant impact for those furthest left behind and most marginalised.  To do this, they work at the intersection of ground-breaking innovation and decades of deep personal relationships and community-driven solutions.

United Purpose has recently entered into a partnership agreement with a United States non-profit founded in 2003. This role will work across the US agency and United Purpose. The position will lead on global business development and innovation funding work. Working closely with and matrix managing the wider Business Development Team across the globe. The GDBDI will lead and develop key donor relationships in the US, identifying new and existing donors from governmental, institutional, corporations and trusts and foundations. The GDBDI will identify and research potential funding opportunities and convert this research into bid wins for partners that benefit targeted vulnerable populations throughout their programs.  The GDBDI will also identify priority partners for relationship development and support engagement, if appropriate, of joint programming and consortia opportunities.

Cord International
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Chair, Board of Trustees – Coventry, United Kingdom

Cord is an international charity based in the UK that has been working for over 50 years to build and transform relationships across a range of contexts in South-East Asia and Africa. Cord’s vision, mission and values are inspired by the Christian faith.

Cord’s vision is of a world where people can live in the fullness of peace; having the freedom to flourish and live free from fear. We work with people of all faiths and none in highly sensitive and oppressive contexts to transform dysfunctional relationships between civil society and powerholders into those that create peaceful & inclusive societies.

The purpose of the Chair is to provide leadership to the Board and to ensure that trustees fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the proper governance of the charity.

Red Sea Executive Search & Selection

Principal Consultant: Asia-Pacific

We are looking for a Principal Consultant for the Asia Region to join our executive search team, working in Global Development and Philanthropy. You will be responsible for Executive Search in Asia pacific, working with the other Principal Consultants in their regions.  Our consultants are based in: Washington, Istanbul, Barcelona, Nairobi and London, and with our operations team in South Africa.

The work can be virtual/ remote based and involves client management and candidate research in international development and global Philanthropy. It will be a chance for someone to network and work within INGOs and the UN agencies. Asia is a region where we have some previous experience and you will be given access to our clients in the region, along with building relationships with new clients.

Oxfam International

Global Director for People – Kenya, Nairobi

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.

Plan International UK

Head of Disaster Risk Management – London, United Kingdom

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.

Oxfam Ireland
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Head of Institutional Funding – Dublin, Ireland

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

Trustees – Coventry, United Kingdom

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.