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That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.
We are an international confederation of 20 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
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Oxfam International West Africa Regional Platform is looking for an experienced humanitarian professional to provide leadership, advice and support to country teams and partners in the West Africa (WAF) region, to ensure that Oxfam is prepared and can respond in a coordinated and timely manner with quality and scale in major emergencies and protracted humanitarian crises. This role acts as the regional focal point on humanitarian issues, representing Oxfam internally and externally (where relevant).
Please see the job description for further details.
What we’re looking for
You will have significant, successful experience of managing humanitarian response work in a range of environments – including field-level management of complex humanitarian response programs and all phases of the project/program cycle.
You will demonstrate experience of policy development in relation to humanitarian response work. You will be an empowering leader, able to coach and identify training needs, with multidisciplinary teams in dispersed locations. You will be a strategic thought leader – able to handle, analyze and communicate information across a variety of stakeholders.
Fluency in written and spoken English and French are essential for this position.
What we offer
At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career. Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment
Our commitment to safeguarding
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Please note that Oxfam International participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Processes within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. Under this scheme, if you have been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization on any misconduct history in accordance with the terms of the scheme. For scheme details please click here
Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.
How to apply
If you believe your qualifications meet the requirements, please click here to start the application process.
Please outline in your cover letter how your skills and experience meet the essential criteria of the job description