VAC-177 - Head Of Digital Strategy

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Posted: 16/12/2021 07:49
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Location: Nairobi (preferred) or Global South Oxfam office
Level: Campaigns
Deadline: 15/02/2022 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Job Type: Permanent

Closing date:16th January 2022@ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Location: Global South (location subject to OIS being able to establish a contract of employment via a hosting affiliate or directly), Nairobi preferred

Contract: Permanent 

One Oxfam Grade: B1

Salary and benefits: In line Oxfam values and according to location

Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the location of the candidate to take up position in an Oxfam Location.


Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat team of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you, for example job share, part-time or compressed hours.


The Role

Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for Head Of Digital Strategy who will responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for Oxfam’s digital strategy for public engagement, policy and campaigns and should achieve agreed objectives for mobilization, fundraising and impact at global and national level. The post holder will achieve this through close working relationships with OI global campaigns and public engagement staff, senior staff from Oxfam affiliates and at national level in priority countries.


Please see the Job description for further details.


The person


Are you a dynamic, strategic and inspiring leader? Can you inspire action from colleagues around the world to work towards a common vision? Have you run great digital campaigns that have achieved real impact for people? Have you developed digital mobilisation in a wide variety of countries across the world? Are you passionate about using digital tools to empower people to take control of their futures? If so, you are the person we’re looking for. We need someone who can be diplomatic and sensitive as well as a strong motivator and leader to inspire people around the world to work together to deliver outstanding digital strategy. You need to have excellent knowledge of digital technologies and techniques and their potential application for Oxfam’s work, as well as superb knowledge of digital media and its potential for engaging publics to directly influence decision makers. You also must have the ability and skills to work with your team to support colleagues, partners and community activists with digital capacity skills and training that they need to achieve the greatest impact possible.

Fluency in English required and competence in French and/or Spanish is desirable.

What we offer

This is an opportunity to expand your current experience into an international level 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 to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment


How to apply

Please upload an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be shortlisted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

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) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in around 90 countries.

The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality. 

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 checksPlease 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 and inclusion within the workplace.


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