1917 - Strategy and Feminist Futures Director

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Posted: 28/10/2022 13:45
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Location: Nairobi (preferred) or Global South Oxfam office
Level: Management
Deadline: 23/05/2023 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Job Type: Fixed Term

Closing date:27  November 2022 @ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT


Location: Global South, Nairobi preferred

Contract: 4 years fixed term 

One Oxfam Grade: Grade: A1

Salary and benefits: : International



About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to end poverty and injustice. Across regions, from the local to the global, we work with people to bring change that lasts.

Our vision is a world that is just and sustainable. A world in which people and planet are at the center of just economies. A world in which women and girls live free from gender-based violence and discrimination. Where the climate crisis is contained, and inclusive and accountable governance systems allow for those in power to be held to account.

Our work is grounded in the commitment to the universality of human rights. Driven by diversity and founding our asks in evidence and experience, we take sides against poverty and injustice everywhere.

All our work is grounded in our commitment to being feminist in everything we do, and our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality; and feminist approaches guide all our analysis, action and interaction.

The Role

Oxfam International is recruiting a Strategy and Feminist Futures Director. This will be a 4 years contract opportunity to join the OI Executive Leadership Team (ELT), reporting into the OI Executive Director (OIED) and leading a small department of currently 8 staff. As SFF Director, you will oversee confederation-wide engagement on Oxfam’s Global Strategic Framework, global governance, confederation development and our work around feminist futures – ensuring the coherence and integrity of our global choices, and strategic leadership that is firmly grounded in a feminist approach. Priorities for this interim role will be agreed between the OIED and successful candidate but are expected to include accompaniment of the next global horizon process, co-leadership on the further development of Oxfam as a diversified network (including through ‘southern Affiliation’), support to the consolidation of the SFF Gender Justice Team, and coordination with the OI Board and other global governance stakeholders in the implementation of a recent learning review. For further detail and if you are tempted by this opportunity of joining not just one but two wonderful teams (SFF and ELT),For more details please see here the job description.

Who we’re looking for


Our next Strategy and Feminist Futures Director will have proven leadership ability at a senior, strategic level in a complex dispersed organization and with strong leadership, coordination/ management and people skills; will have ability to operate in a complex environment with experience in leading large-scale organizational change processes together with others will have exceptionally high collaboration skills and be comfortable with navigating overlapping roles and responsibilities. S/he will have experienced in political dialogue, influencing and organizational culture change processes that have a strong emphasis on gender justice, safeguarding and diversity and inclusion.

For more details please see here the job description.


What we offer


This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in the Strategy and Feminist Futures department, to act as a key contributor to Oxfam’s strategy. 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.


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. Oxfam International Secretariat also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, if a job applicant has been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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