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Posted: 28/10/2022 15:39
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In line with Oxfam values & according to locations
Location: Flexible (OIS or Oxfam office location)
Level: Management
Deadline: 05/03/2023 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line with Oxfam values & according to locations
Job Type: Fixed Term


Closing date: 13th November 2022 @ 23:59 GMT

Interviews: TBD

Location: Open to remote working from any location in which the candidate has the right to work, and Oxfam is an employer.

Contract: fixed term - 6 Months

One Oxfam Grade: C

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

Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we are open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a fully or partially home-based arrangement, as other members of the OI Governance Team are distributed across several locations.

This role will require availability within working hours that are aligned or significantly overlapping with core working hours in the UK (UTC) and Kenya (UTC +3). It will also occasionally require flexibility to work outside of normal working hours (early mornings/ late evenings).

The Role

Oxfam International is looking for an Interim Governance Manager who will complement the Governance Team – part of OI’s globally distributed Strategy and Feminist Futured Department – to manage the Oxfam International governance cycle and provide effective and efficient support and advice to Oxfam’s global governance components, including the Oxfam International Board and its Committees. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual with prior understanding of governance, ideally in the non-governmental sector, at a time where a new and more diverse and inclusive global governance architecture continues to consolidate and evolve. More information about our global governance is available on our website (www.oxfam.org) at this link.

Who we’re looking for

  • Effective negotiation abilities and informal leadership skills in a multi-stakeholder, networked environment.
  • Experience in running governance processes, including excellent minute-taking skills. 
  • Ability to liaise with a wide range of people, both internally and externally and at many levels, with tact and diplomacy and the ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Demonstrable organizational and project management skills.
  • Competency in designing and delivering training, inductions, and written guides.
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English required, with French, Spanish or Arabic an advantage.

Please see the Job Description for further details.

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 fulfillment – 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. This role is offered on a fixed-term contract basis to ensure adequate capacity in the OI Governance Team while other substantive recruitments are in progress. 

How to apply

Please upload an up-to-date CV and a cover 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.

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.

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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