1950 - Head of International HR Operations

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Posted: 10/01/2023 05:46
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In Line with Oxfam Values
Location: Global South preferred, where Oxfam has presence
Level: Management
Deadline: 16/03/2023 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line with Oxfam Values
Job Type: Fixed Term



Closing date: 5th February 2023@ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Interviews: To Be Confirmed

Location:  Flexible subject to being able to establish a contract of employment – Global South Location Preferred

Contract:  Fixed Term for 4 Years (renewable)

One Oxfam Grade: B1

Salary and benefits: National – as per Oxfam pay policy

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 preffered location above. We are not able to support the relocation of a candidate to take up the position in an Oxfam location

Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the OIS team of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you.


The Role

Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for a Head of International HR Operations who will be responsible for providing support to OI People and Culture Director, acting as a strategic leader for the international HR Operations, responsible for high quality, accurate & consistent services across countries and regions. Lead on the ongoing design of the structure of HR Operations, including appropriate level of resources, skills, capability and ensuring future proofing for key transformation work (such as the Transforming Business Support program). Operate as a strategic leader of the Regional Human Resource Business Partner (RHRBP) network and core member of Oxfam Executing Affiliate (EA) HR Directors Group to play a key role in translating Oxfam’s People strategy into HR Operational excellence.

Please see the Job Description for more information

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for a candidate with bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resource Management or related field with substantial knowledge and experience of general human resource management working within an international organization. Extensive working knowledge and experience of (region and countries) labour law and its application. The selected candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and is able to work as part of a dispersed, multi-disciplined, multi-cultural team. We are looking for a candidate who will show commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies with experience of promoting gender equity and diversity and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work. Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to explain technical information in plain Language. Fluency in English required and competence in French and/or Spanish is desirable.

What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference within Oxfam and to act as a key contributor to Oxfam Intenational’s Operations strategy across Countries and Regions.  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

To apply for this role please upload an 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.

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 21 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

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 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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