Posted: 09/11/2022 13:43
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

Country Director Roving

Closing date: 30th November 2022@ 23:59 GMT

Interviews: TBD

Location: Flexible permanent base (subject to being able to establish a contract of employment in a country where Oxfam has an office), with short term (3-6 month) deployments in different countries.

Contract: 2 years

One Oxfam Grade: B1

Salary and benefits: In line with Oxfam values & according to location; national terms and conditions apply

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


The Role

Oxfam International is looking for a CD Roving to be deployed to a country/subregional program for periods for on average 3-6 months. This will be either to provide short-term cover for a vacant CD role or when the CD temporary cannot fulfill his/her role.

The role of the CD Roving is to contribute and implement Oxfam’s Global Strategy, by providing vision and strategic direction to all of Oxfam’s work in the Country or subregional program. This includes Oxfam’s humanitarian responses, long term development programme design and implementation, advocacy and policy and influencing. Responsible and accountable for the strategic direction and effective management of the Country/subregional program, programming ensuring development, continued improvement in quality and impact of programmes and effective financial and human resource management in line with Oxfam Policy.

For every deployment more specific Terms of Reference will be agreed upon.

Please see the Job Description for further details.

Who we’re looking for

Management and Leadership

  • Proven track record of leading and motivating multi-disciplinary, geographically remote teams and operations across several locations
  • Significant senior leadership and management experience in the development and delivery of the high-quality program, influencing and humanitarian strategy, with and through partners or directly.

Representation and Communication

  • Proven track record of success in representing an organization with partners, government agencies, private sector organizations, media, and donors at senior level: nationally and globally.
  • Proven track record of success in advocacy and influencing
  • Demonstrable experience of working with the media and an ability to represent the organisation in the media if required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate.

Finance and Funding

  • Coordinate overall country budget funded by major bilateral donors; manage budget within approved spending levels and establish an annual cash flow plan to ensure a steady and adequate supply of funds for programme activities.
  • Ensure programme implementation is on time, target, and budget by leading the monthly budget monitoring process.
  • Build and maintain an environment of collaboration among programme, finance, operations, and human resource team members resulting in optimal support for programme activities.

Risk and Duty of Care

  • Experience of managing security, risk and legal compliance within an INGO context.
  • Able to anticipate and manage risks that could threaten the organisation’s reputation, operational viability, and security.
  • Review and update the Country Risk Register on a quarterly basis. All risks should be owned and managed in the programme and the CD should ensure they are addressed.
  • Responding robustly to any suspicions or reports of fraud, code of conduct abuses or other misdemeanours, and adhering to Oxfam’s policy and procedures on investigations.
  • Proven track record of making sound judgements in uncertain and pressurized situations.
  • Able to fulfil agreed standards in disaster preparedness, mitigation and management including humanitarian response activities for Category 1 2 3 emergencies.
  • Experience of crisis management and security management, preferable in complex and fragile socioeconomic environments.
  • Fluent in written and spoken French and English. The ability to work in one or more additional language like Spanish is an asset.

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

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.

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, 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