1954 - Senior International Reward Business Partner

Posted: 25/01/2023 06:56
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In Line with Oxfam Values
Location: OIS office or Oxfam existing office location
Level: Management
Deadline: 16/03/2023 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line with Oxfam Values
Job Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 15th February 2023 @ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Location: Flexible (subject to being able to establish a contract of employment) 

Contract: Fixed Term (2- years)

One Oxfam Grade: B

Salary and benefits: In line with Oxfam values

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 required location. 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 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 Secretariat is looking for Senior International Reward Business Partner to provide expert advice on a broad spectrum of strategic and operational reward matters to managers and senior leadership across the confederation and contributes to the development of the global reward strategy.  Provides dedicated senior International Reward Business partnership and focal point for reward matters for designated stakeholder groups and activities, specifically Oxfam GB’s Executive Affiliate reward activities and non-UK based staff including the delivery of the annual calendar of reward activities, development and implementation of reward policy and practice and solutions, and expert guidance and governance which reflect and embed our values and aspirations to be safe, feminist and anti-racist in how we work.

Please see the Job Description for further details

Who we're looking for

In addition:

  • Significant experience of complex international Reward delivery gained within a large, unionised organisation and with multiple stakeholders
  • Up to date and in-depth knowledge of reward practices
  • Experienced in contributing to medium-term strategic and operational business planning and delivery of successful outcomes with a positive impact for the business
  • Analytical skills, including using data to inform decision making, and being able to weigh up and take decisions when there are unknowns and different possible solutions
  • Influencing skills
  • A role model for wellbeing and resilience

Experience in developing others (inside and outside HR) to build knowledge, understanding and capability in reward management.  Includes skills building across the wider management community


  • Coaching or training/facilitation experience
  • MCIPD qualified or equivalent experience level
  • Experience of working in an INGO and/or international environment

Understanding and/or experience of feminist leadership principles, anti-racist and intersectional approaches in practice

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 fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career. Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment

How to apply

Please click on the "apply" button to start the application process. 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 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 21 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.