Oxfam hiring Country Director – Senegal.
Oxfam has been active in Senegal for almost four decades. In recent years, our focus has been on supporting sustainable livelihoods, promoting good governance and ensuring sustainable human development in the face of crisis and human/natural disasters.
The vision we have for Senegal, based on our understanding of the nature of poverty and how to break the cycle sustainably, is one where the country has an active citizenry, comprising of a good representation of men, women and youth, that is willing and capable of influencing the development and implementation of national policies, and receives a more equitable share of the national wealth.
The Country Director will be responsible, with support from change groups and the Regional Director, to deliver the new and exciting Oxfam Strategic Framework (2020-30) which aims to create a stronger but humble Oxfam that is part of a diversified and globally balanced network. He/she will lead in positioning Oxfam in Senegal as an effective and partner led agency of Influence that is meaningfully connected to the struggles of the Senegalese people and that of the ECOWAS region and African continent to reduce the injustice of poverty.
In order to help drive and deliver this ambitious vision in Senegal we are currently seeking an outstanding and distinctive Country Director. This leader will have demonstrable strategic and creative leadership, management and coordination skills in a network setting, a multi-cultural worldview and understand the systemic challenges and strengths of being a global organization.
Excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken French and English are essential.
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
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.
Application deadline: 18 Nov 2020