Associate Country Director – Oxfam GB

Associate Country Director, Uganda Programme
Kampala, Uganda
Open Ended Contract
£28,185 per annum (take home pay)
Oxfam will meet the tax and
social security liabilities of the post holder in addition to net salary.
Globally competitive benefits.
Background
Oxfam GB is an International NGO, which has operated in Uganda
since 1963. The programme supports about 230,000 people to rebuild their
livelihoods by providing essential services such as water and sanitation – and
providing agricultural inputs, extension support, training and production
assets to support agricultural development and other livelihoods initiatives.
Oxfam aims to overcome poverty
through the most effective, appropriate and enduring solutions. Oxfam’s
institutional mandate is therefore threefold; development work, emergency
humanitarian r elief work & policy advocacy work. Oxfam Uganda is currently
implementing programmes in Kitgum, North Karamoja, and Rwenzori regions through
a governance and livelihood approach. Oxfam in Uganda is also involved in
prevention of gender based violence and disaster risk reduction as well as
capacity building of social organizations at grass roots level. The programme
has a mix of direct implementation and working with partners.
The Role
The role is a senior management
post reporting to the Deputy Regional Director. You will be accountable for the
delivery of the relevant part of the Oxfam International Joint country strategy
to standards as agreed by the governing board and the managing affiliate (Oxfam
Novib). As a key member of the Country Leadership Team, the Associate Country
Director will support the development of the country analysis and strategy, be
involved in managing the transition plan to Single Management Structure,
ensuring implementation, learning and review within Oxfam GB. You will be
accountable for the delivery of the relevant part of the Oxfam International
Joint country strategy to standards as agreed by the governing board and the
managing affiliate (Oxfam Novib). You will also have Operational and people
line management responsibility of Oxfam GB staff, including day-to-day
performance management of program staff. You will Develop and manage donor and
partnership contracts for direct program work governed by Oxfam GB. You will
Input into the fundraising strategy, and coordination of fundraising
opportunities alongside and supported by the Country Leadership Team.
The Person
To be successful in this role you
will require substantial exposure on strategic leadership and proven senior
management experience in leading the development, and ensuring the delivery, of
programme strategy, either through partners or directly, in one or more
challenging locations. Specialist Humanitarian/Development or Advocacy
experience is a pre requisite for this role.
You will have ability to manage
the development of, and contribute to the high level analysis of factors
driving poverty, marginalisation and vulnerability in developing country
contexts, including the ability to ‘think politically’ by understanding
motivations, pressures and challenges faced by colleagues, partners and other
actors. You will be experienced in leading and motivating multi disciplinary,
geographically remote teams; a high degree of self-awareness and an
understanding of how to drive and support excellent team performance and
individual development. You will have experience of sensitively managing
organizational change in a complex environment. You must have excellent
communication and representation skills.
Fluency in written and spoken
English is essential. This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and
highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and
beliefs. To be successful in this role you will have active commitment to
promoting gender equity and diversity, and promoting the interests of
marginalized people in all aspects of the organisation’s work.
Only short listed candidates will
be contacted. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within
our organisation.
How to apply: 
Please follow the link to apply:
The closing date: 22 May 2012.

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