Country director

Job description

Country director

Location: Kinshasa

Position Type: Open-ended; Accompanied

Closing date : November 15th, 2013



Oxfam is seeking a Country Director to lead, develop, and represent Oxfam in DRC. We are looking for an exceptional, strategic leader with a passion for Oxfam's work to head Oxfam large and complex programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The package:
An attractive package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. This will include a net salary, meaning that Oxfam will pay 100% of any tax and social security liabilities relating to your employment. You will also receive benefits tailored to your individual contract including annual leave, flights home, accommodation, education allowance, pension, medical plan and insurances among others. We also take into account cost of living and provide for an Expensive Country Allowance.

Context: Oxfam has been present in the DRC for 50 years, and is running its largest programme, worldwide combining humanitarian, development, and advocacy work. The Oxfam affiliates work primarily in the areas of WASH, food security and livelihoods, protection, as well as education, with governance and advocacy being overarching themes to leverage real change.

To read more about our work in DRC:

The Role Reporting to the Deputy Regional Director in Nairobi, Kenya you will - together with the three Associate Country Directors - lead, develop and represent Oxfam International's programme in the DRC. In addition you will have direct line responsibility for the management, development, and implementation of Oxfam GB's part of the programme. You will be accountable to a regional governance board of Oxfam International for the implementation of the agreed common country strategy. You will chair the Oxfam International Country Leadership team, and ensure a constructive and productive working relationship amongst the Oxfam affiliates. You will ensure that appropriate systems are in place to manage the significant security, brand, financial, and administrative risk in DRC. You will ensure good relations with donors and will represent Oxfam at high level towards government, MONUSCO, UN specialised agencies, other NGOs, as well as local partners and the media.

The Person You are an exceptional leader committed to Oxfam values and to the success of the Oxfam International programme. Your outstanding analytical skills enable you to constantly adapt to an ever-changing context. You have proven strategic and operational capacities in highly complex environments. You have substantial years of experience working in developing countries and in senior management functions. You can demonstrate very strong people management skills. You are used to multi-cultural environments and have a strong commitment to issues such as gender and HIV/AIDS. You are not foreign to distance management, and you have the necessary diplomatic skills to facilitate a good working relationship within the Oxfam family. You are highly creative and adaptable. You are a self-starter and a fast-learner. As if this was not enough, you can also communicate easily toward the outside with a wide range of audiences, both in French and English. Previous experience in the DRC/Great Lakes context would be appreciated.

How to apply:

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application online at (REF INT6584)

                                      *Applications to be sent in English*

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

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