- Job ID 90987
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 organisations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and influencing, currently in more than 90 countries
About Oxfam Nepal
Oxfam in Nepal wants to maintain its relevance to continue to address inequality. As such it will require organizational agility, adaptiveness, and capacity to innovate. Nepal is highly vulnerable to impacts of climate change and natural disasters. As climate change impacts increase, vulnerability continues to grow – even slight changes in climatic conditions can have a major impact upon food security and livelihoods of smallholders.
Oxfam in Nepal’s current strategy seeks to address:
Country Goal 1 – We want to see women and girls have free choice, equal opportunities and hold
positions of substantive and broad leadership in Nepal’s development, located within larger
progress on social inclusion.
Country Goal 2 – We want to see young people, women and poor marginalized groups, in urban
and rural areas, have resilient livelihoods and financial security.
Country Goal 3 – We want to see resilient communities through increased coping capacity to
disasters through localised risk management and response.
Country Goal 4 – We want to see strong governance of water and capacity to address environmental management and the climate emergency.
Position: COUNTRY DIRECTOR – NEPAL
Closing date: 13 July 2023 @23:59 GMT
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
“Open for all Nationals”
“Nepalese nationals and women professionals are encouraged to apply”
Contract: 2 years fixed-term contract
One Oxfam Grade: B2
Salary and benefits: In line with Oxfam values and according to location
Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam in Asia of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you
Oxfam International Asia Regional Platform is looking for the Country Director to lead the team and program in Nepal. The role will contribute to the implementation of Oxfam’s 2030 Global Strategy Framework which aims to create a stronger Oxfam that is globally coordinated and relevant in every country in which we work. The Country Director develops and implements a country level strategy aligning to the regional and global framework, ensuring the Nepal country program adds value and leverages itself within the Asia region.
With support from the Asia Regional Platform under the leadership of the Regional Director, the Country Director will be responsible and accountable, for providing vision and strategic direction to all of Oxfam’s work in the Country, effective management of the country programming ensuring impact at scale through innovation, programme and business development, continued improvement in programme quality and transformative partnership approaches, effective financial and human resources management and provide high-level support and representation for advocacy, fundraising and any other representational purposes in support of Oxfam’s work and interest, ensuring gender justice and feminist principles are adopted.
Who we’re looking for
Country Director- Nepal will be an experienced, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs with the following qualification and competencies:
- Significant senior leadership and management experience in the development and delivery of high quality programs, influencing and humanitarian strategy, with and through partners or directly, in one or more challenging locations.
- Experience of managing complex change processes and relationships involving a wide range of both internal and external multi-cultural stakeholders across a variety of disciplines and geographical areas.
- Proven track record of leading and motivating multi-disciplinary, geographically remote teams and operations across a number of locations.
- Proven track record in resource mobilization and business development and the ability to maximize fundraising from diverse institutions, both local and international.
- The ability to ‘think politically’ understanding motivations, pressures, power dynamics and challenges faced by colleagues, partners, decision makers and other actors; and the ability to generate effective strategies to influence them.
- Experience of managing security, risk and legal compliance within an INGO context.
- 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
What we offer
This role will give you an opportunity to lead the Nepal country team, make a difference in Oxfam in Nepal and in Asia, to act as key contributor in leading Oxfam Nepal’s strategic goals and to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their technical fields. The role offers opportunities for training and professional development, and fair pay and competitive benefits package.
Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment.
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 more than 90 countries.
All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.
We are committed to ensuring diversity, equity, inclusion and representation within our organization. We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group [including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins], religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity.
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.
How to apply
To apply, please go to the link below:
and upload an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. Your application will be assessed based on both cover letter and CV.
Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.