Country Director


Job Description

Oxfam has been working in Niger since 1992 to promote good governance and active citizenship, support vulnerable populations that have been victims of disasters and conflicts, and contribute to strengthening their Security" id="link" class="link">Food Security. Our vision of change is a fair Niger without poverty, where all citizens (men, women and youth) have the power and means to exercise their fundamental Human Rights and have control over their lives. All our interventions are supported by influencing work, actions to promote gender justice, and the development of Strategic Partnerships with local and international organizations.

The Role

Given the context in Niger and in connection with the Sahel strategy, Oxfam has the opportunity to further assert its added value and expertise by making an approach based on inequalities the basis of its programming and its campaigns on the field and thereby develop visibility of Oxfam's approach and related action.

It is obvious that inequalities constitute a breeding ground for frustration and conflict. In accordance with its dual humanitarian and development mandate. Niger will combine humanitarian interventions with its development, peace and influence work to tackle the root causes of inequalities (triple nexus). This unique program approach will allow Oxfam in Niger to meet direct needs but also achieve lasting effects for people living in the most vulnerable situations, especially young people and women, by addressing the root causes of inequality, vulnerabilities and fragility.

The Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director will be responsible to implement Oxfam Vision which aims to create a stronger Oxfam that is globally coordinated and relevant in every country in which we work. Oxfam Novib is Executing Affiliate for the Oxfam program in Niger.

What we're looking for

In order to help drive and deliver this ambitious vision in Niger, 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 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.

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. Please 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.
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