Oxfam recrute 01 Country Director /Directeur(trice) Pays – Senegal
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 20 organizations (affiliates) 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 three core values: Courage, Solidarity, Equality, Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here
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.
What we’re looking for
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.
Please see the job description for more information.
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
If you believe your qualifications meet the requirements, please click here to apply:
Please outline in your cover letter how your skills and experience meet the essential criteria of the role.
Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.