Humanitarian Lead & Country Representative-Zimbabwe (INT9603)

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The Role:

This is a 2 year fixed term opportunity, to be based in Harare, Zimbabwe. You must be a Zimbabwean national or permit holder (proof of work permit required at interview stage). Interviews to be held in early June 2023. 
We are looking for someone to lead on the development and implementation of the Oxfam SAF Humanitarian strategy including humanitarian policy and advocacy work for SAF as part of the overall response to the different emergencies in line with the emergency response team mission and provide technical support on humanitarian protection and safe programming for SAF Programmes. The position will lead on the delivery DRR/Resilience building programmes, humanitarian response and campaigns, advocacy, and media work regionally, and support the delivery of SAF and global objectives in relation emergencies. The position will also have country management oversight.

What we are looking for:

•    Self-Awareness
•    Vision Setting
•    Influencing
•    Good understanding of key humanitarian issues, institutions and policy debates linked to different types of emergencies in the Region. 
•    Experience of field-level management of complex humanitarian response programmes; and all phases of the project/program cycle, with a good understanding of context, dilemmas, challenges and ways of working.
•    Demonstrable skills in gender analysis in humanitarian response or preparedness programming, and a clear understanding of the practical significance of gender issues in humanitarian environments;
•    Demonstrable experience of policy development in relation to humanitarian response work.
•    Experience of identifying training needs and developing and delivering training implementation
•    Proven track record of policy/advocacy, influencing government, donors or other organisations through advocacy at regional and international levels. 
•    Strong experience working in partnership with national and international NGOs and civil society organisations and networks. 

We are looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.

Spoken and written Portuguese will be an added advantage.

We offer:

 This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Southern Africa, to act as key contributor to the humanitarian work, to work with a group of passionate people, you will have training and development, and we offer fair pay and competitive benefits package. Please note that this role is based on national salary and benefits. 


 We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a partially home-based role or job share.

How to apply:

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  


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