Closing date: 26th April @ 23:59 GMT+1
Job Type: Fixed term until 31st July 2018 (Maternity Cover)
Salary: 3358992 KES gross per annum (negotiable)
Candidates must possess and be able to retain the right to work in Kenya prior to application. Oxfam International is not able to provide a Kenyan work permit for this position.
Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.
One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.
Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.
Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Oxford, with advocacy and campaigns offices in Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.
This post will be part of the OI Secretariat Advocacy & Campaign team and based in the OI Secretariat Office in Nairobi, Kenya.
Oxfam International is looking for an Executive Assistant and External Affairs Coordinator to be responsible for the coordination of the high-level external representation strategy of the OI Secretariat. The role holder will lead on developing a confederation-wide spokesperson-strategy and will support Southern EDs and senior staff in building capacity for high level external engagement. The Executive Assistant and External Affairs Coordinator will support the governance of Advocacy and Campaigns within the confederation, as well as providing project management / research support on specific Advocacy and Campaigns projects.
The successful applicant will have strong managements and analytical skills and experience in implementing organizational strategy in own area of expertise as well as developing and managing budget.
Fluency in English required and competence in French and/or Spanish is desirable.
To coordinate the high-level external representation strategy of the OI Secretariat ; to lead on developing a confederation-wide spokesperson-strategy and support Southern EDs and senior staff in building capacity for high level external engagement; to support the governance of Advocacy and Campaigns within the confederation. as well as project management / research support on specific Advocacy and Campaigns projects.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Manages the coordination of the high-level external representation strategy of the OIS (50%)
Lead on developing spokesperson strategy across the confederation and support southern EDs / senior staff in building capacity for high level external engagement (20%)
Support to governance of Advocacy and Campaigns within the confederation (20%)
Project management / research support (10%)
Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge
Key Behavioral Competencies
|Decisiveness||We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.|
|Influencing||We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.|
|Humility||We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.|
|Relationship Building||We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.|
|Listening||We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.|
|Mutual Accountability||We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values. We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.|
|Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity||We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.|
|Systems Thinking||We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.|
|Strategic Thinking and Judgment||We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.|
|Vision Setting||We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.|
|Self-Awareness||We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.|
|Enabling||We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.|
Please note that applications that do not have a covering letter and Résumé/CV will not be considered (you will need to combine your Résumé/CV into one document before attaching it to your application) Thank you in advance for your interest in this position.
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