Oxfam International – HR Officer (Maternity Cover).

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Location: Based in Nairobi or Oxford

Contract: Fixed Term (6.5 months)

Salary and benefits: In line with Oxfam values  Oxford office Benefits.

Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for this role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the location of the post. We are not able to support the relocation of a candidate to take up the position in an Oxfam location

Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you,

The Role

Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for an HR Officer to provide administrative support and first level HR advice to key stakeholders under the guidance of the HR Operations & Benefits Lead while working closely with a People Partner. This role works with the People & Culture function to administer HR processes and procedures of the employee lifecycle and provides support to People & Culture function when implementing and monitoring HR policies and procedures. The HR Officer will be allocated a key workstream/client group by agreement with the Lead People Team, HR Operations & Benefits Lead, and the Head of International HR Operations.

Please see the job description for more information.

Who we’re looking for

Our office operates in a dynamic, fast paced and complex environment so you will need to have a proactive ‘can do’ attitude and be confident at juggling and prioritizing multiple tasks and stakeholders.

You will be a confident communicator at all levels, both written and spoken and a fast learner. You will take pride in your work paying close attention to details and accuracy. You will have strong organizational skills and be able to take ownership of a query and see it through to a successful conclusion. You will have strong Excel skills for data entry and producing information on key HR data. You will have proven experience of delivering high quality end-to-end employee life-cycle administration and supporting an HR Operations Function. Fluency in English is essential; French or Spanish language skills would be advantageous.

What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in the way Oxfam manages and develops our people and culture in line with our values and mission. 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 to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment

How to apply

Please upload an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile


Closing date: 27th November 2022 @ 23:59 GMT

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

About us

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) 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.

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.