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Senior People and Culture Business Partner- Oxfam in Africa
Oxfam International (Oxfam)
Fixed Term Full-time
Closing soon: 7 Jun 2023
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Job Description

Closing date: 07 June 2023@ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Location: Flexible in Africa Region. Any country with an Oxfam office/presence (Senegal, Ethiopia, Kenya preferred),and you have the existing right to work

Contract: 4 years fixed term

One Oxfam Grade: B2

Salary and benefits: National

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

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’s Africa Platform is looking for A Senior People and Culture Business Partner will provide strategic input, support and will be the trusted partner of the OiA Head of People and Culture and the Country Directors on all people related matters. S/He will support the Head of People and Culture to enable countries to manage and develop their people as well as

ensuring that quality standards are met. S/He will contribute to the implementation strategy of the Global People Strategy within the Sub Sahara region in Africa. This role in provision of people and culture support, will manage the complexity of HR-related matters across Africa, paying attention to the social and cultural context of the continent.

Please see the Job description for further details.

We’re looking for a person with

  • Leadership Skills and ability to act on behalf of the Head of People and Culture
  • As a senior technical specialist on People and Culture in the AP, Degree in Human Resources or related field(where appropriate in the local context) with expertise in providing a superior, proactive, business focused service.
  • Proven robust experience of organizational development, especially capacity building and skills transfer, learning and development and knowledge management. Experience in creating a learning and sharing environment.
  • Proven experience on change management.
  • Extensive working knowledge and experience of national labour laws and their application. Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own
  • personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters.
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • International: experience of HR/OD in a large complex, multi-cultural organisation
  • Culturally competent, with good understanding of the social and cultural contexts of Africa
  • Non-profit: experience of HR/OD in a NGO
  • Fluent working communication skills, written and oral in English and other languages particularly French are highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of (country) in terms of its political, economic and social trends plus a good understanding of the key development and humanitarian issues in the region.
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time

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 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.

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 21 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 procedure

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