Head of Governance
Based in the Headquarters (Nairobi, Kenya)
- This position is part of the global strategy team
About Our Client
Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 organizations (affiliates) led by Oxfam International. Driven by its vision of a just world, Oxfam is working alongside partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian assistance, long-term development and campaigns in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty and inequality.
The Head of Governance is a senior member of staff in the Confederation Development, Strategy and Governance Department. S/he leads the Governance team that works to create a business environment that enables Oxfam International, through transparent and accountable governance leadership and practice, to effectively oversee and steer the confederation's activities to help Oxfam achieve its mission for the communities it serves.
The key responsibilities of the Head of Governance are the following:
- To enable governance as a strategic function across the global Oxfam confederation.
- To ensure the effective implementation of the current governance arrangement.
- To drive governance best practice and learning at global and national affiliate levels.
- To lead the development of a future-oriented global governance model for Oxfam.
The Successful Applicant
- Substantial experience as governance advisor to complex (global) organizations, with experience as a company secretary and relevant professional qualification (or evidence of professional development in corporate governance) desirable.
- Demonstrable experience of developing corporate strategy, policy and effective systems in support of organizational objectives and activities.
Leadership and Management
- Demonstrated change management experience, effective negotiation abilities and informal leadership skills in a complex (global) multi-stakeholder environment.
- Experienced manager who can direct, motivate and inspire colleagues, and help them achieve and develop (also in a virtual working environment/ relationship).
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to liaise with a wide range of people with credibility, tact and diplomacy.
- Fluent in spoken and written English (essential), with knowledge of French and/ or Spanish (desirable).
Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.
Successful candidates will be subject to additional assessment and a range of reference checks.
What's on Offer
Competitive local package.