Humanitarian Support Personnel - Programme Manager

Oxfam GB
  • Location
    Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jul 08

Position description

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Oxfam’s Global Humanitarian Team are looking for emergency response managers to join our elite team. Do you have a “can do” attitude and the drive and self-confidence to shape our humanitarian programmes? Do you enjoy problem solving and multi-tasking in the most challenging environments? Do you have a genuine interest and commitment to making a long-term difference to those affected by crises and disasters?

If you are a talented manager, have proven humanitarian experience in a number of different emergency contexts, excellent communication skills and are able to motivate and lead a team, then we want to work with you!

As a Programme Manager, you will be typically responsible for managing a specific programme area, typically teams of up to 50 people including technical experts (such as Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH), food security and a range of support services) and manage budgets up to 5 million Euros. You will work with limited supervision and autonomously set programme level objectives. You might also be deployed at capital level to coordinate a country-wide emergency response.

You will be part of a team of approximately 80 HSP members comprising various different technical functions and you will be deployed by Oxfam’s Global Humanitarian Team. You may be deployed into our biggest and most challenging emergency responses, or into chronic, less visible crises in any country in the world. You will be deployed from your home country. You must be prepared to travel at short notice to emergency response countries (deployments are normally 3-6 months, but can be longer).

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in a humanitarian context, to act as key contributor to Oxfam's humanitarian work, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields etc, training and development, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

 Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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. 

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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