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Executive Director - Suva, Fiji-Pacific

Oxfam Australia
  • 3 year full-time contract, Suva, Fiji- Pacific
  • An exciting role for an exceptional Pacific leader

Oxfam is a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to end poverty and injustice. Across regions, from the local to the global, we work with people to bring change that lasts. Our work is grounded in the commitment to the universality of human rights. Driven by diversity and founding our asks in evidence and experience, we take sides against poverty and injustice everywhere. Feminist approaches guide all our analysis, action and interaction.

Our vision is a world that is just and sustainable. A world in which people and planet are at the centre of just economies. A world in which women and girls live free from gender-based violence and discrimination. Where the climate crisis is contained, and inclusive and accountable governance systems allow for those in power to be held to account.

Oxfam International (OI) is an international confederation of 21 organizations (affiliates), coordinated and co-led by the OI Secretariat. We are working across regions in about 70 countries, with thousands of partners and allies, supporting communities to build better lives for themselves, build resilience and protect lives and livelihoods also in times of crisis. All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.

The role

Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for an Executive Director for Oxfam in the Pacific

The Executive Director will lead the application and preparations of Oxfam in the Pacific (OiP) to become an independent Affiliate within the Oxfam Confederation. The Executive Director will provide leadership in the establishment of Oxfam Pacific as a regional Affiliate within the global Oxfam confederation and drive the implementation of the Pacific Regional Strategy 2020-2030. With the vision set under the Regional Strategy, Oxfam in the Pacific is in the process of embedding a shift from a country-based to cross-regional, multi-country programming model. Under this shift, the Executive Director is a set-up style and system orientated person with a strong ability to translate vision and strategy into concrete action.

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Who we’re looking for:

A visionary, strategist, self-aware and dynamic leader with traceable senior leadership experience in managing and motivating multi-disciplinary, multicultural and geographically remote teams, crisis management leadership, managing complex change processes and relationships involving a wide range of both internal and external multi-cultural stakeholder as well as experience of managing security, risk and legal compliance, preferably within an INGO or regional organisation context. The Executive Director should have understanding and knowledge of the politics, economics, cultural dynamics, and political context of the Pacific Islands within the region and the ability to drive the organisation as a convenor, broker and using the facilitator approach with decision makers in government, regional organisations, INGOs, the Private Sector, media and with pivotal figures in society.

The role requires commitment to a rights-based approach including an active commitment to putting women’s rights at the heart of all we do as well as the rights of other marginalised people in all aspects of an organisation’s work and adherence to Oxfam values. If you meet these requirements, then you are the individual we are looking for,

What we offer:

This role provides an opportunity to lead in advancing an Inclusive and accountable governance for a 1.5°C world, drive all of Oxfam’s work in the Pacific, and the Pacific Regional Strategy. Through this Regional Strategy, Oxfam in the Pacific aims to become in the Pacific a networked partnership model where the resources, influence, programs and capacities across the network underpin a common change agenda. The role gives an individual a better understanding and appreciation of the important work done by Oxfam employees every day to continue fighting injustice around the world. At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome.

If you share our vision, mission and commitment to transformative system change, and you are ready to take on this challenge, this role offers the opportunity to join a global and increasingly diverse network of activists, scope for great personal fulfilment – and a wide range of unique opportunities to learn, develop and have impact together with others across and beyond the Oxfam confederation.

Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment.

How to Apply

Please click 'Apply Now' to apply upload an up to date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your motivation and suitability against the essential criteria in the Job description. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

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 organisation 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

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