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Executive Lead - People and Planning

Oxfam Australia
  • Join Oxfam Australia’s Executive, leading on the delivery of our strategic plan

  • 5-year contract, Full-time
  • Melbourne based

About Us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to eliminate the inequalities that keep people in poverty.

At Oxfam Australia, we believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty. We believe that in a wealthy world, poverty is unjustifiable and preventable, that the present state of inequality and injustice must be challenged, and that with the right support, people can change their lives for the better.

We are part of an international confederation of 19 organisations (affiliates) working togetherwith partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by five core values: Accountability, Empowerment, Equality, Inclusiveness and Sustainability.

As an organisation undertaking work both locally and internationally and in humanitarian response, we take our duty of care seriously to safeguard children, young people and adults and recognise that we must meet community expectations and the trust placed in our people to maintain the highest standards of conduct with children. Therefore, our people are required to comply with the One Oxfam Child Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policies and sign the Oxfam Australia Child Safeguarding and One Oxfam Employee Codes of Conduct. 

The Role

As Oxfam Australia’s Executive Lead – People and Planning you will support the development, delivery and evaluation of Oxfam Australia’s planning, internal governance, risk, compliance, people and culture, safeguarding, and executing affiliate support strategies.

You work cross functionally with all areas of the organisation to develop whole of organisation integrated planning and reporting processes and plays a key role in connecting intersecting project and work streams.

You will Participate fully in the strategic leadership of Oxfam Australia, as a member of the Executive Leadership Group, contributing to the Oxfam Australia strategy. 

A little about you (the key selection criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have;

  • Demonstrated experience in organisational system development, cultural transformation, and adaptive leadership. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning and execution of complex change, in agile environments. 
  • Sound appreciation of the context for safeguarding, equity, justice, and duty of care issues. 
  • Ability to lead and work effectively in multifunctional teams comprised of people from different parts of the organisation and at different levels of expertise.
  • Ability to influence decisions and behaviours horizontally across the organisation through establishing trust, credibility and relationships. 

We can offer you

  • A base salary of circa $160,000 plus superannuation, superior leave benefits and access to a generous not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,450 of your salary tax-free).
  • The opportunity to use your talents and expertise to make a positive impact around the world.
  • We value flexibility, and seek to support our people to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.

How to apply

  • To apply, click the Apply Now button to be directed to Oxfam’s job portal

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We care deeply about creating a safe and inclusive workplace where our people feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applicants with personal experience of the forms of injustice we seek to address to apply for opportunities at Oxfam Australia.

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