Oxfam GB Vacancy: Head of Gaza Programme, Palestine

Oxfam GB Vacancy: Head of Gaza Programme, Palestine
The Role
Head of Gaza Programme - Oxfam GB

Competitive package
Non-accompanied Post based in Gaza with regular travel to Jerusalem
An exciting vacancy is now live with us, and we are hoping to identify a dynamic and experienced senior Head of Programmes to oversee our work and team in Gaza and contribute to our programmes in OPTI.

We are looking for someone to lead of our exciting and diverse programme portfolio in Gaza. Focusing on Economic Development, Public Health and Food Security, you’ll help to shape and implement innovative programmes together with a committed and high performing team. You will be an excellent networker and collaborator and work closely with local NGOs and our international affiliates for joined up thinking. The challenges you will face will be diverse, complex and never routine, so you’ll need to constantly monitor and evaluate our programmes to ensure they have the right impact and that we learn from our operations. In addition, you can expect all the essential programme management responsibilities, from budgets and expenditure through to recruitment and staff learning & development. You will also play a lead role in constantly raising programme standards throughout the Gaza programme with a particular focus on gender, accountability, partnerships and monitoring, evaluation and learning. In short, you’ll make sure our work lives up to the high standards that our beneficiaries and donors deserve and expect.

What we’re looking for
Coming to us with considerable experience of senior programme management and leadership within local or international NGOs, you’ll have a good understanding of linking humanitarian, development and policy issues ideally in similarly complex context. You will be particularly strong in your ability to support others develop the programme quality components associated with the role. Just as important as your knowledge and experience, however, will be the personal qualities you bring to the role. Flexible, ambitious, creative and determined, you’ll know how to bring out the best in people and draw maximum value from a considerable budget. A strong decision maker and a confident communicator, you’ll be comfortable presenting to a wide range of audiences, including government, UN, donors, and staff. Above all, you’ll be an inspirational leader who canchallenge, motivate and develop teams.And, of course, you’ll have a genuine passion for the work we do.
This is a full time 18 months fixed term position, based in Gaza and attracting a competitive and comprehensive package.

About the MECIS Region
The Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS) region implements and manages programmes in Yemen, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Russia, Tajikistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Programmes within the MECIS region reflect Oxfam’s approach to work across the globe. We support self-reliance, not dependency, and to complement our work on the ground we strive to secure lasting change through our campaigning.

We also put women at the heart of all we do. The majority of people living in poverty are women and girls, and so this focus helps us to achieve our mission to overcome poverty and suffering.

Useful Information

Contract Length:18 months fixed - term contract

Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 1 Aug 2014

How to apply:
All applications will be received online at: HERE