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Country Director, Papua New Guinea

2 year full-time contract, Port Moresby

An exceptional international development role for a unique person

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together for a future without poverty. We work to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.

The role

We seek a dynamic Country Director to provide the vision and strategic direction for all of Oxfam’s work in PNG. This includes providing strategic leadership of the Oxfam country office and programme, and ensuring high quality, accountability and impact in working with communities, partners and other key stakeholders. The Country Director will also support the implementation of Oxfam’s 2020 Vision in PNG, to achieve a stronger Oxfam that is well-coordinated at the global level and relevant locally in PNG, and also support an increasingly independent Oxfam in the Pacific that is driven by local stakeholders and interests.

Our ideal candidate

An effective leader, excellent communicator, strategic thinker and powerful advocate with strong ethical values, you will also have:

  • Successful and significant senior leadership and management experience in the development and delivery of high quality development programmes, influencing and humanitarian strategy, with or through partners or directly, and in multiple challenging locations (including PNG, as a preference)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead staff and programmes in complex cross functional and cross-cultural contexts, preferably on a long term basis in a developing country context
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability think strategically, including thinking beyond a country programme context and acting within a regional and global framework
  • Success in leading, supporting and empowering teams that may be geographically remote, with a commitment to promoting leadership amongst local staff
  • Proven  interpersonal, communication, advocacy and influencing skills and experience of representing the organization at a senior level - to donors, partners, government agencies, private sector organisations, civil society groups and the media, nationally and globally
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice, gender equity and good gender practice 
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in leading budget planning and monitoring, including the development of funding framework

We can offer you...

  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • The opportunity to align your career aspirations with a compelling cause
  • The opportunity to operate both globally and locally, with  opportunities for further career progression and development
  • The chance to work with passionate & committed work colleagues who are some of the best in their fields

Apply now

Appointment to this position will require a satisfactory medical, police check and Working with Children Check.

Oxfam New Zealand is an equal opportunities employer. We promote diversity and practice equity in the workplace.

Senior Face to Face Fundraising Coordinator

Auckland based

Would you like to use your impressive organisational, communication and fundraising skills to make a positive difference in the world?

Then we have your ideal job!  Oxfam New Zealand is launching our first ever in house face to face team. We seek recruit a capable and experienced face to fundraiser to set up and lead this exciting new initiative.  Initially running a single team from our Auckland office, the aim is to increase this to four or five teams by the end of 2015, and in the process, significantly expand the number of regular donors who support Oxfam’s life giving work.

A skilled communicator, motivational leader, strong organiser and effective administrator – we want it all!  And relevant experience as well. This includes extensive face to face fundraising experience as well as some experience of managing face to face teams.

In return, we offer a salary of $59317 per annum, a friendly work environment, passionate colleagues and the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of some of the poorest people around the world.

To find out more, please click on the link for the full job description.

To apply, please send your up to date CV and covering letter to, with the subject line “Senior F2F Fundraising Coordinator  – your name”.  The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday, 5 January 2015. First round interviews are scheduled for 9 January 2015.

Oxfam New Zealand is an equal opportunities employer and encourages diversity in the workplace. 

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