Country Director - Mali

Full time Staff

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

Mali has been plunged into an unprecedented political, institutional, socio-economic and security crisis that has seriously undermined development efforts in recent years. This crisis has profoundly altered social cohesion, destabilized institutions and democracy, wiped out economic activity and tarnished the image of the country, favoured unspeakable abuses committed against civilians, including rape of women. Poor governance, lack of basic and basic needs of the population, lack of youth, organized crime, injustice and increased social inequality all contributed to the emergence of crisis.

Over the coming years, Oxfam wants to harness its operational capacity and its ability to influence at local, national, and international levels, to leverage impact at scale by developing and implementing programmes that tackle inequalities and social injustice in Mali. Together with civil society allies and technical and financial partners, Oxfam intend to have a positive impact on equal rights to reduce poverty. This will be translated into support to family farming, good governance, building the resilience of communities to cope with shocks, and improving people's access to basic social services.

Are you the exceptional leader we’re looking for?

The Country Director will be responsible for implementing the Oxfam 2020 Vision which aims, to create a stronger Oxfam that is globally coordinated and relevant in every country in which we work. Aiming to create a future where Oxfam is a more interdependent network, driven more by knowledge, organized for more simplicity internally and more globally balanced.

In order to help drive and deliver this ambitious vision in Mali, we are currently seeking an outstanding and distinctive Country Director. This leader will have demonstrable strategic and creative leadership, management and coordination skills in a network setting, a multi-cultural worldview and understand the systemic challenges and strengths of being a global organization. Excellent communication skills, including fluency in English is essential.

The Country Director will contribute to and implement Oxfam’s Global strategy, by providing vision and strategic direction to all of Oxfam’s work in the Country. This includes Oxfam’s humanitarian responses, long term development programme design and implementation, advocacy and policy and influencing. They will be responsible and accountable for the strategic direction and effective management of the Country, ensuring development, continued improvement in quality and impact, and effective financial and human resource management in line with Oxfam Policy.

We particularly welcome applications from women and those from the global south, as they are under-represented at senior management level.

In addition to a competitive salary, of which Oxfam will pay 100% of any tax and social security liabilities relating to your employment, you will receive benefits tailored to your individual contract. Such benefits include: annual leave, flights home, accommodation allowance, rest and recuperation, education allowance, pension, medical plan and insurance.

Additional Information:

Contract Type: Four years, fixed term.

Location: Mali - Bamako

Salary: $51,667 - $74,160 USD per annum

Selection Assessment and Interview Date: Week commencing 29th January and 5th February 2018

As part of the interview process, we will be asking candidates to complete an Occupational Personality Questionnaire.

How to Apply:

This is an opportunity for an exceptional, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job description and apply online via the link in this job advert.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.

Closing date: 
14th January 2018