Programme Portfolio Manager for Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

Oxford, UK
Full time Staff

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have strong representation, relationship-building, negotiation and influencing skills?

Do you have senior level program management or advisory experience in large complex projects and programmes at country and regional level?

Do you have excellent strategic thinking, analysis and decision making competencies; strong, creative and constructive problem-solving skills?

If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you;

The Role

As programme portfolio manager, you will be Oxfam GB’s (OGB) strategic geographic lead, representing OGB at regional and country level in Middle East & North Africa (MENA) regarding the delivery of OGB’s Partner Affiliate offer. You will be responsible for coordinating and holding a strategic leadership role for OGB in the development and implementation of a coherent and quality programme portfolio and partnership with countries and regions.

Your role sits in the Programme Portfolio Oversight and Development (PPOD) team however represents all of the International Programme Team (IPT) and the wider OGB.

What we are looking for

As programme portfolio manager (MENA) you will be senior leader who enjoys connecting people and resources, has a strategic mindset, and strives to make a real difference to our One Oxfam programmes in Middle East & North Africa.

You will be a seasoned development manager, influencer and networker. You will have successfully worked collaboratively across business units and organisations, and acted as a facilitator for positive change. You will also be an excellent problem solver and decision maker, using risk analysis and creativity whenever requested.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to work with a group of passionate people. The role attracts training and development opportunities with fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

Please note interested candidates must have right to work & reside in the UK in order to apply for this role.

How to apply  

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. 

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

Closing date: 
29th March 2019