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Oxfam employs more than six thousand people in 98 countries who share a commitment to work together to end poverty and suffering. It is committed to ensure diversity and gender equality within the organization and welcomes applications from women, person with disability and under-represented groups. Oxfam does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on their HIV/AIDS status. The organization has been working in Bangladesh since the War of Independence and has established a permanent country office in 1972. Since then it has responded to all major emergencies in the country. Oxfam’s current program focuses on Economic Justice & Resilience, Gender and Women’s Leadership and Humanitarian Capacity Building and Response
Program Director
Oxfam is looking for a dynamic team player to work with Oxfam in Bangladesh. This is a senior management level position. He /she will be reportable to Country Director. The contract duration is two years initially (Only Bangladeshi national are eligible to apply).
Job Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Job purpose: To provide strategic management and leadership to the Oxfam in Bangladesh program by ensuring all programs under management are of the highest quality, deliver impact and place gender at the centre of all programs and projects.
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Provide deputizing role as acting Country Director when necessary.
  • Review partner portfolio from time to time to ensure that it reflects the ambition of mutual value addition and impact
  • Contribute to strategic leadership of Oxfam in Bangladesh as part of the Country Management Team (CMT)
  • Leadership (strategic and operational) of all the program implementation and delivery functions.
  • Responsible for all working with the all members of the CMT, regional staff and affiliate staff on program development and design.
  • Responsible for working with the Funding and Quality Director, regional staff and affiliate staff on ensuring all programs follow CAMSA guidelines and, learning is captured and feedback into the Oxfam in Bangladesh program.
  • Responsible for working with the Funding and Quality Director and Regional Funding team in securing long-term funding for comprehensive integrated program work in Bangladesh
  • Management of staff including coaching and developing staff across the program on rights based approaches.
  • Contributes to collective management at top level with collaborative and matrix ways of working, specifically with regional offices.
  • Actively implement Oxfam’s diversity policy in the recruitment and employment of staff.
  • Contributes to collective management at top level with collaborative and matrix ways of working, specifically with field offices.
  • Manage Oxfam staff, volunteers and consultants/service providers effectively, using corporate systems and ensuring competencies are equal to the programme’s demands.
  • Draw up budgets for all projects and activities, manage spending within budgets, and provide justifications for variances.
  • Maintain relationships with donors and lead fundraising from institutional donors and Oxfam affiliates for all Governance programs.
  • Contribute to multi-country, regional and global program learning, policy development, advocacy, etc.
  • Where appropriate contribute to global program learning, policy development, advocacy, etc.
  • Contribute to emergency responses within the overall regional emergency response plan.
  • Ensure staff follows security procedures and work with the security focal point to develop guidelines in the event of serious security risk.
  • Support and share key learning through different methods and help to create an environment for innovation.
Skills and Competencies:
  • In-depth knowledge of specific areas of work with post graduate qualification in the related field of study 
  • Significant senior management experience at country level.
  • Highly developed analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience of working in highly complex political environments. Direct experience of Bangladesh is desirable.
  • Proven range of experience in programme development & management.
  • Sensitive and open to both humanitarian and longer term development approaches.
  • Experience of tendering, developing and implementing large scale funding.
  • Experience in developing and integrating advocacy strategies into programmes in highly sensitive political environments.
  • Behavioral role model for peers and fellow team members.
  • Demonstrable people and budget management skills.
  • The ability to adapt to different cultures. Experience of working in Asian cultures desirable.
  • Must demonstrate commitment and sensitivity to gender issues.
  • Experience of working in insecure environments and of implementing security policies.
Achieving Results
  • Plans activities in advance, establishes clear priorities and regularly reviews them.
  • Works to ensure that targets are met, reviews and amends resource allocation in respect of targets and seeks better ways of doing things.
  • Demonstrates perseverance and determination in achieving results.
  • Willingness to take initiative, make decisions based on sound analysis and ensures these decisions are communicated to relevant parties.
Thinking and understanding:
  • Takes an integrated approach when planning own work, is aware of the implications of own decisions on others and aligns thinking to organisational values.
  • Analyses issues from multiple perspectives and gives consideration to future impacts.
  • Encourage staff and partners to learn from one another and facilitates knowledge sharing across the organisation.
  • Gathers information from multiple sources and is able to identify critical information.
Self Management:
  • Able to function in high pressure situations while maintaining emotional control.
  • Shows insight, seeks feedback from multiple parties and is willing adapt behaviour where necessary.
  • Relates well to all kinds of people, acknowledges the contributions people make and demonstrates integrity in dealing with others.
  • Able to respond to changes in work schedules and patterns when necessary with sufficient flexibility and resilience
Leading Others:
  • Inspires and encourages others to meet their targets and demonstrates enthusiasm for work.
  • Helps others do their job better and progress personal learning, and provides coaching, feedback, and ensures training and expert support are available.
  • Able to delegate and offers coaching and support to ensure success with the task.
  • Monitors progress of work, gives clear directions and uses a range of leadership styles as appropriate.
  • Role models and encourages others to seek and act upon opportunities for different or innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.
Working effectively with others:
  • Participates in organisational initiatives and is willing to place personal targets second in favour of other organisational priorities
  • Is aware of issues that may affect the work of others, draws others attention to these issues and provides/seeks guidance and coaching as needed.
  • Takes time to listen to others and asks questions to ensure understanding, brings disagreement into the open for discussion and acts as a facilitator/coach during discussions and moderates own views/perspectives for the good of the group.
  • Aware of what information needs to be given to whom and is able to communicate messages in an appropriate way.
  • Identifies critical people in any decision process, has developed a range of different approaches and selects the appropriate style for the situation.
Reward & Benefits: 
Attractive salary and benefits will be paid as per national salary scale with other benefits e.g. medical for spouse and children, contributory provident fund, gratuity and life Insurance etc.
Apply Instructions
If you feel you can make a difference please visit jobs/oxfam.org.uk by using the Job Reference Number INT1626(Please follow the proper procedure. Sending of irrelevant documents will be counted as disqualification.)  
Application Deadline July 25, 2015 by 5:00 pm
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any persuasion will disqualify the candidature.
Oxfam is a world-wide development organization that mobilizes the power of people against poverty

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