Country Director (Iraq)


Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Oxfam International Iraq Country Program is looking for a Country Director who will provide strong leadership of the Iraq country office and ensure team spirit, quality performance, in the true spirit of Oxfam’s Feminist Principles.

The Role

The Country Director is expected to contribute 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 program design and implementation, advocacy and policy and influencing. They will be directly responsible for the overall strategic planning, program development, ensuring high level of program quality and grant management, overseeing program support operations (Finance, HR, Operations) to maintain organizational, donor and legal compliance, and represent Oxfam for country-level external relations and interagency coordination. They will also manage both the growth and contraction of the country program based on changes to the country program’s portfolio, ensuring a strategic approach to change management.

It will be essential for the Country Director to work simultaneously at both strategic and operational levels. The Country Director must also ensure that all Oxfam policies and procedures with respect to HR, safety and security, code of conduct, safeguarding, and other relevant policies and procedures are in place, implemented and adhered to. The Country Director will continually assess, identify, and address gaps and weaknesses so as to improve overall country program performance, efficiency, and effectiveness.

Who we’re looking for

In order to help drive and deliver this ambitious vision in Iraq, 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 written and spoken English is essential, and Arabic desirable.

Please see the job description for more information.

What we offer

At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If your passion is about changing people’s lives and you share Oxfam’s vision in Iraq, this may be the role you are looking for. You will work with a team of passionate people, with fair pay and competitive benefits package

How to apply

Click “apply now“. Please upload and up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

About Oxfam

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.

We are an international confederation of 20 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, all working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality. 

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