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The Function:


Oxfam Iraq is searching for



The Deputy Nation Director – Programmes is answerable for growing a long-term imaginative and prescient and strategic planning to attain important affect via high-quality programming and management. The function includes supporting the partnership group, and main the place acceptable, strategic engagement with companions. The profitable candidate coordinates and oversees the supply of agreed plans and programmes, integrating humanitarian response and growth programmes with coverage and advocacy based mostly on the Oxfam One programme strategy.

The Deputy Nation Director – Programmes should have the ability to cope with advanced, non-routine, and sudden administration duties and issues. They signify Oxfam in coordination conferences and important exterior relationships with municipalities and governance constructions, humanitarian stakeholders, and interagency coordination. The profitable candidate exhibits a capability to investigate and talk advanced data to a large viewers. The person should additionally display decision-making that’s strategic and operational, requiring important ranges of judgment based mostly on technical and administration expertise, and a spread of exterior and inside elements.

The Deputy Nation Director – Programmes should display well-developed skills to encourage and persuade at many ranges and acknowledge the assist required to handle change. They’re a job mannequin for his or her group on this course of. The function impacts and influences inside the nation programme and influences the various inside/exterior goal audiences each on the nation and above the nation stage, requiring confirmed communication, facilitation, and illustration abilities.

The person will handle a major variety of employees and have budgetary accountability for a number of programmes, involving sturdy operational administration expertise and functionality. They’ll present specialist recommendation to nation and regional administration on humanitarian and growth points and probably interface with the media/public on humanitarian and growth points. In-depth data of the rules underlying the important thing objective and function of programme management, coordination and administration is required to make choices affecting the group and which can affect extra broadly within the division/programme.




Strategic Course and Management

·         Develop Oxfam’s long-term imaginative and prescient and supply a transparent strategic route for the event, implementation, monitoring, and analysis of Oxfam’s programme below its three strategic objectives that span the humanitarian and growth continuum and guarantee sturdy linkages to influencing work in Iraq.

·         Work with the CD to develop Oxfam’s Nation Working Plans and Finances and assist the CD in monitoring general efficiency towards and supply of the Nation Technique in Iraq.

·         Help and preserve strategic alliances and partnerships with a variety of stakeholders together with nationwide and native authorities, donors, multilateral businesses, companions, in addition to inside Oxfam confederation (associate associates, data hubs, World Humanitarian Staff, and many others.)

·         Preserve an evaluation of the evolving nation context and use this to tell interventions.

·         Present management and administration on Oxfam’s programming in Iraq, together with fundraising, acceptable allocation and administration of sources, programming high quality, accountability, and efficiency administration.

  • Stay up-to-date, and conscious of ongoing contextual and funding developments within the area and supply common updates on these developments and evaluation of how they might have an effect on Oxfam programming.


Programme design, implementation, and high quality

·         In coordination with programme group and below the steering of the Nation Director, to steer on growing nation programme methods, goals, and exercise plans.

·         Accountable for, in shut collaboration with the funding division, and the Thematic programme group, lead on programme design and proposal growth, making certain full participation of influencing division and assist departments.

·         The DCD-P maintains the overview of the programme funding pipeline and wishes, clearly speaking Programme funding wants and priorities, sustaining, and growing new and current donor relationships.

·         Guarantee programme high quality implementation of programmes in a consultative, participative, and clear and gender delicate manner.

·         Work with the DCD-Help to make sure that budgets/projections are drawn up for all actions, and that prices are stored inside budgets and programmes are cost-efficient, offering a month-to-month monetary projection.

·         Accountable for making certain that Oxfam meets all contractual obligations and achieves prime quality proposal and donor reporting on time.

·         Take measures to restrict dangers to the programme , together with safety, safeguarding, reputational, monetary and hurt to beneficiaries.

·         Be certain that studying is integrated into on-going and new programmes.

·         Guarantee adherence to Oxfam’s insurance policies and programme requirements together with humanitarian requirements in addition to compliance with Oxfam’s Frequent Method to MEL and Social Accountability (CAMSA) and partnership rules.

·         Guarantee ongoing constructive relationships with companions and allies, and work with various groups to strengthen associate capability, adopting a strategic, proactive perspective on how one can obtain associate led approaches to attain sustainable change.

·         Help the Oxfam in Iraq in related programme analysis and data era making certain the mixing of cross slicing, regional and world points.

·         Present steering to the programme group concerning instruments and techniques to make sure that programming is predicated on enter from communities, a radical understanding of the context, and technical finest practices.

·         Work with colleagues in nation program, area and HQ to determine funding alternatives and develop aggressive, responsive proposals that meet inside requirements, apply Oxfam’s technique/ies and are donor compliant; meet with donors to debate present and potential funding alternatives.


Monetary Administration

·         As a senior finances holder for the nation programme, guarantee well timed spending, compliance, and procedural controls are rolled out throughout the nation programme.

·         Via the availability of management assist to the in-country grants group, and in shut collaboration with the Finance Staff, develop evidenced based mostly and cost-effective funding functions.



particular person specification

Most significantly, each particular person at Oxfam GB wants to have the ability to:

  • Stay our values of INCLUSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, EMPOWERMENT, COURAGE, SOLIDARITY and EQUALITY (learn extra about these here).


  • Make sure you decide to our ORGANISATIONAL ATTRIBUTES (together with adhering to the Code of Conduct):

1. Be dedicated to our feminist principles, and to making use of them in your day-to-day behaviour and your work. Be able to continue learning, with accountability to those that expertise oppression because of their identities, reminiscent of their gender, race/ethnicity, incapacity, class, or LGBTQIA identification.”

2. Be dedicated to enterprise Oxfam’s safeguarding coaching and adhering to related insurance policies, to make sure all individuals who come into Oxfam are as secure as doable.




Expertise, Information & Competencies


•       A confirmed report of efficient management, particularly in battle/post-conflict contexts. Potential to problem, encourage and develop a group via durations of programme change.

•       Potential to work with important ranges of autonomy and make immediate and sound choices.

•       Confirmed analytical abilities and skill to work with others to develop technique into motion and talk and affect this to a wider viewers.

•       Information and expertise of selling gender fairness, and an lively dedication to selling the pursuits of marginalized folks in all elements of programme work.

•       Expertise in programme planning, and competent use of undertaking administration instruments.

•       The power to satisfy agreed deadlines in a anxious and fast-paced atmosphere, shall be crucial.

•       Confirmed expertise in efficient administration of advanced humanitarian conditions, together with managing funds, employees and funding of the programme (contract design and administration).

•       Expertise in managing employees: difficult, motivating, growing and galvanizing group members

•       Proof {of professional} excellence in associated sectors (Livelihoods, WASH, Gender, Safety and Advocacy).

•       Sensitivity to cultural variations, and the power to work in all kinds of cultural contexts.

•       Excessive-level interpersonal and communications abilities.

•       Potential to affect and liaise successfully with key stakeholders and illustration in excessive profile environments.

•       Fluency in written and spoken English is crucial.

•       Sympathy with the goals and goals of Oxfam.

•       Dedication to humanitarian rules and motion.

•       Dedication to Oxfam’s equal alternative and gender insurance policies.


Feminist Management strategy

•       Self-Consciousness Capable of develop a excessive diploma of self-awareness round our personal strengths and weaknesses and our affect on others. Our self-awareness allows us to average and self-regulate our behaviours to manage and channel our impulses for good functions. We self-moderate appropriately to completely different context thereby optimizing our potential to attain objectives

•       Imaginative and prescient Setting We’ve got the power to determine and lead visionary initiatives which are useful for our organisation and we set high-level route via a visioning course of that engages the organisation and various exterior stakeholders. Readability in our communication of imaginative and prescient permits others to concentrate on supply and their contribution to the broader modifications we search.

•       Strategic Pondering and Judgment We use judgment, weighing threat towards the crucial to behave. We make choices in keeping with organisational methods and values.

•       Mutual accountability We are able to clarify our choices and the way now we have taken them based mostly on our
organisational values. We’re able to be held to account for our actions and the way we behave, as we’re additionally holding others to account in a constant method.

•       Influencing We’ve got the power to interact with various stakeholders in a manner that results in elevated affect for the organisation We spot alternatives to affect successfully and the place there are not any alternatives now we have the power to create them in a respectful and impactful method.

•       Enabling All of us work to successfully empower and allow others to ship the organisations objectives via creating situations of success. We passionately spend money on others by growing their careers, not solely their abilities for the job. We give extra freedom and display perception and belief, underpinned with acceptable assist.


On the interview, shortlisted candidates may even be assessed on our values and organisational attributes, as outlined above. 


•       Arabic language abilities are extremely fascinating.

•       Information of the Iraqi and Center Jap context

•       Information and understanding of Oxfam’s programmes in emergencies and growth.



Safer recruitment: All presents of employment are topic to passable references and acceptable screening checks (which might embrace counterterrorism, safeguarding and legal data checks). You could find out what this means here.


What we’re searching for:


We’re searching for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to finish poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist rules and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.




We provide:


We provide a aggressive wage and a spread of extra advantages to employees together with versatile working choices, a beneficiant pension scheme, annual go away, extra go away allowances, firm sick pay, life assurance and a spread of different advantages. 


From the day you be a part of Oxfam, we invite you to stretch and study in your function. Our wide selection of Studying & Improvement alternatives contains in-house programs, e-learning modules, on-the-job studying alternatives, teaching and mentoring, and way more. 


You’ll be able to learn extra about all Oxfam has to supply here.




We consider versatile working is essential to constructing the Oxfam of the long run, so we’re open to speaking via the kind of versatile preparations which could give you the results you want. 


How one can apply:


As a part of your on-line software, please add your up-to-date CV and Cowl Letter explaining your suitability towards the important standards within the job profile.  



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