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In this new position within Oxfam International, you will drive one of the key elements of the 2020 agenda: knowledge and learning. Your leadership will improve the quality and impact of programs across all the countries and regions in which Oxfam operates. Working closely with the Global Programs Director you will also innovate and strengthen Oxfam’s position as a thought and knowledge leader.
The WASH sector in East Africa is exciting: governments are engaged and setting ambitious targets for sustainable solutions. This is an opportunity to shape direction in these countries and to demonstrate where they should be investing money. If you want to make a mark, this role will give you chance to innovate in both service delivery and technical WASH solutions. At the same time you will collaborate with and learn from a community of technical experts across the globe.
This is an opportunity to set the advocacy direction and develop a Regional Influencing Programme that will be a first for WaterAid East Africa. This will address stakeholders at the highest levels, including governments and donors. WaterAid’s credibility as a professional, single-sector organization stems from their operations on the ground, demonstrating what can be done, and this means governments will listen to what you have to say about the development of a strong WASH sector.
In order to drive, shape and deliver an ambitious vision in the MENA region, Oxfam is currently seeking an outstanding and distinctive Regional Director. You are a leader with demonstrable strategic and creative leadership, management and coordination skills in a network and multi-cultural setting. You have excellent communication skills, including fluency in English and good knowledge of French; Arabic is an asset.