Organisational Lead, Ukraine Crisis Response

Oxfam GB

Organisational Lead, Ukraine Crisis Response (INT8616)

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

This is a Rapid Recruitment – we would undertake shortlisting and interviews as applications come in and may appoint before a closing date.

Ukraine Response Programme Management Unit

In March 2022, Oxfam launched its response to the influx of refugees and other people forced to flee from Ukraine in Romania, Moldova and Poland. A Programme Management Unit (PMU) has been established to provide leadership, oversee, support and provide technical assistance to the response in the affected countries.

The PMU will be led by an Operational Lead and includes dedicated advocacy and influencing capacity; business support functions, and a programme quality team with technical support on gender in emergencies, protection, cash and voucher programming, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL), and safeguarding.

Oxfam is supporting a partner-led humanitarian response for the assistance and protection of refugees and other vulnerable people from Ukraine and the communities, organisations and authorities that are hosting and supporting them in neighbouring countries. The response is strongly driven by the protection needs of refugees and the need for national organisations and authorities to be supporting in scaling up for the refugee response, delivering quality protection support, as well as advocacy for the rights and protection of all refugees and people on the move needing protection.

Job Purpose

To contribute to and oversee the implementation of Oxfam’s Ukraine crisis response strategy, by providing vision and strategic direction to Oxfam’s work on the Ukraine crisis. This includes Oxfam’s humanitarian responses and the localisation of humanitarian leadership, advocacy and campaigns, and influencing. Responsible and accountable for the strategic direction and effective managerial oversight of the Ukraine response, ensuring impact through innovation, programme and business development, continued improvement in programme quality and transformative partnership approaches, knowledge and learning, and thought leadership. Effective management of financial and human resources in line with Oxfam policy. Provide high-level support and representation for advocacy, representational purposes in support Oxfam’s work and interests, ensuring gender justice and feminist principles are adopted.To coordinate with affiliates ensuring domestic programs in response to the Ukraine crisis, and to ensure that theconfederation is mobilised and informed at senior level of the response.

Please see the attached job description for the full responsibilities that the Organisational Lead will undertake and the required skills and competencies.

Location: Poland

Job Type: Fixed Term 12 months with possibility of extension

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 committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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

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 community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

How to apply

Please visit our website and apply using the links here: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/organisational-lead-ukraine-crisis-response-int8616/17401/description/