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  • Governance Assistant at Oxfam

  • Posted on: 17 September, 2019 Deadline: 23 September, 2019
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  • 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 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

    The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

    All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here

    Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. 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.

    Note:*** All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

    Governance Assistant


    • Interviews: 2nd, 3rd and 4th October 2019
    • Location: Based in Nairobi, Kenya - Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in Kenya
    • Contract: 6-months fixed-term
    • Salary: in line with Oxfam Values

    The Role

    Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for a Governance Assistant to complement the Governance Team. Reporting to the Governance Manager, this role will be supporting the team to manage the corporate governance cycle and provide logistical and administrative support to key meetings of the Oxfam International boards and committees. They will provide administrative support for legal, regulatory and financial tasks, support the dissemination of governance information across the global confederation, and provide dedicated logistical support to the Oxfam International Chair. You will need to be able to work flexibly including long hours as and when required in preparation for board meetings.**

    Please see the job description for further details.

    What we're looking for

    Our next Governance Assistant will require a range of skills and experience. They should hold a professional or academic qualification in governance or demonstrate strong experience in that area. They should be organized and detail-oriented, work and communicate well as part of a multi-locational team and with a broad range of stakeholders, be forward thinking and good with systems and problem-solving. Strong numeracy and computer literacy are essential skills for this role.**

    What we offer

    This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference by contributing to projects focused on reviewing and strengthening Oxfam International Governance. This role would suit someone looking to build experience in governance as you will also have the opportunity to learn about Oxfam governance, processes and structures.We offer a fair salary and benefits package and the chance to work with a diverse group of passionate people globally.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Oxfam career website on recruitment.oxfam.org to apply

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