Programme Lead – Conflict and Fragility (RRR) (0598)

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Oxfam GB
Oxford, OXF, United Kingdom
Published 10 days ago

Programme Lead – Conflict and Fragility (RRR) (0598)

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


Do you have extensive experience of having worked in a variety of fragile and conflict affected contexts?


Do you have experience in managing performance of others and helping people to develop, grow and achieve their potential?


Are you ready to live Oxfam’s values of Inclusion, Accountability and Empowerment and our feminist principles in all you do?


Oxfam GB is looking for a Programme Lead for our Rights, Resilience, and Response work that focuses on addressing extreme vulnerabilities especially in contexts categorised as “fragile and conflict-affected”.



What you’ll be doing:


In this role, you will provide leadership in support of design and delivery of Oxfam’s strategic priorities, plans, programmes and approaches in difficult contexts where conflicts or systemic root causes of fragility prevent sustained peace, inclusive development and progress towards alleviation of poverty for the most marginalised. Will co-lead the Rights Resilience and Response standing integrated team. Ensure conflict sensitivity is embedded across themes.

You'll have:


We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do and will be a role model for our feminist principles.


An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:

  • Extensive experience of having worked in a variety of fragile and conflict affected contexts
  • Experience managing performance of others and helping people to develop, grow and achieve their potential and increasing diversity and supporting a culture of inclusion in teams and / or workplaces.
  • Extensive knowledge of humanitarian and conflict-related issues, and understanding of context, dilemmas, challenges and ways of working in emergencies and conflicts, including understanding of gender.
  • Knowledge and experience on context-specific conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding.
  • Experience of mobilising internal stakeholders around a vision for a major area of work and driving change within a large and complex globally networked organisation.
  • A track record of overseeing the provision of direct and remote technical support across a spectrum of humanitarian response to longer term recovery and development in fragile and conflict affected contexts
  • Good understanding. commitment and ideally experience embedding and continuously learning to embed a decolonial, safe, anti-racist, intersectional feminist and partner led approach in your work.
  • Willing and able to travel internationally each year.




We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. United Kingdom or Flexible to locations where Oxfam GB is registered. Non-UK locations will be considered and reviewed on a case-by-case basis dependent on local restrictions.

This role will be based in any locations as stated below:

United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, and Mali.



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 by complying with 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 our organisation.



Conditional offers made in selection stages may also be subject appropriate screening checks. Oxfam GB participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will take into account any live disciplinary sanctions a candidate may have when making the selection decision.


How to apply:


As part of your online application, please upload a copy of your CV and Cover Letter to our portal. We expect the cover letter to include how candidates experience and skills fit the responsibilities of the job and the required skills and competences.

Candidates are requested to submit both a CV (no word count limit) and a cover letter detailing how their experience and skills fit required competences (word count limit for cover letter of 1,000 words)

Oxfam GB is a Disability Confident Employer. Should you be unable to submit your application online and would prefer an alternative method please contact our recruitment team ( If you also want to discuss your application, please do contact us as well.


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 an international confederation of 19 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.


In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

Programme Lead – Conflict and Fragility (RRR) (0598)

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


Do you have extensive experience of having worked in a variety of fragile and conflict affected contexts…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule


Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
John Smith House, John Smith Drive, Oxford, OXF OX4 2JY, GB

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