CaLP Director (INT4195)

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive



Application Deadline



John Smith House
John Smith Drive
United Kingdom


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.


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The Role


The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) is looking for a new Director to lead CaLP, the secretariat team and oversee CaLP’s work with members. Key dimensions of the role include:

  • Lead the processes of setting strategy, developing & delivering annual plans. Oversee their successful implementation.
  • Represent CaLP and manage relationships at a senior level with major humanitarian and private sector actors.
  • Ensure CaLP brings members together to deliver on their shared mission.
  • Position CaLP appropriately in relation to sensitive and contested policy debates, being a broker where appropriate.
  • Lead a dispersed staff team of c. 30 and an annual budget of £3m.
  • Build the CaLP secretariat staff team, into a high performing team with a positive working culture.


Skills, Knowledge and Experience



·        Substantial senior management and leadership experience.

·        Knowledge of the international humanitarian system, including the roles, priorities and politics of major actors.

·        Experience of Cash Transfer Programming in humanitarian aid.

·        Experience of working in a network environment.

·   Experience in delivering activities in some or all of CaLP’s strategic areas: capacity building, knowledge management & research, coordination (of cash programming) and policy.

·       Experience of managing restricted grants and relationships with humanitarian donors.

·       Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills, able to build relationships and support the dispersed staff team.

·       Diplomacy and gravitas to engage effectively with all stakeholders at senior level.

·       Excellent communication skills in English.






·        Written and verbal communication skills in French or Arabic.



How to apply


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Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement