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Change Manager - MECIS

Oxford | London

Working at Oxfam is so much more than just a job. As an Oxfam employee, you will join a team of professionals working in more than 90 countries. Our humanitarian, development and campaigning projects change lives around the world .Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to make this happen. Now we're looking for yours.

The Role

This role is to provide change support for countries within the MECIS region based on transformation plans as designed by the Transformation Lead (MECIS) and the MECIS Regional Management Team.

The role will focus on providing guidance, advice and hands on support to senior management within the MECIS countries (with focus on ME offices – Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Yemen) with respect to the change to 2020 structures and practices. This role will also be required coordinate with other affiliates within the region. It is critical that the desired changes are clearly planned and communicated to ensure staff feel engaged and consulted throughout the process, and to ensure risks are managed.

About the MECIS Region

The Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS) region implements and manages programmes in Yemen, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Russia, Tajikistan, Armenia, and Georgia.

Programmes within the MECIS region reflect Oxfam’s approach to work across the globe. We support self-reliance, not dependency, and to complement our work on the ground we strive to secure lasting change through our campaigning.

We also put women at the heart of all we do. The majority of people living in poverty are women and girls, and so this focus helps us to achieve our mission to overcome poverty and suffering.

About You

You will have knowledge and experience of change management, risk management and communication strategies. You will bring experience in implementing complex organisational change processes including data gathering and qualitative and quantitative analysis. In addition, you will be able to undertake travel within the region.

Useful Information

Contract length: Fixed term - to end of June 2017

Job location: Oxford or Oxfam GB country in region, subject to work permits

Benefits: Oxfam offers staff a comprehensive benefits package including annual leave entitlements, sick pay provision, medical cover plus opportunities for learning and development.

It is Oxfam’s policy to hire at the minimum to middle of the band, depending upon the skills and experiences of the strongest candidate.

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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Oxfam GB
  • Location: Oxford | London
  • Grade: N/A - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2016-06-16

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