Country Relations Senior Broker - MENA (0625)

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Organization: Oxfam GB
Closing date: 6 May 2021

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

Do you have experience of working at country or regional level or supporting countries or regions remotely?

Do you have good understanding and experience of working in protracted conflicts, fragile contexts and humanitarian contexts?

Do you have experience of working with complex donor requirements, contracts and compliance?

If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you.

The Role

As a Country Relations Senior Broker, you will be a strategic resource for both OGB and the countries they work to support. You will work to support effective channelling OGB’s collective capabilities (I.e. programming; influencing; knowledge; funding; grant and risk management etc) in support of countries as well as being a critical bridge providing an in-depth understanding to OGB of the overarching needs, priorities and challenges faced by countries.

The Country Relations team will play a critical part in helping the organisation navigate the considerable changes that are taking place in the Oxfam Model around different forms of presence and complement the work of the regional teams in International Operations fulfilling OGB’s obligations as an Executing Affiliate.

What we are looking for

Our next Country Relations Senior Broker will have:

  • Experience of working at country or regional level or supporting countries or regions remotely with international organisations, in the region/area of focus
  • Good understanding and experience of working in protracted conflicts, fragile contexts and humanitarian contexts through working in a large complex international organisation
  • Experience of working with complex donor requirements, contracts and compliance with good understanding and experience of complex project management cycles
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, ability collate, synthesise and summarise complex information and
  • Strong representation skills, and outstanding collaboration skills and effective networking skills
  • 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.
  • Strong language skills relevant to the region

This position is initially a fixed term post, as the architecture of Oxfam is evolving, and the post may change after one year. It is an ideal secondment opportunity for someone based in the region or someone who has extensive experience of working in the region and internationally. This is an exciting opening for someone to work with a wide range of people in a fast moving and varied job, with an enthusiastic, diverse and welcoming team.

The post would ideally be based in the MENA region, however we are open to discussing alternative locations for the right candidate. Exact location would be determined on the basis of OGB’s legal status in the country.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields with fair pay and competitive benefits package.


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. We think this role would work particularly well as a full-time role with the potential to work up to two days per week from home*.*

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 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

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.

How to apply:

Please apply online

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