Monday, March 5, 2012

Regional Change Lead (Building Resilience): Oxfam

Regional Change Lead (Building Resilience)


Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh
National Post C1, Fixed Term Contract (2 years)
Salary: BDT 1,809,440 – 2,442,744 gross per annum
medical, life and travel insurance cover, 20+ annual leave days depending on the years of service

About Oxfam
A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. It’s not their problem. It’s ours too. And with the right support, we can stop poverty and suffering in their tracks. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

Oxfam Great Britain is a leading aid, development, and campaigning charity with a worldwide reputation for excellence and over 60 years of experience. Our purpose is to work with others to overcome suffering and find lasting solutions to poverty. As an organisation Oxfam is committed to gender equity and putting women’s rights at the heart of all we do.
In Asia, Oxfam Great Britain works with partners across the region, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

About the role
Understanding and assessing resilience and vulnerability are key components of designing a strategy for long-term development and humanitarian work.   You will lead and facilitate the development of coherent programme and policy to support improved practice on building community and government resilience to climate change, disasters and conflict in Asia and to lead on supporting the changes needed to effectively deliver on this ambition.  This means delivering effective support and advice to the Bangladesh and region’s country programmes that build on these issues and contribute to the Regional Change Strategy. Ensuring that programmes have the mechanisms built-in that enable learning which feeds into the region and impacts on programme development.  Although linked to the Asia Humanitarian Strategy and team, the position is designed to support both the long-term development as well as the humanitarian work in the region and is explicitly not restricted to humanitarian perspectives alone.

The requirements
This is a key role and you will need to combine sound theoretical and practical understanding of both disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change, with significant field experience. Moreover you’ll need substantial experience of working in Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change Adaptation vulnerability areas, ideally in Asia. Up-to-date with new thinking in this area, you’re able to share knowledge and good practice with others internal or external to Oxfam and the region. The ability to work effectively as part of cross-functional and regional team, means you’ll have excellent all-level communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.

This is a national hired post. We will not be able to provide visa and work permit to a non-Bangladeshi national.

How to apply
To find out more about this role and apply, visit using the job Ref INT5269 or click here The closing date: 25th March 2012
    Oxfam is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from women, minority and underrepresented groups.

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