Change Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya - Oxfam GB


Oxfam is a global movement of people, working together and with partners to end the injustice of inequality and poverty. Together, we save, protect, and rebuild lives when disaster strikes. We help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. Oxfam is on a journey to transform itself to be more reflective of the world in which it works and more diverse in its leadership across its global network. This is a project that shapes how Oxfam acts in the world and shares power, both internally and externally, including exploring incorporating into the confederation new national affiliates as independent entities, across regions where it works, including in Africa.

In May 2020, the OI Executive Board decided to pursue affiliation as Oxfam’s future model of presence in the Kenya among other countries and regions to achieve greater global balance within the confederation as a diversified network of locally rooted interdependent organizations. The Kenya affiliation exploration report is out, recommendations made for options to affiliation of Oxfam in Kenya to affiliates, and a road map towards Kenya’s application to become a Prospective Affiliate supported by an affiliation advisory group now in place.

Oxfam is looking for an individual, with deep organisational development and institution building experience and expertise, to support the Country Management Team in liaison with the Kenya Affiliation Advisory Group (KAAG) in the implementation of the transition plan towards Oxfam Kenya as an affiliate. This support will be in liaison with a separate stream of work on recruitment of the first Oxfam Kenya board responsible for overseeing the organization’s strategic direction and ensuring its fiduciary health, and subsequent registration of Oxfam Kenya as a locally grounded non-profit organization, partnering with governments, civil society, the private sector, and communities to fight inequality and end poverty and injustices in Kenya.

Oxfam in Kenya is a OI country programme, with a current registration as, and back-office support from Oxfam GB which is the Executing Affiliate for OI in the country.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Affiliation and Transition Implementation

  • With the guidance of the Country Director, leads on the implementation of assigned components of the transition plan and provides oversight on different workstreams to ensure progress.
  • Ensure effective communication and engagement of the Kenya country program staff, and other stakeholders on the ongoing workstreams.
  • Work with the HRBP to ensure that the affiliation agenda takes hold within Oxfam Kenya Programme by ensuring that there are appropriate feedback loops for managing emerging concerns and/or issues.
  • Prepares regular updates for the Country Governance Group, Kenya Affiliation Advisory Group, Oxfam Kenya Board of Trustees (being set up), in the implementation of the affiliation transition plan.
  • Works closely with the Country Management Team (CMT) to ensure good information flows, effective coordination of support, aligned monitoring and addressing of the risks related to the affiliation process.
  • Develops and maintains an updated database for country affiliation process and transition implementation plan.

Transition Coordination

  • Responsible in overseeing operational transitions and ensuring that transitions are implemented according to schedule and budget.
  • Coordinates with different teams within the country office and with other teams and stakeholders in implementing the transition plan.
  • Manages the various consultancies commissioned work that are part of the overall transition plan.
  • Prepares for meetings of governance bodies and other key stakeholders on the transition plan.
  • Monitors the transition budget and prepares budget updates and reports as required.
  • Ensures there is a clear record of stages of the transition process, tracking and monitoring implementation.

Other Responsibilities

  • Contributes positively to other cross-functional teams as appointed.
  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles

Technical Skills, Experience and Knowledge


    • Experience in I/NGO affiliation and/or transition implementation and coordination process. - Strong experience in I/NGO management and administration, with a solid understanding of institutional systems, policies, and procedures and ability to work within tight timelines and meet deadlines, - Significant experience of and proven ability to build, sustain, and manage strong partnerships and work collaboratively with a wide variety of organizations including government agencies, CSOs, NGOs, and private sector institutions. - Strong interpersonal skills and a highly developed ability to work in multicultural settings and with community groups of varying backgrounds; developed capacity for tact, diplomacy and negotiation. - Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with fluency in written and oral English. - Demonstrated ability to work creatively, innovatively and effectively and to take initiative and work within a framework. - Demonstrated ability to act as a behavioural role model across the organisation with regard to working in partnership. - Good people skills, with proven ability to motivate other and work collaboratively, requiring strong self-awareness and interpersonal skills. - Demonstrated commitment to mainstreaming gender and diversity equity issues as well as a commitment to neutrality & impartiality.


    • Degree in management, Organisational Development, or related disciplines. - Previous experience working with INGOs in similar capacity. - Background in other relevant technical areas, such as compliance, Finance, HR, Supply and Logistics and Management. - Prior experience with Oxfam is an advantage.

Key Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate collective leadership, program management, sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, feminist principles and approaches as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

How to apply

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