Deputy Country Director

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Applications have closed



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.

We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here:

Oxfam Is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. 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 am recruited to work for us.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

The Role

Oxfam in Malawi is looking for a results-oriented Malawian to take up a Deputy Country Director position to be based in Lilongwe, our Country Office. The position will support the Country Director in the delivery of Oxfam in Malawi’s programs in line with Oxfam Country Strategy, and ensuring its alignment to Vision 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to take lead in thought leadership; program development and delivery; convening, influencing, networking and coalition building; resource mobilization and management; people development and management; and communicating Oxfam GB’s work.

Applicants should at least have a post graduate degree either in humanities, development, or international politics, plus proven senior management experience with evidence of decision making, managing multi-functional work teams and a critical focus on the delivery of agreed results within time and budget constraints, and to expected standards. Applicants should also have proven experience as a team worker, demonstrably cooperative with members of other teams and comprehensive knowledge and experience of development programs, humanitarian response and advocacy and campaigning.

How to apply

Candidates are advised to carefully go through the Key Responsibilities, Skills and Competencies for the position on our website:

Deadline for Receiving Applications:

Applications complete in all respects should be sent only through uk/vacancy/10621/description or quoting Ref INT5583 on or before 23rd May, 2019.

Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Qualified female candidates and people living with HIV are encouraged to apply.