Monday, 23 January 2012

Oxfam GB HELIOS - Regional Change Facilitator Job - Nairobi, Kenya

HELIOS Regional Change Facilitator

Based: Nairobi - Horn, East and Central Africa Region

Contract Type: National Fixed Term - 10 Months

Starting Salary: Kshs. 272,382 Gross Per Month

Oxfam is one of the world's leading humanitarian agencies assisting people affected by natural disasters and conflict throughout the world.

With over 5,000 staff and dedicated volunteers in more than 80 countries, Oxfam is able to achieve the greatest impact to end poverty and suffering through combining emergency response work, long-term programmes for poverty alleviation and campaigning for lasting change.

Project background

Initiated in 2005, the 'Integrating Logistics into Project Planning and Management' (ILPPM) business change programme is based on the vision that full integration of Supply Chain Management into the core of project planning, management and delivery will make Oxfam GB more competitive, cost-effective and accountable to partners and beneficiaries.

The first phase of the programme successfully delivered standard supply chain processes and HELIOS software to 20 locations in 13 countries. The programme has recently been extended to increase HELIOS coverage in Oxfam GB, with a planned focus on the Horn, East and Central Africa Region (HECA).

The role

This role will lead in effective engagement and dialogue with Regional Leadership Team and Function heads (Deputy Regional Directors, Regional Finance and System Manager, Regional Logistics Coordinator, Regional HR and Regional Funding) to communicate anticipated benefits from HELIOS way of working and technology and secure acceptance of process change. Develop detailed understanding of HELIOS and related standard operating procedures to be able to inspire confidence in the product.

Work with Regional functional leads to define/agree support/input required form functions to facilitate the implementation of HELIOS in countries. Identify potential people-side risks and anticipated points of resistance, and develop specific plans to mitigate or address the concerns.

What we're looking for

You will have significant experience based skills in facilitating organisational change by engendering a participatory and collaborative environment. Understanding of the principles/theories of change management. Problem solving and root cause identification skills.

Strong negotiation and influencing skills, often with more senior positions, to effect business change Ability to guide stakeholders/group with differing priorities to appropriate and useful outcomes.

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. And it's not just their problem. It's ours too. At Oxfam we believe that with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice.

Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we're looking for yours.

How to apply:

If you believe you fit the job and person profiles please send your application to hecajobs@oxfam.org.uk or apply online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using INT5109

Due to the urgency of the position, short listing will be on-going as applications are received.

The closing date for applications is 1st February 2012

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