Culture Change Partner

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD


LOCATION: Based in Nairobi or Addis Ababa



DEPARTMENT – Operations

TEAM – People and Culture

SALARY: in line with Oxfam values and subject to location




We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we are open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

DEPARTMENT PURPOSE: The Operations Department provides efficient, safe operational functions and support grounded in Feminist Principles that enable OIS to play its role in the Confederation.

TEAM PURPOSE: The Culture Team is responsible for leading, designing, coordinating, delivering and overseeing cross-confederation culture change, diversity and inclusion initiatives. The team also supports reflection sessions on Oxfam values and feminist principles and how they are embedded into Oxfam’s work.


The Oxfam International (OI) Culture Partner will be a key contributor to the development and implementation of the Culture Framework and ensure strong linkage with the work across the confederation to other internal stakeholder groups such as the Diversity and Inclusion Working group, The Culture Change Community of Practice and the HR community. The OI Culture Partner will flex between strategic and operational and give technical expertise on matters of culture, diversity, and inclusion for stakeholders within OIS, and the broader confederation (including countries and regions). In addition, the role will be expected to communicate and organize safe spaces for dialogue conversations on culture, diversity, and inclusion.




KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (Technical, Leadership, People, and Resource management)

Provide technical expertise on culture, diversity, and inclusion matters while creating awareness around Oxfam’s values and feminist principles.

Job Responsibilities

To manage Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion related projects

  • Manage time-bound projects related to Culture, Diversity and Inclusion within the Oxfam Global Identity process with guidance from the Culture Lead. Managing successful implementation of medium- and short-term projects that are central to delivering Oxfam’s Global Identity involving different stakeholders.
  • Provide support to key projects such as internal forums aimed at strengthening Oxfam’s work on workplace discrimination as well as work on the Global Staff Survey.
  • Support the dissemination of staff surveys and effectively manage the development and execution of action plans with various stakeholders across the confederation.
  • Provide a deep level of expertise in behaviour change
  • Managing complex relationships and interdependencies across the Oxfam network (affiliates, clusters, countries, and regions, Oxfam International).
  • Manage implementation of the culture, diversity, and inclusion work plan by coordinating, planning and documenting culture outcomes in meetings.
  • Provide regular reporting on milestones, deliverables, results and findings linked to culture, diversity, equity and inclusion to key stakeholders
  • Monitor project milestones and outputs, ensuring each project area is on track and supporting re-planning and adjustments, as necessary.

To support Oxfam International in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

  • Work with key stakeholders across Oxfam to analyse gaps relating to DEI, making recommendations which will support OIS and the wider confederation to move forward with their DEI agenda. Translate the recommendations into an implementation plan.
  • Train OIS colleagues on how to select, manage, evaluate and retain diverse employees.
  • Drawing on support from the teams across the OI People and Culture function, as well as focal points in affiliates, coordinate the design and implementation of a range of DEI initiatives such as data collection and analysis, inclusion surveys, and review of policies and procedures at OI.
  • Measure and forecast diversity metrics for OIS.
  • Under the guidance of the Culture Lead, identify and escalate to the OI Director People and Culture any trends, challenges, and successes relating to the DEI agenda, and provide updates to the OI Executive Team as requested.
  • Act as a consultant to underrepresented groups and make sure all voices are heard.
  • Organize training to boost employees’ communication abilities on DEI and team spirit.
  • Ensure compliance with country regulations on diversity and equity.

To support the development and dissemination of Culture and DEI Content within Oxfam

  • Support the development, planning, and dissemination of relevant culture, diversity and inclusion content within Oxfam using existing communication channels and manage these channels i.e., Culture, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workplace pages and Oxfam’s intranet.
  • Actively develop and support staff engagement by proposing different ways of listening, communicating, engaging, and motivating staff.
  • Support the Oxfam culture, diversity and inclusion story by stitching together and creating the best experience possible for Oxfam staff with the available mediums. Creatively ideate and transform complex information and messages into fresh, audience-oriented, and visually arresting images/ graphic designs that are intuitive, easy to read and recall.


Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam International Secretariat needs to be able to:

  • Live our values of INCLUSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, EMPOWERMENT, COURAGE, SOLIDARITY and EQUALITY (read more about these here)
  • Ensure you commit to our ORGANIZATIONAL ATTRIBUTES (including adhering to the Code of Conduct):

1. Be committed to our feminist principles, and to apply them in your day-to-day behaviour and your work. Be ready to keep learning, with accountability to those who experience oppression as a result of their identities, such as their gender, race/ethnicity, disability, class, or LGBTQIA identity.”

2. Be committed to undertaking Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adhering to relevant policies, to ensure all people who come into Oxfam are as safe as possible.



Job requirement

  • 2-4 years work experience in employee-centered roles
  • Demonstratable interest and passion in organisational culture, diversity and inclusion
  • Experience in managing large, complex culture change projects.
  • Ability to facilitate organizational change conversations by engaging in a participatory and collaborative environment including the ability to liaise with a wide range of people, both internally and externally with credibility, tact and diplomacy is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills with demonstrable ability to lead, influence and motivate others.
  • Proven ability to organise own work effectively, and deal with ambiguity and changing contexts.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

Desirable Leadership Behavioural Practice

  • Self-Awareness
  • Systems thinking
  • Listening
  • Influencing
  • Relationship building
  • Decisiveness


  • Working knowledge of French, Spanish, and Arabic
  • Relevant work experience in organizational development or organizational psychology role.

How to apply

Please Click on the link below on how to apply

Closing date: 2-Oct-22