First listed on: 28 March 2024

Executive Lead - Technology


  • Exceptional opportunity to join Oxfam Australia's Technology Services team. 
  • 5 years , Full-time, 35 hours per week.
  • Melbourne based.

About Us 

At Oxfam Australia, we believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty. We are a member of Oxfam International, a global confederation working with partners and local communities in 87 countries. 

Would you like to join this global movement of people working together to eliminate the inequalities that keep people in poverty?

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and committed person to fill the role of Executive Lead - Technology. 

Why you will love working at Oxfam

As part of Technology team, you will use your skills, qualifications, lived experience and initiative to tackle inequality and flight poverty. Yes, you read that right, lived experience and initiative, because it is not all about key selection criteria. 

Are you re-entering the workforce after a career break? Don't worry! We are looking for people with a fire in their belly and a commitment to ending poverty. As long as you know your subject matter, we can teach you the other stuff and show you what's happened while you were away. 

The Role 

Harnessing technology and data analytics are critical to the achievement of Oxfam Australia’s strategic and operational goals in alleviating poverty and achieving climate justice, gender justice, economic justice and First Peoples justice.

This newly created role is instrumental in achieving Oxfam Australia’s aspiration around both technology and data analytics while ensuring that valuable data and infrastructure is secure. The role is also critical in driving change in how we organise ourselves into teams from a culture and ways of working perspective.

The role is responsible for three broad areas:

  1. Ensuring best practice cyber security protections: leadership and responsibility for whole-of-organisation cyber security and data protection.
  2. Building our capability and practice in data analytics.
  3. Servant-leadership of the technology team and the newly created data analytics centre of excellence.

Oxfam Australia’s data analytics capability is spread across various teams within the organisation and this role will be responsible for supporting, coordinating and building a cross-organisational centre of excellence in data analytics characterised by matrix
structures and accountability to key stakeholders across the organisation.

The role will work closely with key stakeholders/customers like the director of fundraising and resource growth, chief financial officer, risk manager and general counsel and their teams in developing and implementing our data strategy and capabilities.

The role is part of Oxfam Australia’s Executive Leadership Group and will need to contribute to a wide variety of important organisation-wide initiatives and decisions.

A little about you (the key selection criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • Mission-Driven Leadership: Demonstrated passion for the non-profit sector and a strong understanding of the organization's mission and values.
  • Strategic Vision & Transformation: Proven track record of developing and implementing technology strategies that drive business growth and innovation.
  • Business Acumen & Collaboration: Strong understanding of current market trends and how technology can be leveraged to achieve a competitive advantage.
  • Technology Expertise & Leadership: Proven ability to lead and inspire a high-performing technology team, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous learning.
  • Operational Excellence & Security: Experience in managing complex IT infrastructure and ensuring reliable, secure, and cost-effective technology operations.
  • Communication & Influence: Demonstrated ability to influence stakeholders and champion technology initiatives across the organization.
  • Adaptability & Results-Oriented: Proven ability to adapt to changing business needs and market dynamics, embracing new technologies and trends.

We can offer you 

  • A base salary of $163,636.36 plus superannuation, superior leave benefits and access to generous non-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,450 of your salary tax-free).
  • The opportunity to use your talents and expertise to make a positive impact around the world. 
  • We value flexibility and seek to support our people to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing. 
  • Cultural leave 
  • Superannuation matching 

Our culture is shaped by our values, which reinforce what we care about and how we do things, not just what we do. Our five core values of Accountability, Empowerment, Equality, Inclusiveness and Sustainability drive everything we do at Oxfam.

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are 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 are recruited to work for us. Therefore, our people are required to comply with the One Oxfam Child Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policies and sign the Oxfam Australia Child Safeguarding and One Oxfam Employee Codes of Conduct. 

How to Apply

Complete the online application form, then, as three separate documents, upload: 

  1. a cover letter that tells us why you want to join Oxfam Australia, and how your professional history and lived experience makes you the right candidate. 
  2. your CV.
  3. your response to the selection criteria outlined in the advertisement. 
  4. Please note applications without a Respond to Key Selection Criteria will NOT be considered. 

Applications close on Wednesday, 24 April 2024. 

Here is the link to the Position Description

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We care deeply about creating a safe and inclusive workplace where our people feel valued, respected and impowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applicants with personal experience of the forms of injustice we seek to address to apply for opportunities at Oxfam Australia. 

Applicants will be required to show proof of their right to work in Australia with the subject to satisfactory clearance of a Police Records Check, and Counter Terrorism and Aid Diversion Check.  

We give priority to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, supporters, and the communities we work with. If successful you may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination or approved medical contraindication prior to commencing employment with Oxfam Australia.

Recent Jobs