Tavonga Chikwaya/ Oxfam

Food Distribution in Zimbabwe
Food Distribution in Zimbabwe

Local staff

All of our employees play a key part in achieving our vision - to end poverty and suffering - now is the time to join us and play your part.

Oxfam aims to recruit and retain passionate people who have the skills and commitment to meet our vision, and we have a pay and benefits system which is both competitive in our sector and reflects our values.

This page outlines the package available to people working in one of Oxfam's countries we work in.

Our benefits package


A competitive gross salary; which takes into account local market rate, internal equity, and your skills and competences.  An Annual pay review will be carried out on a country basis in order to make any adjustments to pay based on the market, cost of living etc.

Hours of work and flexible working

Your working hours will be set as per the country staff handbook for the country you will be based in. Your start and finish times will be agreed around the country's core hours.

When possible you may be able to have other flexible working arrangements arrangements.

Holidays and other leave arrangements

These will be set as per the country staff handbook for the country you will be based in.

Other leave arrangements maybe available to you including compassionate leave, urgent private business, maternity leave, dependency leave etc and will all be detailed in the country staff handbook.

Medical cover

We want to look after our staff and ensure that our staff members have access to basic and essential medical treatment and so will provide this for all employees, their recognised partner and any dependents up to the country maximum limits in the Oxfam Medical Plan.  In addition unlimited emergency treatment for all employees and up to £5,000 per annum for any maternity related costs for you or your partner.

Sick pay

If you are ill, in order to support your recovery and return to work Oxfam will offer you sick pay up to the country agreed maximum (as per the country staff handbook)


We believe in the importance of planning for the longer term and retirement, Therefore Oxfam GB normally contributes up to a certain percentage of your gross pensionable pay per year towards your retirement. 

Life assurance

In order to support your family should the worst happen, you will be covered by the Oxfam life Assurance.

  • If you do not have recognised partner and/dependents; 3 x gross pensionable annual salary (without Oxfam recognised partner or dependants (up to age 18 years) at time of death)
  • If you do have recognised partner and/dependents 4 x gross pensionable annual salary (with Oxfam recognised partner or dependants(up to age 18 years) at time of death).

Relocation benefits

If you relocate to your work country then We help you move, settle, and stay connected to home.

Removal expenses

We support removal costs up to a certain amount to ensure that you don't incur additional costs when having to relocate at Oxfam's request. 

We are family friendly


We understand the importance of having time off to care for your baby and so we will provide you with maternity leave and pay - this will be as per the country staff handbook.

More benefits


We know that life has ups and downs and so in addition to the medical plan we offer counselling to all staff members, their partner and recognised dependants.  This is for up to 6 sessions.

We have partnered with Headspace, the world's most popular mindfulness app, to offer a free subscription to all Oxfam employees.

Staff events and opportunities

We have events and opportunities for staff over the year, these vary according to where you are based. For example we organise lunchtime talks, visitor talks, team.

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