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Oxfam

Oxfam

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Position: Advocacy, Campaigns, and Media Manager
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Posted date: 2 months ago
Application Deadline: Submition date is over

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

"This position is opened for national and International applicants."

  • Do you have a Master's/ Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science / International Affairs / Public Policy / Government with a focus on conflict and security / humanitarian affairs/governance/gender in emergencies or another relevant field that can bring value to this role?  
  • Do you have a minimum of 8 years of experience in advocacy, policy analysis, and communications—preferably in a crisis context and working with an international I/NGO—out of which at least 3 years should be supervisory/managerial experience?
  • Do you have exceptional writing, editing, and communications skills, including the ability to act as a spokesperson when necessary?

If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.

The Role

We are looking for an Advocacy, Campaigns, and Media Manager who works closely with the humanitarian and development program teams, which are integrated through a “one program approach,” to advance Oxfam in Ethiopia’s core goals of saving lives and promoting resilient livelihoods while also empowering communities and promoting accountable governance.

What we are looking for

This position will require to be an exceptional, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs with the following skills and competencies: 

Essential 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science / International Affairs / Public Policy / Government with a focus on conflict and security / humanitarian affairs/governance/gender in emergencies or another relevant field that can bring value to this role. An advanced degree in a related field is an added advantage.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in advocacy, policy analysis, and communications—preferably in a crisis context and working with an international I/NGO—out of which at least 3 years should be supervisory/managerial experience.
  • Leadership, management, negotiation, and coordination skills (of people and projects) in a complex multi-stakeholder, networked, global, and largely virtual environment.
  • Strong ability to communicate clearly and impactfully with a range of stakeholders, including representing Oxfam in coordination bodies and high-profile international forums.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and communications skills, including the ability to act as a spokesperson when necessary.
  • Excellent written and spoken skills in English are essential.
  • Proven ability to manage risk to populations of concern and country programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills, particularly in cross-cultural contexts.
  • Ability to think and operate strategically, independently, and creatively.
  • Previous advocacy and communications capacity-strengthening and training experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in promoting gender equity, and an active commitment to promoting the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of programme work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s vision and mandate.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles.

Desirable

  • In-depth understanding of humanitarian coordination mechanisms, disaster risk reduction, complex humanitarian emergencies, gender in emergencies, conflict resolution strategies, and international human rights/humanitarian law

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam GB Ethiopia, to act as a key contributor to the communication Team, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields, etc, training and development, offer fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Flexfam

We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a partially home-based role or job share.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

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, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organization.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.