Humanitarian Advocacy Project Officer

Oxfam GB, OXFORD (OXFAM HOUSE), United Kingdom

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject/ Programme Management
Closing Date for Applications: 
19th July, 2015

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career as an advocate for people facing conflicts or disasters while working with one of the world’s leading humanitarian, development and campaigning organisations.

Oxfam GB’s Humanitarian Policy and Campaigns team aims to support crisis-affected people around the world. In just the last six months, our team has responded to the Ebola emergency in west Africa, the conflict in Yemen, and the earthquake in Nepal. We’ve also worked on thematic issues such as protecting civilians at risk of human rights violations, and promoting the role of women in peace talks.

Joining this team of experienced professionals, you’ll carry out a wide range of duties, including rapid web-based research, drafting notes and briefings, attending meetings with officials, liaising with other Oxfam teams and external contacts, and related administrative tasks.

At the same time and with appropriate guidance, you’ll develop useful knowledge and skills for identifying humanitarian threats and solutions, producing different advocacy tools, as well as influencing the decisions of government officials, parliamentarians, UN managers, community leaders, and others.

To carry out this role, you need to be highly motivated, a quick learner, a determined problem-solver, with excellent written and oral communication skills. You’ll have demonstrable interest in global affairs, human rights, and human progress, with experience and understanding of different cultures and political contexts. You will be able to follow instructions, accept guidance, learn from your mistakes.

You will be based in the UK but you may be required to travel overseas at short notice.

This is a fixed term six month contract.

For more information and to apply please visit: quoting reference CAP0151

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