Policy Advocacy & Influencing Adviser

Oxfam GB, Islamabad, Pakistan

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st December, 2017

Job Description

Benefits: Oxfam offers staff a comprehensive benefits package including annual leave entitlements, sick pay provision, medical cover plus opportunities for learning and development.

The Organisation

Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally. Oxfam in Pakistan has been working in the country since 1973. In the Pakistan, our goal is to contribute to the eradication of poverty by supporting women and other vulnerable groups in saving lives and building livelihoods, enhancing their resilience to crises, shocks and stresses, and making their voices heard to hold duty-bearers accountable.

The Role

To increase Oxfam’s programme impact in Pakistan this position will be working closely with country management and programme teams on influencing strategies. Develop new areas of policy research and innovative advocacy & campaigning techniques in the rapidly changing national political shifts and shrinking space for civil society. Provide high quality and responsive social, economic and political analysis. To provide leadership and strategic support on policy advocacy and campaigns across all strategic goals, ensure programme quality on influencing agenda across whole country programme portfolio and lead external representation on Oxfam’s development agenda.

What Skills Are We Looking For

The position will be responsible to keep the CD and CMT informed of policy changes in the Pakistani context and analyze their effects on Oxfam’s strategy in Pakistan. Support all the country programmes in planning and delivering their campaigning and advocacy work and ensure that all programmes plans include influencing objectives. Ensure that all policy analysis, advocacy and campaigning work strongly include women rights and gender analysis. Play a leading role in raising Oxfam’s profile in country through developing significant relationships with partners, allies, Government, development partners, IFIs, INGOs, UN etc, and the media.


Ability to travel to programme areas and frequent travel regionally and internationally for approximately 33% of time.


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