Private Sector Policy and Support Officer (0125)

Oxfam GB, OXFORD (OXFAM HOUSE), United Kingdom

Skill Required:, HR and AdminPolicy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th August, 2019

Job Description

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

Do you have experience of undertaking research and policy analysis on the role of business in reducing poverty, improving women’s empowerment, promoting human rights and tackling inequality?

Do you have experience of working in or engaging with business on the above issues, and of successfully contributing to achieving changes in business policies and practices?

Are you a team player, committed to working with others to end the injustice of poverty?

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

The Role

The Private Sector Policy & Support Officer will contribute to Oxfam's policy analysis on and advocacy towards the private sector regarding its role in poverty reduction and sustainable development.

You will work in multi-disciplinary teams of researchers and lobbyists, media officers and campaigners to achieve the aims of Oxfam’s Behind the Barcodes campaign. You will also contribute to activities in support of Oxfam’s wider private sector strategy which aims to fulfil our vision that the private sector will play a more active role in reducing poverty, improving women’s empowerment, whilst respecting and promoting human rights, and tackling inequality.

What we are looking for

  • You will have knowledge and understanding of the role of the private sector in poverty reduction and sustainable development, as well as business and human rights, and gender justice issues, ideally in food and agriculture supply chains.
  • You will have experience of working in or engaging with business, and of working with others to influence business policies and practices on at least one of the above areas. You will bring excellent research, analytical and conceptual thinking skills, including for policy development. You will also have excellent communication skills and be driven to achieve results individually as well as part of a team.

We offer

  • An opportunity to gain experience of working as part of a high performing team of private sector policy advisers and advocates to engage and influence a range of businesses and other key stakeholders via a combination of campaigning, advocacy, research and collaboration.
  • We can offer this role on a full-time basis at 36 hours per week (5 days a week), or on a part-time basis at a minimum of 28.8 hours per week (4 days a week). Oxfam is open to discussing flexible work arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at interview stage.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

  • Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour 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 organisation. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
  • We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
  • Please note interested candidate must already have right to work & reside in the UK in order to apply for this role.

How to apply

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

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