Influencing Lead – Conflict and Fragility (RRR)
Influencing Lead – Conflict and Fragility (RRR) (0599)
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
Do you have experience in leading successful campaigns and influencing work?
Do you have experience in mobilizing internal stakeholders, and communicating effectively with them?
Do you have experience in representing and communicating an issue externally in policy influencing?
We are looking for a Rights Resilience & Response (RRR) Influencing Lead at a pivotal time of transition and change for the organisation” with: Oxfam GB is looking for an Influencing Lead for our Rights, Resilience, and Response work that focuses on addressing extreme vulnerabilities especially in contexts categorised as “fragile and conflict-affected”.
What you’ll be doing:
In this role, you will provide leadership in support of the design and delivery of Oxfam GB’s strategic priorities, plans and influencing approaches in the areas of rights resilience and response with relevant countries and partners, as well as globally and in the UK.
With the RRR (Rights Resilience and Response) programme lead, you will co-lead the RRR standing integrated team addressing the impacts of conflict, crises, and climate emergency. Tackling the drivers of injustice and inequality that underpin, and are exacerbated by, crises. Speaking out to address systems and social norms that perpetuate injustice and inequality and undermine human rights.
We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do and our feminist principles.
An ideal candidate for the role will also be/have:
- A proven track record of leading successful campaigns and influencing work, including the generation of original ideas and innovative approaches in the UK and in fragile contexts.
- Experience of mobilising internal stakeholders, and communicating effectively with them, around a vision for a major area of work and driving change within a large and complex globally networked organisation.
- Experience of representing and communicating an issue externally in policy influencing, lobbying and media work.
- Extensive knowledge of humanitarian and conflict-related issues, and understanding of context, dilemmas, challenges and ways of working in emergencies and conflicts, including understanding of gender.
- Good understanding. commitment and ideally experience embedding and continuously learning to embed a decolonial, safe, anti-racist, intersectional feminist and partner-led approach in your work.
- Experience managing the performance of others and helping people to develop, grow and achieve their potential, including increasing diversity and inclusion in teams and/or workplaces
- Willing and able to travel internationally each year.
Flexfam and Location:
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. United Kingdom or Flexible to locations where Oxfam GB is registered. Non-UK locations will be considered and reviewed on a case-by-case basis dependent on local restrictions.
This role will be based in any locations as stated below:
United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, and Mali.
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 by complying with 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 our organisation.
Conditional offers made in selection stages may also be subject appropriate screening checks. Oxfam GB participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will take into account any live disciplinary sanctions a candidate may have when making the selection decision.
How to apply:
As part of your online application, please upload your CV & cover letter to our portal. Candidates are requested to submit both a CV (no word count limit) and a cover letter detailing how their experience and skills fit required competences (word count limit of 1,000 words).
Oxfam GB is a Disability Confident Employer. Should you be unable to submit your application online and would prefer an alternative method please contact our recruitment team (). If you also want to discuss your application, please do contact us as well.
Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.
is a member of an of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
A thriving diverse Oxfam:
It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.
To do that:
- We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
- We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
- We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.
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