PAP-EIPA - Extractive Industries Policy Advisor

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Posted: 28/07/2017 12:00
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In line with Oxfam values & according to location
Location: Flexible
Level: Technical
Deadline: 25/10/2017 23:59
Hours: Full Time
Benefits: In line with Oxfam values & according to location
Job Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: Wednesday 25th October 2017 

Interviews: TBC

Location: Locations within Africa or the Pan Africa offices in Addis Ababa or Nairobi (subject to being able to establish a contract of employment with the hosting affiliate)  

Contract: 2-year Fixed term contract

Salary: In line with Oxfam Values and subject to location

Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates are required to have the legal right to work in the location of the post.

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Oxford, with advocacy and campaigns offices in Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

Team purpose

Oxfam’s Pan Africa program exists to promote active citizenship, effective national governance and the realization and enjoyment of fundamental freedoms and human rights contained in key African Union policy standards and legal instruments. In collaboration with our country programs, we identify and work with networks of social movements, CSOs and their coalitions and alliances, the African Union and Governments to influence, popularize and implement key international and continental policy standards, pledges and human rights instruments. We also support a strong and autonomous pan Africa campaigning force of coalitions, alliances and social movements around their own objectives.

Job Purpose

The Policy Advisor for Extractive Industries will work on advocacy, campaign and research on extractive industries and transparency issues, including contract and environment/social impact information. The position will provide strategic input, thought leadership, policy analysis, representation and advocacy on extractive industries transparency issues vis a vis the African Union and the RECs. The Policy Advisor will also work with the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities on continental/regional instruments such as the African mining Vision intended to protect the rights of local communities.  He/she will also focus on active citizenship engagement for effective spending of government finances.

Fluency in English required and competence in French and/or Spanish is desirable.

Please see the job description for further details.

How to apply

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Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.



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