1784 - EU Health Policy and Advocacy Advisor

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Posted: 10/01/2022 09:52
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: €49,247.00 - €54,719.00 (pro rata, 28.8 hours)
Location: Brussels
Level: Advocacy
Deadline: 24/01/2022 23:59
Hours: 28.80
Benefits: 25 days holiday (+ public holidays), Pension scheme, Life Assurance cover, Travel and Personal Accident policy – whilst working on Oxfam International Business, Workplace counselling service
Job Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 24th January 2022 @ 23:59 GMT

Interviews: Early to mid February 2022

Location: Based in Brussels, Belgium

Contract: Fixed term: 12 months, with opportunity for extension if additional funding is secured.

FTE: 0.8 FTE, 28.8 hours per week

One Oxfam Grade: C1

Salary and benefits: €61,559.00 – €68,399.00 (1 FTE) / €49,247.00 - €54,719.00 (pro rata based on 28.8 hours per week) + Representation Allowance

Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in Belgium. We are not able to support the relocation of a candidate to take up the position in an Oxfam location. 

Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well partially home-based and on an 80% basis.

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


The Role

Oxfam International EU Advocacy Office is looking for an EU Health Policy and Advocacy Advisor. This post will be part of the Oxfam International EU Advocacy Office which is based in Brussels, Belgium, as well as part of the global Peoples Vaccine Alliance (PVA).

The Oxfam EU team focuses on the EU institutions, primarily the European Commission, Council and Parliament, advocating for sustainable, inclusive, and accountable programming and policies. The team also acts as a service hub for the Oxfam Confederation, supporting country offices and partners to engage with the EU in Brussels and in countries (through EU Delegations), as well as coordinating efforts amongst European affiliates regarding European policies.

The People’s Vaccine Alliance is a coalition of over 75 organizations, with the support of over 170 (former) Heads of State, Nobel Laureates, health experts, faith leaders and economists, fighting to end vaccine apartheid. They are campaigning for a ‘People’s Vaccine’ for COVID-19, based on shared knowledge and freely available to everyone, everywhere -a global common good.

This post will contribute to the policy and advocacy development and implementation of Oxfam’s work on health inequality. The position will lead on influencing EU targets on vaccine inequality and other health related issues, focusing on two strands of work:

1) Support the development and implementation of Oxfam’s and the PVA’s policy and advocacy strategy with the European Union and its member states on health and public services, including access to vaccines.

2) Support the work of the Peoples Vaccine Alliance at EU level and within EU member states, working close with the PVA Global Campaign Coordinator

Please see thjob description for further details.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for candidates that have knowledge of and experience in policy work on public services (especially health and access to medicines). The candidate should have demonstrable oral and written communication skills for advocacy and media purposes as well as experience developing power analysis, advocacy strategies, and theories of change, including awareness of political sensitivities. Strong research skills and ability to analyze and translate evidence for use in influencing should be supported by strong interpersonal and people skills.

The position will require candidates with the ability to work collaboratively and flexibly, and set priorities in a hard-working and international team, while also able to take initiative and work under pressure with limited supervision. Knowledge of the European Commission, European Council and World Health Organization, including on mandates, ways of working, and how to influence them is critical to the position. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential (at C2 level). Candidates should have a clear commitment to Oxfam’s mission to fight for social justice and against inequality, including demonstrable understanding, experience of, and commitment to gender equality and diversity

What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to support the development and implementation of Oxfam’s and the PVA’s policy and advocacy strategy on health and vaccine equity with the European Institutions and Engage in regular outreach and advocacy with EU and other key decision makers. At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career. Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment

How to apply

Please click on the "apply" button to start the application process. Please upload an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job description. 

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.

We are an international confederation of 21 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in around 90 countries.

The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality. 

Our commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. 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.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checksPlease note that Oxfam International participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Processes within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. Under this scheme, if you have been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization on any misconduct history in accordance with the terms of the scheme. For scheme details please click here

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