1808 - MENA Regional Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Advisor

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Posted: 09/03/2022 13:13
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Location: MENA Region (where Oxfam has an office)
Level: Campaigns
Deadline: 19/04/2022 23:59
Hours: 40
Benefits: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Job Type: Fixed Term

  Closing date: 27 March 2022@ 23:59 GMT

Location: Amman or Beirut (depending on ability to obtain residency if required)

Contract: Fixed- term (one year renewable)

One Oxfam Grade: C1

Salary and benefits: In line Oxfam values and according to location

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 the location of the candidate to take up position in an Oxfam Location.





The Role

Oxfam International MENA Region is looking for Regional Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Advisor who will take overall responsibility for ensuring the delivery of humanitarian policy and advocacy at the regional (Middle East and North Africa) level, with a focus on Oxfam’s humanitarian programs in MENA: Yemen, Syria, Iraq, OPTI, Lebanon, and the Western Sahara crisis.

The Regional Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Advisor will work closely with various Oxfam entities (Oxfam country offices, Oxfam affiliates and Oxfam International advocacy offices and networks at global level) to design and deliver policy and advocacy that will support those affected by conflict in claiming their rights and tackling the root causes and drivers of humanitarian crises.


Who we're looking for a person with:

  • Degree in Political Science/Development/International Affairs/Public Policy /Humanitarian affairs or related issues.
  • At least 6 years’ experience in advocacy, research, policy, lobbying, media work and/or public campaigning.
  • A proven track record in policy and advocacy for humanitarian or human rights, as well as women’s rights.
  • Solid understanding of humanitarian response architecture, policy and practice in complex humanitarian emergencies, conflict sensitivity, conflict mapping and analysis, the triple Nexus, and International Human Rights/Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law
  • Lobbying and political skills: persuasive, diplomatic and articulate, as well as conflict sensitive.
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal. Arabic highly desirable.  Other regional languages and French key assets.
  • Initiative, influencing skills, self-awareness, ability to work effectively with others and critical analysis skills
  • Experience in working with local movements and networks, women’s rights, protection of civilians and refugee work will be an advantage.

Please see the  JOB PROFILE  for further details


What we offer

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 and up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

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, all working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

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 checks. Please 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

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


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