1876 - EU Media Advisor

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Posted: 27/06/2022 18:30
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: 41,644 Euros
Location: Brussels
Level: Management
Deadline: 01/09/2022 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Job Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 24 July @23.59 CEST

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Contract: 1-year fixed term, full time.

One Oxfam Grade: D1 midpoint range - 41 644 EURO.

Salary and benefits: in line with Oxfam values and according to location

Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the location of the role. 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 as a part-time role and partially home-based.

For Application please use the link below to submit your CV and Cover Letter as well


The Role

Oxfam International EU office is looking for a media advisor to work with the OI EU team to lead and create media and communication products, and to increase Oxfam International’s influence on European Union (EU) public policy through media and communications, including assisting in Oxfam’s pan-European campaigning.

DEPARTMENT PURPOSE: Oxfam is comprised of 21 Affiliates and a Secretariat (Oxfam International) working in over 90 countries and fighting the injustice of poverty. We work in three ways: humanitarian aid delivery and emergency response; long term development; and advocacy and campaigning. Oxfam’s EU Advocacy Office sits within the Advocacy, Campaigns and Engagement department. The department leads the global policy, advocacy, and campaigning on behalf of the confederation, including on multilateral agencies such as the United Nations, European Union and World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

TEAM PURPOSE: This post will be part of the Oxfam International EU Advocacy Office which is based in Brussels, Belgium. 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.

ROLE REPORTS TO: Senior EU Media Advisor


  • Media content creation: Lead on internal and external EU-focused media and communications products (including drafting, copy-editing, securing sign off and pitching) with inputs from EU policy advisors, other internal actors from across the confederation and external stakeholders in the case of joint media work.
  • Training of spokespersons: Work with EU policy advisors and other internal actors to ensure that they are media trained.
  • Digital media content creation: Update and implement the OI EU digital media strategy to use OI EU accounts to bring attention to Oxfam EU key messages amongst our target audience. This includes content creation for digital media as well as managing and updating the Oxfam EU website.
  • Media contacts: Expand media contacts in Brussels identifying key contacts and organising press events. Be able to pitch and brief journalists, respond to media requests and proactively identify opportunities to place stories to outlets. Manage a database containing these contacts.
  • Media analysis: Monitor and conduct analysis on media coverage.
  • Events: Support policy-advisors in organising events both online and offline. Support in organising trainings young activists online and in an in-person event in Brussels in September as part of the EC Dear Spark EU event.
  • Supporting the confederation: Provide tailored information and advice to members of the Oxfam family on relevant EU processes, issues and players. This includes advice in relation to proactive and reactive handling of branding issues.
  • Media and communication strategy: contribute to discussions on strategy within the EU office and the confederation.
  • Ensure that all products are created in line with Oxfam policies and organisational values. This includes securing sign-off, branding requirements, and inclusion of a gender equity lens.

Who we’re looking for


  • Self-Awareness 
  • Mutual accountability 
  • Relationship building 
  • At least two years relevant media or journalism experience including social media experience (traineeships included) 
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English (C2 as per the Common European Framework of Reference
  • Strong project management skills and ability to deal with a wide range of issues and prioritise effectively 
  • Deep commitment to Oxfam’s core values 
  • Ability to manage time and maintain a healthy work-life balance 

In addition:  

  • Understanding of development cooperation and advocacy 
  • Understanding of EU decision-making procedures, EU institutions and governments 
  • Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills with the ability to coordinate and have soft leadership skills 
  • Ability to work and think independently, and to be resourceful 
  • Strong team worker and an ability to work independently and as part of a virtual team 


  • Experience in preparing spokespersons for media interviews 
  • Graphic design and digital content creation skills 
  • Experience working in a political environment with a preference for the EU environment

What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in ensuring the EU makes better rules for people in poverty. 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 to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment.

How to apply

Please upload an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job description 

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within a month of the closing date. Feedback will be offered to candidates interviewed and not accepted.

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 more than 90 countries.

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

We are committed to ensuring diversity, equity, inclusion and representation within our organization. We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group [including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins], religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. In the EU advocacy office, we are in addition committed to ensuring staff representation from across all EU member states and EU citizens with roots in the Global South. The Oxfam EU office is in Mundo Madou which houses many other NGO and social organisations. Mundo Madou is accessible for persons with disabilities.

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. Oxfam International Secretariat also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, if a job applicant has been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.



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