1945 - Re-Advertise Senior Inequality Policy Adviser (Mena)

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Posted: 04/01/2023 13:53
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In Line with Oxfam Values
Location: MENA Region (where Oxfam has an office)
Level: Administrative
Deadline: 16/03/2023 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line with Oxfam Values
Job Type: Fixed Term

  Closing date: 15th January 2023 @ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Location: Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Region, in a country where Oxfam operates and there is the ability to gain right to work

Contract: Fixed-Term 1 Year contract, with opportunity to renew

One Oxfam Grade:C1 

Salary and benefits: In line with Oxfam Values

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 required location


The Role

Oxfam International Regional Platform is looking for  Senior Inequality Policy Adviser (MENA)  who enjoys working collaboratively and engaging in a wide range of actors across the region and globally on advocacy work – including public campaigning and private lobby efforts. The role will provide strategic policy steer and thought leadership in helping to shape and share our regional narrative around inequalities, and to help link Oxfam’s country-level advocacy work with our global campaigns and networks

For more details please see job description

Who we're looking for


  • Master’s degree in economics, sociology, political science or related fields
  • Proven track record of developing and delivering policy and advocacy work at a multi-national level, in either public engagement or private lobby contexts (some experience in both preferred)
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent representation skills, including when working with complex advocacy targets
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, including in multicultural environments
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences
  • Proven experience in working in multi-lateral, regional and/or global settings
  • A strong network of policy and advocacy contacts across MENA
  • A clear commitment to the rights agenda, including women’s rights (Oxfam principles)
  • Solid knowledge of political economy and human rights and economic Justice in the MENA region
  • Some knowledge of global development and rights frameworks
  • Languages: Excellent English and Arabic spoken and written


Strong research background, ideally in mixed method research. Knowledge in socio-economic

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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