2008 - Climate Justice Advocacy and Campaigns Advisor

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Posted: 07/06/2023 10:48
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Location: Africa (where Oxfam has an office)
Level: Campaigns
Deadline: 21/06/2023 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Job Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 21 June 2023@ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT


Location: Flexible in Africa Region. and you have the existing right to work

Contract: Fixed term

One Oxfam Grade: C1

Salary and benefits: National

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

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.


The Role


Oxfam International’s Africa Platform is looking for a Climate Justice Advocacy and Campaigns Advisor who will be supporting the countries within the continent on the design, development and implementation of the Advocacy and Campaigns work on this pilar. The post holder will enjoy the big picture thinking, working collaboratively and engaging in a wide range of actors across the continent 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 the OiA narrative around climate financing, just energy transition and gender justice in relation to climate justice, and to help link Oxfam’s country-level advocacy work with our global campaigns and networks. The post holder will be responsible for leading the campaigns and advocacy in OiA.


Key responsibilities


  • Provide strategic steer on cross-national, multi-country and related advocacy work on climate justice in OiA.
  • Support Oxfam in policy development and long-term planning in both humanitarian and development contexts in OiA, including themes of climate financing, just energy transition, climate adaptation, human rights, gender justice, and beyond.
  • Support country offices in their advocacy work on the above-mentioned themes, with a specific focus on advancing climate justice advocacy.
  • Convene and coordinate advocacy initiatives with partners and allies at the regional level around issues related to Climate justice.
  • Lead Oxfam in Africa engagement and advocacy towards International and regional organisations work on climate justice or whose actions and work have a bearing on climate justice.
  • Commission, coordinate and produce policy documents and research on key priority issues, especially those related to climate justice.
  • Ensure Oxfam’s policies and advocacy activities are coherent across the continent and link up to Oxfam’s global campaigns appropriately.
  • Engage and coordinate with peers in Oxfam’s regional platforms in the Global South to ensure southern voices and priorities are represented in the confederation’s priorities.
  • Support countries in raising voice in Oxfam’s global confederation – ensuring that our global campaigns reflect OiA country and continental context; and actively represent OiA and participate in the confederation’s global advocacy efforts.
  • Represent OiA in continental and global meetings with advocacy targets and media as required.
  • Contribute to business development proposals as relevant and oversee the implementation of related regional projects. 
  • Contribute to (and where necessary – lead on) strategic processes reflecting the full diversity of the contexts in the region and Oxfam’s global mandate.
  • Engage with regional stakeholders and work collaboratively with Oxfam’s country programs, supporting in building networks and alliances and brokering research and strategic relationships with think tanks and universities in OiA.
  • Coordinate closely with the regional gender advisor to ensure that gender inequality is integrated in the climate justice advocacy work.
  • Externally represent, lobby, and influence external OiA policy decision makers and targets on climate justice and other related and cross cutting theme.


We’re looking for a person with


  • Bachelor’s degree in Climate Justice, Climate Science, Natural resource management 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 Africa.
  • A clear commitment to the rights agenda, including women’s rights (Oxfam principles)
  • Solid knowledge of Climate Justice and human rights and gender justice in Africa.
  • Some knowledge of global development and rights frameworks.
  • Languages: Excellent English spoken and written and other languages as French are highly desirable.
  • Strong research background, ideally in mixed method research knowledge in climate financing, just energy transition and related fields.


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 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 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, 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. 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 procedure


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