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Posted: 11/09/2023 17:14
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: As per Oxfam pay policy
Location: Brussels
Level: Management
Deadline: 01/10/2023 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: in line with Oxfam values and according to location
Job Type: Fixed Term

EU Aid & development finance policy advisor

Closing date: 1 October 2023 @ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Interviews: 16-24 October 2023

Location: Based in Brussels, Belgium

Contract: 2 years 

One Oxfam Grade: C1

Salary and benefits: €78,568 (mid-point), plus representation allowance. Benefits include (but not limited to): 25 days holiday (+ public holidays); Pension scheme; Life Assurance cover; Travel and Personal Accident policy; Workplace counselling service

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 European Union. 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 flexible arrangements which might work for you. This role, like any other role in the EU office, is partially home-based (max 2 days a week). Part-time may be considered.


The Role

Oxfam International’s EU Office is looking for an EU Aid Policy and Development Finance Policy Advisor. The post holder will develop and implement advocacy strategies to influence policy and programmatic decisions of key European countries and the European Union’s on aid quality and quantity. The post holder will strengthen Oxfam’s understanding of, and ability to influence, key European/EU aid and development policies and decision-making processes, including the EU’s Multi-Annual Financial Framework and the NDICI-Global Europe. The post holder is also a key member of Oxfam’s Aid and Development finance team. This is a global team across the Oxfam Confederation that aims to increase the amount of finance available to reduce poverty and inequality, while ensuring this funding adheres to principles of impact, effectiveness, transparency, and accountability.

Who we’re looking for

The ideal candidate has a high self-awareness and is an influencer pur sang. They are also able to tick off the following criteria: 

  • Excellent knowledge of development aid policy and trends, particularly at a European level.
  • Knowledge of relevant EU institutions and several key European countries (ways of working, agendas, and how to influence them) and track record in influencing.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills, ability to think strategically and creatively towards achieving results and good project management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally for advocacy and media work.
  • Proven capacity to work successfully in alliances and at alliance building.
  • Experience working (with colleagues) in country offices and / or translating programs to advocacy.
  • Ability to set priorities and organize the work autonomously with minimal day-to-day management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including good teamwork and experience in working in multi-cultural and virtual teams.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s values, especially on decolonializing aid.


What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to influence one of the world’s key stakeholders on aid and financial development policies, within a supportive, enthusiastic and thriving team at Oxfam’s EU office. 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 short cover letter, clearly explaining your motivation and suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. Please keep the CV to 2 pages and the cover letter to 1 page max.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted - usually within 2 weeks of the closing date. Thank you for considering us as your future colleagues!

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 procedures.


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