Southern Campaigns Lead
Closing date: 2nd April 2017 23:59 GMT +1
Based in: Southern Africa or West Africa (subject to being able to establish a contract of employment with hosting affiliate and providing that the right to work can be obtained.)
Contract length: Two year fixed term
Salary: In line with Oxfam values and subject to location
Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.
One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.
Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.
Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. The Oxfam International (OI) Secretariat is currently headquartered in Oxford, with advocacy and campaigns offices in Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.
This post will be part of the OI Secretariat Advocacy and Campaigns team and based preferably in Southern or West Africa.
Oxfam International is looking for a talented campaigns expert with significant experience in campaigning in the global south. The post will help us plan worldwide campaigns that have a strong southern focus and are led by teams in the global south. The Southern Campaigns Lead will be a senior member of the worldwide GROW team and work closely with colleagues in the global south to develop impactful campaigns with strong linkages to the worldwide campaign. The Lead will also dedicate a proportion of time to working with countries in either Southern Africa or West Africa to plan and implement a new campaign to tackle the gross inequality in food value chains for women farmers and workers.
The successful applicant will have significant campaigning experience in the global south; strong leadership skills with the ability to lead across boundaries; be a great communicator; and have a passion for women’s rights.
Fluency in English required and competence in French is desirable.
To view the job description and for information on how to apply please go to the Oxfam International Website, found at: https://recruitment.oxfam.org/Vacancy.aspx?MenuID=6Dqy3cKIDOg=