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Do you have Advanced Master’s degree in law, International Affairs, Development Studies, Humanitarian Affairs, Social Science, Journalism?

Do you have experience in advocacy and policy analysis in crisis context?

Do you have experience in managing campaigns, including use of local and regional media to achieve campaign outcomes? If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you

The Role

To deliver positive changes at scale for people who are poor and vulnerable. This will be achieved through leading the development and management of Oxfam’s influencing strategy in Yemen, covering advocacy, campaigns, policy, communications and media work, working with all programme teams as part of an integrated ‘one programme’ approach.

What we are looking for

Our next Advocacy, Campaigns and Media Manager (ACMM) will lead Oxfam’s influencing work in Yemen, ensuring that the country programme develops and delivers a coherent policy and influencing strategy, built on programming, cognisant of risk and relevance to the country context.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Yemen Emergency Response, to act as key contributor to Humanitarian Response in Yemen, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields etc, training and development, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Yemen Emergency Response, to act as key contributor to Humanitarian Response in Yemen, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields etc, training and development, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers 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.

Oxfam work in Yemen addresses a spectrum that includes humanitarian intervention and long-term development. In Yemen, Oxfam is currently running its largest humanitarian response with food security and WASH as key sectoral focuses. The main areas of interventions are gender, protection and resilience building work and are leading the humanitarian sector in Yemen with our global advocacy and influencing programme, including high-profile media and campaigning around gender, inequalities, and the humanitarian situation (protection, conflict transformation and peace). We seek to integrate these components into a ‘one programme approach’ to maximise benefits for poor, marginalised and crisisaffected people in Yemen.

  1. Provide strategic vision and leadership to develop and manage Yemen’s influencing strategy,
    encompassing advocacy, campaigns, policy, media and communications
     Work effectively with the Country Director, programme managers, advisors, regional and global policy teams and civil society partners (international and national), to lead the Yemen advocacy and campaign work and analyse policy and practice issues and on-the-ground realities, prioritising and devising innovative activities that will secure positive change for people in Yemen in both the short and long-term, as well as leveraging opportunities and issues that arise in real-time.
     Work with the Gender Coordinator, Protection Coordinator, Regional and Global Gender Advisors and Protection Teams, to ensure women’s rights and gender justice is taken into account in Yemen policy, advocacy and campaign work.
     Deliver timely intelligence and effective analysis of the policies, practices, communications and decisions relevant to Oxfam’s programme.
     Coordinate development of well-grounded policy positions across programme areas.
     As a member of the Country Management Team, support the Yemen team to deliver an influencing strategy which is in line with Oxfam’s Country Strategy for 2020 and programme and broader regional and global objectives to ensure a real impact.
     Work closely with Oxfam MENA teams, Oxfam International teams, and Oxfam affiliates to ensure coordinated approaches on advocacy that achieve the most impactful positive change.

  2. Leadership and Management: Leading a team of policy, campaigns, media and communication resources to deliver a comprehensive and effective campaigns and advocacy response to the crisis in Yemen Manage a team and resources in country, and coordinate resources across the region and globally to influence impactful change in Yemen or which affects Yemen

  3.  Coordinate and conduct systematic representation and lobbying at the national, regional and
    global levels, in line with agreed delegation and division of labour.
     Ensure Oxfam representation in key appropriate external policy and media forums based in
    Sana’a and other locations as appropriate and as agreed with the Yemen Country Director.
     Coordinate high level representation of Oxfam’s advocacy messages and programme in the national, regional and global media.

  4. Contributing to developing Oxfam programmes
     Feed into in the development of the country strategy and programme design as needed
     Ensure capacity-building to deliver Oxfam’s model and theory of change, including advocacy and campaigns with programme staff
     Support Oxfam in Yemen to reflect Oxfam’s Southern campaigning principles including approaches to develop local ownership and national capacity for advocacy work.

  5. Driving efforts in improving programme quality
     Ensure that programmes relevant to advocacy and campaigns are in compliance with donor
    contractual obligations and that all reporting is of good quality and is done in a timely manner.
     Ensure that programme learnings are included in advocacy and policy products
     Ensure that programme teams include advocacy in proposal design
     Ensure regular monitoring and evaluation of advocacy and policy work and that regular
    reflection and review is undertaken to continuously improve effectiveness and impact.

  6. Active engagement in the Country Management Team
     Participate in and contribute to the Yemen Country Management Team (CMT)
     Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights
     Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.
     Advanced Master’s degree in law, International Affairs, Development Studies, Humanitarian Affairs,
    Social Science, Journalism and any other relevant field.
     Minimum 7 years of experience in managing campaigns, including use of local and regional media to achieve campaign outcomes
     At least 7 years of experience in advocacy and policy analysis in crisis context
     Ability to influence and liaise effectively with key stakeholders and representation in high profile environments
     Experience of building inter-agency coalitions for the purposes of policy influencing
     Ability to work with significant levels of autonomy and make prompt and sound decisions
     Proven analytical skills and ability to work with others to develop strategy into action and communicate this to a wider audience
     Experience of programme planning, and competent use of project management tools
     Knowledge and experience of promoting gender equity, and an active commitment to promoting
    the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of programme work
     Experience of managing staff: challenging, motivating, developing and inspiring team members
     Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work collaboratively in a wide variety of cultural contexts
     Very high-level of self-awareness, interpersonal and communications skills
     Ability to meet agreed deadlines in a stressful and fast paced environment will be critical
     Ability to travel, including to remote and difficult locations
     Excellent written and spoken skills in English are essential, Arabic would be an advantage
     Commitment to Oxfam’s vision and mandate
     Commitment to humanitarian principles and action.
     Experience of working in both development programmes and complex humanitarian situations, and
    ability to integrate into one-programme-approach is highly desirable
     A sound understanding and experience of the possibilities and tactics for influencing governments
    and key stakeholders through evidence-based policy research, media and lobbying.
     Experience in media communications
     Knowledge of the Yemeni and Middle Eastern context.
    Key Attributes
     Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the
    commitment to equal opportunities
     Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender
    mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work
     Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible
    Organisational Values
     Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions
     Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen
     Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences
    Note to candidates: Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organisational values and
    attributes at the interview stage. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to adhere to our
    code of conduct..

How to apply

Kindly note that the selection process will be on a rolling basis. Due to the urgency of the position, Oxfam has reserve the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

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