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Oxfam is a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to end poverty and injustice. Across regions, from the local to the global, we work with people to bring change that lasts.

Our work is grounded in the commitment to the universality of human rights. Driven by diversity and founding our asks in evidence and experience, we take sides against poverty and injustice everywhere. Feminist approaches guide all our analysis, action and interaction.


The Role

Oxfam International is looking for a Policy Adviser on the International Financial Institutions, primarily to help design and drive our strategy to influence the World Bank Group.

Oxfam’s International Financial Institution (IFI) Advocacy Office is based in Washington, DC, and leads Oxfam’s influencing work on the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The team works across the Confederation and with allies to advocate for sustainable, inclusive and accountable IFI policies and practices that reduce poverty and inequality. The team also acts as a service hub for the Confederation, supporting country offices and partners to engage the IFIs effectively.  We are looking for a policy adviser to provide strategic and substantive input into the design and execution of Oxfam’s engagement with the IFIs, particularly with regard to the World Bank, inequality and public services, and private finance.

Reporting to the Head of Office, Washington DC, the key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Developing and implementing advocacy strategies designed to influence the policies and financing of the IFIs – primarily the World Bank Group –towards greater support for universal, free, quality public services,  in line with Oxfam’s inequality campaign.
  • Maintaining a high level of expertise in these areas and help to develop Oxfam policy and research in support of the above strategy.
  • Monitoring and analyzing the impact of World Bank and IMF policies and actions on inequality, and in particular the accessibility and quality of public services, in particular public education and healthcare
  • Maintaining/building a network of contacts, collecting intelligence and advocate with the Board and staff of the World Bank Group on these issues.
  • Facilitate collaboration on these issues at the World Bank Group and the IMF with Oxfam affiliates, country and regional teams, partners based in the Global South and affected communities, to influence the IFIs and hold them accountable.
  • Representing Oxfam at meetings and conferences, writing blogs, and giving media interviews.
  • Participating actively in NGO networks and advocacy alliances.


The Role

Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for Interim People and Culture Director .The people and culture agenda is fundamental to the transformative change that we seek within the OIS and the wider Oxfam confederation. The People and Culture Director will be a strategic and experienced hands-on leader for the Human Resources and Culture communities in the OIS, and able to lead, highly influence and motivate confederation HR Directors to drive consistency in people process and practices and create HR solutions for One Oxfam in line with Oxfam’s strategic vision.

Who we’re looking for

  • A qualified HR and change leader with proven senior HR management experience, who has developed and led transformational organizational change and managed and developed HR teams ideally in an INGO context.
  • Academic degree, ideally at master’s level, in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or equivalent, from a recognised institution of international repute.
  • Substantial and demonstrable relevant HR experience, the latter of which should comprise of minimum 10 years of international experience across cultural and legislative boundaries in a senior HR role.
  • Significant and substantial experience of leading international, and virtual, Human Resources teams.
  • Experience in managing strategic and complex projects including learning and organizational development, culture change, recruitment and succession, reward harmonization and employee relations.
  • Demonstrable strategic, creative and diplomatic leadership, management and coordination skills in a complex networked and matrix setting, requiring a high degree of negotiation and conflict mediation.
  • Good understanding of budgeting and general financial management.

Key Attributes 

  • Strategic individual with the ability to engage with key stakeholders to develop a compelling vision, while at the same time a pioneer in setting up operations.
  • Ability to strengthen and execute the vision with their own team of HR professionals and HR leads across affiliates, coordinating and overcoming barriers when things become ‘stuck’.
  • Agile and engaged, with demonstrated strong and coordinated leadership.
  • Ability to handle complexity, unpack it, and dive deeper with positive enquiry skills to explore blockages.
  • Ability to engage in the most appropriate way, demonstrating deep listening to facilitate understanding of messages.
  • Strong influencing skills – engages and collaborates, with cultural and interpersonal sensitivity, demonstrating.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication across a range of audiences; fluency in English is essential.

OI Senior Advisor, Confederation Development

The Role

Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for Senior Advisor, Confederation Development to lead on organizational development, institutional support, and other work aimed at strengthening and growing the Oxfam Confederation across regions. The Senior Advisor will help Oxfam balance its commitments to developing a diversified network while ensuring adherence to organizational fundamentals and mutual accountability. As such, the role will contribute to broader discussions on ‘the future of Oxfam’; co-lead related confederation fora and working groups and facilitate exchange and learning across Affiliates and with other confederation stakeholders.

Who we’re looking for

 The Senior Advisor, Confederation Development will have demonstrable experience with complex change/ transformation processes, and organizational development, with the ability to navigate fluid contexts and frequently changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through.

S/he will have considerable experience in convening and facilitating virtual and ‘in person’ multi-stakeholder spaces, with a demonstrable ability to engage others on complex issues and to help them navigate moments of uncertainty and/ or disagreement. 

S/he will have the ability to effectively work in a team and liaise with people from a wide range of personal, cultural, and professional backgrounds including a high degree of self-awareness, sound judgment, and commitment to mutual accountability. 

S/he will have a Strong commitment to the fight for social justice, and an understanding of/ commitment to feminist principles, diversity, and inclusion. 

Please see the job description for further details.

How to apply

Please click on the “apply” button to start the application process. 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.

Previous applicants need not to apply.


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