Job Type

Full Time


Details: £26,364 - £35,656 (Net = take home pay).



Application Deadline



John Smith House
John Smith Drive
United Kingdom



Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.


Location: The majority of work time is expected to be spent on deployment overseas; deployments will usually be 3-6 months. A home-base location outside the UK is possible.

Salary: £27,963 - £37,095 (Net = take home pay).

Grade: Global Level C1

Contract Type: Fixed Term (One year)

Job Family: Programme

Hours of Work: 36 hours per week

This role reports to: Humanitarian Policy Adviser, Humanitarian Policy and Campaigns

Staff reporting to this post: Will depend on deployment. Possibly media and communications staff or a national policy adviser if present. Building advocacy capacity of country programme staff is an important part of this role.

Annual budget for the post: None unless requested by in-country management.


CAMPAIGNS, POLICY AND INFLUENCE team purpose: To strengthen the power of people to influence people with power.

HUMANITARIAN POLICY AND CAMPAIGNS TEAM PURPOSE: To lead political advocacy and popular campaigning in support of Oxfam’s humanitarian aims. This involves developing clear analysis to inform our campaigning, influencing decision makers, providing strategic direction to our public response to conflicts and natural disasters, and providing extra support to Oxfam’s campaigning responses to conflicts and disasters.


GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN TEAM PURPOSE: To respond effectively and rapidly to major emergencies anywhere in the world, and enable communities to become more resilient to future shocks and stresses.


To be deployed to support country teams around the world to integrate advocacy into Oxfam’s emergency response. Deliver national and global advocacy, actively linking strategy and messaging to our humanitarian programme work with crisis-affected communities.



This post is part of Oxfam’s team of rapidly deployable Humanitarian Support Personnel (HSPs). Deployments can last from a few weeks to several months, and will be to humanitarian situations (either conflict or natural disaster or complex emergencies) or occasionally to Oxfam’s international advocacy offices. Priority will be given to rapid-onset emergencies but deployments may also be at later stages of humanitarian response.


For each deployment, specific Terms of Reference will be agreed with relevant teams, prior to the deployment. Policy issues will cover protection and assistance and may well cover some of the following: protection of civilians, including peacekeeping and international humanitarian law principles; quality and quantity of humanitarian assistance including humanitarian access; donor performance and funding; humanitarian coordination and localisation; women’s rights and/ or gender sensitive policies; food security, livelihoods, water and sanitation policy.


We are looking for someone with practical experience of humanitarian work with a good understanding of context, dilemmas, challenges and ways of working, a proven track record in policy/advocacy, influencing government, donors or other organisations through advocacy at national and or international levels and a good understanding of key global humanitarian issues and institutions and policy debates.

Willingness to travel at short notice and often work in difficult circumstances, and an ability to manage workload and stress is essential.

Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. They will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within their values are recruited to work for them.

Successful candidates will be subject to a range of reference checks.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in spoken and written English and a working knowledge of other languages especially French but Arabic or Spanish is desirable.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement