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 EU.
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 Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, 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 & Campaigns team.
Oxfam International is looking for an exceptional individual with advocacy and management experience to provide strategic leadership to Oxfam’s multi-faceted approach to influencing through the OI Advocacy Offices, positioning Oxfam as a principled and effective advocate and facilitating an integrated collaboration across the Oxfam Confederation. It entails the overall management of 26 staff in four Oxfam Advocacy Offices (Brussels, New York, Washington DC and Moscow) including 9 directs reports and 3 matrix-managed staff and heading the OI EU Office. The position formally deputizes for the Director where required and ensure.
A wide experience of developing and implementing all aspects of influencing strategies will include effective representation of issues and institutions to a broad range of parties as well as direct lobbying. Experience in managing and developing others is essential, with strong interpersonal and people management skills and working with others at a distance. The Deputy Director will maintain a public profile, build external relationships and be an excellent communicator.
Fluency in English required and competence in French and/or Spanish is desirable.
Please see the job description for further details.
Short-term international travel will be required.
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