Policy Engagement Advisor (BRUC)

  • Anywhere
Organization: Oxfam
Closing date: 26 Oct 2021


Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have significant experience of leading the design and implementation of influencing, policy, campaigning and advocacy programmes or initiatives, in more than one country in Asia.

Do you have excellent English language, communication skills and confidence to articulate knowledge and ideas, influence, and advocate clearly and convincingly?

Can you understand the importance of building relationships, within and outside the organisation and engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders ?

If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the delivery of the influencing agenda of Oxfam in Asia and to develop Oxfam in Asia’s partnership with the ADB (Asian Development Bank). The role is aligned to an ADB funded multi-country project, Building Resilient Urban Communities in Asia (BRUC). This project aims to influence the ADB to increase their support to community-led urban resilience approaches and to partnerships with CSOs across their portfolio, as set out in the ADB Strategy 2030. This role will support BRUC’s co-learning/influencing agenda. In addition, and alongside this, the role will leverage the BRUC partnership with the ADB to support Oxfam’s policy engagement on Oxfam in Asia’s priorities with the ADB and other relevant partners. Finally, the role with help to deepen and broaden Oxfam in Asia’s relationship with the ADB so that it sustains after the completion of BRUC (in November 2022). This will include positioning Oxfam for future fundraising and project partnership opportunities as well as helping to formalise a longer-term co-learning/influencing relationship between Oxfam and the ADB.

What we are looking for

The post provides an exciting opportunity for an experienced Institutional Engagement and Influencing Advisor who can leverage and create opportunities to influence external stakeholders. The postholder will be passionate about developing relationships that support community level leadership.

S/he will report to the OI Regional Advocacy and Campaigns Lead – Asia (based in Islamabad Pakistan) and have a matrix line to the BRUC Programme Manager (PM). S/he will need to be comfortable working in a number of connected teams

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Asia Regional Platform, to act as key contributor to the larger team, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their technical 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.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply:

Please visit Oxfam website and apply online by submitting cover letter and CV: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/15858/description