Strategic Advisor – Rights in Digital Space and Data Justice – Asia

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Organization: Oxfam
Closing date: 17 Nov 2022


Strategic Advisor – Rights in Digital Space and Data Justice – Asia

Closing date: 17 November 2022 @23:59 GMT

Location: The location is flexible within any Asian country where Oxfam has presence and can establish employment contract

Contract: 3 years fixed-term contract

One Oxfam Grade: B2

Salary and benefits: in line with Oxfam values and according to location

Candidate from Asian country where Oxfam has presence and can establish employment contract is preferred.

Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you

  • Are you passionate about Rights in Digital spaces and want to contribute to our ambition to ensure that “digital spaces are leveraged to strengthen the rights of Asian people, reducing inequality and poverty in Asia”?
  • Do you have experience and knowledge of opportunities, challenges and trends related to rights in digital space and data justice?
  • Do you have engagement with networks and stakeholders working in the areas of rights in digital age and data justice?
  • Would you like to be part of an exciting new area of work for Oxfam?
  • Are you a strategic thinking with an ability to explain and inspire others in a multi-cultural environment?

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

About Oxfam

Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty is not inevitable. Our vision is a just and sustainable world without poverty, a world in which people and planet are at the centre of just economies. We want a world where people enjoy their rights as full citizens; where every woman and man is empowered, valued and treated equally; where individuals can influence decisions affecting their lives.

In Asia, Oxfam works in 12 countries and 7 Regional Programmes. Our work in Asia contributes to Oxfam’s Global Strategy for climate justice, gender justice, economic justice and accountable governance and is guided by the Regional Strategy Framework to contribute to the creation of the most inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia possible. We work across the spectrum of long-term development, humanitarian and influencing programing. Under the leadership of the Asia Regional Director, the Oxfam Regional Platform provides strategic leadership, management and acts as a convener and connecter across all Oxfam stakeholders in Asia and globally.

The Role

Oxfam International Asia Regional Platform is looking for a Strategic Advisor – Rights in digital space and data justice – Asia. This is a new strategic role designed to lead Oxfam in Asia’s strategic ambition to ensure “that digital spaces are leveraged to strengthen the rights of Asian people, reducing inequality and poverty in Asia’’. The role will support Oxfam and partners digital rights and data justice work across all our work in Asia including advocacy to ensure the rights of people in the digital space are protected and addressing digital inequality. This role will contribute and influence Oxfam confederation efforts in this area and support a shift in thinking as it relates to rights in a digital age to maximize quality and impact.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for Strategic Advisor – Rights in digital space and data justice – Asia with at least 5-7 years of experience in working on rights in digital space and issues around big data with knowledge of opportunities, challenges and emerging trends in the digital rights and data justice sector. including legal frameworks and context in Asia and globally, and digital divide.

S/he will have extensive knowledge around access and use of various digital platforms and tools, and cutting-edge technologies (block chain, AI etc.). S/he should have Master level degree in technology, social science and/or human rights. S/he should have good exposure to relevant network and stakeholders related to digital rights.

The strategic advisor has strong strategic, analytical and conceptual thinking skills with ability and curiosity to think outside the box.S/he is an excellent communicator who is able to explain and inspire others in a multi-cultural environment. S/he should be someone who takes initiative. A self-starter who focuses on solutions and demonstrated sensitivity towards gender issues.

What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam in Asia, to act as key contributor in leading Asia’s strategic ambition on digital rights and data justice and to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their technical fields. The role offers opportunities for training and professional development, and fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment.

About us

We are an international confederation of 21 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.

We are committed to ensuring diversity, equity, inclusion and representation within our organization. We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group [including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins], religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity.

Our commitment to safeguarding

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

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam International Secretariat also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, if a job applicant has been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization 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.

How to apply

To apply, please go to the link below

and upload an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the Job Profile . Your application will be assessed based on both cover letter and CV.

Those who had applied before need not apply.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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