Policy & Advocacy Adviser (INT10474)

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


Shape and deliver impactful influencing strategies for the Ukraine humanitarian crisis. Collaborate with the ACE Manager, Oxfam Country Teams, partners, & allies to implement a regional advocacy strategy emphasizing humanitarian, local, and women's leadership. Ensure advocacy efforts are evidence-based and follow a "local to global" approach. Coordinate with key stakeholders, develop policy solutions, and represent Oxfam in external coalitions and working groups.



  • Strategy Implementation:

    • Implement regional advocacy strategy with a focus on local and women's leadership.
    • Develop an action plan informed by project staff and partners.
  • Coordination:

    • Work with programme staff for strategic influencing at all levels.
    • Coordinate efforts with country, regional, and affiliate offices.
    • Collaborate with partners to support policy development and advocacy activities.
  • Support and Guidance:

    • Provide advice on policy and advocacy solutions.
    • Support country advocacy efforts and develop approaches with civil society organizations.
    • Lead processes to support partners, enhancing their influencing abilities.
    • Prioritize partners' and beneficiaries' voices in advocacy work.
  • Representation and Reporting:

    • Represent Oxfam in coalitions and working groups.
    • Report on advocacy components and monitor advocacy budgets.
  • Communication:

    • Contribute to global campaigns and advocacy efforts.
    • Ensure Oxfam’s positions are up-to-date, relevant, and consistent.
    • Produce policy materials like briefings, statements, and reports.
    • Provide regular updates on significant issues.
    • Brief Oxfam representatives on Ukraine developments.


An ideal person for the role will have:

  • Strong knowledge of global humanitarian and conflict issues, especially localisation, humanitarian principles, International Humanitarian Law, and the impacts on women and girls.
  • Understanding of inequality and gender justice issues.
  • Excellent analytical, writing & negotiation skills.
  • Ability to liaise with diverse stakeholders with credibility and diplomacy.
  • Experience in advocacy on conflict, gender, and displacement.
  • Proven track record in developing power analyses and advocacy strategies.
  • Experience with partner organisations and a partner-led approach.
  • Lived experiences with intersecting systems of oppression and addressing power imbalances.
  • Adherence to Oxfam’s vision and principles, including feminist and humanitarian principles.
  • Excellent English language skills. Knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian is an added value.


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.


Detailed description of the role & requirements are available in the "Job Profile" document.



  • Location:
  • Hours:
    40 per week
  • Salary:
    Per Oxfam scale
  • Region:
    Emergency Response
  • Job Family:
  • Division:
  • Grade:
  • Job Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Closing Date:
    5 July 2024
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