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Area Manager (West Surrey/Sussex) (TRD0377)

Oxfam Great Britain - 12 February 2015 - 14:47
Region: United Kingdom, Division: Trading, Job Type: Open endedArea Manager

Hours: 36 per week

Salary: £29,540 per annum plus £437 Home Based Allowance.

Contract: Open Ended

Interviews: TBC

 

OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering.

 

TRADING PURPOSE: To make as much money as possible to overcome poverty and suffering.

 KEY ASPECTS OF THE ROLE:

 Open for business since 1948, Oxfam shops are at the heart of the charity and their community, raising vital funds and increasing public awareness of what we do. They are always guided by our values of empowerment, accountability and inclusiveness. Shop teams, led by shop managers, are at the heart of our shops, and 22,000 volunteers donate their diverse skills to make as much...

Greek red light to austerity: Will the EU listen?

Oxfam EU blog - 11 February 2015 - 13:16

By Àngela Corbalán, Oxfam’s Head of EU Communications and Deputy Head of EU Office

When the election results were finally announced in Greece on Sunday, they were just a formality.

Exit polls confirmed what most had suspected long before votes began fluttering into the ballot boxes – that Syriza would sweep into power in Athens on a firm anti-austerity ticket. Greece’s rejection of austerity policies may raise eyebrows across Europe, but it should not come as a surprise.

Civil society has been warning about the possibility of a continental ‘lost decade’ for several years, with Oxfam predicting that damaging austerity policies could force up to 25 million Europeans into poverty by 2025. Such a slide towards destitution has already occurred in Greece, and elsewhere, including Spain and Portugal.

As of the end of last year, one in four Greeks were unemployed, rising to over 60 per cent of under 25s. This unemployment, coupled with cuts to public services, plunged many in Greece into dire straits. Public debt stands at 175 per cent of GDP, with the Mediterranean nation experiencing a worse period of growth than the US during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Meanwhile, investment in the Greek healthcare system dropped dramatically due to austerity policies, leaving one in three Greeks without medical insurance due to long term unemployment.

The implications of Syriza’s election may concern Greece’s creditors, but such a strong public call against austerity is understandable when the decimation inflicted upon Greek society is taken into account.

Growing extreme economic inequality across the globe is highlighted in Oxfam’s latest report, Wealth: Having It All and Wanting More, as is the detrimental effect this is having on attempts to combat poverty. Today the 80 richest people on the planet have the same wealth as the poorest half.

The level of inequality rose in Greece after austerity policies were implemented, as it did in other countries cutting back on public spending, resulting in the poor getting poorer or the rich getting richer – and in some cases both.

The good news is that inequality is not inevitable and alternatives to austerity exist. Decision-makers should promote a new economic and social model that invests in people, strengthens democracy and pursues fair taxation.

Ensuring that workers are paid a living wage to cover basic needs like food, housing and clothing, while providing this workforce with safety nets, is crucial to stave off the negative effects austerity could force onto societies across Europe. The effects of austerity in Greece saw wages there drop by an alarming ten per cent between 2012 and 2013, further adding to the country’s poverty epidemic.

But money raised from an efficient tax system in Greece could have avoided cuts to healthcare and education budgets and provided the ‘virtual income’ that many poor people benefit from through access to public services.

Tax evasion and avoidance by large companies and wealthy individuals costs Europe at least €120 billion in lost tax revenue every year, not to mention the billions siphoned away from developing economies in desperate need of revenue to finance their own progress. In Greece, the amount of tax dodged may have reached almost a third of GDP between 1999 and 2007 – the biggest informal economy of any EU country.

But why is tackling inequality so important to fighting poverty? Well, when economic and political power is only in the hands of the few, the needs of the rest of society fall by the wayside. This is the message Greece delivered to the European Union on Sunday, and it’s a message that must be heeded by European governments and institutions alike.

After this firm rejection of the economic status quo, there is only one course of action the EU can take. For starters, European Commission President Juncker must begin to shift Europe’s focus away from detrimental austerity measures and propose tangible initiatives to clamp down on tax dodging by individuals and companies – for the benefit of both Europeans and people the world over.

This article was originally published in New Europe.

Consortium Coordinator / Results Fund Coordinator (INT1242)

Oxfam Great Britain - 11 February 2015 - 12:24
Region: HECA, Division: International, Job Type: SecondmentConsortium Coordinator / Results Fund Coordinator

 VACANCY: Consortium Coordinator / Results Fund Coordinator

GOMA, RÉPUBLIQUE DÉMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO

Type de contract: 5 months, Fixed term

Salary: 22,421 £Net per annum. Oxfam will meet the tax and social security liabilities of the post holder in relation to employment with Oxfam

 

 

 An expert in WASH management, Coordination and Leading Consortium

 

Background

 

DRC is one of the largest, poorest, and most complex countries in Africa, and protection problems across the conflict ridden east of DRC are acute – including in more transitional areas where those who ought to protect are too often amongst the aggressors. Oxfam’s DRC programme is one of...

Shop Manager (Esher) (TRD0375)

Oxfam Great Britain - 11 February 2015 - 12:09
Region: United Kingdom, Division: Trading, Job Type: Open endedHours: 36 per week

Contract: Open-ended

Salary: £18,690 basic + £2,260 outer London weighting per annum

Interviews: TBC

 

 

 

Shop Manager

OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering.

 

TRADING PURPOSE: To make as much money as possible to overcome poverty and suffering.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITES:

 

Open for business since 1948, Oxfam shops are at the heart of the charity and their community, raising vital funds and increasing public awareness of what we do. They are always guided by our values of empowerment, accountability and inclusiveness and focussed on making as much money as possible. Shop teams are the heart of our shops...

Deputy Shop Manager (Broadway, Wimbledon, London) (TRD0374)

Oxfam Great Britain - 11 February 2015 - 12:06
Region: United Kingdom, Division: Trading, Job Type: Open endedHours: 24 per week

Contract: Open-ended

Salary: £9,974 basic + £1,507 outer London weighting per annum

Interviews: TBC

 

 

 

Deputy Shop Manager

OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering.

 

TRADING PURPOSE: To make as much money as possible to overcome poverty and suffering.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITES:

Open for business since 1948, Oxfam shops are at the heart of the charity and their community, raising vital funds and increasing public awareness of what we do. They are always guided by our values of empowerment, accountability and inclusiveness and focussed on making as much money as possible. Shop teams are the heart of our shops and...

Program Officer – Urban DRR (DIPECHO) (INT1241)

Oxfam Great Britain - 11 February 2015 - 5:32
Region: Asia, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term Oxfam is looking for a dynamic team player to work with the Oxfam in Bangladesh. This is a fixed term National position. He /she will be reportable to Project Manager -Urban DRR and will work in close coordination with numbers of Partners, Alliances & project teams in Bangladesh.

Job Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

The purpose of this position is for DIPECHO Project under Oxfam’s Urban Programming in general in-line with Oxfam’s Urban Programming Concepts and Strategies particularly on Urban DRR as well as NARRI Consortium vision and strategy.

Roles & Responsibilities: Establish and maintain active and effective coordination and networking with different stakeholders including GO and NGO at national and  provincial levels and external relationships related with urban programming area of interestProvide...

Programme Manager (Kyauk Taw) (INT1240)

Oxfam Great Britain - 11 February 2015 - 2:47
Region: Asia, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term About Oxfam

Oxfam is a leading International NGO with a worldwide reputation for excellence and over 70 years of experience. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. With enough wealth in this world to go around it’s unjustifiable. It’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. Our humanitarian, development and campaigning projects change lives around the world, and with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

The Role

To support the effective and quality implementation of Oxfam Humanitarian Programme in Myanmar, ensuring its relevance to the local context and compliance with internal and external quality standards. The...

Regional Emergency Food Security & Vulnerable Livelihood Expert (INT1239)

Oxfam Great Britain - 10 February 2015 - 18:20
Region: LAC, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term TEAM PURPOSE: To act with poor people as a force for change in addressing the causes of poverty, suffering and injustice and alleviating their symptoms.

JOB PURPOSE: To develop and lead on Oxfam's EFSL work in the LAC region. This includes developing Oxfam’s preparedness and response capacity to humanitarian emergencies in LAC by coordinating EFSL components of emergency projects/programmes, and to assess and build EFSL capacity of Oxfam and partner staff, in line with regional and organisational objectives. 

Personal Assistant to Regional Director - MECIS (INT1238)

Oxfam Great Britain - 10 February 2015 - 16:05
Region: Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS), Division: International, Job Type: Open endedThe Role:

As Personal Assistant you will provide high level support to the Regional Director and the Regional Management team, as required, through effective executive and administrative support, undertaking specific intellectual/research and project work, and working closely with other administrative staff in the Regional Centre.  

 

About the MECIS Region

The Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS) region implements and manages programmes in Yemen, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Russia, Tajikistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Programmes within the MECIS region reflect Oxfam’s approach to work across the globe. We support self-reliance, not dependency, and to complement our work on the ground we strive to secure lasting change through our campaigning.

We also put women at...

Programme Finance and System Officer (INT1233)

Oxfam Great Britain - 10 February 2015 - 3:52
Region: Asia, Division: International, Job Type: Open endedProgramme Finance and System Officer

 

Location: Asia Regional Centre based in Bangkok, Thailand

Contract: Open-ended; tentative start date as soon as possible

Post Level: National D1

Salary: Minimum starting THB 52,480

Benefits:  Extensive learning opportunities for development, bonus, provident fund, medical, life & travel insurance, 20+ annual leave days

 

Get to Know Thailand Programme

Over the past three decades, Thailand has observed spectacular economic growth that has raised per capita income substantially. But poverty still exists among vulnerable and marginalised people in urban and rural areas. The country has one of the greatest gaps between rich and poor in East Asia, and the gap continues to grow. Our Thailand Programme works with local partner...

Meal Coordinator (INT1230)

Oxfam Great Britain - 9 February 2015 - 15:49
Region: West Africa, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term Oxfam GB au Niger est en train de renforcer le département Suivi et Evaluation. L’organisation cherche à recruter un Responsable Suivi et Evaluation compétent.

Titre du poste: Coordinateur Suivi et Evaluation

Grade:

Salary:

Durée: 1 an

Lieu du poste: Niamey, Niger (avec déplacement et séjour sur terrain)

Le Rôle:

Le Coordinateur Suivi et Evaluation National a pour responsabilité de s’assurer de propulser un le leadership dans le design du système MEAL et du Plan MEAL dans le programme pays. Il/elle coordonnera tous les aspects MEAL dans le Programme pays et apportera un appui technique et soutenu au Gestionnaire de Programme et aux staffs sous sa supervision directe. Ainsi, en tant que Coordinateur Suivi...

Property Support & Shop 'Fit for Purpose' Administrator (TRD0373)

Oxfam Great Britain - 9 February 2015 - 13:38
Region: United Kingdom, Division: Trading, Job Type: Fixed Term Based in our Surveyors' Office in Leamington Spa our Property Support Team is vital to helping ensure that Oxfam's shops throughout the country are able to stay open for business.

 

The role entails a variety of different responsibilities in a fast paced office environment involving telephone contact with staff,  volunteers and contractors to help resolve a wide range of property related issues, many of an urgent nature. In addition there are a variety of essential administration responsibilities to undertake.

 

Approximately 50% of this role will specifically involve administrative support for Property Surveyors dealing with a rolling programme of shop upgrades and refurbishments.

 

This is a fixed term 12 month contract.

 

Shop Manager (Barnet) (TRD0372)

Oxfam Great Britain - 9 February 2015 - 13:00
Region: United Kingdom, Division: Trading, Job Type: Open endedHours: 36 per week

Contract: Open-ended

Salary: £16,820 basic + £2,260 outer London weighting allowance per annum

Interviews: TBC

 

Shop Manager

OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering.

 

TRADING PURPOSE: To make as much money as possible to overcome poverty and suffering.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITES:

 

Open for business since 1948, Oxfam shops are at the heart of the charity and their community, raising vital funds and increasing public awareness of what we do. They are always guided by our values of empowerment, accountability and inclusiveness and focussed on making as much money as possible. Shop teams are the heart of our shops and 22,000 volunteers...

Policy and Advocacy Officer- SURGE & APG (Open to Filipino post only) (INT1236)

Oxfam Great Britain - 9 February 2015 - 12:29
Region: Asia, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term Policy and Advocacy Officer-Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) & APG

Location: Manila

 Salary: TBA

Contract type: Fixed-term

Opportunity:

To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering.

Job purpose:

The Policy and Advocacy Officer role is crucial within ECHO funded SURGE Programme and APG/ADDMER program implementation at Philippines level.  Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) is a consortiumcomprisedof ChristianAid, Handicap International, Oxfam and Plan International.  Itaims to build and increase the resilience of high-risk communities by promoting inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction practices and taking the learning to other communities in the Philippines.SURGE also lobbies for improvements in disaster risk management policies and practices by using evidence from experience. SURGE is supported by the European Union humanitarian...

MEAL Officer-Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) Open to Filipino nationals only (INT1237)

Oxfam Great Britain - 9 February 2015 - 12:25
Region: Asia, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term MEAL Officer-Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) 

Location: Manila

 Salary: TBA

Contract type: Fixed-term

Opportunity:

To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering.

Job purpose:

The MEAL Officer role is crucial assuring programme quality within ECHO funded SURGE Programme, Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) is a consortiumcomprisedof ChristianAid, Handicap International, Oxfam and Plan International.  Itaims to build and increase the resilience of high-risk communities by promoting inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction practices and taking the learning to other communities in the Philippines.SURGE also lobbies for improvements in disaster risk management policies and practices by using evidence from experience. SURGE is supported by the European Union humanitarian aid.

As a MEAL officer for SURGE, you will...

Shop Manager (Scarborough) (TRD0371)

Oxfam Great Britain - 9 February 2015 - 12:00
Region: United Kingdom, Division: Trading, Job Type: Open endedHours: 36 per week

Contract: Open-ended

Salary: £16,160 per annum

Interviews: 12 March 2015

Shop Manager

OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering.

 

TRADING PURPOSE: To make as much money as possible to overcome poverty and suffering.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITES:

 

Open for business since 1948, Oxfam shops are at the heart of the charity and their community, raising vital funds and increasing public awareness of what we do. They are always guided by our values of empowerment, accountability and inclusiveness and focussed on making as much money as possible. Shop teams are the heart of our shops and 22,000 volunteers donate their diverse skills to maximise the...

Communications Officer-Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) - Open to Filipino nationals only (INT1234)

Oxfam Great Britain - 9 February 2015 - 11:49
Region: Asia, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term Communications Officer-Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) 

Location: Manila

 Salary: TBA

Contract type: Fixed-term

Opportunity:

To work with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering.

Job purpose:

To contribute to the mainstreaming of inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction (ICBDRR) in the Philippines by influencing policies and practices on DRR and strengthening the capacities of DRR champions and exemplars in promoting ICBDRR principles and approaches. The Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) project aims to increase resilience of high- risk communities in the Philippines. It extends the learnings on inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction (ICBDRR) to more high-risk communities and advocates improvements in disaster risk management policies and practices. SURGE is implemented by Christian Aid, Handicap International,...

Country Director - Syria (INT1227)

Oxfam Great Britain - 9 February 2015 - 9:38
Region: Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS), Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term The Role:

As Country Director you will lead the Oxfam GB response in Syria. The main elements of the programme are development and delivery of WASH programming and possibly other programmes in the future , you will have a significant representation, stakeholder and risk management role in country. 

 

The Person

Substantial experience at a senior leadership level is essential, together with a proven track-record in humanitarian and development work, ideally within a Middle Eastern context. You’re also experienced at managing and developing large teams, and working collaboratively in complex, politically sensitive environments. That’s why good judgement and decision making, based on excellent analytical skills is crucial. First-class interpersonal and communication skills are equally important, as is diplomacy and the stature to...

Programme Manager (INT1221)

Oxfam Great Britain - 9 February 2015 - 7:55
Region: Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS), Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term National Position Based in Gaza.

 

The Role

Focusing on economic development, public health and food security, you’ll help to shape and implement our high-performing £15 million programme in Gaza. Specifically, you’ll look at the design and implementation of our programme, working with project managers  to develop policies and objectives and to support effective delivery. We’ll also expect you to longer-term strategic relationships in Palestine with a range of actors including private sector, donors and local civil society. Inevitably, the problems here are diverse, complex and never routine, so you’ll need to constantly monitor and evaluate our programmes to ensure they have the right impact and that we learn from our operations. In addition, you can expect all the essential programme management...

CONSULTANT HUMAN CENTRED DESIGN (INT1232)

Oxfam Great Britain - 7 February 2015 - 9:59
Region: HECA, Division: International, Job Type: ConsultancyCONSULTANT HUMAN CENTRED DESIGN

 POSTE: CONSULTANT HUMAN CENTRED DESIGN

GEMENA, REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO

TYPE DE CONTRAT: durée déterminé, max 4 mois

 

 

Background

 

La RDC est parmi les pays les plus grands, les plus complexes et les plus pauvres d’Afrique. Oxfam y met en œuvre l’un de ses plus vastes programmes, fournissant une aide d’urgence et du développement, et plaçant la RDC comme pays prioritaire pour son action de plaidoyer humanitaire. Le programme Eau, Hygiène et Assainissement d’Oxfam répond aux besoins importants dans le cadre de la réponse humanitaire.

A partir de l’année 2013, Oxfam voudrait s’engager de plus en plus dans les programmes plus long terme tout en adressant les...

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