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Looking for a career with Oxfam?

Working at Oxfam is so much more than just a job. As an Oxfam employee, you will join a team of professionals that is part of the international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in 94 countries. As part of a global movement for change, we are working together to end world poverty and injustice.

We work with thousands of partners in countries around the world, and employ staff in a wide variety of posts. We work directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.

Working for Oxfam will open up the world to you in a way that no other single poverty charity can do and it will provide the opportunity to enrich your career across diverse programs and specialisms. Joining Oxfam means:

  • being a player in making major change inspirational;
  • gaining the satisfaction that comes from creating a real difference in the world;
  • working for a leader in the field that pursues best practice in all areas; and
  • becoming part of a professional and friendly team united by commitment to a cause and shared values.

Our humanitarian, development and campaigning projects change lives around the world. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to make this happen. Now we're looking for yours.

Benefits for Oxfam International Secretariat staff

Oxford Office

25 days holiday (+ public holidays)
Contributory Stakeholder pension scheme (9% employer contribution based on 5% employee contribution)
Life Assurance cover
Childcare vouchers – salary sacrifice scheme
Cash Health Plan
Travel and Personal Accident policy – whilst working on Oxfam International Business
Long term sickness cover (up to three years in line with insurance policy)
Workplace counselling service
Free eye care tests
Staff discounts from local businesses

US Offices (New York and WashingtonDC)

20 days holiday (+ public holidays)
Pension scheme (9% employer contribution)
Life Assurance cover
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Travel and Personal Accident policy – whilst working on Oxfam International Business
Long term sickness cover (up to three years in line with insurance policy)

Brussels Office

25 days holiday (+ public holidays)
Pension scheme
Life Assurance cover
Travel and Personal Accident policy – whilst working on Oxfam International Business
Long term sickness cover (up to three years in line with insurance policy)

Geneva Office

25 days holiday (+ public holidays)
Pension scheme
Life Assurance cover
Travel and Personal Accident policy – whilst working on Oxfam International Business
Long term sickness cover (up to three years in line with insurance policy)

Addis Ababa Office (Global staff)

22 days holiday (+ local public holidays) 
Life Assurance scheme
Pension scheme 13% employer contribution any pension or other scheme to which you have access based on a 6.5% employee contribution
Health and Dental Insurance for staff and dependents as per OIS policy
Relocation, housing and school fees for dependents as per OIS policy