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Global Programme Accountant x 2 (FIN0226)

Oxfam Great Britain - 7 February 2017 - 11:35
Region: United Kingdom, Division: Finance & IS, Job Type: Open endedOxfam is currently looking for two problem solvers, good communicators with finance, donor reporting and grant management experience to work within the Programme Finance Team.

 

Oxfam GB’s Programme Strategy and Impact Team (PSIT) has an increasing portfolio of multi-country and strategic programmes funded by institutional donors. Primary donors are DFID, Swedish Sida, EU DevCo and private development foundations such as Gates and IKEA. This is a fantastic opportunity to assist in monitoring, managing and overseeing PSIT’s institutional donors, and to help ensure both their internal and external compliance obligations relating to the receipt and spend of Restricted Income (RI).

 

What skills & experience are we looking for?

(not comprehensive)Accountancy qualification - e.g. education to AAT, part-qualified or qualified by experience...

Global Programme Accountant (FIN0226)

Oxfam Great Britain - 7 February 2017 - 11:35
Region: United Kingdom, Division: Finance & IS, Job Type: Open endedOxfam is currently looking for problem solver, good communicator with finance, donor reporting and grant management experience to work within the Programme Finance Team.

 

Oxfam GB’s Programme Strategy and Impact Team (PSIT) has an increasing portfolio of multi-country and strategic programmes funded by institutional donors. Primary donors are DFID, Swedish Sida, EU DevCo and private development foundations such as Gates and IKEA. This is a fantastic opportunity to assist in monitoring, managing and overseeing PSIT’s institutional donors, and to help ensure both their internal and external compliance obligations relating to the receipt and spend of Restricted Income (RI).

 

What skills & experience are we looking for?

(not comprehensive)Accountancy qualification - e.g. education to AAT, part-qualified or qualified by experience level

Bookshop Manager (Ealing Green, London) (TRD0994)

Oxfam Great Britain - 7 February 2017 - 11:26
Region: Shop Operations, Division: Trading, Job Type: Open endedBookshop Manager

Hours: 36 hours per week 

Contract: Open-Ended 

Salary: £21,283 gross per annum (£18,933 Basic Salary +2,350 Outer London Weighting Allowance)

Interviews: TBC

Additional information: 

 

Please bring to the interview your Proof of Right to Work in the UK, such as your passport, or Birth Certificate with the names of at least one of your parents on, together with a document with your NI number on it.

 

 

 

Bookshop 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:

 

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Yes, Mr Tusk: the EU’s key values are in danger – because you are striking a deal with Libya at any cost

Oxfam EU blog - 7 February 2017 - 9:51

 

The European Union has got a new anti-refugee deal with war-torn Libya. At their informal summit in Malta, EU leaders welcomed the agreement struck by Italy and promised support for its implementation. EU Council president Donald Tusk and Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat were arguing the EU’s key values are in danger if people continue crossing the sea into Europe, as this would fuel right-wing success at elections. Yes, Mr Tusk – the EU’s key values are in danger. But that’s because you are playing with the lives of migrants, writes Oxfam’s Evelien van Roemburg.

by Evelien van Roemburg*

 

Roughly 10 months ago, the member states of the European Union struck the EU-Turkey deal, which aims at keeping refugees and other migrants out of Europe. As a direct consequence, people are now stuck on Greek islands under horrific conditions,, forced to live in tents, exposed to freezing temperatures, and caught in a legal limbo.

Since Thursday, we have got a second anti-refugee deal: at their informal summit in Valetta, EU leaders welcomed an agreement Italy had struck the day before with Libya and promised to support its implementation. The deal has no safeguards for human rights and international law, and it does not include any obligations for Libya to increase its commitment to these principles.

Council president Donald Tusk has long faught for such a deal: together with the Maltese Prime Minister Muscat he even claimed the agreement is needed to “defend EU values”, as a Dutch newspaper reported. They were arguing that if EU governments don’t adopt measures to fend off people attempting to reach Europe via Libya populists will exploit the arrival of migrants in upcoming national elections.

This is wrong. Such a deal with Libya is simply unacceptable. It throws European values over board.

Populists are already winning already because our EU leaders are implementing the very same policies that anti-refugee politicians are proposing. They are winning when Tusk and Muscat are ready to trade away EU core values such as human rights for success at elections. They are winning when our leaders mirror, and thus add credibility to, the narrative of politicians like the Netherland’s Geert Wilders and France’s Marine Le Pen.

Europe’s policy of shutting down borders is simply copying populist recipes – causing terrible harm to people’s lives, and without offering long-lasting solutions. These policies ignore the fact that border closures only give smugglers more business and more wealth: the more difficult it is to travel, the more power smugglers have to extract more money from desperate refugees.

Stopping people in Libya from seeking safety in Europe will only condemn them to the threat of detention, beatings, abuse, slavery and even death.

People who survive the hell called Libya give account of horrific stories: “Traffickers would often leave us without food and water for two or three days and beat us just for fun. I have many scars on my breast,” says a Somali refugee who eventually made it to Italy.

Instead of comprimising European values, Europe needs leaders who will stand up against these practices and policies. Politicians must look beyond elections and be courageous enough to counter populist fear-mongering instead of giving in to it. They can take an example of the everyday heroes all over Europe who have opened their homes and hearts, and are pushing their leaders for policies based on solidarity, humanity and dignity.

We need more politicians like the city mayors across Europe who, last year, published a bold call for compassion with refugees and migrants and offered concrete action to help people in need of support.

We need leaders who will offer fair and genuine solutions in bringing refugees and other migrants to European places of safety, increasing access to safe routes that would work for Europeans and Africans alike.

We need leaders that promote solidarity and compassion and put human dignity at the heart of their policies.

 

 

*Evelien van Roemburg is Policy Lead for Migration & Rights in Crisis for Oxfam Novib

Roving Gender Team Leader (INT3235)

Oxfam Great Britain - 7 February 2017 - 9:26
Region: HECA, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term ROVING GENDER TEAM LEADER – SOUTH SUDAN

Level: C2
Contract type: Fixed Term
Salary: Competitive Package & Benefits
Location: Juba (Roving)

The Oxfam Confederation is made up of 17 Oxfam affiliates (including Oxfam GB) working across 92 countries. In 2009, all Oxfam affiliates decided to work more closely together as a global movement for change. Oxfam GB has been working in South Sudan since 1983. We aim to overcome poverty and inequality through the most effective, appropriate and enduring solutions. Oxfam’s institutional mandate is therefore threefold; development work, emergency humanitarian relief work & policy advocacy work. Oxfam South Sudan is currently implementing humanitarian response programs and Development Programmes in different parts of the country.

The Role
Oxfam South Sudan is implementing a...

Writer for Policy Brief on the ASEAN Economic Community and its Impact on Inequality (INT3233)

Oxfam Great Britain - 7 February 2017 - 6:39
Region: Asia, Division: International, Job Type: ConsultancyTerms of Reference

Writer for Policy Brief on the

ASEAN Economic Community and its Impact on Inequality

 

Background

 

Oxfam, Action Aid and Asiadhrra are working together in undertaking research that looks at the implications of the ASEAN Economic Community on key inequality factors. The study aims to assess the possible impacts of the AEC on government policies and private sectors/investors practices related to three factors: (i) wages and the gender wage gap, (ii) land rights and poor people’s access to land, and (iii) impacts of increased trade and investments on people’s food security (access to food and/or money to buy food) and environmental sustainability.  It is also intended to help identify and recommend policy options that...

Animator-Even it up Asia Digital Context-Women Month (INT3232)

Oxfam Great Britain - 7 February 2017 - 6:18
Region: Asia, Division: International, Job Type: ConsultancyTerms of Reference

 

 

Post:                                    ANIMATOR, Even It Up Asia Digital Content – Women’s month

Supervisor:                         Ella Quiogue, Asia Digital Media Communication and Campaigns Strategist

Duration:                             1 month

 A. Background and Rationale

 

One of the major challenges that countries of growing Asia face today is rising inequality. The gap between the rich and the poor is growing wider and deeper as the benefits of economic growth get concentrated toward those with wealth, leaving the poor behind.  Some of Asia’s economic success has been at the expense of poor women. Even It Up is Oxfam’s campaign to fight extreme inequality in the region. The campaign focuses on the areas of gender equality and fair living...

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