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Business Engagement Analyst (FIN0255)

Oxfam Great Britain - 7 December 2016 - 15:34
Region: United Kingdom, Division: Finance & IS, Job Type: Fixed Term Oxfam is undergoing a wide transformation. Do you want to take part in?


We seek to recruit a business engagement analyst who will play a key role in this context. You will be a self starting, self motivating person, able to see initiatives through from idea to implementation. Transformational change is evolutionary, so you are also likely to have the ability to scan the environment, anticipate changes, and be comfortable with a lack of clarity while dealing with many elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.


Be challenged


The purpose of this role is to work closely with the business engagement manager responsible for transformational change. To develop, document and deliver practical approaches and solutions to...


Oxfam Great Britain - 7 December 2016 - 14:53
Region: United Kingdom, Division: International, Job Type: Open endedAbout Oxfam


Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.


 Our Team


Leading one of Oxfam Great Britain’s (OGB) priority donor portfolios, the Partnership Development Manager (Nordics) sits within the Programme Funding and Partnerships Department’s Strategic Partnerships Team of over a dozen donor experts, who, between them, lead on the organisation’s engagement with the donor environment.  The role


Office Administrator (INT3064)

Oxfam Great Britain - 7 December 2016 - 0:02
Region: MECIS, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering


TEAM PURPOSE: To provide efficient, timely and cost effective administrative support to the Jordan country office of Oxfam.  


JOB PURPOSE: To contribute to the provision of management and operational services which enable the delivery of key support activities and which help other staff within the area to perform effectively.

Donor Accountant (INT3063)

Oxfam Great Britain - 6 December 2016 - 13:37
Region: MECIS, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering


TEAM PURPOSE: To act with poor people as a force for change in addressing the causes of poverty, suffering and injustice, alleviating their symptoms.


JOB PURPOSE: To be responsible and accountable for the day-to-day operation related to a defined accounting area.

Governance Programme Lead (INT3035)

Oxfam Great Britain - 6 December 2016 - 12:55
Region: HECA, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term Does the fact that violence, poverty and preventable diseases have killed an estimated 5.4 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo shock and anger you?


Do you want to do something about it?


Are you a forward thinking individual with leadership experience within the governance sector? Do you have experience working in the region on similar work and good understanding of a fragile and conflict affected context?


Oxfam GB is recruiting a qualified candidate for a governance programme lead. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity where you will provide leadership to develop and deliver a strategy on the design of the Oxfam national governance programme in a fragile and conflict affected context.


Media Lead (Nigeria) (INT3062)

Oxfam Great Britain - 6 December 2016 - 11:12
Region: IDHQ, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term Closing Date: 18th December 2016

Salary: Competitive Package

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract (6 months with possibility of extension)

Hours: Full time

Location: Nigeria with travel to Niger and Chad


Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering. 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.


The Lake Chad Basin response Media Lead will work with media colleagues in country and across the confederation to profile Oxfam’s work in support of fundraising and campaigning goals. They will collaborate with...

New EU framework has strong rhetoric on human development – but questions remain about money for its implementation

Oxfam EU blog - 5 December 2016 - 15:40

by Hilary Jeune

Public services like health and education are one of the strongest weapons in the fight against inequality. They benefit everyone in society, but the poorest most of all. This is being recognised by the European Commission in its proposal for a new framework for EU development policy, which puts an emphasis on the need for ‘a stronger focus on human development’.
The proposed new European Consensus on Development states that ‘eradicating poverty in all its dimensions, tackling discrimination and inequalities and leaving no one behind will remain at the heart of EU development cooperation policy’. It further highlights key areas of human development such as ensuring universal health coverage, strengthening health systems, ensuring access to quality education and access for all to land and water.
This is a welcome statement, because to tackle inequalities, investment in human development needs to be at the heart of development cooperation. Public services mitigate the impact of skewed income distribution, and redistribute revenue by putting ‘virtual income’ into the pockets of the poorest women and men.
Recent EU decisions run counter to declared goals of Consensus on Development
However, recent EU decisions on development speak the opposite. Last week, the European Parliament and the EU member states formally signed off the EU budget for 2017. This EU budget, and the ones preceding it, all have one thing in common: less and less of the funds for development are going for investment into programmes that will support quality free health and education services, and to support for developing countries in removing user fees in health and education.
What little flexibility there was in the budget has been diverted to fulfil EU political commitments towards trying to stop migration to Europe, to increase border security and to fund the future EU External Investment Plan that supports private entities to provide public services. The figures speak for themselves: one budget line funding the EU’s external migration strategy was increased by 850% compared to last year’s budget.
EU needs to match good rhetoric with adequate funds
At the start of this multi-annual financial cycle, the EU committed to ensure that 20% of its Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) went to health and education programmes. This commitment seems to have been forgotten in the rush to push EU short-term security interests at the centre of development cooperation.
To ensure that the vision laid out in the Consensus proposal becomes reality, the EU needs to match the good rhetoric found in this framework with adequate funding, and it needs to reverse some of its recent policy decisions running counter to the goal of development cooperation, which is to end extreme poverty.


This blog is part of a series analysing the details of the proposed review of the European Consensus on Development. Read all our stories on the EU’s new development framework.


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