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Country Director - Polynesia and Micronesia

Oxfam New Zealand - 30 novembre 2016 - 5:15
  • Opportunity to lead and actively engage in the further development of Oxfam’s program of work in Polynesia and Micronesia
  • Full time, 2 years fixed term
  • Based in Suva, Fiji

Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.

The Role

Country Director - Polynesia and Micronesia

Oxfam New Zealand - 30 novembre 2016 - 5:15
  • Opportunity to lead and actively engage in the further development of Oxfam’s program of work in Polynesia and Micronesia
  • Full time, 2 years fixed term
  • Based in Suva, Fiji

Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.

The Role

Strengthening Management Arrangements for Pro-Poor WASH Services in Juba, South Sudan (INT3033)

Oxfam Great Britain - 29 novembre 2016 - 15:39
Region: HECA, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term Closing Date: Tuesday 20th December 2016

Salary: Competitive Package

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract. 4 Months.

Hours: Full time

Location: Based in Juba, South Sudan

 

 

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 provision of water and other WASH services in Juba, South Sudan, has reached a critical situation. Inflation combined with shortages of fuel, consumables and staff means that there is an urgent need to develop...

Shop Manager (Chester - Maternity Cover) (TRD0947)

Oxfam Great Britain - 29 novembre 2016 - 14:20
Region: United Kingdom, Division: Trading, Job Type: Fixed Term Hours: 24 hours per week

Contract: fixed-term, 12 months (maternity cover)

Salary: £11,360 per annum

Interviews: 5 January 2017

Additional information:  Maternity Cover 

 

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.

 

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...

Bookshop Manager (Wells) (TRD0945)

Oxfam Great Britain - 29 novembre 2016 - 11:47
Region: United Kingdom, Division: Trading, Job Type: Open endedBookshop Manager

Hours: 36 per week

Contract: Open Ended

Salary: £17,039

Interviews: 10 January 2017

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:

 

Open for business since 1948, Oxfam shops are at the heart of the charity and...

Deputy Shop Manager (Rochester Furniture Shop) (TRD0944)

Oxfam Great Britain - 29 novembre 2016 - 11:37
Region: United Kingdom, Division: Trading, Job Type: Open endedHours: 24 hours per week

Contract: Open Ended

Salary: £10,377 per annum

Interviews: 21 December 2016

Additional information: Please note that heavy lifting will be required

 

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.

 

 

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...

Campaigns Advisor

Oxfam America - 28 novembre 2016 - 20:41
The Campaigns Advisor will help deliver effective and influential campaigns in the United States that contribute to Oxfam's global efforts to end poverty and hunger.

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Humanitarian Policy Advisor (INT3032)

Oxfam Great Britain - 28 novembre 2016 - 17:07
Region: MECIS, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term The Role

 

To deliver positive changes at scale for people who are poor and vulnerable through analysis, policy formulation and advocacy work around enabling community resilience in Yemen, particularly elements of social protection, good governance, sustainable and equitable water use, DRR and gender justice. Ensures policy and advocacy is driven by the programme and realities on the ground.

 

 

About the MECIS Region

 

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

WASH Engineer (INT3031)

Oxfam Great Britain - 28 novembre 2016 - 16:00
Region: West Africa, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term Please note:

 

This is an urgent recruitment for a high priority humanitarian response. For this reason, applications will be reviewed as they are received. Those applicants who are not successful with this vacancy may be considered for our Public Health Engineer Register.

 

Closing Date: 19th December 2016

 

Salary: Competitive Package

 

Contract Type: Fixed term

 

Hours: Full time

 

Location: Sierra Leone

 

 

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...

The New European Consensus: can the European External Investment Plan be pro-poor when it comes to growth and jobs?

Oxfam EU blog - 28 novembre 2016 - 14:00

by Hilary Jeune
Last year, the world has agreed on a massive plan to achieve sustainable development by 2030, and the EU is currently discussing its implementation, starting today with European development ministers meeting in Brussels. One element in the EU strategy: the new External Investment Plan. The idea behind this is to use public funds to foster private investment in developing countries. But there is little indication that this could actually work.

Financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be an enormous undertaking, with a funding gap in developing countries estimated at between US$1.9 trillion and US$3.1 trillion each and every year between now and 2030.

So what’s the solution? The EU, like other donors, and developing countries point to the private sector as the key source of new development finance. The EU’s vision has been clearly reiterated and laid out in the newly released proposal on a new European Consensus on Development, which is part of the EU’s external support for implementing the SDGs.

One proposal, which is currently being discussed between the member states and the European Parliament, is the creation of an External Investment Plan that includes a new fund. The European Commission believes that this fund will trigger additional public and private investment volumes, mobilising up to €44bn (or even expecting it to go up to €88bn if EU member states agree to contribute), based on an initial €3.35bn contribution.

How does it work?

What’s new is the use of ‘guarantees’ available under the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) for public and private investors. Basically, this means using development aid to remove investment ‘barriers’—making private finance invest in developing countries when purely commercial motives would have precluded this.

Will it really be pro-poor?

The proposal on a new Consensus on Development states that ‘the prime focus of development cooperation remains poverty eradication and there will be no diversion of effort from that goal’. Therefore we need to check every proposal coming from the EU against this criterion.

This is why Oxfam is cautious about how far this External Investment Plan can take us to eradicate poverty.

It’s true that many developing-country governments want more private investment, both domestic and foreign. And, if companies pay their fair share of taxes, they will offer the government important resources that it can use to further national development plans.

The EIP could play a key role in helping developing-country small businesses get the access to credit that they all too often lack. It could also support projects where private sector engagement could really make a difference for poor people, such as investments in accessible, renewable energy.

Unfortunately, there’s way too little evidence about blending benefits in general, let alone development impact. Even the latest Court of Auditors report and the Commission’s evaluation on past EU guarantees differ in opinion on impact.

From the evidence that Oxfam has been able to put together, past blending projects really don’t align with development effectiveness principles like country ownership, transparency, and accountability. And projects often aren’t aimed at reducing poverty, empowering women, or protecting the environment.

Another problem is that donors can’t spend a euro of aid twice. Unless they are going to increase the overall level of aid (something that doesn’t seem remotely likely at the current political moment), increasing the amount of development aid used for blending will mean a decrease in what’s available for social programs and public services.

Oxfam urges the EU to base their blended development finance activities on the following principles:

• Carefully target blending to where it can help achieve clear sustainable development outcomes, poverty reduction, and advancing women’s rights.

• Only use development aid and other public funds in support of private investment if the project jibes with the norms and standards of development effectiveness.

• Judiciously monitor the share of development aid going to blending, while trying to minimise diversion of aid from public investments and ensure the public sector is not undermined but rather strengthened.

• Make sure that companies and financial institutions that benefit from blending respect human rights and the environment, including setting up safeguards and legal frameworks with grievance mechanism for all blending projects.

• Include robust monitoring and evaluation in all projects to ensure the ‘do no harm’ principle is respected and that this instrument ‘maximises positive benefits’ for people in poverty.

• Emphasise business models that keep more value with local workers and entrepreneurs, focussing on domestic industry, particularly small enterprises.

Oxfam, as part of a group of concerned civil society organisations, have compiled a list of recommendations regarding the EIP.

 

This is the first blog in 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.

Senior Program Development & Documentation Officer (INT3030)

Oxfam Great Britain - 28 novembre 2016 - 8:48
Region: Asia, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term Oxfam in Bangladesh is looking for a dynamic team player who shall support in knowledge management, documentation, donor reporting and program development process. The incumbent will work closely with Funding and Quality Director and matrix line with Economic Justice and Resilience Manager

(Only Bangladeshi national are eligible to apply). 

 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:Minimum 5 years experience in development sector/relevant/similar sector. For qualified candidates, this criterion will be relaxed.Masters degree in relevant field such as: Economics; English; Sociology; Anthropology etc     High Quality English writing skills. Experience of preparing quality reports, publications etc for different purposes.Familiarity with Log Frame, Logic Model, Theory of Change (TOC) Ability to build constructive relationships with a wide variety of people, including partners, community members and other programme stakeholders, country...

Is EU development policy fit for the future – and is it fit for purpose?

Oxfam EU blog - 25 novembre 2016 - 16:30

By Natalia Alonso

This week, the European Commission has presented its vision for the future of the EU’s development policies. The proposed new framework is a good piece of work, which now has to be translated into reality. The proposal ticks nearly every single box civil society organisations could imagine – but there is still a risk that EU member states water down the proposal, and that concrete action looks much different from this vision.

The Commission’s proposal for a new European Consensus for Development is putting the eradication of extreme poverty and inequality at the centre of all action for the EU institutions and member states. This is a bold statement – and it is needed in a context where EU governments are trying to make development policy work first and foremost for their own agenda, and not for the people in need.
It also reflects the opinion of a majority of EU citizens: nearly three quarters say tackling poverty in developing countries should be one of the EU’s main priorities.

More than just development policy

At the same time it is a first step to implement the EU’s international commitment to the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are strong promise for people all over the world, both in rich and in poor countries. They are also about much more than just traditional development policy.

This is why the new Consensus is not only a framework for development policy, but for a big range of EU policies. It entails a review of all current and future policies to make sure they respect the people and the planet we live on. Climate and energy policies for instance must make sure people don’t go to bed hungry; tax policy must support the goal that poor countries can raise sufficient domestic resources for development; trade policy must ensure opportunities and benefits for both sides, not only for the global North.

EU must revise its migration response

The new Consensus also means that the EU must revise policies which clearly contradict the development framework. This is most evident for some elements of the EU’s response to migration, which primarily serve the EU’s own agenda instead of helping people lift themselves out of poverty.

There are many examples. The proposed Partnership Framework puts the goal of stopping migration to Europe before human development and makes European aid conditional to it. The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa presents a risk of engaging African governments mainly to outsource border control. And the External Investment Plan does not seem to have guarantees for efficient and effective development cooperation.

Concrete changes for people in need

It is now up to the EU as a whole – EU institutions and member states – to translate the new development framework into reality and prove that European policies can make a difference, serving people in need.

The litmus test for this ambitious vision is not abstract policy analysis, it is the question of how this policy and its proposed instruments are supporting people to change their lives, from a woman farmer in Burkina Faso becoming more resilient to climate change, to a land rights activist in Peru safely defending his community.

Analysing the details of the EU’s new development framework

Over the coming weeks, we will be analysing the different elements of the proposed new European Consensus on Development. We will run a series of blogs analysing issues such as the use of development aid to trigger private investment for development, the coherence of climate change and energy policies with development aims, the need for tax transparency to strengthen governance, the role of budget support in fragile contexts, a conflict-sensitive approach in development practice, and the importance of small scale agriculture.

Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Coordinator (INT3029)

Oxfam Great Britain - 25 novembre 2016 - 15:54
Region: HECA, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term Contract Duration:  3 years

 

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.

 

Oxfam in South Sudan

Oxfam has a dedicated team working across South Sudan to rebuild jobs and livelihoods, provide humanitarian assistance and promote active citizenship. We focus on providing clean water, public health and livelihoods support, and work with partners on peace building and governance issues. Since the crisis began in December 2013, Oxfam has provided lifesaving food, water and sanitation...

Cash HSP (French-speaking) (INT3028)

Oxfam Great Britain - 25 novembre 2016 - 14:52
Region: Humanitarian, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term We are recruiting for a French-speaking Cash HSP

This is a rapid recruitment and applications will be reviewed as they come in.

 

 

Salary: Level C1, £27,963 - £37,095 per annum, net

Contract Type: Fixed term 2 years

Location: Home based, with deployment to any country in which Oxfam works.

Benefits: Oxfam offers you a comprehensive benefits package including net salary (with tax liabilities being met by Oxfam where required), generous annual leave entitlements and pension provisions, 100% accommodation costs (while on deployments), sick pay provision, medical cover for staff, plus opportunities for learning and development.

 

 

Working at Oxfam is so much more than just a job. As an Oxfam register, you will have the opportunity...

Consultancy: Northern Iraq Livelihoods Assessment (INT3020)

Oxfam Great Britain - 25 novembre 2016 - 12:08
Region: Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS), Division: International, Job Type: Consultancy1.   Background:

 

The complex conflict in Iraq has a major impact on the country’s socio-economy, public services, infrastructure, people’s safety and livelihoods. Since January 2014, over 3.3 million people have been displaced and over 10M affected by one of the most serious conflicts and protracted crises in the world. This means that very quickly and in 2014 alone, the number of people in need of assistance in Iraq doubled - and then re-doubled. In the poorest districts the number of people living under the national poverty line reached 80%. One of the key challenges to the future stability of Iraq will be the successful and peaceful resolution of Arab-Kurdish tensions, especially in the Disputed Internal Boundaries (DIBS) that form a ‘buffer’ zone...

Finance Manager (FIN0247)

Oxfam Great Britain - 25 novembre 2016 - 9:26
Region: HECA, Division: Finance & IS, Job Type: Fixed Term Contract Duration: 3 years

 

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.

 

Oxfam in South Sudan

Oxfam has a dedicated team working across South Sudan to rebuild jobs and livelihoods, provide humanitarian assistance and promote active citizenship. We focus on providing clean water, public health and livelihoods support, and work with partners on peace building and governance issues. Since the crisis began in December 2013, Oxfam has provided lifesaving food, water and sanitation...

Grants and Program Administration Officer (INT3027)

Oxfam Great Britain - 25 novembre 2016 - 7:42
Region: Southern Africa, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term 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. In Zimbabwe, Oxfam work spans across women’s rights, sustainable food systems, policy & advocacy work as well as responding to humanitarian crisis as part of the Southern African region family.  This work is made possible by committed people working in the various functions that make up the country program (Programs, Programs Support, Business Services and Human Resources). The Zimbabwe Country Programme...

Learning Materials Coordinator (FIN0251)

Oxfam Great Britain - 24 novembre 2016 - 16:49
Region: United Kingdom, Division: Finance & IS, Job Type: Fixed Term About Oxfam 

As part of the 2020 vision, Oxfam is adopting a new operating model (the Executing Affiliate / Partner Affiliate (EA/PA) model) in which our country teams will be managed through the Oxfam International line of Regional & Country Directors.  In 27 countries, Oxfam Great Britain will be responsible for ensuring that country teams have effective and efficient operating platforms, systems, policies, processes and capabilities to enable delivery of our programme work.  OGB has launched the Transform programme which aims to ensure we play the most effective role within the broader Oxfam family; and that we have the right internal capabilities and ways of working to enable us to have impact at scale, and respond quickly to external change.

As a result,...

Women's Rights and Gender Justice Programme Coordinator (INT3026)

Oxfam Great Britain - 24 novembre 2016 - 14:54
Region: Southern Africa, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term 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. In Zimbabwe, Oxfam work spans across women’s rights, sustainable food systems, policy & advocacy work as well as responding to humanitarian crisis as part of the Southern African region family.  This work is made possible by committed people working in the various functions that make up the country program (Programs, Programs Support, Business Services and Human Resources). The Zimbabwe Country Programme...

Secure Food Systems Programme Coordinator (INT3025)

Oxfam Great Britain - 24 novembre 2016 - 14:35
Region: Southern Africa, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term 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. In Zimbabwe, Oxfam work spans across women’s rights, sustainable food systems, policy & advocacy work as well as responding to humanitarian crisis as part of the Southern African region family.  This work is made possible by committed people working in the various functions that make up the country program (Programs, Programs Support, Business Services and Human Resources). The Zimbabwe Country Programme...

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