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Deputy Shop Manager (Newbury) (TRD1406)

Oxfam Great Britain - 5 juillet 2017 - 14:04
Region: Shop Operations, Division: Trading, Job Type: Open endedHours: 18 hours per week

Contract: Open-ended 

Salary: £7,910 gross per annum (Basic salary £7,783 + UK Living wage allowance £127)

Interviews: 3 August 2017

Additional information:

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

Senior Protection Officer - National Role (INT3626)

Oxfam Great Britain - 5 juillet 2017 - 13:33
Region: MECIS, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term The Role

 To manage and provide technical support to the project team in the implementation of the protection component of the ECHO project in Bekaa. The role will combine management and coordination with partners in the field in implementation of gender-sensitive community-level protection activities, including monitoring and evaluation of programme activities, as well as support to protection research and advocacy activities on protection issues. The senior officer will ensure liaison and coordination of the partner’s work with the overall ECHO funded project, and with the rest of the protection work in Lebanon. 

 

About the MENA region

The MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region implements and manages programmes in Yemen, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Jordan.

Programmes...

Regional Security Advisor - MENA (INT3625)

Oxfam Great Britain - 5 juillet 2017 - 11:13
Region: MECIS, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term About Oxfam

 

Oxfam is part of a global movement for change, working together to end poverty and injustice. 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. Our humanitarian, development and campaigning projects change lives around the world.  

 

About the Role

 

The Regional Security Advisor provides support at regional level for security leads and Country Directors across the 'MENA' region (Middle East, North Africa).

 

The role is responsible for ensuring that country security strategies are developed, implemented, monitored and reviewed in line with Oxfam policies, standards and requirements. The role will...

Dear EU, ending hunger is possible!

Oxfam EU blog - 5 juillet 2017 - 10:00

Smallholder farming is a serious business. It’s time the EU recognised that.

By Hanna Saarinen, Oxfam Policy Advisor on Investment in Agriculture

More than 30 million people face hunger, with famine only recently pushed back from parts of South Sudan, and still looming in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Hundreds of millions more people around the world cannot be sure of their next meal. The EU could tackle the deep-rooted problems in the global, national and local food systems by supporting smallholder farming: ecologically sustainable agriculture that empowers local communities and is proven to help people escape stuctural poverty.

But the EU has failed to act on the solutions that it has itself promised.

On the surface, the EU has shown commitment to going beyond just short-term fixes to world food crises. The 2010 EU policy framework on food security emphasises ecologically sustainable small-scale agriculture, empowerment of marginalised groups, and a specific investment in women. These are measures that have been proved to reduce poverty and increase food security.

Analysis shows: EU failing to live up to its policy commitments

However, an Oxfam-commissioned analysis of the EU’s aid for agriculture, examining 7500 projects, reveals that the EU is failing to live up to its own policy commitments.

Between 2007 and 2015, less than one quarter of EU aid for agriculture explicitly targeted small-scale producers. Only 2-3% of the funding promotes gender equality, while ecological sustainability is largely missed out in planning documents altogether.

What’s more, the countries that face greatest hunger and poverty are getting an ever-smaller share of support. Since 2009, the amount of agricultural aid the EU sends to countries in Europe, a region which is not threatened by hunger, has grown 10-fold at the expense of other regions like sub-Saharan Africa, where hunger is the most prevalent.
Added value of private sector involvement not proven – and the Commission knows that
Simultaneously, the EU is setting in motion a policy to strengthen the role of the private sector in development. Private sector engagement can provide additional funding and know-how for the agriculture sector. But a report written for the European Commission itself recognises the private sector does not necessarily bring any added value in terms of development impact and may not reach the most marginalised populations. There is a risk that aid money channelled through private companies won’t help the people it is supposed to help.
Untapped capacity of family farms

By contrast, investing in smallholder agriculture, and especially agriculture led by women, has immense potential for reducing poverty and tackling the twin challenges of food insecurity and climate change.

There are approximately 500 million family farms in the world, producing about 80% of the world’s food, and the sector still has untapped capacity.

Women can play a transformative role in agricultural development. But they need targeted support as they continue to face legal and social discrimination that limit their potential.

The EU has made positive commitments that could help millions escape poverty and hunger. Now it needs to live up to its own promised solutions. We call on the EU to:

    • Ensure funding goes where it is most needed, instead of to countries the EU sees as strategically important to its own interests.
    • Deliver on existing commitments to empower small-scale producers, promote gender equality, and support ecologically sustainable agriculture models.
    • Only engage the private sector in development where it can demonstrate positive impacts and does not put environmental standards, women’s rights or public services at risk.
    • Prioritize food security and small-scale agriculture in the post-2020 EU Multiannual Financial Framework, focusing on efforts to tackle structural causes of food insecurity and poverty.

Read the full report for more details.

Programme and Advocacy Coordinator (INGO Forum) (Re-Advertisement) (INT3630)

Oxfam Great Britain - 5 juillet 2017 - 8:13
Region: Asia, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term About INGO Forum

The INGO Forum is a growing association with a current membership of over 100 humanitarian and development-oriented international NGOs operating in Myanmar. Founded in late 2007, the INGO Forum functions as a platform for coordination, strategic discussions, development of common strategies, and provides an opportunity for collective analysis and mutual learning between INGOs. The INGO Forum also aims at coordination with local NGOs and civil society groups, UN agencies, donors on operational humanitarian/development matters. INGO Forum is currently hosted by Oxfam.

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...

Logistician – Humanitarian Support Personnel (HSP) (INT3629)

Oxfam Great Britain - 4 juillet 2017 - 15:13
Region: IDHQ, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term Logistician – Humanitarian Support Personnel (HSP)

Location: Global – this role is home based, with approx 2-4 month global deployments, for up to 9 months of the year.
Contract: Fixed Term – 1 year
Interviews: 21st August 2017

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 organisations networked together in 94 countries. As part of a global movement for change, we are working together to end world poverty and injustice.

 

This is an opportunity to provide

 Managerial and coordination resources in emergencies and resilience work.Skills and experience to help staff and partners develop their logistics capacity.Resources for the development...

Assistant Buyer (TRD1402)

Oxfam Great Britain - 4 juillet 2017 - 14:36
Region: New Products, Division: Trading, Job Type: Open endedAre you a creative person, with an eye for products and trends?

 

Do you desire to develop a career in buying?

 

And perhaps most important of all, do you want to be part of a movement of millions of people, all working towards one goal - an end to poverty for everyone?

 

If so, come and join us.

 

The New Products Team is looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious individual with a desire to develop a career in Buying. In this exciting role you will help develop and source new product ranges that achieve the sales and profit plans and also build assortments that are both innovative and demonstrate Oxfam’s values and conform...

Context project support administrator (INT3628)

Oxfam Great Britain - 4 juillet 2017 - 14:32
Region: IDHQ, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term Context project support administrator

Role: Project support administrator

Oxfam Great Britain

Closing Date: Wednesday 12th July 2017

 Salary:  £15,565 per annum, pro rata. (plus a Hot Spot Allowance of £1,650 per annum, pro rata)

 Contract Type: Term Contract. ASAP – September.

 Hours: FTE for 3 months

 Location: Oxford

 Level: E

 

Please note that this is a rapid recruitment and we will be reviewing applications as they are received.

 

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,...

Shop Manager (Leamington) (TRD1404)

Oxfam Great Britain - 4 juillet 2017 - 14:32
Region: Shop Operations, Division: Trading, Job Type: Open endedHours: 36 hours per week

Contract:Open ended 

Salary: £17,039 Gross per annum

Interviews: 26 July 2017

Additional information:

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

Payroll Administrator (FIN0310)

Oxfam Great Britain - 4 juillet 2017 - 14:15
Region: United Kingdom, Division: Finance & IS, Job Type: Open endedDo you have UK Payroll qualification or equivalent UK payroll experience and are looking for new opportunities to develop your career further?

 

Are you up to date with UK payroll legislation and processes i.e. tax, national insurance and statutory payments? 

 

Then this is much more than another job for you, this can be an outstanding opportunity to step in the international development sector.

 

In this position, you will ensure all staff payments are made accurately, promptly and in line with UK Legislation and Oxfam policy. This is a challenging role where you will be central to enable Oxfam staff, budget holders and managers to access funds appropriately. In return, you will join a dynamic passionate finance team where...

Logistics Coordinator (INT3627)

Oxfam Great Britain - 4 juillet 2017 - 12:36
Region: MECIS, Division: International, Job Type: Fixed Term The Context

 

Oxfam’s programme has been established in 2014 in response to the ISIS conflict in Iraq. Oxfam implemented activities during 2016 was built around the delivery of three main areas: A) Lifesaving humanitarian assistance b) Recovery assistance, and C) Promotion of Women Rights.Lifesaving humanitarian assistance: to newly displaced populations residing in camps or host communities. The bulk of this work was done around the Mosul Operation with activities implemented in the governorates of Erbil, Salah Al Din and Ninewa. Activities included: Establishment/rehabilitation of safe water (boreholes, repair of infrastructure); Emergency water supply (distribution of water through trucking and bottled water); Setting up water tanks and networks in camps; Distribution of hygiene items; construction of latrines; Cash for Work opportunities inside the...

Tax Transparency Tug of War: whose side are MEPs on?

Oxfam EU blog - 4 juillet 2017 - 6:00

By Aurore Chardonnet & Nina Monjean

It is not often the European Parliament can make a difference when it comes to economic inequality. Today, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have a chance to do so. They can either stand up for their citizens, or allow tax havens and big business to continue to get away with dishonest tax practices to the tune of billions of euros, at society’s expense.

A proposed EU law could require companies to publicly report how much profit they make, where they make it, and if it is taxed accordingly. That in turn means citizens can hold companies to account for avoiding paying taxes, and hold governments to account for allowing it. But a huge loophole that MEPs will also vote on today could exempt companies if they say that making their tax affairs public is against their commercial interests. In other words, companies would be allowed to refuse to report their activities, simply by deciding they don’t want to.

MEPs must limit that loophole in the vote on public country-by-country reporting, as the tax transparency measures are known.

Billions lost to corporate tax dodging around the world can lead to people lacking healthcare and education, particularly in developing countries losing out more than $100 billion a year. Scandals such as LuxLeaks and the Panama Papers have revealed the scale of the problem. People want change: 350,000 EU citizens publicly supported want laws to make companies declare their tax affairs – instead of only finding out about lost money when the next scandal is exposed.

Oxfam has proven the great use that can be made of such information by revealing how Europe’s biggest banks register billions of euros of profit in tax havens despite actually basing very little of their activity there. The ‘Opening the Vault’ report indeed showed the huge mismatch between where banks make their profit and where they pay tax. Exposing this would not have been possible without EU legislation on transparency for the financial sector.

The current proposals could extend such crucial legislation to all large companies, not just those in the financial sector. But only if the massive loophole is closed the new law will have real impact.
Large multinationals are doing everything to block the reforms. In this tug of war between citizens and large companies, where will MEPs put their strength – on the side of ordinary people in Europe and around the world or on the side of the wealthy few trying to avoid paying their fair share?

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