Civil Society Space-Policy Advisor

Oxfam International

Civil Society Space-Policy Advisor

Oxfam International EU Advocacy Office

Brussels, Belgium

The Role

Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for a Civil Society Space EU Policy Advisor to develop and implement an advocacy strategy on civic space to influence the EU institutions. This person will also be responsible for working with Oxfam country teams, local civil society partners and Human Rights Defenders, to develop and implement strategies at country level in response to shrinking space and link this to action by Brussels based institutions. The Policy Advisor will also play a direct role influencing EU targets on civic space, contribute to strategic learning connections across countries (potentially Colombia, Mozambique, Niger and Nicaragua), facilitate visits by local civil society and Human Rights Defenders to Brussels, and contribute to funding proposals for potential donors to resource country strategies as required. This role will report to Oxfam’s Deputy Director of Advocacy, and Head of Oxfam’s EU Office.

Please see the job description for further details.

What we're looking for

Our next Civil Society Space EU Policy Advisor will need to have strong personal motivation for protecting and strengthening civil society and civic space; have an excellent knowledge of EU institutions and Human Rights mechanisms; have experience working in the global south, and specifically in restricted environments; have at least 5 years’ experience working in civil society, ideally on civil society strengthening and defending civic space; have a result-oriented approach; and have strong skills in planning and organizing. The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in a relevant field, will be a proactive connector, excellent written & spoken English skills, with French/and or Spanish are strongly desirable and will be able and willing to travel regularly.

What we offer

Oxfam International is offering gross starting salary of €64,243 per annum plus an additional representation and transport allowance based on a 36-hour week, together with contractual benefits of Full Time Equivalent 25 days paid holiday per annum + local public holidays. We also offer a 6% employer contribution to a Complementary Pension scheme. You will work in a multicultural environment with a highly professional and friendly team united by commitment to a cause and shared values.

How to apply

If you believe your qualifications meet the requirements, please click on the "apply" button on the webpage to start the application process.

Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.

Successful candidates will be subject to additional assessment and a range of reference checks.

Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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