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Pan-Africa Campaigner (Aid and Development Finance) / National Campaign Development Adviser (Essential Services)

Oxfam International
Location: South Africa
Last Date: August 26, 2011

Pan-Africa Campaigner (Aid and Development Finance) / National Campaign Development Adviser (Essential Services)

Contract: 2 Year Fixed Term
Location: South Africa
Salary: Competitive Salary

Oxfam is an International confederation of 15 independent, non-governmental organizations working together in 98 countries to achieve our vision of ‘a just world without poverty’. Our Secretariat is based in Oxford, with advocacy and campaigns offices in Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, Brasilia and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa. 

Oxfam International is looking for a Pan-Africa Campaigner focusing on aid and development finance. The post is a fixed-term 2-year contract (with possibility of extension) and will be based in South Africa. Working on these issues for approximately four days per week, the post-holder will lead on engagement with key pan-African institutions, high profile individuals and key African countries, working closely with other Oxfam colleagues and country/regional teams, to further develop a strategy of advocacy, media and popular campaigning work on aid quantity and quality, and development finance more broadly, within the context of wider Oxfam campaigns and processes around the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

A second part of the role (approximately one day per week) will involve working with the leadership of the Oxfam International Essential Services Campaign which aims to secure health and education for all. The post-holder will work with colleagues to develop capacity and ensure coordination of Oxfam’s national and regional campaigning on Essential Services in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The role will help to drive Oxfam International organizational learning, as well as cutting-edge campaign development and advocacy across a wide range of countries and issues. 

The successful applicant will have:  

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally.

·         Strong track record of campaigning, communication and advocacy work in an African context, ideally with pan-African institutions and processes

·         Track of working with and supporting campaigning in a national context in developing countries, with a range of partners and stakeholders

·         Ability to think strategically and achieve results

·         Ability to work autonomously in a leadership role, with minimal day-to-day management, whilst meeting the needs of a key range of internal and external stakeholders

·         Strong interpersonal skills including good team work, and experience of working in multicultural and virtual teams

·         Experience of project management, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation and inter-organisation learning.

·         Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject / skill set - study and experience of international development and related issues an advantage.

·         Commitment to the aims of Oxfam to end poverty and suffering 

Fluency in English required and competence in French and/or Spanish is desirable.  

To apply please submit your CV and covering letter via our website using the following link: 

* Please note that applications that do not have a covering letter and Résumé/CV will not be considered (you will need to combine your Résumé/CV into one document before attaching it to your application)  

Closing date: 26th August 2011 Midnight UK time


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