Humanitarian Policy & Advocacy Coordinator Job at Oxfam – Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Job Category: Corporate / Organisation Coordinator
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  19 March 2021
Duty Station:  Kampala
Posted: 16-03-2021
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Humanitarian Policy & Advocacy Coordinator

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

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Deadline of this Job:
19 March 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Contract type: Fixed Term Salary: Competitive Package in line with Oxfam Values
Location: Kampala
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
In Uganda, our program is anchored on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights: Governance and Accountability, Resilient Livelihoods and Humanitarian Preparedness and Response.
All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness.
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. .

The Role
Oxfam in Uganda is looking for a competent person to join our dynamic, innovative and committed team in the following position:
Humanitarian Policy & Advocacy Coordinator
The primary responsibility of this position is to support the Country Director and Program team to present policy positions and Briefing Papers on key development and humanitarian issues and work closely with the Media & Communications Coordinator to ensure production of quality external communication materials. Coordinate with HECA Policy & Advocacy Lead and other colleagues in the Oxfam confederation to share ideas and information about Oxfam’s global influencing agenda and support and contribute to the development of Oxfam’s global Position Papers, which is reflective of the Uganda’s development, political and humanitarian contexts.

This position will require a range of skills and experience including, Masters level of education in a relevant field. Ability to critically analyse external or independent processes, risks, opportunities and provide accurate assessment of the implications to Oxfam program and brand. Excellent skills in political and power analysis. Articulate in public speaking, media engagement (including new media) and presentation. Ability to build and maintain connections with external resource persons. Ability to write quality policy briefings and position papers. Strong analytical skills and keen eye for details in public policy pronouncements or publications. Skills in developing advocacy and campaigns strategies delivered in a multi stakeholder policy reform drives, with strong partner management skills.
Sound understanding of external contexts and contemporary development especially in the socio economic and political environments. Excellent knowledge of gender dimensions and issues with capability of conducting quality gender analysis. Knowledge of working in and managing coalitions, networks and loose groupings. Knowledge of national, regional and international affairs, engagements and process broadly but relevant to Oxfam work in especially the Refugee Crisis response. Knowledge and experience in linking local, national, regional, continental and international campaign and advocacy issues and opportunities

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree


Job application procedure
Please follow the link below to access the detailed Job Description and submit your application by 19th March, 2021, indicating the position name in the email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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