Position: Program Officer, Research & Advocacy (Oxfam)__Deadline:24-November

Date:  10 Nov 2023

JOB DETAILS

LOCATION: Cambodia

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term Contract – 1 year with possibility of extension

INTERNAL JOB GRADE: D1                                                               

DEPARTMENT and TEAM: Fair Finance Asia Project

SALARY:  N/A

HOURS (FTE): 37.5

FLEXIBLE WORKING ARRANGEMENT

We believe flexible working arrangement is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements that might work for you.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

DEPARTMENT PURPOSE: Oxfam is a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to end poverty and injustice. Oxfam is an international confederation of 21 affiliates operating together in 85 countries. We have a vision of a just and sustainable world. A world where people and the planet are at the center of our economy. Where women and girls live free from violence and discrimination. Where the climate crisis is contained. And where governance systems are inclusive and allow for those in power to be held to account.

Working at Oxfam is so much more than just a job. As an Oxfam employee, consultant, or volunteer, you will join a team of dedicated and passionate professionals working to save lives, help people overcome poverty, and fight for social justice.

TEAM PURPOSE: FFA is funded by the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. The program completed its first phase between 2018 to 2022. In January 2023, FFA began its Phase 2 implementation.

FFA is a network of over 90 civil society organizations (CSOs) in Asia working to ensure that financial institutions operating in Asia are transparent and accountable to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria in their business activities and investment decisions. FFA aspires to reduce inequality in Asia by creating an enabling policy environment for the integration of social and environmental considerations among financial institutions (FIs) in the region and ensuring that FIs advance the interests and needs of local communities towards their well-being.

Currently, FFA is operational at the regional level and in 10 countries across Asia, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Japan, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. FFA’s regional Executive Team (ET) is stationed in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

ASSIGNMENT PURPOSE: The Program Officer, Research and Advocacy will coordinate FFA’s research and advocacy initiatives with the guidance of FFA’s Research and Advocacy Advisor and under the supervision of FFA’s Program Lead.
 

ROLE REPORTS TO

Fair Finance Asia Project Lead

ROLES REPORTING TO THIS POST

N/A

BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY

N/A

Job Responsibilities

A post holder will be tasked with the following, but not limited to, primary responsibilities:

  • Coordinate FFA’s flagship and multi-country research activities on key themes prioritized in line with the Fair Finance Guide International (FFGI) Methodology, including supporting the overall project cycle activities in delivering regional research (from inception to launch), as well as supporting the annual compilation and analysis of policy assessments across all FFA countries, under the guidance of FFA’s Research & Advocacy Advisor.
  • Coordinate FFA’s regional capacity-building initiatives and support the delivery of national coalitions’ training and learning agenda including through exchange visits and peer-to-peer learning activities.  
  • Act as the main focal point for the FFA ET when national coalitions request relevant research and advocacy support, and liaise with regional partners, allies, and stakeholders, as required.
  • Work closely with the focal points of FFA national coalitions to monitor the progress of implementation, flag constraints, and ensure timely delivery of targets for research, advocacy, and capacity-building activities in close collaboration with the FFA MEAL Specialist.
  • Support and guide country teams to ensure a coherent approach to the delivery of research and advocacy initiatives in alignment with national influencing targets and with the overall FFA regional goals in close collaboration with FFA’s MEAL Specialist.
  • Work closely with the Knowledge and Communications Manager in maintaining up-to-date content for research, advocacy, and capacity-building initiatives on the FFA website, including the development of original products such as blogs, feature stories, creative data visualizations, and infographics.
  • Work closely with FFA ET in the preparation of relevant donor reports, fundraising proposals, operational plans, and other relevant requirements, particularly supporting the consolidation of the regional component on research, advocacy, and capacity building.
  • Act as the main focal point for coordinating project cycle activities for region-led trainings, workshops, study visits, and other FFA ET activities, including developing event concepts, and preparing summary reports, minutes, action points, and follow-ups.
  • Support all relevant administrative processes and project cycle activities in line with the delivery of FFA’s flagship and regional research, advocacy, and capacity-building initiatives.   
  • Support all other relevant activities and needs of the FFA ET.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam International Secretariat needs to be able to:

  1. Live our values of INCLUSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, EMPOWERMENT, COURAGE, SOLIDARITY and EQUALITY (read more about these here)
  2. Ensure you commit to our ORGANIZATIONAL ATTRIBUTES (including adhering to the Code of Conduct):

1. Be committed to our feminist principles, and to applying them in your day-to-day behaviour and your work. Be ready to keep learning, with accountability to those who experience oppression as a result of their identities, such as their gender, race/ethnicity, disability, class, or LGBTQIA identity."

2. Be committed to undertaking Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adhering to relevant policies, to ensure all people who come into Oxfam are as safe as possible.

 

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & COMPETENCIES

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 

ESSENTIAL

  • University degree preferably in international development and sustainable finance-related fields.
  • 2-3 years of experience working in program coordination, research support, influencing and campaigning, capacity-building, partnership management, international network coordination, or administrative/logistic management, preferably in an international organization.
  • Passionate and knowledgeable on international development issues such as human rights, climate change, gender equality, or other relevant themes covered by the FFGI Methodology.
  • Enthusiastic to work with a team while also demonstrating a high degree of initiative, independence, efficient time management, ability to work on own initiative, prioritize workloads, and the resilience to cope with high-pressure environments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and facilitation skills in English; excellent skills in report and proposal writing are highly desirable.

 

DESIRABLE

  • Responsive to feedback, flexible, but firm and assertive,   
  • An ability to work well independently and with a diverse team of different backgrounds,
  • A team player and a fast learner, someone who works well in a multi-cultural environment, and has an ability to communicate with positive changes,
  • Excellent organizational, coordination, and communication skills especially in a demanding working environment,

 

KEY ATTRIBUTES

 

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Experience in liaising with civil society, government agencies, private sector organizations, and other key financial sector stakeholders.
  • Skilled and experienced in planning and organizing administrative and operations-related matters.
  • Team player who enjoys working in a highly multicultural environment, being challenged to progressively improve, and is able to work in hybrid arrangements (in-person and online).
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

 

SAFER RECRUITMENT: Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and 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. Offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

Applying:

All applicants should please apply through Oxfam recruitment website:

https://jobs.oxfamnovib.nl/job-invite/13136/  by November 24th, 2023 at 23:59 ICT.

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