Oxfam is an international confederation of 19 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries as part of a global movement for change. We aim to empower people to create a future that is secure, just, and free from poverty. Oxfam has been present in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel (OPTI) since the 1950s, and established a country office in the 1980s. We work with the most vulnerable communities in the OPT.
Oxfam invites applications from experienced candidates with strong analytical skills and conceptual depth for the following position:
Policy and Campaigns Officer
40 hrs per week fixed term 12 months .
Estimated starting date: ASAP
Based in Gaza
Purpose of the function:
The Policy and Campaigns Officer will be a member of the OPTI Influencing Team, supporting Oxfams policy, advocacy, media and communications work in OPTI with a particular focus on the Gaza Economic Justice Programme, so that more poor, vulnerable, and marginalized Palestinians are protected and advance their rights to greater and more gender equitable control over their lives and resources.
Main tasks of the function:
p style=”text-align: left”>Support implementation of the national and international influencing objectives of Oxfams Economic Justice Programme implemented in both West Bank and Gaza funded by SIDA, with a particular focus on Gaza. Including policy, media and communications activities according to Oxfam standards and deadlines, and taking into account donors requirements.
Also provide further support for the development and implementation of influencing strategies for specific projects and programmes in coordination with programme staff and partners as relevant;
Ensure linkages of Economic Justice programme advocacy objectives and overall EJ programmes and ensure in-line with Oxfam influencing strategies.
Ensure delivery of the national influencing interventions/strategies and support the delivery of international influencing component activities under SIDA funded programme, while also supporting local partners in implementing their respective interventions/strategies. In addition, building the capacity of local partner in delivering effective national and international influencing strategies.
Undertake research and draft policy/advocacy materials in support of influencing objectives;
Coordinate field visits for media, visiting diplomats, parliamentarians and Oxfam staff from capitals;
Develop media/communications products for example social media updates and materials, fact sheets, stories, case studies;
Promote strong two-way communication between the influencing team and programme teams and ensure regular internal reporting in coordination with relevant members of the broader team;
Develop relations with both allies and advocacy targets; undertake analysis and monitoring of the positions of key stakeholders;
Undertake monitoring, evaluation and learning of Oxfams influencing work in relation to OPTI;
Undertake a regular and comprehensive analysis of news, other actions and statements in order to improve information and analysis, and to also enable more accurate identification of risks.
Provide regular progress reports and updates to both programme and influencing teams; and provide quality inputs/analysis on the project influencing component for donors reporting.
A University degree in political science, journalism, law, human rights, or development. Advanced degree is an advantage;
2-3 years proven work experience in policy analysis, advocacy, communications, or a related field with solid skills and competencies in administration and organization;
Excellent communication skills (writing and speaking) in English;
Strong interpersonal and coordination skills, ability to work in a team;
Results-oriented and strong analytical skills.
Relevant working experience on key issues in the Israeli-Palestinian context;
Knowledge of international law and human rights issues;
Arabic language skills highly desirable;
Ability to think creatively;
Experience in representing organizations and lobbying officials
Good understanding of gender mainstreaming in lobby, advocacy and media work;
Risk management skills – anticipates problems and regularly provides solutions.
The employee will be contracted by Oxfam according to Palestine labour legislation with a competitive, fair and comprehensive pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. Salary range ILS 107,376 168,662 gross per annum, for a 40 hour contract . Salary offered will be subject to funding available and competences.
Are you interested? Send your application (motivation letter & curriculum vitae) in writing and mentioning the job title in the subject line to
to the attention of Chris Eijkemans, no later than February 20th 2017. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will have their application acknowledged.
Oxfam is an equal opportunity organization.