Civil Society Space-Policy Advisor

 Civil Society Space: EU Policy Advisor

Start Date: Not Available
Salary: €64 243 + representation allowance
Location: Brussels
Level: Advocacy

Deadline: 29/07/2019 23:59
Hours: 36.00
Benefits: Brussels Office - 25 days holiday (+ public holidays), Pension scheme, Life Assurance cover, Travel and Personal Accident policy – whilst working on Oxfam International Business, Workplace counselling service, Free eye care tests
Job Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 29th July 2019 @23:59 BST*

(*Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or if a sufficient number of applications is received)

Interviews: TBC

Location: Based in Brussels, Belgium

Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in Belgium.

Contract: 1-year fixed-term contract

Salary: € 64 243 Gross per annum + Representation Allowance

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won't stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from 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.

The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here

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 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

Visit the website : and follow instructions described in the job offer.

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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