Ended Advocacy, Campaigns, and Media Manager

The Job

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty. Oxfam’s work in the MENA region covers 11 countries, including Yemen.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

The Role

To deliver positive changes at scale for people who are poor and vulnerable. This will be achieved through leading the development and management of Oxfam’s influencing strategy in Yemen, covering advocacy, campaigns, policy, communications and media work, working with all programme teams as part of an integrated ‘one programme’ approach.

As a member of the Yemen Country Programme, the Advocacy, Campaigns and Media Manager (ACMM) leads Oxfam’s influencing work in Yemen, ensuring that the country programme develops and delivers a coherent policy and influencing strategy, built on programming, cognisant of risk and relevance to the country context.

What we are looking for

We are looking for Someone who has: 

  • Advanced Master’s degree in law, International Affairs, Development Studies, Humanitarian Affairs, Social Science, Journalism and any other relevant field.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in managing campaigns, including use of local and regional media to achieve campaign outcomes
  • At least 7 years of experience in advocacy and policy analysis in crisis context
  • Ability to influence and liaise effectively with key stakeholders and representation in high profile environments
  • Experience of building inter-agency coalitions for the purposes of policy influencing
  • Ability to work with significant levels of autonomy and make prompt and sound decisions
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to work with others to develop strategy into action and communicate this to a wider audience
  • Experience of programme planning, and competent use of project management tools
  • Knowledge and experience of promoting gender equity, and an active commitment to promoting the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of programme work
  • Experience of managing staff: challenging, motivating, developing and inspiring team members
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work collaboratively in a wide variety of cultural contexts
  • Very high-level of self-awareness, interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to meet agreed deadlines in a stressful and fast-paced environment will be critical
  • Ability to travel, including to remote and difficult locations
  • Excellent written and spoken skills in English are essential, Arabic would be an advantage
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s vision and mandate
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action.

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Our values and commitment to safeguarding

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 committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile via the following link: