Policy and Advocacy Lead

08 Oct 2021

  • Special opportunity to tackle challenges in the four areas of First People’s Justice, Climate Justice, Gender Justice, and Economic Justice 
  • Exceptional opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading non-for-profits  
  • Permanent, Full-time, 35 hours per week
  • Melbourne based 

About Us 

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to eliminate the inequalities that keep people in poverty. 

At Oxfam Australia, we believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty. We believe that in a wealthy world, poverty is unjustifiable and preventable, that the present state of inequality and injustice must be challenged, and that with the right support, people can change their lives for the better.  

We are part of an international confederation of 19 organisations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

All our work is led by five core values: Accountability, Empowerment, Equality, Inclusiveness and Sustainability.  

As an organisation undertaking work both locally and internationally and in humanitarian response, we take our duty of care seriously to safeguard children, young people and adults and recognise that we must meet community expectations and the trust placed in our people to maintain the highest standards of conduct with children. Therefore, our people are required to comply with the One Oxfam Child Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policies and sign the Oxfam Australia Child Safeguarding and One Oxfam Employee Codes of Conduct.  

The Role 

Oxfam Australia has recently finalised a new and exciting Strategic Framework that recommits us as an organisation working with and alongside allies, partners and other stakeholders to relieve and eliminate poverty. We focus on four dimensions of inequality that keep people in poverty, namely; First People’s Justice, Climate Justice, Gender Justice, and Economic Justice. 

In this role you lead on the development and delivery of policy and advocacy across three dimensions of inequality that keep people in poverty, namely Climate Justice, Gender Justice and Economic Justice, and support policy and advocacy on First People’s Justice. You will also support the development and delivery of campaign strategies across these four justice theme areas.  

You will work closely with the Strategic Justice Leads, the wider Program team, and Executive support staff to support Oxfam’s public and private advocacy work. 

A little about you (the key selection criteria)  

To be successful in this role you will have; 

  • Demonstrated experience distilling complex issues into simple briefs with recommendations for a variety of audiences  
  • A degree and/or equivalent experience with a focus on at least one of the four Dimensions (First People’s Justice, Climate Justice, Gender Justice, and Economic Justice). 
  • Understanding of key contemporary international development debates 

We can offer you 

  • A base salary of $100,085 plus superannuation, superior leave benefits and access to a generous not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,450 of your salary tax-free). 
  • The opportunity to use your talents and expertise to make a positive impact around the world. 
  • We value flexibility, and seek to support our people to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing. 
  • Cultural leave  
  • Superannuation matching 

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We care deeply about creating a safe and inclusive workplace where our people feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applicants with personal experience of the forms of injustice we seek to address to apply for opportunities at Oxfam Australia. 

Applicants will be required to show proof of their right to work in Australia and successful applicants will be subject to the satisfactory clearance of a Police Records Check, and Counter Terrorism and Aid Diversion check. 

For enquiries relating to this position, please contact Rod Goodbun via rodg@oxfam.org.au

• Click on the Apply Online button at the base of the advertisement
• Complete the on-line application form, then, as three separate documents, upload a cover letter, CV and a response addressing the selection criteria outlined in the ad
• Applications close on Sunday 24 October 2021 at 11:00pm

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