Oxfam Global Policy Lead on ‘Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors’ Job in Nairobi Kenya

Oxfam
 
Policy Lead Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors
 
Duty station: Nairobi Kenya
 
State date: ASAP
 
Contract type: Fulltime
 
Oxfam has recently obtained funding for the program ‘Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors’. 
This program will set out to achieve the following three objectives. First, strengthen the capacity of local and national humanitarian actors, so that they can lead humanitarian action in their countries. 

Second, support local and national humanitarian actors to develop and voice a strong domestic humanitarian agenda, by giving them the opportunity to design and implement quality humanitarian programs. 
 
Third, create the space by influencing other international NGOs and donors to contribute to this systemic change. 
The program will be implemented in Bangladesh and Uganda, and at the international level.
 
The Role: For objective three, Oxfam is seeking a Global Policy Lead on ‘Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors’ to lead Oxfam’s global policy, advocacy and campaigning work on the role of local and national actors in humanitarian response. 
The post holder will be responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based influencing strategies, together with various Oxfam affiliates and engaged country teams where Oxfam is present. 
The post holder will ensure that an international tracking mechanism – an advocacy tool to track humanitarian funding, and other forms of support to local and national humanitarian actors – is created and used and that existing and new evidence will be available. 
S/he will also facilitate a strong voice for local and national nationals in global debates and support local actors to build their influencing capacity.

This post will cover humanitarian reform debates at both (inter)governmental level and in national contexts. 
The post holder will have excellent knowledge of humanitarian policy debates, civil society empowerment, and have a proven track record on advocacy, campaigning and analysing power dynamics. 
S/he will also have a relevant network with national and international stakeholders involved in these debates, including with (international) civil society.

The Person: The person we’re looking for has a proven track record in developing effective evidence-based advocacy strategies. 
You have a clear understanding of how influencing is effective in complex international settings. You develop expertise and demonstrate leadership within and outside Oxfam. 
You have a passion for advocacy and campaigning and an appetite to work in multidisciplinary
teams around the world to scale up impact and leverage change. 
You are able to provide support and advise local and national actors in support of their influencing role.

How to Apply:
 
If you have exceptional analytical and strategic planning skills, strong knowledge of the international humanitarian system, and the roles and responsibilities of local and national actors in humanitarian responses; proven knowledge of humanitarian trends and policy issues; master’s degree in a relevant field, preferably in humanitarian affairs, development studies, international relations, or political science; experience in humanitarian programming and at least 3 to 5 years work experience in the field of humanitarian advocacy/campaigning, this is the perfect job for you. 
Submit your application and detail how your experience prepares you for the post to somaliajobs@oxfam.org.uk .
The closing date: 23rd March 2016. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Interviews will be conducted on 6th April 2016

Note: Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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