Regional Feminist Local Humanitarian Leadership (LHL) Advisor

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Organization: Oxfam
Closing date: 4 May 2021


Level: C1

Duration: Fixed term contract until March 31, 2023

Location: Asia where Oxfam has a presence and can establish an employment contract

The Role

We are looking for Regional Feminist LHL Advisor who supports in building strong feminist local humanitarian leadership across the region anchored in country and programmatic investments, the continuing process of learning and engaging with a wider network of stakeholders especially women’s rights organizations (WROs), and further exploring innovative ways of strengthening and building new forms of partnerships. Work with country teams, affiliates and WROs to embed Oxfam’s philosophy and strategy of LHL and through a commitment to feminist approach to local humanitarian leadership. The post holder will support Oxfam in Asia to deliver on its ambition as articulated in the Asia Regional Strategy and the Oxfam Global Strategy. Oxfam’s portfolio of work in Asia is transforming to a more diversified portfolio and the postholder is expected to adopt a ‘networked way of working’ to ensure maximum impact.

What we are looking for

Our next Regional Feminist LHL Advisor will require

  • Masters or equivalent degree in Development Studies or similar subjects or substantive years of work experience that provide strong knowledge in the field
  • At least 5 years’ experience of humanitarian response and/or development work, especially gender and development and/or women’s rights, sufficient to develop significant expertise in the practical implementation of theoretical knowledge
  • At least 2 years’ partnership management with demonstrated experience in connecting with local civil society organizations in particular and a sound understanding of engagement with governments

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam Asia Regional Platform, to act as key contributor to Programme Strategy and Impact team in Asia, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields, training and development, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.

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:

To apply and for more detail, please go to the link:

Application for the above position can be sent by 4 May 2021, Tuesday. If you would like to learn more about this role, please refer to job profile.

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. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

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.

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