Water Insecurity and Climate Policy Coordinator


Posted: 13/03/2023 17:12
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: As per Oxfam pay policy
Location: Flexible (OIS or Oxfam office location)
Level: Advocacy
Deadline: 29/03/2023 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: in line with Oxfam values and according to location
Job Type: Fixed Term

Water Insecurity and Climate Policy Coordinator

Closing date: 29th March @ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Interviews: 11th-18th April 2023

Location: OIS Office or where oxfam has an office (Subject to being able to establish a  contract of employment directly or via hosting affiliate), Africa or Middle East preferred.

Contract:1 year, renewable based on funding

One Oxfam Grade: C2

Salary and benefits: National terms, subject to location

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 the location of the post. We are not able to support the relocation of a candidate to take up the position in an Oxfam location

Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariatof the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you. We think this role would work well as a partly remote based employment with travel to project countries.

The Role

Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for a Water Insecurity and Climate Policy Coordinator to support Oxfam’s global policy and advocacy work on the impacts of the climate crisis on water and hunger in humanitarian contexts. Key responsibilities include developing and implementing an international advocacy strategy to improve access to water and water security in humanitarian contexts most vulnerable to the climate crisis, overseeing the development of at least 2 advocacy reports, and overseeing the creation of other advocacy materials.

Who we’re looking for

  • Someone with experience in advocacy or influencing, including experience planning, implementing, and evaluating advocacy projects.
  • Someone with experience working on water and/or climate change in humanitarian contexts.
  • Someone who organizes work effectively, ability to develop and deliver on own work plans, and who works effectively across a large, complex, and diverse organization to deliver tangible results.
  • Someone with strong research skills and an ability to analyse and translate evidence for use in influencing, as well as with strong analytical and writing abilities, including the ability to adapt writing styles for specific audiences.
  • Someone with demonstrated experience influencing and building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, internal and externals including government, civil society, and nongovernmental organizations.
  • Someone with excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Someone with the ability to multi-task, work flexibly, and meet tight deadlines.

What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to advocate for change in how the humanitarian system and the international community responds to water insecurity and the impacts of the climate crisis on water and hunger in humanitarian contexts. At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.

Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment.

How to apply

Please upload an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

About us

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 21 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, 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 our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.

Our commitment to safeguarding

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. Oxfam International Secretariat also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, if a job applicant has been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization 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.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development