at Gambela
Location Oxfam Great Britain, Ethiopia
Date Posted December 25, 2022
Category NGO
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



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.   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.


DIVISION: Operations

TEAM: : Advocacy, Communications, and Campaigns

LOCATION: Gambella, Ethiopia

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term contract for 1 (One) year with the possibility of a contract extension

GRADE: D1 National

JOB FAMILY:  Programme

SALARY: As per the Oxfam Benefit Package

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week


We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at the interview stage


The Advocacy, Communications, and Campaigns Team is responsible for guiding Oxfam in Ethiopia’s external relations including public awareness, research, visibility, and campaigning. We work closely with Oxfam’s programs to conduct evidence-based advocacy aimed at ending inequality and injustice, while supporting the rights and voices of the populations we serve. The team develops policy positions, facilitates networking and coalition building, supports internal and external capacity strengthening, and disseminates key learning.  We aim to support activities that will achieve change at scale at all levels. Raising the voices of the communities we work with is critical to influencing a sustainable shift in local, national, regional, and global policies and practices


The Senior Advocacy Officer will support the core objectives of this refugee leadership project by working as deputy to the Project Manager and Advocacy Coordinator, s/he will be responsible for implementing all advocacy-related activities of the project at the field level, including organizing advocacy workshops, meetings, campaigns, stakeholder consultation/dialogues etc. and support the other functions to complement the initiative.


 Program Manager a Matrix relationship with the Addis-based Advocacy Coordinator and Advocacy Manager






  •  Support Oxfam’s Gambella refugee leadership project through Gambella-level coordination and capacity-support and training activities, in collaboration with the Project Manager and Advocacy Coordinator.
  •  Coordinate with partners and the concerned federal government departments and supporting the advocacy capacities of RLOs and RLGs. Coordinate the participation of RLOs, RLGs, and LNGOs in a range of events.
  •   Support capacity strengthening initiatives for Oxfam staff, NGO partners, and Refugee led organizations/groups through advocacy-related events and skills-building workshops
  •  Networking, relationship building, information gathering and dissemination, with relevant external actors in Ethiopia, including coordination bodies.
  •   Carry out day-to-day administration of the Gambella refugee leadership project.
  •  Execute other key events and activities associated with the goals of the project.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Person specification

Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam GB needs to be able to:


Our Values

  • Equality: We believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and to have the same rights and opportunities.
  • Empowerment: We acknowledge and seek to expand people’s agency over their lives and the decisions that impact them.
  • Solidarity: We join hands, support, and collaborate across boundaries in working towards a just and sustainable world.
  • Inclusiveness: We embrace diversity and difference and value the perspectives and contributions of all people and communities in their fight against poverty and injustice.
  • Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and inaction and hold ourselves accountable to the people we work with and for.
  • Courage: We speak truth to power and act with conviction on the justice of our causes.


1. Be committed to equal opportunities: demonstrating sensitivity to cultural differences and gender equality.


2. Be willing to learn and apply gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity and inclusion across all aspects of your work.


3. Be committed to undertaking Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adhering to relevant policies, to ensure all people who come into Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Ensure you actively ADOPT OXFAM’S FEMINIST LEADERSHIP APPROACH and apply the principles and twelve practices in your work. Read more about this here:

Read this guide to find out more about what our values, organisational attributes and feminist leadership approach mean for how we work

For this role, we have selected three of the most relevant feminist leadership practices for this role (which you can read more about

1 Self-Awareness

2 Mutual accountability

3 Strategic Thinking and Judgment

Experience, Knowledge & Competencies


  •   Relevant policy, advocacy, or campaigning experience of 2-5 years, preferably in an international NGO.
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Amharic to a variety of audiences.
  • Deep commitment to Oxfam’s core values, feminist and humanitarian principles, and standards for informed consent and dignified representation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, sensitivity to cultural differences and ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
  •  Excellent administrative and organisational skills, with ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through.
  •  Previous experience with training and capacity support initiatives.

·       Ability to engage with a variety of complex issues such as gender, humanitarian response, and livelihoods and translate these into simple messages

  •   Bachelor (BA) or Degree from a recognised university/college in Journalism, Government, Sociology, International relations, or any other related areas that can bring added value to the job.


  •  In-depth understanding of local humanitarian leadership and knowledge of the role of NGOs in development, humanitarian, and advocacy work.

    Communications skills including content creation, writing for various audiences, social media, and photography.

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