Private Sector Policy & Support Officer

Oxfam
Oxford, UK
Full time Staff

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have substantial knowledge of the role of the private sector in poverty reduction and sustainable development?

Do you have experience of working to influence business policies and practices?

Do you have excellent analytical and conceptual thinking skills, including in policy development?

The Role:

Oxfam GB is looking for a Private Sector Policy & Support Officer to contribute to Oxfam’s policy analysis on, and advocacy towards, the private sector regarding its role in poverty reduction and sustainable development.

Within this rewarding and multi-faceted role you will make a significant contribution to Oxfam’s Behind the Barcodes campaign by serving as the Technical Lead for the Oxfam Supermarkets Scorecard as well as provide advice and support to Oxfam teams in affiliates and countries participating in the Behind the Barcodes campaign on how to use the Oxfam Supermarkets Scorecard. You will also contribute to Oxfam policy development that relates to food sector companies.

If you have a strong passion for campaigning and advocacy, food value chains, sustainable development as well as facilitating poverty reduction this is the perfect opportunity for you!

What we are looking for:

Our next Private Sector Policy & Support Officer will have substantial knowledge of the role of the private sector in poverty reduction and sustainable development as well as business and human rights issues, particularly in food and agriculture supply chains. You will also have experience of working to influence business policies and practices, and excellent analytical and conceptual thinking skills, including in policy development.

You will also have excellent communication skills ben driven to achieve results individually as well as part of a team.

We Offer:

This role will give you an opportunity to make a true difference within food value chains and the role of the private sector in contributing to poverty reduction and sustainable development. You will also act as a key contributor to the future of the Behind the Barcodes campaign and Oxfam’s influencing work on food sector value chains. You shall also work with a multi-disciplinary passionate team of researchers, lobbyists, media officers and campaigners.

This role offers the opportunity for significant training and development within Oxfam GB as well as fair pay and a highly competitive benefits package.

Additional information

Location: OXFORD (OXFAM HOUSE)

Hours: 36 (can be worked on a 28.8 hours part-time basis)

Salary: £30,375 - £35,000 per annum (gross) for a full-time role

Region: Policy, Programme and Campaigns

Job Family: Programme

Division: Campaigns, Policy & Influencing

Job Type: Fixed Term

Closing Date: 2 January 2019

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 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

How to apply:

If this sounds like you, please visit the link below for more information and to apply:

https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/private-sector-policy--support-officer-cap0374/9833/description/

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 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.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.

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.

Closing date: 
2nd January 2019