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Advocacy, Campaigns, and Media Manager Job at Oxfam Great Britain

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

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.

Since the early 1970s, we have been working to address the underlying causes of poverty and marginalization by focusing on developing sustainable livelihoods, providing water and sanitation, agriculture, climate research, gender, and humanitarian issues.                                                                                        

DIVISION:  Operations

TEAM: Advocacy, Communications, and Campaigns  

LOCATION: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with frequent travel to Oxfam operation areas  

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

GRADE: C1 Global                              

JOB FAMILY:  Communications

SALARY: As per the Oxfam benefit package

HOURS: 37.5 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 Engagement Team (ACE) are responsible for guiding Oxfam in Ethiopia’s (OIE) external relations including public awareness, research, visibility, and campaigning. The team works 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 Advocacy, Campaigns, and Media Manager (ACMM) works closely with the humanitarian and development program teams, which are integrated through a “one program approach,” to advance Oxfam in Ethiopia’s core goals of saving lives and promoting resilient livelihoods while also empowering communities and promoting accountable governance.

This role oversees Oxfam in Ethiopia’s Communications team and ensures that all photo video/content is aligned with Oxfam’s global standards for ethical representation and informed consent. The ACMM leads in developing and implementing OiE’s influencing strategy—covering advocacy, public campaigning, policy, and coordination.


Programme Director


Media & Communication Coordinator Lead





1.     Provide strategic vision and leadership to develop and manage Oxfam in Ethiopia’s influencing strategy—encompassing advocacy, campaigns, policy, media, and communications.


  • Works with the Country and Programme Director, programme managers, Country Office communications and media team, advisors, regional and global policy teams, and civil society partners (international and national), to lead OiE’s advocacy and campaign work.
  • Ensures alignment with Oxfam’s global standards and Rights in Crisis Network practices.
  • Works with relevant Gender, Protection, and Influencing team members to ensure women’s rights and gender justice is taken into account in OiE’s policy, advocacy, and campaign work.
  • Delivers timely intelligence and effective analysis of the policies, practices, communications, and decisions relevant to Oxfam’s programmes.
  • Coordinates development of well-grounded policy positions across programme areas.
  • As a member of the Country Management Team, the ACMM supports the Ethiopia team to deliver an influencing strategy that is in line with Oxfam Ethiopia’s Country Strategy and broader regional and global objectives.
  • Works closely with Oxfam HECA teams, Oxfam Pan-Africa teams, Oxfam International teams, and Oxfam affiliates to ensure coordinated approaches to advocacy that achieve the most impactful positive change.

Leadership and Management:

2.     Managing the coordination of policy, campaigns, media, and communication resources.

  •  Manages OiE’s communications team and influencing resources, while working in close coordination with colleagues across the region and globally to influence impactful change in Ethiopia.
  • Coordinates and conducts systematic representation and lobbying at the national, regional, and global levels, in line with agreed delegation and division of labor.
  • Ensures Oxfam representation in key appropriate external policy and media forums based in Addis Ababa, Mekelle, and other locations as appropriate.
  • Coordinate high-level representation of Oxfam’s advocacy messages and programme in the national, regional, and global media.

3.     Contributing to developing Oxfam programmes

  •  Feeds into the development of the country strategy and programme designs, as needed
  • Provides capacity-strengthening support to Oxfam’s programme teams and partners.
  • Supports OiE to reflect Oxfam’s Rights in Crisis campaigning principles including approaches to develop local ownership and national capacity for advocacy work.

4.     Driving efforts in improving programme quality

  • Ensures that programmes relevant to advocacy and communications are in compliance with donor contractual obligations and that all reporting is of good quality and is done in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that programme learnings are included in advocacy and policy products.
  • Ensures that programme teams include advocacy in proposal design.
  • Ensures regular monitoring and evaluation of advocacy and policy work and that regular reflection and review are undertaken to continuously improve effectiveness and impact.

5.     Active engagement in the Country Management Team

  • Participate in and contribute to the Ethiopia Country Leadership Team (CLT).


  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights.
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety, and staff health and wellbeing principles. 


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.

·       Ensure you commit to our THREE ORGANISATIONAL ATTRIBUTES:

1. Be committed to equal opportunities: demonstrating sensitivity to culture 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 applying the principles and twelve practices in your work. Read more about this here:

For this role, we have selected two of the most relevant feminist Leadership practices for this role (which you can read more about here.

1 Self-Awareness

2 Mutual accountability

3 Strategic Thinking and Judgment

SKILS, Experience, Knowledge & Competencies


·       Master/Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science / International Affairs / Public Policy / Government with a focus on conflict and security / humanitarian affairs/governance/gender in emergencies or another relevant field which can bring value to this role.

·       Minimum 8 years of experience in advocacy, policy analysis, and communications—preferably in a crisis context and working with an international I/NGO—out of which at least 3 years should be supervisory/managerial experience.

·       Leadership, management, negotiation, and coordination skills (of people and projects) in a complex multi-stakeholder, networked, global and largely virtual environment.

·       Strong ability to communicate clearly and impactfully with a range of stakeholders, including representing Oxfam in coordination bodies and high-profile international forums.

·       Exceptional writing, editing and communications skills, including the ability to act as a spokesperson when necessary.

·       Excellent written and spoken skills in English are essential.

·       Proven ability to manage risk to populations of concern and country programs.

·       Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills, particularly in cross-cultural contexts.

·       Ability to think and operate strategically, independently, and creatively.

·       Previous advocacy and communications capacity-strengthening and training experience.

·       Knowledge and experience in promoting gender equity, and an active commitment to promoting the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of programme work.

·       Commitment to Oxfam’s vision and mandate.

·       Commitment to humanitarian principles.

·       Ability to travel, including to remote and difficult locations.


·       In-depth understanding of humanitarian coordination mechanisms, disaster risk reduction, complex humanitarian emergencies, gender in emergencies, conflict resolution strategies, and international human rights/humanitarian law.

As part of your online application, please upload your up-to-date CV and a cover letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile through:  and using Oxfam's internal /External application portal: / or on or before November 18, 2022.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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