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Oxfam Cymru - Policy and Advocacy Officer - £30,375 (pro-rata) - Part Time (18hrs a week) - Cardiff 

Closing Date: Friday 4 January 2019

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 20 organisations (affiliates) 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 three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here.

The role

We are looking for a policy and advocacy officer to maintain and develop positive and influential relationships with political institutions, political parties and politicians in Wales. This will allow Oxfam Cymru to lobby effectively on a wide variety of issues with the above stakeholders. 

You will identify and research key opportunities to secure policy and practice change, relating to poverty eradication locally and globally. Whilst primarily concerned with political institutions, this will also involve working with the private sector, other non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and academics.

You will ensure that assembly members, Welsh MPs and Welsh Members of European Parliaments are appropriately briefed on all relevant issues. Simultaneously, you will also coordinate research projects amongst Oxfam Cymru’s partners and identify key external stakeholders. You will also develop policy priorities and deliver advocacy work for Oxfam Cymru.

This is an amazing and unique role where no two days are the same! You will have a chance to make a true difference to Oxfam Cymru’s work as well as ending inequality and poverty within Wales by developing and advocating joint policy positions with Welsh Politicians!

You will ensure that assembly members, Welsh MPs and Welsh Members of European Parliaments are appropriately briefed on all relevant issues. Simultaneously, you will also coordinate research projects amongst Oxfam Cymru’s partners and identify key external stakeholders. You will also develop policy priorities and deliver advocacy work for Oxfam Cymru.

This is an amazing and unique role where no two days are the same! You will have a chance to make a true difference to Oxfam Cymru’s work as well as ending inequality and poverty within Wales by developing and advocating joint policy positions with Welsh Politicians!

What we are looking for:

  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills to develop good working relationships within Oxfam and with political audiences.
  • Professional communication skills, gained within a policy, think tank or political environment, to communicate and adapt complex policy and development issues to different levels of target audience.
  • Well-developed research and analytical skills.
  • Ability to represent Oxfam to high profile external audiences.
  • Interest in and knowledge of political institutions, processes and opportunities for influence in Wales.
  • Passion for and knowledge of international development and humanitarian issues.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s values and an understanding of gender and diversity.
  • An ability to think and operate creatively, and proven experience of delivering successful results.
  • Strong team working skills with an ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • An understanding of poverty and inequality in Wales / UK.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in Welsh is strongly desirable. 

How to apply

If this sounds like you and you would like to learn more about this role, please refer to job profile for further information.

For more information click here

International Learning Opportunities - Professional Development Placement Opportunity

If you’re a manager or leader, permanently employed within the Welsh public and voluntary sector, ILO offers the opportunity to spend 8 weeks in sub-Saharan Africa working on development projects designed to enhance your leadership skills.

This is a very different leadership programme which stretches and challenges participants; taking you out of your comfort zone and allowing you to work more creatively and resourcefully.

The ILO programme is funded by Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa programme. As placements are designed to enhance your leadership skills, your employer would be expected to continue to fund your salary costs for the duration of the placement.

For more information visit the Academi Wales website