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Influencing And Communication Manager

Oxfam internal is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Influencing And Communication Manager in Addis Ababa


The Description 

The Influencing and Communication Manager is responsible to ensure and cover the entire country programme including direct humanitarian interventions and long-term development work advocacy and campaigns. S/He provides technical assistance to the Oxfam country team, local partners and allies in a strategic manner, whether virtually for staff in remote areas and through face-to-face communications by engaging staff from various locations.

S/He is responsible for the strategic development and management of a strong influencing and communications function for the country program. S/He provides strategic leadership and support to resource mobilization efforts and ensures that the promotion of women’s rights is at the heart of all Oxfam in Ethiopia’s program work.

What we are looking for

As Influencing and Communication Manager, you are expected to experience in leading and/or supporting others to design and deliver advocacy and campaigns, programme and research and policy work; in using media, popular mobilization and public campaigning in a developing country context; and capacity strengthening and advisory work. You are also expected to have an in-depth understanding of the economic, political and social causes and dynamics of poverty and a familiarity with policy issues related to the creation or reduction of poverty in Ethiopia and globally; comprehensive knowledge and experience of development programmes, humanitarian response and campaigning; and superb judgement that ensures the delivery of a cohesive strategy and policy, and grows Oxfam’s reputation in the country. You also need to have excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills, particularly in cross-cultural contexts; communication and influencing skills, with experience of external representation strategies, lobbying, advocacy and campaigning; personal communication skills, in written and verbal English and Amharic, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills; very strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; and be able to understand highly complex issues and translate them into simple, workable actions and plans. You should also have the ability to use different approaches to achieve followership; to think and act strategically and understand the relationship between national and regional programmes and the global objectives of Oxfam; to coach on the building of strong, credible relationships with international and local NGOs, government associations, business leaders and communities; and to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through.

We offer

 This role will give you an opportunity to act as a key contributor to our work of supporting those most in need. You will also have a chance to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and internationally-focused environment and we offer fair pay and competitive benefits package.

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.

Job Requirement

Masters/Post-graduate degree/Bachelor (BA) Degree in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations, media and Communications or other areas that can bring an added value to the related job from a recognized university / collage

Relevant experience of 5-7 years for Masters/Post-graduate holders or 7-10 years for Bachelor holders, preferably in an international NGO where 3 years of experience is at supervisory/managerial level

Experience of leading, designing and delivering influencing, campaigning and advocacy programmes in Ethiopia

How to Apply

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile through www.ethiojobs.net or using Oxfam internal application portal https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/ or https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/11567/description on or before 14th November 2019.

 Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. You need not comment on your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply


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