Conflict Sensitivity Advisor

Datum 11 jun. 2019
Vervaldatum 25 jun. 2019
Aantal uren 32 uur
Plaats Den Haag
Betaald Ja
Organisatie Oxfam Novib

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.    Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can defeat poverty or any type of inequality or discrimination. We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (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

A thematic unit develops and implements multi-country and multi-regional projects according to Oxfam’s programmatic approach, in which campaigning, lobby/influencing, development and humanitarian programming, capacity building of Country Offices and partners, private sector work and delivery are combined. Within the thematic unit Conflict & Fragility, we are looking for a Conflict Sensitivity Advisor to support the thematic unit, including Oxfam country offices, roll out its conflict sensitivity mainstreaming trajectory.

The purpose of this position is two-fold: first the position will support Oxfam Novib deliver on its conflict sensitivity mainstreaming trajectory and liaise with the broader Oxfam confederation on this thematic for learning and knowledge sharing. S/he will have a core role in supporting the organization to ensure conflict sensitivity and Do No Harm in its programming and lead on the roll out of the mainstreaming trajectory workplan. Second, this role will also include work on strategic (policy) influencing towards the Dutch MFA and Dutch government implementing agencies regarding private sector development instruments and influencing regarding private sector investment in conflict affected and fragile contexts.


  • Ensure quality and timely delivery of the conflict sensitivity mainstreaming trajectory workplan;
  • Support learning and knowledge sharing on conflict sensitivity, within Oxfam Novib, between Oxfam affiliates and with partners;
  • Develop capacity building tools and materials;
  • Contribute to training/capacity building as needed;
  • Represent Oxfam at relevant meetings/conferences related to conflict sensitivity; ability to write articles/blogs;
  • Ability to carry out strategic (policy) influencing work towards the Dutch MFA and Dutch government implementing agencies regarding private sector development instruments;
  • Liaison with Oxfam country offices to capture learnings and identify opportunities to link country level projects with regional and/or global level work;
  • Serve as coordinator of the Oxfam principled humanitarian action working group, which has links to conflict sensitivity (i.e. ensuring intra-Oxfam knowledge sharing, supporting the working group hire consultants for research, organize meetings etc.)
  • Contribute to project management and development as per Thematic Unit requirements.

Functie-eisen en profiel

  • Have a master’s or bachelor’s degree in in peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, human rights, or any other relevant subject.
  • Technical expertise in and practical working experience on conflict sensitivity/Do No Harm.
  • Understanding of private sector investment in conflict affected and fragile contexts.
  • Experience leading mainstreaming trajectories and processes.
  • Strong experience and good understanding of facilitating (virtual) learning, including experience in designing and delivering trainings, as well as knowledge management in a large, complex organisation.
  • You have experience working in international development organisations and/or (global) networks.
  • You work in a result-orientated manner and you have strong planning and organisational skills.
  • You have strong project management skills.
  • You work well in a team and have outstanding social and intercultural skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically.
  • Good communication skills, including inter cultural, and good spoken and written command of English. Command of  French and Arabic are assets.
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to conflict affected settings.
  • Result orientation
    • The formulation of results to be attained from the objectives of Oxfam Novib, in terms of quality and quantity (formulated SMARTly). The basis for managing through decisive actions and evaluations.
  • Co-operation
    • To contribute actively to a joint result, also when there is no direct self-interest of a functional or personal nature. To build bridges and find common ground from cultural differences.
  • Entrepreneurial
    • Signals opportunities, acts on them and in doing so dares to take responsible risks
  • Planning & Organisation
    • From a set target, to determine priorities and indicate a ranking of activities and needed resources.
  • Written Communication
    • To communicate in writing ideas, opinions and information to others, using a language that is correct and understandable to the reader and/or target group.
  • Networking
    • To develop and maintain internal and external relationships, at the national and international levels, with individuals and organisations that have or can have a function for Oxfam Novib.
  • Creativity
    • To find original solutions to problems, new work methods. To table innovative ideas.
  • Special Projects B
    • In principle a Special Projects Specialist should have the skills to be able to work for different projects. Oxfam Novib seeks flexibility in the organisation and its staff in the future and to ensure this, it should be understood that a Special Projects B may if needed, as the organisation develops and funding patterns change, be asked to move from one project to another.

Ons aanbod

  • The level of the position of Specialist Projects B corresponds with Special Projects B in the new management profiles, and with grading scale 9 with a range from € 2.782,-- to € 4.280,-- on the basis of a 36 hour working week.

Informeren en solliciteren
Do you want to apply for the job please apply here no later than June 25, 2019. For more information about the procedure you can contact Canny Geyer, Roving Manager, For more information about the position you can contact Suying Lai, interim program lead Conflict & Fragility Applications received by email will not be processed.

Applicants for this contract must be Dutch nationals or nationals of a European Union member State or have a valid work permit for the European Union. Oxfam Novib reserves the right to appoint someone at a lower level than indicated commensurate with their experience, and/or not to appoint someone to this role. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Therefore, people of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colours, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are eligible for this position. 

Oxfam aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also Oxfam’s high standard of values and principles, who shares and demonstrates Oxfam’s commitment to prevent and eradicate any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

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, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment.