Internship Conflict & Fragility

Datum 07 dec. 2022
Vervaldatum 27 sep. 2023
Aantal uren 32-36 hours per week
Plaats Den Haag
Betaald Ja
Organisatie Oxfam Novib


Oxfam Novib

Oxfam Novib is a world-wide development and humanitarian organization, part of the Oxfam International confederation, that mobilizes the power of people against poverty. We are currently recruiting an:
Internship Conflict & Fragility
SAFE Goal Unit, Oxfam Novib
Location The Hague (32-36 hours)
6 months, start date to be negotiated

SAFE Goal Unit
The purpose of the SAFE Goal Unit within the Oxfam Novib Programs Department is to develop and co-implement (influencing) programs in the following areas: Promoting Safe and Resilient Communities and Supporting People on the Move. The Unit oversees, coordinates and delivers impactful externally funded SAFE (multi-country) programs and projects and supports conflict sensitivity mainstreaming within Oxfam Novib and the wider Oxfam. The Unit is also responsible for upholding and promoting Oxfam’s humanitarian mandate within Oxfam Novib through program/proposal development, resource mobilization and grant management.

Background of the Position
The Oxfam Novib SAFE Unit, is individually and in collaboration with Oxfam country offices and other Oxfam affiliates in Europe, working on the topics conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding, resilience, and the triple peace, development and humanitarian nexus, among others. To support our small team of 2 conflict specialists on knowledge management, internal information sharing within the confederation, program development, and thought leadership, we are recruiting for an intern to support us. The intern will work both with SAFE Unit colleagues as well as with other Oxfam affiliates who are also working on the same topics.

Main tasks

  • Support the SAFE Unit and other Oxfam affiliate teams working on conflict and fragility issues to create an Oxfam intranet webpage with links to the various internal and external resource and project documents on conflict & fragility issues.
  • Collate, organize and agree with the SAFE Unit and other Oxfam teams working on conflict and fragility issues on the documents to make available on the intranet and how to ensure for their easy accessibility.
  • Support the SAFE Unit to finalize the conflict sensitivity e-training (roll-out).
  • Support the SAFE Unit and other Oxfam teams working on conflict and fragility issues with the organization of bi-monthly webinars with inspiring external speakers grown from across the global and/or showcasing of Oxfam programming best practices and learnings.
  • Contribute to internal newsletter.
  • Support in the monitoring of parliamentary debates in the Dutch Parliament on topics relevant to the SAFE Unit and support in the drafting of advocacy briefs.
  • Bring in new and under-reported insights on conflict and fragility into Oxfam by making these available in an easily digestible manner to staff.
  • Ad hoc tasks, including note taking, event organization, editing etc.


  • Are enrolled in a university and studying a relevant field, for example conflict studies, international relations, political science, law etc.
  • Have affinity with peacebuilding, policy analysis, politics, social change and civil society.
  • Have affinity with coordination, communications and knowledge management.
  • Have excellent writing, organizational and coordination skills.
  • Are able to think and act analytically and independently, and creatively to address problems.
  • Ability to multi-task and be agile.
  • Have excellent written & spoken English skills. Dutch is not required but is an advantage, as is French and/or Arabic.
  • Strong cultural sensitivity and gender awareness; excellent communication skills.

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants to the internships at Oxfam Novib must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years old;
  • Be enrolled in a (tertiary)school programme (first level university degree, higher schools (HBO)or other);
  • Have less than 3 years of relevant full-time work experience;
  • Have legal right to live and work in The Netherlands or be prepared to obtain the right to follow an internship as part of their study, by signing a three-party internship agreement (NUFFIC model agreement).
  • Any staff member who has previously been in employment with Oxfam Novib shall not be hired as an intern.
Our offer
You will be working in the SAFE unit of Oxfam Novib’s Office in The Hague.
An intern in Oxfam Novib is offered an internship contract for the duration of the internship and a monthly allowance based on €450,00 for 36 hours work week, pro-rata in case of less hours. If the intern does not have a student OV-card, a reimbursement of commuting costs will be offered. Oxfam Novib works on hybrid basis – partly from office, partly from home.
Given the current composition of the Unit, we encourage male and/or LGBTQI candidates, and candidates with a migration or displacement background to apply.
Depending on candidate preferences, the post holder can work 32 or 36 hours.
Additional details
  • If you have questions over this internship, please contact Suying Lai, Manager of the SAFE Unit at
  • Please note that an intern at Oxfam Novib must be enrolled as a student at a Dutch or European educational institution.
  • Only applications submitted on Oxfam Novib website and before the deadline will be considered. If you are interested, please apply no later than 18 December 2022 by submitting your CV and cover letter using the “Apply” button below.
  • Oxfam Novib aims to attract diverse talents that not only fits the job but also Oxfam’s standard of values and feminist 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.
  • In valuing equal employment opportunities, the selection of interns will reflect a feminist approach, diversity and inclusion, and will strive to represent interns from all abilities, gender identities, cultural backgrounds, ethnicities and under-represented groups.

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