Policy Advisor Land Rights (Maternity cover)

Datum 06 apr. 2021
Vervaldatum 20 apr. 2021
Aantal uren 36 uur
Plaats The Hague
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. 

We are currently recruiting for the position of: Policy Advisor Land Rights (Maternity cover) | 4 months (1 May 2021 – 1 September 2021) | The Hague (32/36 hours). This position lies in Oxfam (Novib)’s food and justice campaign GROW. The GROW campaign contributes to a diverse and active movement for food justice. It focuses on small scale-food producers and their communities benefitting more from local, national and global public and private sector policies in the areas of land rights, climate change, investment, income and human rights to ensure that their food security, prosperity and resilience are promoted. In this role, you will contribute to the advocacy work in the field of land rights with a focus on financial institutions.

The person we are looking for has a track record in advocacy, preferably in national and international settings focusing on land rights, due diligence, transparency and accountability. The policy advisor develops research, project and policy positions on land rights and related thematic priorities.

The policy advisor works closely with the campaigners in the GROW team to deliver (digital) campaign strategies, and works closely with program development staff to prepare funding proposals to institutional donors, lead on research and advocacy outputs, write blogs and op-eds for broader audiences. You are a strong networker, have experience with multi-stakeholder working groups and work well in a multi-disciplinary team around the world.

You are comfortable in planning and organizing your own work, and you can find a balance between different angles and stakeholders.

The GROW campaign is housed in Oxfam Novib’s Thematic Units-department. The Thematic Units develop and implement a vision, mission and program strategy for specific themes Oxfam Novib works on. The Thematic Units develop and implement multi-country and multi-regional projects in line with Oxfam’s programmatic approach, in which campaigning, advocacy, institutional fundraising, capacity building of Country Offices and partners, and private sector work are combined.

Main tasks of the job

  • Lobby & Advocacy: You will contribute to specific parts of the Oxfam Novib influencing strategy on land rights towards Dutch actors, including the Government, financial institutions and the private sector. You will work closely with external stakeholders through multi-stakeholder working groups and maintain or build (new) partnerships.
  • Campaigning: Support the coordination of the Land Rights Now campaign, including liaising with allies, taking active part of the campaign development team; drafting policy documents for the campaign; supporting national campaigns led by participants; facilitating meetings (this includes campaign coordination and support, co-creation, drafting policy positions; alliance meetings) Project delivery: You will ensure the quality delivery of project results on land rights, and ensure timely reporting to donors.
  • Oxfam coordination: You will participate in the Oxfam Novib Land Team and contribute to the development of the Oxfam Global Land Program, liaising with country teams and affiliates. You will coordinate closely with colleagues in other Oxfam affiliates and country teams in the achievement of agreed outcomes for the program on land rights.
  • Knowledge: Keep up to date on the latest developments in your relevant area of expertise and participates in relevant networks.

Functie-eisen en profiel

  • A Policy advisor should have the skills to be able to work on different projects. Oxfam Novib seeks flexibility in the organisation and its staff. To ensure this, it should be understood that a Policy Lead may, if needed, as the organisation develops and funding patterns change, be asked to move from one project to another.
  • A master’s or bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; preferably in international relations, development or environmental studies, political science or governance.
  • At least three-year experience working in relation to development cooperation and/or agriculture in developing countries and/or land rights, ideally in the NGO or policy sectors.
  • Experience in influencing and campaigning work, preferably in the Netherlands and ideally in relation to development cooperation and/or land rights in developing countries and/or financial institutions.
  • Solid experience in project coordination, networking effectively internally and externally.
  • Experience in institutional fundraising.
  • Excellent pro-active innovation and connection skills.
  • A result oriented approach.
  • Excellent written & spoken Dutch and English skills (for policy influencing, project development, and reporting), including blogs and op-eds; overall good communication skills and an inclusive approach. Spanish is a plus.
  • The ability and willingness to travel as needed.

Ons aanbod

  • Oxfam Novib is committed to providing you with a competitive, fair, and comprehensive pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors.
  • The salary range for this position is set in scale 9 with a salary range between € 2.911,- to € 4.479,- gross per month, based on a 36-hour working week.

Informeren en solliciteren 
More information and application procedure If you are interested, please upload your application via our website, below, no later than April 20st, 2021. For more information about the position, you can contact Gerard Steehouwer (gerard.Steehouwer@oxfamnovib.nl). 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.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Therefore, people of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colors, 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.