EU Aid & Development Finance Policy Advisor

Oxfam International EU Advocacy Office
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 13

Position description

Oxfam International’s EU Office is looking for an EU Aid Policy and Development Finance Policy Advisor. The post holder will develop and implement advocacy strategies to influence policy and programmatic decisions of key European countries and the European Union’s on aid quality and quantity. The post holder will strengthen Oxfam’s understanding of, and ability to influence, key European/EU aid and development policies and decision-making processes, including the EU’s Multi-Annual Financial Framework and the NDICI-Global Europe. The post holder is also a key member of Oxfam’s Aid and Development finance team. This is a global team across the Oxfam Confederation that aims to increase the amount of finance available to reduce poverty and inequality, while ensuring this funding adheres to principles of impact, effectiveness, transparency, and accountability.

Who we’re looking for

The ideal candidate has a high self-awareness and is an influencer pur sang. They are also able to tick off the following criteria:

  • Excellent knowledge of development aid policy and trends, particularly at a European level;
  • Knowledge of relevant EU institutions and several key European countries (ways of working, agendas, and how to influence them) and track record in influencing;
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills, ability to think strategically and creatively towards achieving results and good project management skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally for advocacy and media work;
  • Proven capacity to work successfully in alliances and at alliance building;
  • Experience working (with colleagues) in country offices and/or translating programs to advocacy;
  • Ability to set priorities and organize the work autonomously with minimal day-to-day management;
  • Strong interpersonal skills including good teamwork and experience in working in multi-cultural and virtual teams;
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s values, especially on decolonializing aid.

What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to influence one of the world’s key stakeholders on aid and financial development policies, within a supportive, enthusiastic and thriving team at Oxfam’s EU office. At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.

Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment.

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