WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN CRISIS INTERNSHIP

  • Added Date: Monday, 15 April 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 19 April 2019

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Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Oxfam International Humanitarian Campaigns Team (called the Rights in Crisis Team) fight for the rights of people affected by and vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters. The public campaign will have a focus on campaigning for the rights of women and girls in crisis We focus on campaigning, policy and influencing on issues relating to humanitarian responses as well as in addressing the root causes of the crises. We are also involved in campaigning for the rights of women refugees and migrants.

The Role

Oxfam International plans to focus and strengthen its public campaigning on women’s agency, capacity and leadership in conflicts, hunger, natural disasters etc. Working with feminist and women’s rights networks, movements and organizations, predominantly from the global south (and where relevant, those from the global north), we want to strengthen their voices of and spaces in national, regional and global processes, fora and institutions.

What we are looking for a person with ;

  • Strong commitment to intersectional feminist principles.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential
  • A quick learner with a positive attitude and pro-active approach.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work within a team and with networks and allies.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Computer skills: confident user of all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Affinity with the aims and objectives of Oxfam.
  • Experience of participating in and/ or helping organise activism and community mobilisation.
  • Some experience of managing projects
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities
  • Flexible and able to work under pressure with limited supervision.

We offer

This internship role will give you an opportunity to work with a group of passionate people, training and development.

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 promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. 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.

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

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

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