Background & Description

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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

key responsibilities

Technical

· Provide thought leadership on programme development and influencing agendas across country programme – leading on policy/Analysis, campaigning, media and communication initiatives;

· Provide specific technical expertise on areas of gender justice, governance and economic justice, and humanitarian advocacy and campaigning;

· Lead capacity development initiatives to deepen the influencing approaches across the country programme and partners;

· Identifies, commissions and manages high quality evidence-based Analysis;

· Carries out regular social, economic and political analysis to support new policy and advocacy and campaigning plus programme direction as well;

· Makes strategic links between key national issues and relevant regional and global trends and its relevance to country programme;

· Responsible for shaping and delivering work, which has a significant impact on Oxfam’s public image - at national and international level - and requires sensible judgments and compliance with Oxfam’s policy and procedures;

· Provide technical support and advice on policy analysis, advocacy, media engagement to Programme Managers in responsibility areas;

· Design and implement a national media strategy that secures high-impact media to help raise Oxfam’s profile, and in delivery of national campaigns, and bring attention to core Oxfam issues and raise funds.

Leadership

· Lead independent national advocacy and campaigns work on priority issues where opportunities exist

· Ensure that all policy analysis, advocacy, campaigning and media work strongly includes women rights and gender analysis

· Provide leadership to ensure alignment of country programmes with Oxfam corporate priority campaigns and WIN (Worldwide Influencing Network) and ensure effective harmonisation of planning and management with Oxfam International;

· Ensure quality of programmes on influencing agenda across country strategy and throughout programme portfolio;

· Lead development and delivery of priority campaigns ensuring harmonisation with global priority campaigns in collaboration with programme teams;

· Provide strategic advice to national and global campaign and fundraising teams to ensure projects are media-friendly and have the communications products needed to amplify messages

· Takes initiatives and makes independent decisions and solves problems on new and complex issues, requiring high levels of creative thinking to find best solutions;

· Provide guidance to Oxfam’s partners on the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their media and communication relevant policies, documentation

· Develop and drive Oxfam’s digital communications strategy in the country, supporting country teams and partners to develop and maximise their use of digital and multimedia technology and sharing with global platforms

· Builds relations within civil society and with high level decision-makers to influence for positive change on development in Pakistan;

· Draw in Oxfam International and affiliate expertise to support the delivery of Oxfam Pakistan advocacy, campaigning and communications strategy, where appropriate.

· Develop and implement approaches to monitoring and evaluation/impact assessment of advocacy and campaigning work and ensure effective roll-out.

· Advice on embedding media tools in new business development work

Management

· Provide strategic leadership and management of the Oxfam programme, across all goals, as a member of the Pakistan Country Leadership Team;

· Performance management of Advocacy, Policy, Media and Communications team and matrix management of decentralised policy roles and programme roles with significant policy component;

· Manage strategic pieces of work in partnership with global/regional leads which will help leverage Oxfam's value added as a global organisation in country, including contributing to regional and global campaigns;

· Management of all policy advocacy and campaigns in an emergency response, strategic contribution to management of response including membership of emergency management leadership team;

· Lead media response on humanitarian emergencies (category 2) and be the first media responder to a quick onset of category 1 emergency in the region

· Actively implement Oxfam GB’s policies in the recruitment and employment of staff, volunteers, or consultants/service providers;

Your commitment to Oxfam

· Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights

· Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles

Requirements and Skills
  • Significant, demonstrable, senior management experience at country level in a similar role;
  • Highly developed, demonstrated, strategic planning skills with ability to influence programme’s overall strategies;
  • Demonstrable experience of leading, designing and delivering influencing, campaigning and advocacy programmes in Pakistan or elsewhere in Asia;
  • Relevant experience and proven track record in producing and managing high-quality Analysis and policy papers, including managing commissioned Analysis and writers and ensuring high standards of delivery 
  • Ability to conceptualise, design and deliver media, story-gathering and digital communication strategies
  • Well-developed ability to motivate and persuade at high levels (for organisational
  • change);
  • · Provide thought leadership on programme development and influencing agendas across country programme – leading on policy/Analysis, campaigning, media and communication initiatives;
  • · Provide specific technical expertise on areas of gender justice, governance and economic justice, and humanitarian advocacy and campaigning;
  • Demonstrable commitment and sensitivity to gender issues, with ability to address gender and women’s rights in the design/ delivery of influencing work; Experience of working in insecure environments and of implementing security policies;
  • Well-developed ability to motivate and persuade at high levels (for organisational change);
  • Excellent inter-personal and collaboration skills, particularly in cross-cultural contexts;
  • Takes an integrated approach when planning own work, is aware of the implications of own decisions on others and aligns thinking to organisational values;
  • Relates well to all kinds of people, acknowledges the contributions people make and demonstrates integrity in dealing with others;
  • Able to respond to changes in work schedules and patterns when necessary with sufficient flexibility and resilience;
  • Demonstrable commitment and sensitivity to gender issues, with ability to address gender and women’s rights in the design/ delivery of influencing work;
  • Excellent understanding of power, politics and social change in the context of Pakistan, and broadly in South Asia.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, with experience of external representation strategies, lobbying, networking and advocacy
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; able to understand highly complex issues and translate them into simple, workable actions and plans
  • Excellent inter-personal and collaboration skills, particularly in cross-cultural contexts with the experience to:
  • Master’s degree in the field of social sciences, media and communication, law or related field
  • Experience of programme management;
  • Understanding and experience of managing diverse partnerships with civil society, private sector, governments and international organisations;
  • Demonstrable budget management skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
How to Apply

https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/12845/description OR visit our website www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using the job reference number INT6826. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. In your application please ensure that you address your suitability towards the outlined selection criteria, in order to be shortlisted. In your application please ensure that you address your suitability towards the outlined selection criteria, in order to be short-listed.

About Organization

Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally. Oxfam in Pakistan has been working in the country since 1973. In the Pakistan, our goal is to contribute to the eradication of poverty by supporting women and other vulnerable groups in saving lives and building livelihoods, enhancing their resilience to crises, shocks and stresses, and making their voices heard to hold duty-bearers accountable.