Oxfam Novib
Gepubliceerd
28 juli 2022
Locatie
Den Haag, Nederland
Categorie
Soort Dienstverband
Tijd per week
32-36
Opleidingsniveau
hbo-wo

Omschrijving

Duty station: The Hague, The Netherlands

Working hours: 32 hours per week

Salary scale: 10

Reports to: Gerard Steehouwer

Application deadline: 19 August 2022

Starting date: September 1st for one year (12 months)

This position lies in Oxfam (Novib)’s GREEN Climate Resilient Communities (CRC) Unit.

Description of innovation project

Climate and weather-related disasters have increased nearly 35% every decade. Over the last 20 years emergency appeals related have increased 800%. More than half of the States that are most vulnerable to climate change are affected by conflict. Climate change may lead to forced migration of 3% of the population in three most vulnerable regions (Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America). While approximately 474 million people have been captured in UN appeals, an estimated 3.94 billion people in low- and middle-income countries are estimated to have been affected by weather related disasters.

The effects of climate change on (resource-based) conflicts are complex and linked to many other factors in society, economy, and politics. What is often missing is an integrated analysis of the intersections on climate, fragility and conflict causes. Therefore, related responses are scattered, and the divide persists between humanitarian response, climate adaptation interventions, peacebuilding processes and longer-term development programs. This innovation project explores how to come to integrated approaches to resilience via strengthened local capacities to respond to the twin burden of conflict and climate change. How a future longer term program can combine working on reducing climate inequality, exclusion and injustices that lead to violent conflict (i.e., looking at how climate measures lead to increased conflicts and addressing root causes of conflict) and how it can be building local capacities for both climate vulnerability analysis and conflict analysis thereby mainstreaming climate and conflict sensitivity in interventions.

Description of the role:

In this role, you will lead on an innovation project which results in developing a new and innovative program on the intersection of climate change, fragility and (resource-based) conflict management. This internal project is being supported by three Goal Units in the Program Department of Oxfam Novib working on Climate Justice, Climate Resilience and Humanitarian Response & Peacebuilding. The program is being developed with Oxfam country offices and national partners in the Horn of Africa and a 2nd African region. The person we are looking for has a track record on working on climate, fragility, and conflict in practice; has worked on the intersection between humanitarian response, disaster risk reduction, peace building, natural resource management and climate adaptation and climate resilience. The person has experience in facts-and-needs based advocacy, preferably in national and international settings, bringing key program results and asks to relevant policy arenas.

In your role you will prepare and finalize a briefing paper on intersection of climate, fragility, and conflict in practice in Africa; develop a program outline through a co-creation process with Oxfam country offices, regions, and national partners; and work on a donor scoping for future fund-raising to institutional donors. You collaborate and coordinate with Oxfam colleagues who are focusing on donor scoping, implementation of climate and of conflict influencing programs and campaigns, MEAL, and knowledge management. 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 multiple angles, interests of stakeholders. You are able and willing to visit and stay in conflict struck areas.

Main tasks of the job:

  • Program Development. Based on a scoping paper developed by a consultant, you will start working on further elaborating a practical multi-country program in Africa, with key Oxfam country office colleagues and national partners involved in humanitarian, peacebuilding, and climate resilience programs. You have links and understanding on how to bridge the divide between these sectors and actors and bring them to the design table. You have experience in program development process and writing of proposals.
  • Lobby & Advocacy: You will lead, contribute to, and co-create the development of an influencing agenda related to the key policy asks from the two African regions included in the program. This will include linking local and national policy work to relevant regional and global fora and institutions. You will work closely with internal stakeholders (country offices, regional offices, and partners) to ensure an advocacy strategy is developed and integrated in the multi-country program, which is based on existing work of Oxfam and partners, the opportunities and needs in the Oxfam Climate Justice Campaign and the emerging scope of the on-the-ground program. You will point-out policy gaps to be bridged in the program and potential new strategic partnerships.
  • Project delivery: You will ensure the timely and quality delivery of the internal innovation project on the ‘big idea – climate, conflict and fragility’. You are pro-active, able to manage the budget and the key project team members. You report to and are accountable to the Steering Committee.
  • Oxfam coordination: You will ensure and facilitate inclusive co-creation process with the related Oxfam structures (regional platform, country teams), regional and national partners. You will coordinate closely with colleagues to deliver on the agreed outcomes for this program.
  • Knowledge creation: Keep up to date on the latest developments in your relevant area of expertise and participates in relevant networks, you ensure the delivery of a first scoping paper and related internal briefing paper making the intersection of climate, fragility, and conflict clear and practical in the Oxfam context, and as a basis for the design of a multi-country program ready for future fund-raising.

Requirements for the job

  • A master’s or bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; preferably in climate resilience and adaptation, natural resource management and/or humanitarian, relief, and disaster risk reduction.
  • At a minimum five (5) year experience working in relation to development cooperation and/or humanitarian work in developing countries, ideally in the NGO or policy sector.
  • Experience in influencing work, preferably in Africa and ideally in relation to climate adaptation, climate finance, humanitarian and/or peacebuilding.
  • Knowledge of the Triple Nexus concepts, climate vulnerability analyses, conflict sensitivity and conflict analysis, and concrete field experiences on it.
  • Knowledge of development and humanitarian finance & donor mechanisms is a pre.
  • Experience working with local CSOs and/or stakeholders.
  • Solid experience in program development and co-creation processes with country offices, national partners.
  • Experience in institutional fundraising.
  • Excellent pro-active innovation and connection skills.
  • A result-oriented approach.
  • Excellent written & spoken English and French skills (Portuguese is an asset)
  • The ability and willingness to travel as needed also to conflict prone areas in Africa.

What we offer

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 10 with a salary range between € 3320 to € 5109 gross per month, depending on relevant years of work experience and based on a 32-hour working week.

Application procedure

Please submit your application via the 'apply' button and include your motivation letter and CV. Your application must be received by 19th August 2022 at the latest. Interviews will be held in the second half of August 2022. For more information about the position you can contact Gerard Steehouwer (gerard.steehouwer@oxfamnovib.nl) the Unit Manager of the GREEN climate resilient communities team, or Suying Lai (suying.lai@oxfamnovib.nl) the Unit manager of SAFE unit on conflict resilience, or Marita Hutjes (marita.hutjes@oxfamnovib.nl) the Unit manager of GREEN climate Justice.

  • Applicants must be nationals of a European Union member State or have a valid work permit for the European Union.
  • Only applications submitted before the closing date and through our recruitment portal will be considered. Only applicants under serious consideration for a post will be contacted.
  • Oxfam aims to attract a diverse mix of talented people that share our standards, values, principles, and are committed 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. High priority is placed on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
  • Applications from qualified candidates from all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colours, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are encouraged.
  • An assessment may be a part of the recruitment process.
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