Advocacy and Media Manager

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Advocacy and Media Manager

Jerusalem, Ramallah, Gaza


LOCATION: Jerusalem, Ramallah, Gaza

CONTRACT TYPE: fixed term contract (international )

JOB FAMILY: programme




TEAM:  Programme

SALARY:  Competitive within the grade

HOURS: 40 hours / week (FTE)


We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a fully office-based.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.

TEAM PURPOSETo collate high quality ratified evidence based influencing, media and campaigning materials and develop targeted products to identified stakeholders that bring attention to the issues facing the people of Palestine and seek to bring about positive change. Team to work within the parameters of Oxfam’s core area of engagement in Palestine as identified with the Country Operating Strategy and Influencing Strategy.

JOB PURPOSE: In collaboration with OPT staff as well as all Oxfam affiliates and partners, lead, coordinate and manage all of Oxfam’s global and national influencing and media work related to OPT. This includes the direct line management of staff and the delivery of programme deliverable outputs. The position holder is part of the OPT Country Management Team.


Country Director


Up to 4 staff, overall department up to 8


Potential Programme Budgets and contract management.


This role will be working with all Oxfam and partner staff across OPT


This role will have an impact within OPT country office but will also engage within the confederation as needed.   


This role will need to work closely with programme leads, delegated project staff, senior managers, partner staff, other INGOs, media contacts, affiliate representatives and OI secretariat, and donors.  


Advocacy and Influencing:

  • Work effectively with the Country Director, programme managers, advisors, regional and global policy teams and civil society partners (international and national), to lead the advocacy and media work and analyse policy and practice issues and on-the-ground realities, prioritising and devising innovative activities that will secure positive change for people in Palestine in both the short and long-term, as well as leveraging opportunities and issues that arise in real-time.
  • Lead the development of, update and implement with other Oxfam affiliates the influencing strategy and action plans for OPT, addressing the causes of the conflict and its humanitarian consequences for civilians, analysing power relations and identifying advocacy opportunities. Integrate all elements of influencing, both global and national-level – campaigns, policy, media/communications – into one vision of work.
  • Within the agreed Oxfam influencing strategy, lead the team in the development of Oxfam policies and policy documents and briefs in relation to OPT.
  • Provide influencing advice and direction to Oxfam in OPT ensuring a good and productive collaboration within the Influencing team and with Oxfam programs; coordinate with the wider Oxfam coordination structure on Rights in Crisis and other global campaigns as relevant, feeding in OPT information to global advocacy as needed;
  • Support the Country Director and others in building consensus among Oxfam affiliates on policies, and coordinating the internal sign-off process on all OPT policy issues.
  • In coordination with the team, lobby and maintain contact with diplomatic representatives and other relevant bodies based in the OPT and Israel. Share information from lobby meetings with Oxfam lobbyists addressing OPT globally. Maintain close relations and coordinate advocacy with other international NGOs, AIDA and UN agencies in the OPT.
  • Where applicable advise, liaise with and/or facilitate advice to a diverse network of Oxfam partner organisations in their advocacy efforts and contribute to strengthening the link between Oxfam advocacy and the programs of partners.
  • Support the programme leads to ensure adequate input into national influencing components of project proposal design, budgets and reporting to donors. Work closely with Oxfam MENA teams, Oxfam International teams, and Oxfam affiliates to ensure coordinated approaches on advocacy that achieve the most impactful positive change.
  • Coordinate and conduct systematic representation and lobbying at the national, regional and global levels, in line with agreed delegation and division of labour.

Media and Comms:

  • Within the agreed media and comms strategy ensure the delivery quality media and communication products, both external as well as internal to Oxfam and its back-donors.
  • Support the Country Director and others as relevant with policy and media advice and advise on the nature and quality of products prior to formal private or pubic release
  • Ensure that appropriate resources are allocated to maintain and enhance our digital and social media engagement.
  • Ensure that the voice and opinions of Oxfam partner organisations are amplified to wider national, regional, and international audiences.
  • Ensure monitoring and learning mechanisms are in place to evaluate and asses the impact of the media and digital media releases. 
  • Work closely with Programme Managers to ensure strategic influencing at both global and national levels, including supporting the Media / Comms team to work with programme colleagues to deliver their products to the highest standards and aligned to donor visibility requirements.
  • Working with the Saving Lives team, Media colleagues and other relevant staff, contribute to Oxfam’s contingency planning from a media perspective. In emergency peaks, coordinate the Oxfam advocacy and media response and ensure suitable and relevant material is available for public release;
  • Coordinate high level representation of Oxfam’s advocacy messages and programme in the national, regional and global media and ensure adequate resources are available to react to media releases.

Leadership and Management:

  • Leading a team of policy, campaigns, media and communication  to deliver a comprehensive and effective campaigns and advocacy response to the situation in Palestine.
  • Manage the Advocacy and Media team, including direct management of 3-4 team members on a day to day to basis, performing HR tasks such including goal setting and workplans, personal development plans, and any follow up on HR processes including advising on the recruitment and selection procedure.
  • Manage allocated financial resources and budgets as assigned to the advocacy and media department.
  • Ensure that adequate risk assessments are undertaken to advise on media and policy products as applicable.
  • Contribute to Oxfam’s internal annual and/or quarterly planning and reporting as part of the Country Management Team.
  • Work closely with relevant programme and support staff to ensure that the influencing department is adequately resourced.
  • Work with the Gender Justice Manager,  Regional and Global Gender Advisors and Protection Teams, to ensure women’s rights and gender justice is taken into account in policy, advocacy and campaign work.
  • Contribute to the development of the country strategy, programme development, and programme design as required.
  • Ensure capacity-building to deliver Oxfam’s model and theory of change, including advocacy and campaigns with programme staff.
  • Ensure that programmes relevant to advocacy and campaigns are in compliance with donor contractual obligations and that all reporting is of good quality and is done in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that programme learnings are included in advocacy and policy products.
  • Ensure regular monitoring and evaluation of advocacy and policy work and that regular reflection and review is undertaken to continuously improve effectiveness and impact.


  • Managing existing significant processes.
  • Resolve diverse problems with impact in defined area.
  • Problems are not repetitive, but not totally novel.
  • Complex issues that need deconstructing.
  • Recommending changes to processes.
  • Deals with a wide variety of information, which requires the post holder to analyse, interpret and check for errors
  • Impacts also on other parts of affiliate.
  • Frequent internal/external negotiation.


Most importantly, every individual in Oxfam needs to be able to:

  • Live our values of INCLUSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, EMPOWERMENT, COURAGE, SOLIDARITY and EQUALITY (read more about these here)
  • Ensure you commit to our ORGANIZATIONAL ATTRIBUTES (including adhering to the Code of Conduct):


1. Be committed to our feminist principles, and to applying them in your day-to-day behaviour and your work. Be ready to keep learning, with accountability to those who experience oppression as a result of their identities, such as their gender, race/ethnicity, disability, class, or LGBTQIA identity.”

2. Be committed to undertaking Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adhering to relevant policies, to ensure all people who come into Oxfam are as safe as possible.



  • Advanced Master’s degree in law, International Affairs, Development Studies, Humanitarian Affairs, Social Science, Journalism and any other relevant field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in managing campaigns, including use of local and regional media to achieve campaign outcomes.
  • At least 7 years of experience in advocacy and policy analysis in crisis context
  • Personnel and programme management experience.
  • High level of presentability and networking skills to external stakeholders.
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to work with others to develop strategy into action and communicate this to a wider audience.
  • Attention to detail to ensure clear, fact checked, content are conveyed and justifiable.
  • Excellent written and spoken skills in English are essential, and ability to articulate complex scenarios to a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Experience in policy, advocacy, and media work at local, national and international levels.
  • Experience in the development of project proposal and associated budgets, and the ability to deliver high quality programme requirements with in agreed time frames.
  • Proven ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment; to troubleshoot and follow projects through to completion, consistently on schedule, without loss of attention to detail and budget.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks and projects and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Retention of objectivity and focus despite external pressures, works well under pressure and attentive to detail.
  • Ability to assess and manage risks associated with advocacy and media engagement.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills with sensitivity to cultural communication differences.
  • Pleasant, diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with senior management, and co-workers.
  • Experience of managing staff: challenging, motivating, developing and inspiring team members
  • Knowledge of and working experience in the region and ability to work around cultural sensitivities.
  • Very high-level of self-awareness, interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to meet agreed deadlines in a stressful and fast paced environment will be critical. Ability to deal with stress, maintain a work life balance, whilst living and working in a challenging context.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s vision and mandate.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action.


  • Experience and skills in social media sphere.
  • Ability to reframe the narrative of other entities to align with Oxfam’s position.
  • Development of press releases.
  • Experience of humanitarian and development programming.
  • Availability for international travel.
  • International campaign strategies and implementation.
  • To design and implement systems to monitor impact.
  • Arabic language is an asset.


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  • Your application must be received by 22 April 2022 at the latest.
  • 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.
  • This vacancy is posted both internally and externally at the same time, however with equal suitability, the internal candidate will be preferred.
  • Applications from qualified candidates from all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colours, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are encouraged.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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