Integrity Advisor

Do you want to fight for equality? Tackling inequality at its roots, together with colleagues, our partner organizations and activists in more than 90 countries? To change the systems behind it, once and for all!

Oxfam Novib stands behind the people who stand up for equality. Together, we fight for a world where everyone has equal opportunities, regardless of gender, ethnicity or skin color. A world where everyone feels safe; where income gaps are shrinking instead of growing, where climate change is tackled in a firmer and more honest way.

Equality is the common thread throughout our activities and projects, but also internally. We are aware that our team of colleagues can be even more diverse and that having a diverse team is the only way to see the world from a broad perspective. To obtain a multi-voiced team, we are therefore calling in particular on women, members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities, or people with disabilities to apply for this job.

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Job description
The Finance and Operations Department has the core responsibility to deliver on enabling operational services that help the organization achieve its impact goals and ensure that it fulfils its external regulatory requirements. The department consists of four functional units (ICT and Facilities; Integrity; HR, People and Culture; Corporate Finance, Quality and Control), one expertise unit (Project and Donor Compliance) and an Executing Affiliate (EA) unit (EA Global Business Support) where business support to our EA country offices are clustered.

The Integrity Unit is an independent unit in Oxfam Novib reporting directly to the Board of Directors that supports the effective oversight of Oxfam Novib’s operations in The Hague and in countries where Oxfam Novib is the Executing Affiliate for the Oxfam confederation. The Unit provides a key function in ensuring that all Oxfam Novib staff and associated third parties observe and perform their functions consistent with the highest standards of integrity required by the Code of Conduct through fostering a culture of ethics, transparency and accountability.

The Integrity Unit works to deter, detect, prevent and respond to serious misconduct committed by Oxfam staff or associated third parties. This includes: safeguarding misconduct (such as sexual exploitation or abuse, sexual harassment or child abuse), corruption misconduct (such as fraud, theft, bribery, money laundering, terror financing, aid diversion or nepotism), and interpersonal misconduct (such as bullying, intimidation, non-sexual harassment or discrimination). The Unit is responsible for conducting investigations into allegations of serious misconduct and supports policy development, awareness-raising, capacity strengthening and integrity risk management and mitigation globally.

With profound specialist knowledge on the prevention and detection of integrity-related concerns within humanitarian and/or development contexts, the Integrity Advisor has an important role in realizing Oxfam Novib’s Integrity Strategy, including the implementation of integrity-related standards, policies and procedures.

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.

Key responsibilities

Primary responsibility within the Integrity Unit, under overall supervision of the Integrity Unit Manager, for overarching efforts aimed at prevention and detection of integrity-related concerns across Oxfam Novib’s operations, including through awareness raising, capacity strengthening, promotion of best practices, policy development and implementation;

Awareness raising and capacity sharing:

  • Leads on the development and delivery of integrity inductions, trainings, refreshers and knowledge sharing activities, including with respect to Oxfam Novib’s partners, that is tailored to the local context and to specific roles and functions;
  • Promotes best practices in integrity across the confederation and with partners, including through coordination of communities of practice;
  • Raises awareness about Oxfam’s integrity standards and facilitates dialogue within the organization, including by drafting reports/communications and maintaining the Integrity Unit’s presence on Compass, Workplace and other internal communication tools;

Development and implementation of integrity-related standards, policies and procedures:

  • Supports development and monitors implementation of Oxfam Novib’s integrity standards, procedures and policies both within Oxfam Novib and across the wider Oxfam confederation, in line with donor requirements;
  • Advises management and staff about their responsibilities under such standards, procedures and policies, including developing tools and supporting ways of working that minimize integrity-related risks;
  • Provides expertise to identify key integrity risks in Oxfam Novib’s activities and programming and mitigate these risks by embedding appropriate integrity measures in these activities/programs.

Influencing, strategy development and driving change:

  • Influences integrity-related policy and strategy development within the wider Oxfam confederation, including by coordinating with other affiliates and representing Oxfam Novib on relevant OI working groups;
  • Influencing national, regional and international integrity-related developments across the aid sector through external engagement, including by representing Oxfam Novib on sector-wide platforms and networks.

Who are we looking for?

You can demonstrate your suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level; You have proven teamwork, leadership and conceptualization (developing viable solutions based on an understanding of institutional perspectives and needs) skills; are a strong and clear drafter and public speaker, capable of delivering messages appropriately to a variety of audiences, building a sense of passion and engagement; are able and willing to travel globally, including to hardship environments and at short notice.


  • A first-level university degree in Social Sciences, Development, Law or other related field is required; an advanced degree (e.g. Masters) is an asset.
  • A minimum of 4 year(s) of relevant experience, 3 of which in the not-for-profit sector or an international organization is desirable;
  • You have relevant program experience with an international humanitarian/development organization.
  • Working experience in volatile environments or refugee camps is desirable.
  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge of Dutch, French, Portuguese or Arabic is an asset.
  • You have a valid permit to reside and work in the Netherlands

Working at Oxfam Novib

  • All our work is guided by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.
  • At Oxfam Novib, we work according to the Feminist Principles – Oxfam Policy & Practice.
  • Oxfam Novib is committed to offer you a motivating work environment at our offices in The Hague. We offer a one-year contract from start (including a 1-month trial period), with the possibility to extend.
  • Oxfam Novib offers an attractive and honest benefits package, including a year-end allowance and yearly pay increase from the Collective Labor Agreement. Moreover, we offer complementary options to choose from. The salary range for this position is set in scale 9 with a salary range between €2.978,- and € 4.782,- gross based on 36 hours a week.
  • Oxfam Novib is based on the power of difference. That is why we aim to attract a diverse mix of talented people who share our standards, values and principles, and who are committed to prevent and eliminate any type of misconduct.
  • We have an active policy against sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any form of abuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct. This subject will be covered in our application and selection process.

Additional information

  • Do you believe that this is the job you are looking for? Then we would love to meet you! Please send your resume and cover letter via our application portal.
  • If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Laurence Carrier-Desjardins, Integrity Unit Manager,;
  • Only applications received before the closing date 30 April 2023 and submitted via our application portal will be considered.
  • This job opening is posted internally and externally, simultaneously. Internal candidates are given preference if they are sufficiently qualified or can be obtained in short term. We believe it’s important in our organization that our employees are offered maximum opportunities for growth in new themes and competencies. Priority for internal candidates supports this.
  • At the time of a contract offer, it is necessary for Oxfam Novib to request valid references. Our candidates will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including criminal records and terrorism, financial checks or integrity screenings/references.
  • Oxfam Novib reserves the right, to its sole discretion, not to make agreements regarding this job opening, make an agreement in a lower level, or make an agreement with an amended job description.
  • We are currently working hybrid (50% in the office in The Hague and 50% at home).
  • Qualified candidates residing in the Netherlands, or other EU/EEA countries and who are willing to relocate to the Netherlands at their own expense and responsibility, are encouraged to apply.
  • Oxfam Novib is unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time.