Public Campaigner (Youth) Activism

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.

Apply and become part of Oxfam Novib!

Job description
You will join a pool of Oxfam Novib’s public campaigners working on a variety of issues and part of a Campaigns & Influencing Expertise Unit, and you will be facilitating youth activism closely with colleagues from the Equal Civic Space Unit and the Green Climate Justice Activism Unit.

All units work together with activist organizations in the Netherlands and worldwide to tackle the root causes of inequality and to change the systems behind it.

The job position is foremost focused around two exciting youth activist programs:

  • Activist Lab (Equal): With youth movements set to be protagonists of systemic change in the next decade, the Activist Lab project experiments how to equitably partner with and enhance the power of youth activists to address the systemic crises of our times and create a fairer, more sustainable future. In this management role you will work together with activists in various regions in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe to scale up their learning, connection, and action, and to strengthen diverse and inclusive movements.
  • Tipping Point (Green): set up together with Extinction Rebellion (XR) and Fridays For Future (FFF). This program builds on our recent experiences with the Activist Labs and was designed based on what young climate activists themselves indicated they need. Central feature of the project is an online platform for activists, supported by different innovative funding mechanisms, trainings, etc.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead, develop and implement impactful strategies for supporting Activist Labs and the Tipping Point online platform for activists in a (international) multidisciplinary team.
  • Connecting Activist Labs and facilitate learning and joint action in the Netherlands and in various regions in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
  • Develop and co-create (online) campaign content that contributes to a meaningful supporter journeys (e.g. story gathering, blogs, e-mails, social media posts, visual material and innovative campaign activities);
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectivity of the program and activities you are engaged in by using available analytical tools.
  • Manage the Activist Lab by fostering connections and equal partnerships, promoting a culture of experimentation and learning, and cultivating feminist ways of work with the team and youth activists.

Who are we looking for?

You have a few years of experience (2-5 years) in a similar role and working context. You have strong organizing and problem-solving skills, you are able to maintain and keep track of tasks, and you know how to prioritize. You are confident in your tasks and are able to carry it forward to the team, you’re not afraid to address and motivate others for the purpose of improvements. Additionally, you recognize yourself in the following description:

  • An academic level (masters degree) or a relevant qualification at HBO level (Higher Vocation Education);
  • An activist and creative mindset. Proven experience, knowledge and affinity with social youth movements, mobilizing people and innovative offline and digital campaigning;
  • Proven affinity with topics like gender justice, meaningful youth engagement and climate justice.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communicative skills. Team player with ability and keen interest to work together in multidisciplinary and diverse teams in the Netherlands, abroad and with local partners in the Global South. The job requires travelling to regions outside Europe.
  • Leadership skills, the capacity to motivate others, and demonstrated ability to facilitate international and virtual teams;
  • Ability to think creatively and work strategically while being pragmatic and hands-on;
  • Good oral and written communication skills in Dutch and English (other languages are an advantage);
  • 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 € 4.582,- 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 Bart Monnens, unit manager Campaigns & Influencing,;
  • Only applications received before the closing date 23 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.