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We are looking for a

Policy Lead Quality and Quantity of Aid

 36 hrs

The Hague

The policy lead will work from the civil society space & strengthening team and will work closely with media, campaigning and content specialists.

The job

The policy lead’s main task is to ensure delivery of influencing/advocacy work in relation to development aid in the Netherlands. The policy lead analyses Dutch ODA policy and budget and works to improve the policy. The policy lead develops research and policy positions on quantity and quality of aid and related thematic priorities within Oxfam Novib. The policy lead works closely with the campaigner in the project team who is responsible to develop and deliver (digital) campaign strategies. The policy lead reports to the Program Lead of the civil society space team and the lead corporate lobbyist.

Result areas

• Influence Dutch government policy with regard to development aid, with the aim to swiftly return to the international norm of 0.7% for development aid and to improve quality of aid.

• Influencing the position of the Dutch government in relation to international fora such as OECD DAC, the UN and the EU.

• Overall coordination and lead & fundraising of an institutionally funded grant with the external donor.

• The further development of and fundraising for projects and campaigns related to development aid in the Netherlands and in other relevant countries.


• Lead Oxfam Novibs advocacy in the field of development aid, working closely with the Oxfam Novib lead lobbyist and the executive director.

• Coordinate with Partos members and other relevant NGOs & stakeholders in this regard.

• Policy development & analysis.

• Project coordination, campaigning, monitoring, donor liaison, fundraising.

Requirements for the job


• Have a masters or bachelors degree in a relevant field.

• At least 5 years’ experience working in the NGO sector, ideally in relation to policy development.

• Experience in influencing and campaigning work, in the Netherlands and ideally in relation to development  aid.

• Know how to make a power/stakeholder analysis and are politically sensitive for the Dutch political context.

• Are an excellent networker & proactive innovator

• Are resistant to stress.

• Have excellent written & spoken Dutch and English skills and overall good communication skills and an inclusive approach.

• Are able and willing to travel as needed.

• Have skills and mind set to be able to work on different projects if needed.

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 € 3.101,- and € 4.772,- based on 36 hours a week.

More information and application procedure

Are you interested? Please submit your application via the ‘apply’ button and include your motivation letter and CV. Your application must be received by May 29th, 2019 at the latest. Please note that only applications received through our recruitment system can be taken into consideration. For more information about the procedure you can contact Catherine Essoyan tel. +31 6 22379105.

Applicants must be nationals of a European Union member State or have a valid work permit for the European Union.

Oxfam aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also Oxfam’s high standard of values and principles, who shares and demonstrates Oxfam’s commitment 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.. We place a high priority 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. Oxfam uses, amongst others, World Check One for this purpose

Acquisition on the occasion of this vacancy is not appreciated.

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