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Oxfam Aotearoa: Advocacy and Mobilisation Manager

Posted on 17 November 2022

We offer a great opportunity to take your career to the next level in an international NGO that has national and global reach. Every day we work to live our values of māia courage, manaaki caring connections, and tika justice. At Oxfam, we believe in a just, inclusive, sustainable world for everyone, now and for future generations. We invite you to help us challenge the climate crisis, gender discrimination and unjust economies. 

Situated within the International Development Directorate, the Advocacy and Mobilisation Manager will:

  • Lead a team of three to grow our advocacy and mobilising capabilities across economic, climate and gender justice.
  • Engage in advocacy and mobilisation activities, as well as economic justice work within overseas development assistance, trade, and taxation
  • Create supporter mobilisation journeys, conveying complex causal stories that compel people to act.
  • Work closely with the International Development Director to transform unjust systems on a regional, national and global scale
  • Build and maintain relationships with key external actors eg. government, to drive policy change

Our ideal candidate

  • You are highly organised, with a proven ability to build and maintain relationships with external stakeholders.
  • You have applied knowledge of international development issues within Aotearoa and Pacific cultural, economic, environmental and social contexts
  • You can communicate complex policy issues clearly and concisely, for a variety of audiences across a variety of channels.
  • You have experience in the planning and execution of policy change strategies.
  • You are committed to building a world where everyone thrives, everywhere.
  • Knowledge of, and a keen interest in, global gender, economic and climate justice is a must for this role, particularly in relation to the Pacific region.
  • You have a relevant tertiary level qualification.  

Apply now

This job is packed full of purpose and meaning. Oxfam Aotearoa values our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and te ao Māori. Our kaupapa celebrates diversity and welcomes those who know what it means to challenge injustice. Those from the Pacific diaspora based in Aotearoa are particularly encouraged to apply, as we work across the Pacific. The successful candidate will be based at our office in central Te-Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington. The role attracts a salary of $103,044 (or more dependent on experience). 

Applications closing date: Thursday 1st December, 5pm. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted soon after this date. Interviews will be held on 14th December. 

See full job description here:  Advocacy and Mobilisation Manager

Note: Only candidates currently living in NZ with the right to work in New Zealand need apply. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and will be subject to additional screening checks, which will include criminal record and medical checks. 

We are committed to preventing and challenging any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, bullying, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through honouring our Code of Conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that we recruit only those who share and demonstrate our values. 

Oxfam Aotearoa values inclusion and welcomes diversity in the workplace.