oxfam

Work for Oxfam in BANKOK, THAILAND

Bangkok, Thailand

THB 74,000 – 95,833 gross per month

3 Years Fixed-term Contract


JOB PURPOSE: 
To provide policy and advocacy expertise To support senior programme management and team in developing and delivering advocacy strategies to maximise the impact of Thailand programme.

REPORTING LINES:
Post holder reports to: Oxfam Country Director, Thailand
Staff reporting to this post: None

DIMENSIONS:
• Provide strategic inputs for national level lobbying and advocacy on development issues
• Gather information from varied and diverse sources and analyze the information and communicates to wider audience.
• Work with Senior Management & team and contribute to the broader programme strategy.
• Decision –making is strategic and operational with judgment based on specific problem solving experience and a range of external and internal factor
• Represent organization at senior level, both internally and externally.
• Provide specialist policy and research advice across the organization at senior level.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• To develop and deliver an advocacy strategy for Thailand programme in consultation with programme staff and partners and ensure that advocacy and campaigns work are linked to the programme.
• To support alliances and partners to undertake advocacy work both at provincial and national level.
• To provide support to programme team and country director in policy positions, messages and assessing political risk.
• To build the capacity of programme team, partners and sector leads on policy advocacy work and support them to link the provincial level issues with national level policy debate.
• To manage and design research plans based on advocacy strategy and Conduct/ commission studies to improve policies and practices that impact on the lives of poor people.
• To establish and cultivate regular contacts with key stakeholders, partners and allies to influence policies and practices.
• To represent policy forums and undertake lobbying Governments and Multilateral agencies both at country level in line with set advocacy objectives or emerging policy influencing opportunities.
• To coordinate with Oxfam International in developing and delivering GROW campaign with a strong link to programmes on the ground and ensure the link between national and international advocacy work.
• To work with Oxfam GB regional office and Oxford to elicit appropriate support and link the campaigns work at all levels.
• To ensure that gender analysis is applied across all levels of planning and delivery of the advocacy strategy.
• To manage and monitor advocacy plans and budget according to the policies and procedures of Oxfam.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:
Essential criteria
• Experience in advocacy work and proven track record in developing and influencing policies and practices.
• Proven in-depth understanding of Socio-economic development issues and knowledge of

Thailand Policy environment.
• Excellent communication and articulation skills for lobbying work and awareness of political sensitivities
• Writing skills to a standard that will pass scrutiny by high-level decision makers.
• Good analytical and conceptual skills
• Ability to build linkages between micro level projects and macro level policies.
• Understanding of and commitment to diversity and women’s rights with ability to integrate gender

into programmes and advocacy work
• Ability to think strategically and creatively
• Ability to prioritize, plan, organize work in a complex institutional setting.
• Excellent inter-personal skills, and ability to work well and flexibly in hard-working team, while also

able to take initiative and work with limited supervision
• Ability to undertake extensive travel
Desirable criteria
• Educational background in Political science, Economics or Sociology
• Experience in capacity building with training and facilitation skills
This is a national hired post. We will be unable to provide visa and work permit to a non-Thai national.

Working at Oxfam is so much more than just a job. As an Oxfam employee, you will join a team of professionals that is part of the international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in 94 countries. As part of a global movement for change, we are working together to end world poverty and injustice.

Our humanitarian, development and campaigning projects change lives around the world .Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to make this happen. Now we’re looking for yours.

How to apply

To find out more details and apply, http://bit.ly/ZFePHI or visit our website www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using the job reference number INT6028

The closing date: 30th April 2013

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Like Music Festival? Volunteer With Oxjam Newcastle

Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty.

By now, everyone should have heard about Oxfam, an international organization working in more than 90 countries worldwide to find lasting solutions to poverty and related injustice around the world. Over years, Oxfam has developed strategies to combat the causes of famine by providing food, medicine and also tools to enable people to become self-supporting. It also runs markets of international trade where crafts and any kind of product from poor regions of the world can be sold at a fair price to benefit the producer. Numerous Oxfam shops all over the world sell fair-trade and donated items.

So what does this have to do with a music festival?

Oxfam holds a month-long music festival every year, which runs all thought October with hundreds of events around the UK. It’s called Oxjam and it is completely organized by local volunteers who know and love their local music scene. This is a chance to save lives by raising money and to enjoy the opportunity of running a music festival.

The Oxjam Newcastle Takeover

The Oxjam Newcastle Takeover forms part of the national Oxjam music festival. It’s mission is to support talented emerging artists and help raise their profile around the region and beyond. Last year, 14.5 million people were helped by Oxfam and since 2006, there have been 3,500 Oxjam gigs, which have raised more than £1.75 million. In addition, there will be over 700 Oxjam events across the country this October.

Volunteer With Oxjam Newcastle

Currently, Oxjam Newcastle is looking for passionate volunteers who can help out at the Takeover Festival on Sunday, 21st October 2012. The line up includes some of the region’s best bands, musicians and DJs, together with top live stand-up comedy. The details will be finalized soon, so the sooner you contact them, the better. For this volunteer spot, prior experience is not required but having a committed ‘can-do’ attitude will help.

Now whether you are a charitable soul wanting to run the door, liaise with artist or help collect funds, you should apply first. This will be a fun way for you to help fight global poverty and social inequality.

Email Lynn at volunteers.oxjamnewcastle2012@gmail.com with the following details:

  • Name:
  • Address:
  • DOB:
  • Contact Phone Number:
  • Email Address:
  • Current occupation/course being studied:
  • Details of any volunteer/fundraising and/or other relevant experience (max 200 words):
  • Skills/Qualities you can bring to the Oxjam Newcastle Takeover Team, mentioning any specific roles/activities you are interested in (max 200 words):

Celebrities Volunteering and Giving Back – Scarlett Johansson

Celebrities Volunteering and Giving Back – Scarlett Johansson

Maxim named Johansson No.6 in their Hot 100 Issue in 2006, No. 3 in 2007, No. 2 in 2008, No. 34 in 2009, No. 14 in 2010 and 2011, and No. 17 in 2012. Now that’s a record! Although she was ranked down than before, she did not miss a year to be on top 20 of this list for seven years in a row. And guess what? Not only is she one of the hottest women in the world, she is also one of the most active philanthropists. Don’t be deceived by her insanely gorgeous appearance. Despite the blinding glamour, she has much higher priorities in giving back to the world than investing in her looks and profile.

1. As an Oxfam Ambassador

Scarlett started to work as an ambassador for Oxfam in the 2004, motivated by the organization’s attempt during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and earthquake. Ever since, Scarlet Johansson has packed numerous fundraising, advocacy and promotional activities into her busy schedule. In 2007, she skipped the Oscar to go on a life-changing trip to India and Sri Lanka for an Oxfam project. She helped tsunami survivors in Sri Lanka who were rebuilding their lives after losing their families and livelihoods from the disaster. Oxfam was also taking projects such as reconstructing village irrigation schemes and schools for devastated communities. She also engaged in a few healthcare projects and domestic violence project to help Indian women. After spending a day with young girls at the Oxfam-funded schools in Uttar Pradeseh, she was motivated to enable over a thousand children from the lowest Dalit caste to gain a basic education by providing three years’ funding for the school.

In 2008, Scarlett joined other Oxfam ambassadors in ‘calling on heads of states at the Japanese G8’ to respond urgently to global poverty. Her role was to remind people that the world’s poorest people are the most vulnerable to increased food prices and the negative impacts of climate change. Later, she signed an open letter with global figures such as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Sir David Attenborough to urge world leaders at the UN meeting in Poland to tackle climate change.

Scarlett Johansson also used her celebrity to promoting people’s interest in humanitarian affairs. She appeal to US consumers on behalf of Oxfam Unwrapped drove over $100,000 in gifts for Mothers day 2009 and generated worldwide media coverage for the gift catalogue’s Christmas promotion. She also contributed to on-line auction with eBay by donating opportunities to attend a premieres of her films ‘He’s just not that into you’ and ‘Iron Man 2’. For Oxfam’s project to help Haiti recover after the earthquake, she recorded a public service announcement urging people to give and donated tickets to the opening night of her play “A Vie from the Bridge” to a fund-raising auction.

2. Fighting for food justice

In 2011, Scarlett joined Oxfam’s GROW campaign.

“Sharing food is one of life’s pleasures. On a global scale, we don’t share fairly. Close to a billion people go to bed hungry every night. The fact is: the global food system is a broken one. All of us, from Kentucky to Kenya, deserve enough to eat”

In September of the same year, she joined a trip to Kenya to visit places that was hit by the devastating drought that put more than 13 million people at risk. She visited Dadaab, the biggest refugee camp in the world. Thousands of Somali refugee flew to Dadaab to escaped drought and famine.

“This is a long-term and escalating crisis exacerbated by political conflict, famine and drought that can no longer be ignored,” she said. “Over half of Somalis that have died are children; an entire generation lost. This is no longer an issue that can only garner some attention, some of the time. Extreme action must be taken by the global community now.”

Her global popularity has helped Oxfam raise awareness around the world about issues that create poverty and world leaders’ responsibility to act. She provided the phenomenal boost to Oxfam’s work with people starving around the world.

3. As an (RED) Embassador

Johansson visited Rwanda in September 2008, to increase the awareness of AIDS sufferers in African nations. She spent four days with charity workers at (RED) to attend AIDS clinics.

“When I admitted that I had taken two HIV tests, everyone was completely horrified, the implication being that I was leading this wild lifestyle,” said Scarlett Johansson, whose decision to join Bono in the (RED) initiative was a no-brainer. “I was only being responsible”

“It was important for me to come here and see the issues we’re up against firsthand,” she said.

“I came here with an open mind, wanting to listen, understood and learn; I leave with the overwhelming understanding that the small action of making a (RED) choice in your purchases has an enormous impact on the lives of people in countries like Rewanda.”

When you purchase (RED) items—from partners including Apple, Armani, Converse, Dell, Gap, Hallmark, Starbucks, and Microsoft—in stores and via Joinred.com, up to 50 percent of profits go directly to fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa.

“If that can be achieved by buying a couple of pairs of Convers,” Johansson says.

“It’s worth a shot, don’t you think?”

Scarlett finds charity work very rewarding, she told USA Today: “It was nice to feel part of the community. Certainly your vanity is the last thing on your mind when you’re traveling in a place like this.”

Not only is she the motivation for girls on diet, she’s also a role model for everyone.