This role will be a part of the KHG&C Core team as Knowledge Broker for Civic Space in Asia and up to 40% animating an emerging learning group on civic space in the FAIR 4 ALL programme with a specific focus on meeting partners information and exchange needs on civic space issues, as connected to their thematic engagement in the FAIR 4 ALL programme. This role holder will report to the Head of Advocacy and Communications of Oxfam in Myanmar, matrix managed by the Knowledge Hub, Governance and Citizens Coordinator of Oxfam Netherlands. This post holder will also closely working with Fair for All project civic space and learning group.
Knowledge Broker 60% of the role will involve the following responsibilities:
- Supporting and facilitating the dynamic of the Asia CSWG learning and discussion exchanges going
- Leading and co-creating spaces for learning exchange and knowledge reflection, online and offline such as regional or global learning events, peer to peer exchanges, webinars etc
- Supporting teams in Asia to contribute to and take on board insights from the co-created learning agenda on civic space in the region
- Providing hands on above country support as requested and prioritized by the Asia CSWG
- Connecting to cross regional learning on civic space – with global CSWG, other thematic teams and networks in Oxfam
- Pulling together insights / lessons to inform stocktaking / lessons learnt on civic space influencing which CSWG has in mind for some time in 2020.
- Writing case studies, adapting tools and resources, curating content on civic space and active citizenship and other materials.
- Nurturing peer-to-peer learning network among programme and campaign staff in country teams and partner organisations.
- Engaging with KHG&C Core Team in sharing learning across core topics, supporting and communicating with the wider network.
- Participating in external networks and platforms working on civic space issues such as Vuka Coalition and others
- Plays the essential role of feeding new ideas and external linkages into the Asia CSWG and enable sharing & connecting opportunities
- Maintains overview of the civic space work by responding to different members of Asia CSWG and their needs and interests, and has the time to dive into specific requests that come from colleagues/countries
Animator of learning on civic space in FAIR 4 ALL will involve the following responsibilities:
- Nurturing peer-to-peer learning network among programme and campaign staff in partner organisations that are part of FAIR 4 ALL.
- Getting to know the specific needs, interests and contributions of participating teams
- Proactively encouraging and organizing the community members to connect and co-create knowledge from practice on engaging with civic space strand of work from within the F4A program.
- Produce 4 – 6 updates/ info packs on civic space issues of relevance using creative communication and re-using information or material being produced in other parts of our external or internal network.
- Identifying with teams some of the key resources and materials that would be useful to support learning on sub-topics, making use of existing resources and identifying gaps.
- Connecting and making use of knowledge and thematic work from wider civic space community in Oxfam and externally to Oxfam
- Supporting regular communication between members
- Engaging in responsive and ad hoc communication as needed
- Prioritizing learning areas with teams
- Delivering key knowledge activities as planned and co-created with members such as meetings, webinars, learning events and knowledge products
For more information regarding the position, please have a look at the Job Profilehere.
What we are looking for:
Skill and Competence:
- At least 5 years of experience in public relations, communications, and knowledge management
- Demonstrated understanding and knowledge on civic space
- A keen communicator, able to listen and empathise, and is aware of cultural and political sensitivities
- Proven experience in networking, building knowledge, and connecting with right people and interest/skills to draw out this knowledge.
- Dedicate time and energy to keep networks animated, to enable responsiveness and manage the interlinked roles of connecting the network, translating and customizing knowledge and spotting trends
- An understanding of development, humanitarian, gender and rights-based approaches
- Good interpersonal and verbal communication skills, and confidence in working with people from a range of countries and cultures
- Fluency in English
- Experience working for a development agency
- Self-motivated and able to independently solve problems
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with various teams in country and internationally
- Initiative and drive to achieve results
What we offer:
Oxfam aims to recruit and retain diverse, passionate people who have the necessary skills, knowledge and commitment to meet our vision. We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits.
Find out more about our pay & benefits, please click here
Our values and commitment to safeguarding:
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Note to candidates: Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organisational values and attributes at the interview stage. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to adhere to our code of conduct. We encourage candidates to read and understand our code of conduct here.
Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.
Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organizations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
How to apply
To apply for this position please visit the following link;
https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/18363/description no later than 24th November 2022: 05:00PM (Myanmar Time)