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JOB TITLE: Economic Policy Adviser
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term - 24 Months
DIVISION / DEPARTMENT: Campaigns and Policy/ Advocacy
JOB FAMILY: Programme
SALARY: £33,190 - £41,710
HOURS: 36 per week
CLOSING DATE: 18th July 2010
INTERVIEW DATE: 27th July 2010

OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering
TEAM PURPOSE: To provide advocacy, lobby and policy analysis to Oxfam.
JOB PURPOSE: To lead on the delivery of analysis and lobby work on low carbon development as part of Oxfam's priority Economic Justice Campaign.
  • Post holder reports to: The post will report to the Head of the Economic Justice policy team.
  • Staff reporting to this post: None

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead on low carbon development in the South for Oxfam, including acting as a point person on the issue, and developing new policy and advocacy strategies as required.
  • Support partner organisations and Southern offices to i) help ensure effective advocacy from developing country governments in securing their rights to development in a carbon constrained world, ii) to ensure low carbon development strategies are pro-poor and inclusive and iii) to deliver effective advocacy towards developing country governments as appropriate.
  • Build and maintain relationships with relevant economic and political thinkers in the areas of climate change, energy, technology and development.
  • Provide expertise and analysis on economic/energy issues relating to the Economic Justice campaign, in particular on carbon markets.
  • Represent the organisation externally at lobby meetings or events as appropriate.

Skills and Competence

E = Essential, D = Desirable
  • A post-graduate degree in economics or a related field (E)
  • Experience of economics in the fields of development, energy or agriculture (E)
  • Demonstrable experience in, and knowledge of, energy policy, low carbon planning, or low carbon agriculture, ideally in the South (E)
  • Experience of working effectively with civil society (D)
  • Ability to liaise with and represent Oxfam to wide range of actors (E)
  • Ability to think strategically, achieve results and good project management skills (E)
  • Strong interpersonal skills including good team work (E)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally (E).
  • Experience of lobbying key government targets and international institutions. (D)
  • Innovative and creative approach to problem solving. (E)
  • Sympathy with the aim of Oxfam to end poverty and suffering. (E)
  • Commitment to Oxfam's humanitarian principles and action and commitment to Oxfam's equal opportunity and gender policies. (E)
  • Computer literate, and strong English language skills (E)

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This Job description is not incorporated into the employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should be viewed as a flexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussions with the post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to agreed objectives, which should facilitate achievements of the key responsibilities in accordance with the Performance Review Process