Ethical Trade Advisor at Oxfam GB

About Oxfam

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty. Join us.      


The role

This is an exciting opportunity to work in Oxfam’s Private Sector Team within the Campaigns and Policy Department. The team’s purpose is to change the policies and practices of companies (and related regulatory frameworks) to ensure respect for human rights and to end global poverty. The team develops and delivers private sector aspects of Oxfam’s priority campaigns on inequality, and food and climate change, engages with companies to promote labour rights and human rights, works with Oxfam country programmes and provides thought leadership on how business can improve its social impact. 

Your role will be to contribute to Oxfam's policy analysis on, and advocacy towards, the private sector regarding its role in poverty reduction, specialising in labour rights in global value chains. You will work in multi-disciplinary teams of programme staff, researchers, lobbyists, media officers and campaigners to achieve the aims of Oxfam’s priority campaign on Inequality.


What we are looking for

We’d like to hear from you if you have experience of engaging business to tackle poverty and violations of workers' rights; research, analytical and project management skills; and an understanding of what makes effective advocacy and campaigning. You’ll also need to be able to deal with complexity, juggle priorities and deliver against Oxfam's commitments. In return, you’ll gain great experience across a range of Oxfam’s work to engage and influence the private sector and other relevant actors. 

Job title: Ethical Trade Advisor

Location: Oxford

Salary: £29,985 - £38,113

Contract: Maternity cover, 9-12 month fixed term contract

Closing date: 30 December 2015