Private Sector Policy Adviser (Finance) at Oxfam

Oxfam is looking for a dynamic advocate with financial sector experience and expertise to lead our policy and advocacy work on the role of private finance and investment in tackling global poverty.  This role, which sits in our Private Sector Team, offers an opportunity to shape Oxfam’s influencing agenda on the role of business, private finance and investment in development, as part of Oxfam’s ambitious campaigns to end global poverty and injustice.

Oxfam is campaigning to tackle extreme inequality as one of the greatest injustices of our times.  The richest 85 people in the world have as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population, and too many rules are rigged against the poorest.  Oxfam’s global campaign aims to end extreme inequality and poverty, through fairer taxation, public services and other policy interventions.  Oxfam is also campaigning to fight climate change and hunger which affects the world’s poorest people first and worst, despite them being least responsible for global warming.  With your help, we can make a difference. 

You will play a key role in the private sector team and across the wider organisation, working with colleagues to develop policy and identify opportunities to harness the power of the financial sector to achieve change - both by working with and challenging investors to address and improve their impacts.  Whether that’s through the financial sector's influence over private sector and public policies and practice, or through changing its own activities to benefit the world’s poorest people.  Working closely with campaigners, policy advisers, researchers and press officers, including Oxfam International colleagues around the world, this post is an exciting opportunity to have an impact on decisions which affect the future of millions of people globally as part of Oxfam’s global campaigning network.

Ideally you will have experience of working in the financial sector and be looking to transfer your skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of people living in poverty around the world.  You will need a deep knowledge and understanding of the ways in which private finance can both exacerbate poverty and inequality or help overcome it.  You will be effective at networking and influencing others, and be willing and able to work on multiple issues that are crucial to tackling poverty and injustice.

Job title: Private Sector Policy Adviser (Finance)

Location: Oxford

Salary: £36,830 to £47,180 per annum

Contract: Full time, permanent

Closing date: 27 April 2015

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