Advocacy and Campaigns Director

Want a lead role in getting the world's challenges in climate change and extreme inequality front and centre for New Zealanders?

Wellington based

We need a dynamic, strategic and hands-on leader for our Advocacy and Campaigns Director role. You would be joining the Executive Leadership Team for Oxfam New Zealand, an independent NZ Charity. We are looking for a curious thinker, one who is comfortable leading in complexity and relishes a challenge. Heading a small team of Wellington and Auckland based specialists/interns, you will be responsible for delivering our strategic advocacy and campaigning objectives. This includes leading on the successful A & C strategy ‘Influence for Justice’; building the research and policy analysis as the evidence base for effective influencing key decision makers; using Oxfam’s Worldwide Influencing Network (WIN) to strengthen the ability of people living in poverty, our supporters and the general public to raise their voices against the injustice of poverty; and supporting Oxfam in the Pacific’s strategic influencing goals in the Pacific region.

Oxfam is a global movement of inspirational people working together for a future without injustice or poverty. Oxfam started in the UK as a campaigning organisation and we now lead global and local campaigns to change unjust policies and structures that keep people in poverty; advocating alongside the marginalised in low income countries so their voice can influence local and global decisions that affect them.

A strategic thinker, effective communicator, wily advocate and passionate believer in the power of social change, you will also have:

• Proven experience of leading policy and/or advocacy & campaigning activities that have influenced government or corporate policy;
• Strong experience of research and policy analysis, preferably on issues relevant to Oxfam’s priority advocacy goals;
• Demonstrated success in developing and implementing public campaigns/social marketing using technology and link research, advocacy/ policy change to public campaigning/community activism;
• A good understanding of international development issues and of the cultural, economic, environmental and social context in New Zealand & the wider Pacific;
• Evidenced skills in debating, public speaking and media interviews;
• Financial competence and staff management experience;
• A demonstrated commitment to Oxfam’s values and mission.

The post’s starting salary is $97,776 (and possibly more depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate). This role is currently held by a secondee and is now being advertised for permanent appointment. For more information, click on the link for the full job description here.

To apply, send your covering letter and a full CV to and include the reference: A&C-ONZ-0817 in your cover letter.
Closing date: Sunday, 10 September 2017. Interviews: Thursday, 14 September 2017. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome diversity in the workplace. Only candidates with the right to work in New Zealand should apply.

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