Campaigns Coordinator

An opportunity to change minds and change destinies.

In a world rich in resources, Oxfam believes that poverty is an injustice that can be overcome.  We work with people caught in extreme poverty, in the Pacific and South East Asia regions, by providing practical support through local partner organisations and humanitarian assistance to help communities recover following major disasters. We also seek to find lasting solutions by advocating for changes to the structures and policies that keep communities in poverty.

The Campaigns Coordinator has a key role to play in mobilising supporters and members of the New Zealand public, to take action in support of Oxfam’s advocacy and campaign goals and achieve its overarching aim to overcome poverty and injustice. You will be involved in developing campaign concepts and strategiesthat support Oxfam’s current policy and advocacy goals, engaging with different audiences through various communication channels and a range of campaigning activities, and collaborating with like-minded organisations and civil society groups in New Zealand and across the Pacific region.  Current areas of focus for our campaigning work include food injustice (GROW campaign), climate change, control arms, gender justice and unfair trade practices as they impact on the peoples of the Pacific.

Our ideal candidate will have a track record of success in developing and implementing effective campaigns - to bring about policy change or raise public awareness, experience of building successful partnerships and coalitions with other organisations and the ability to develop simple but powerful campaign messages. You will also be highly creative, have strong influencing and interpersonal skills, organisational flair and good IT skills, a relevant tertiary level qualification (or commensurate work experience), as well as experience of using supporter databases and conducting campaign evaluations. As we seek to progress Oxfam’s global campaign objectives locally and regionally, aninterest in and good understanding of social justice, development and policy issues, particularly those affecting the Pacific region, and a sound knowledge of the cultural, economic, environmental and political contexts in NZ and the Pacific are important.

In return for your commitment, we offer a friendly work environment, passionate work colleagues and the opportunity to undertake campaigning work to achieve better outcomes for people living in poverty. The role attracts a starting salary of $54,000 per annum (and possibly more depending on the skills and experience of the post holder).  

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to  Applications close at noon on Wednesday, 1 May 2013.

Oxfam New Zealand is an equal opportunities employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.

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