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Job Description:

About us

 Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.               

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. 


Since the early 1970s, we have been working to address the underlying causes of poverty and marginalization by focusing on developing sustainable livelihoods, providing water and sanitation, agriculture, climate research, gender, and humanitarian issues                                                                                                                                                              

Job details

DIVISION: Supporter Engagement

TEAM: Advocacy, Communications, and Campaigns  

LOCATION: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with frequent travel to Oxfam operation areas  

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term contract for 1 year with the possibility of Contract Extension

GRADE: C2 National                        

JOB FAMILY:  Communications

SALARY: As per the Oxfam benefit package

HOURS: 37.5 per week


We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at the interview stage.


The Advocacy, Communications, and Engagement Team (ACE) are responsible for guiding Oxfam in Ethiopia’s (OIE) external relations including public awareness, research, visibility, and campaigning. The team works closely with Oxfam’s programs to conduct evidence-based advocacy aimed at ending inequality and injustice while supporting the rights and voices of the populations we serve. The team develops policy positions, facilitates networking and coalition building, supports internal and external capacity strengthening, and disseminates key learning.  We aim to support activities that will achieve change at scale at all levels. Raising the voices of the communities we work with is critical to influencing a sustainable shift in local, national, regional, and global policies and practices.


The Media and Communications Coordinator’s main purpose is to drive media and communications activities as a component of Oxfam’s influencing and advocacy work. This work involves all traditional media sources, as well as new media, and social networks (such as Facebook and Twitter) and other more innovative digital communication platforms with a higher impact on civil societies, communities and other stakeholders.     


Advocacy, Campaigns, and Media Manager


Senior Communication and Influencing Officer




The Media and Communications Coordinator:

  • Designs and reviews Oxfam communications, influencing, and promotional materials,
  • Oversees and manages Oxfam's social media presence,
  • Research ways to expand a support base and serves as a liaison to media outlets,
  • Plays a key role in producing regular situation reports on humanitarian responses.
  • Drafts, reviews, and edits communications materials for external release.



1. Develop the media and communications strategy and delivery with inputs from internal actors in the country and the Oxfam network as well as external interlocutors.  

  • As per the Advocacy & Media Advisor’s leadership, develop the Oxfam Media and Communications Strategy and ensure its delivery, in partnership with other Oxfam staff, making effective use of various and innovative communication channels and technologies.
  • Develops and executes the communication plans, both at the organizational and programme level.
  • Conducts needs assessments of external and internal constituents so that communications are targeted, timely, and effective.
  • Prepares a variety of communication materials for both internal and external use (web content, background briefings, case studies, press releases, reactive lines) for the Oxfam programme, advocacy, campaigning and fundraising work, ensuring all media and communications work is gender sensitive and follows Oxfam’s sign off procedures.
  • Research, compiles and analyse information from media, other agencies, and Oxfam programmes.
  • Develops and maintains communication processes and internal systems.
  • Supports the Advocacy & Media Advisor as the point of contact for internal and external queries relating to the Oxfam Ethiopia programme.
  • Networking, relationship building, information gathering and dissemination, with all relevant external actors in Ethiopia (i.e. other agencies, the media) and internal actors across Oxfam in Ethiopia.
  • Identifies new and emerging mediums for effectively communicating with a wide range of audiences.
  • Plans and organises profile-raising opportunities including media opportunities and events.
  • Advises Oxfam staff and partners on internal and external communications needs, ensuring best practices and providing training where necessary.
  • Participation in all staff meetings and planning sessions in a proactive way; acts as ongoing liaison as needed and works closely with Oxfam in Ethiopia programme teams.
  • In cooperation with the logistics team, manages contractors from project inception to completion, including creating scopes of work, obtaining competitive prices, and overseeing the timely deliverable of quality contract work of media and communications products.
  • Be familiar with and abide by Oxfam International procedures and international standards (e.g., Sphere Minimum Standards), (where relevant) the NGO / Red Cross Code of Conduct, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) as well as protection issues.
  • Responsible for brand management, and ensuring that Oxfam’s branding procedures are used correctly, consistently and clearly, in media, communications and influencing materials.
  • Provide technical assistance to Oxfam staff to monitor and adhere to Oxfam brand identity standards. Make sure all digital, as well as visibility materials, are produced in line with the Oxfam Global brand identity

2. Ensure that Oxfam policies and organizational values are included in all materials produced by Oxfam Ethiopia

  • Ensure that the materials developed to communicate Oxfam’s work internally or externally follow policies, procedures and guidelines, especially gender equity. This post will advise technical staff and programme services as needed on issues of Media, Communications and brand guidelines.
  • Following line manager requests, the coordinator will be ready to act as Oxfam’s representative at local and national levels when engaging with local authorities, partners, etc. as required in events relating to communications activities

3.    Any related assignments assigned by the line manager


  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights.
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.
Job Requirements:

Person specification

Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam GB needs to be able to:


Our Values

  • Equality: We believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and to have the same rights and opportunities.
  • Empowerment: We acknowledge and seek to expand people’s agency over their lives and the decisions that impact them.
  • Solidarity: We join hands, support, and collaborate across boundaries in working towards a just and sustainable world.
  • Inclusiveness: We embrace diversity and difference and value the perspectives and contributions of all people and communities in their fight against poverty and injustice.
  • Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and inaction and hold ourselves accountable to the people we work with and for.
  • Courage: We speak truth to power and act with conviction on the justice of our causes.


1. Be committed to equal opportunities: demonstrating sensitivity to culture differences and gender equality.

2. Be willing to learn and apply gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity and inclusion across all aspects of your work.


3. Be committed to undertaking Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adhering to relevant policies, to ensure all people who come into Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Ensure you actively ADOPT OXFAM’S FEMINIST LEADERSHIP APPROACH and applying the principles and twelve practices in your work. Read more about this here:

For this role, we have selected two of the most relevant feminist Leadership practices for this role (which you can read more about here.

1 Self-Awareness

2 Mutual accountability

3 Relationship Building

SKILS, Experience, Knowledge & Competencies


  •  Bachelor (BA) or Degree from a recognised university/college in Media & Communications, Journalism, International relations or any other related areas that can bring added value to the job
  • Relevant Media and Communications experience of 5-7 years (i.e., in the development and delivery of media and communications strategies) preferably in an international NGO and out of which 2 years should be supervisory/managerial experience
  • Understanding and expertise in the use of media and communications in advocacy and influencing programmes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Amharic to a variety of audiences
  • Deep commitment to Oxfam’s core values, and standards for informed consent and dignified representation
  • Understanding of development issues and knowledge of the role of NGOs in development, humanitarian, and advocacy work
  • Experience in writing articles, press releases, and communication material productions including print and audio-visuals, and experience in providing media interviews/ briefings
  • Ability to anticipate media opportunities and to devise and deliver imaginative plans
  • Strong interpersonal skills, sensitivity to cultural differences and ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through
  • Ability to provide specialist communications advice, training and support to the Oxfam Ethiopia team, and key external partners
  • Ability to engage with a variety of complex issues such as gender, humanitarian response and livelihoods and translate these into simple messages
  • An understanding of the importance of gender on poverty and suffering and a commitment to promoting diversity
  • Good computer skills (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint, publishing and editing software) as well as strong social media experience (Twitter, Facebook)
  • Flexibility in terms of travel and working hours. The position holder will work away from the office for periods of up to 2 weeks at a time on a regular basis
  • Willingness to travel including to medium/high-risk areas


  • Knowledge of the opportunities and constraints of working with the Ethiopian media
  • Strong photographic and video skills
  • Communication skills in other local languages
  • Understanding of international humanitarian principles, standards, and guidelines (e.g., International Humanitarian Law, Guiding principles for Internal Displacement, protection, Sphere minimum standards, etc.)
Job Category:
Communications, PR and Journalism
Communications, PR and Journalism
Full time
Full time
Addis Ababa
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