Policy Advisor Digital Rights and Space (deadline 03.10.2021)

Key responsibilities:

  • Research and update knowledge and experiences about digital rights and -space in and outside Oxfam;
  • Support partners and country teams in using most strategically and safely their digital space and rights;
  • Contribute on digital rights/space issues as part of program/project development;
  • Contribute to digital rights/space networks and advocacy debates;
  • Document good and bad practices on digital rights & space;
  • Contribute to awareness raising on digital rights and space; on what is possible/ necessary and what not in Oxfam Novib’s work;
  • Advise Oxfam’s Civic Space group on digital rights and space;
  • Developing guidelines for aligning the digital rights & digital space work with the civic space work; ICT work and digital campaigning work.

We are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

  • A degree in a relevant field and academic working capacity, preferably related to digital civic space work;
  • At least 5 years’ experience working on digital issues in relation to promoting civic space, human rights, democracy, social innovation in the global South and preferably in restricted environments;
  • A strong personal motivation for protecting and strengthening online civil society and civic space;
  • Embrace feminist principles in your work; the importance of equality in partnerships and able to reflect on your own perspective (‘positionality’) and that of others;
  • Knowledge of digital civic space and rights;
  • Experience in facilitating strategy and program/project development related to digital rights and civic space;
  • Experience with capacity strengthening and facilitating mutual learning trajectories, preferably on digital civic space;
  • Excellent analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically and innovatively;
  • The ability to be a proactive connector, team player, and excellent facilitator – online and offline;
  • Experience in knowledge management and learning trajectories is an asset;
  • A result oriented approach; and strong skills in planning and organizing;
  • Good (online and offline) communication skills, including through social media; blogs, opinion articles;
  • Excellent written & spoken English skills; French or other languages is desirable;
  • The ability and interest to travel regularly;
  • Understanding of and skills in influencing is an asset.

In addition, you need to

  • Have good social and interpersonal skills;
  • Be able to work across boundaries and enable cooperation among different groups/actors;
  • Be able to work under pressure in response to changing needs.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can send your application including motivation letter and curriculum vitae via this LINK.

The closing date for application: 3rd October 2021

We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.