sharing in governance of extractive industries
• An excellent opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading international not for profits
• Permanent, 35 hours per week
• Melbourne or Sydney based
Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. This is your chance to take on a leadership position in Oxfam Australia’s Public Policy and Advocacy Team, helping to drive the agenda of human rights in the mining, oil and gas sectors.
For over two decades, Oxfam Australia has developed a powerful policy and advocacy agenda to help ensure that human rights are respected in extractive industry projects. The Mining Advocacy Lead is a key strategic role, formulating policy positions, supporting and linking to advocacy efforts on extractives across the Oxfam confederation and acting as a spokesperson for Oxfam’s work in this area.
You will have
• Demonstrated high level understanding of the mining, gas and oil industries and their impacts on local communities.
• Specialist knowledge of corporate accountability issues and mechanisms, particularly business and human rights standards, and their applicability in a natural resource management (mining) context.
• Comprehensive understanding and experience of advocacy and campaigning tools and techniques relevant to international development issues
• Ability to work effectively across a large, complex and diverse organisation and develop influencing relationships with a range of decision-makers, including the private sector, government and civil society organisations
• Understanding of effective management approaches and experience managing a small team.
We can offer you
• A base salary of $90,943 plus superannuation and access to generous NFP tax concessions (specifically, a salary packaging scheme offering up to $18,450 of your salary tax free)
• The opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
• A flexible and supportive workplace with ample opportunities for career progression and development
• The chance to meet and work with people who are some of the best in their fields
• Please follow this link xx to Oxfam Australia vacancies webpage. Click on the Apply Now button at the base of the advertisement
• Complete the on-line application form, then as three separate documents, upload a cover letter, CV and a response addressing the selection criteria outlined in the ad
• Applications close: 12 May 2017 at 5pm (AEST)
Appointment to this position will require a satisfactory clearance of a police check and/or Working with Children Check.
We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.
Oxfam Australia is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people.
To be eligible for this position, you must have the legal right to work in Australia.
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