Senior Humanitarian Advisor til Oxfam IBIS

Oxfam IBIS søger en erfaren humanitarian advisor, som vil være med til at videreudvikle Oxfams humanitære arbejde.

Oxfam IBIS is looking for an experienced humanitarian advisor ready to contribute to our humanitarian work and developing further our humanitarian portfolio. Oxfam IBIS’ humanitarian work combines working on the ground with affected communities supporting the localization agenda, with strong advocacy and campaigns internationally and in Denmark.

Our humanitarian work aims at protecting, empowering and creating resilient and dignified lives for crisis-affected girls, boys, women and men. We do all this as a partner of the global Oxfam confederation humanitarian work with presence in more than 70 countries. Oxfam’s one programme approach works to bring together the humanitarian, development and influencing programming to make a joined-up system capable of addressing current crises while delivering deep, systemic and long-term change at scale.

We have a particular focus on learning/education opportunities for youth and women, local partnerships and gender equality. Oxfam IBIS aims to grow and diversify our humanitarian portfolio and this position will be part of that effort.

You will work in close cooperation with colleagues in Oxfam IBIS, Oxfam’s country offices, and other Oxfam colleagues with strong expertise and commitment.

Key tasks and responsibility:

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Ensure high quality project cycle management and ensure that monitoring, evaluation and learning/reporting are conducted according to agreed procedures;
  • Contribute strong knowledge management and learning environment
  • Contribute to advocacy and influencing actions in Denmark and globally
  • Contribute to programme development with focus on learning opportunities, localisation and gender equality
  • Lead on developing strong and innovative project proposal
  • Facilitate trainings and workshops
  • Participate and contribute to Oxfam humanitarian working groups

The specific roles and responsibilities of this position will be formed according to the profile of the selected candidate.


The successful candidate should have the following qualifications, experience, skills and personal attributes:

  • A relevant Master’s Degree
  • 7+ years documented experience in humanitarian and/or development programming including experience from country or regional office.
  • 5+  years of programmatic and/or policy experience preferably related to learning opportunities for youth, protection, partnership and/or gender
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills
  • Proven experience in developing high quality project proposals and reporting
  • Excellent knowledge of the humanitarian system and standards
  • Excellent oral and written English. Knowledge of Arabic and/or French is an advantage.
  • Thrives in an environment with many stakeholders and many competing agendas.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work in complex and hard-to-reach areas


Please submit your application via the ‘send application’ button and include your motivation letter and CV.

Application deadline is 4th August 2019, at 23.59. Start date: 1th September 2019.

Job interviews will be carried out on on-going basis.

Please note that only applications received using the link provided can be taken into consideration.

Travel: frequent travel to the field also on short notice to support country office and teams

For further information about the position, please contact Katja Kjar-Levin (

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.


Oxfam IBIS is committed to equal employment opportunity we therefore encourage everybody – irrespective of age, gender and of religious, sexual, national or ethnic affiliation – to apply for this position.

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 20 organisations (affiliates) working together. With partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness.

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 promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults.

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.