Organisation: Oxfam International

Position: Head of Digital Campaigns

Location: Flexible location - preference in the Global South subject to being able to establish a contract of employment and where the legal right to work can be obtained and/or maintained.

Salary: In line with Oxfam values & according to location

Reference: OIS-HDC

Closing date: 21/08/2017 (day/month/year)

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Head of Digital Campaigns

Oxfam International


Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the location of the post.

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

Around the world, 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. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

Team Purpose

Oxfam has launched a major new initiative to change the way we use digital technology to influence and leverage the power of people to end poverty. Over the next three years we aim to become one of the world’s leading digital influencing organizations using mobile, web and social media to drive, support and connect the actions, donations and offline participation of millions of people globally and nationally, south and north.  We will do this by building on a base of digital excellence in our existing markets to create a more unified global voice and by empowering teams, especially in the global south, to use digital tools at a local level to create positive change. At the heart of this strategy is our new digital platform

The successful applicant will be an exciting digital leader with experience of using mobile, web and social media to engage the public at a global level. They will be enthusiastic about the power of digital to connect people and amplify our voices to influence decision makers. They will be a creative problem-solver with the technical knowledge to lead by example and inspire a team to deliver transformational digital change in one of the world’s largest NGOs.


Job description

This post is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to Oxfam’s digital campaigns teams and for the management and implementation of Oxfam’s global digital campaigns to achieve agreed objectives for mobilization, fundraising and impact at global and national level. The post holder will achieve this through close working relationships with OI global campaigns and public engagement staff, senior staff from Oxfam affiliates and at national level in priority countries.

Please see the job description for further details.

Candidate requirements

Are you a dynamic, strategic and inspiring leader? Can you inspire action from colleagues around the world to work towards a common vision? Have you run great digital campaigns that have achieved real impact for people? Have you developed digital mobilisation in a wide variety of countries across the world? Are you passionate about using digital tools to empower people to take control of their futures? If so you are the person we’re looking for. We need someone who can be diplomatic and sensitive as well as a strong motivator and leader to inspire people around the world to work together to deliver outstanding digital campaigns. You need to have excellent knowledge of digital technologies and techniques and their potential application for Oxfam’s campaigns, as well as superb knowledge of social media and its potential for engaging publics to directly influence decision makers. You also must have the ability and skills to empower colleagues with the digital tools and skills they need to achieve the greatest impact possible.

Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.

Fluency in English required and competence in French and/or Spanish is desirable.

Additional comments

Additional information (pdf): See pdf

How to apply

To view the job description and for information on how to apply please go to the Oxfam International Website, found at:

Please note that applications that do not have a covering letter and Résumé/CV will not be considered (you will need to combine your Résumé/CV into one document before attaching it to your application) Thank you in advance for your interest in this position.

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Closing date: 2017-08-21

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