Regional Campaigns & Communications Manager - Oxfam GB, Mexico

Closing date:  14 Dec 2011

Regional Campaigns & Communications Manager – Latin America and the Caribbean
Range from £28,185 - £37,086 per annum net (this will be the actual take home pay amount) Plus benefits (including expatriate benefits for accompanied or unaccompanied candidates – depending on status)

Mexico D.F.

The work Oxfam does in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is vital to overcoming poverty in the region. Our focus is on development and building better lives for people in the area. And shaping an effective regional campaigns and communications strategy has a crucial part to play. You’ll be the driving force behind it.

The role

In this high profile role, you’ll do all you can to maximise the impact of Oxfam’s programme and advocacy in the LAC region. That means working closely with Oxfam International to design and develop a media and communications strategy that meets the needs of the region, and Oxfam’s global vision too. It also means leading a programme of campaign, policy, media and communication efforts for the region – overseeing the delivery of humanitarian work such as the Food Justice (FJ) campaign. So it’ll be up to you to review and shape organisational objectives, make sure that every campaign is delivered to the requirements of the region and generate good coverage of the work we do. And as you would expect at this level, you’ll do more than oversee the operational side of things. You’ll also motivate and coach the campaigns and communications project managers – taking a proactive approach to developing their ability, and ultimately helping to build our image on a global scale.

What we’re looking for

Coming from a background in campaigns and policy work, you’ll bring extensive knowledge of the industry and a solid understanding of international poverty and economic development – particularly that affecting Latin America and the Caribbean. Practiced in all things media and communication, you’ll be aware of the national and global mass media and have no problem adapting your efforts to a changing environment. While your ability to think strategically means you’ll offer sound judgement across a far-reaching decision-making process. As confident liaising at a country and regional level as you are on a global one, your communication, influencing and interpersonal skills will be second to none. And it’s absolutely vital that you’re a strong leader who’s committed to building collaborative relationships, both directly and indirectly, right across the organisation.

About Oxfam

A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. It’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. And with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.
How to apply: 
To find out more about this role and to apply, and quote ref: INT5034. 

Candidates should attach a cover letter indicating what is their motivation to apply for this position. Short-listing and interviews may take place before closing date.