OXFAM Job Vacancy: Research Officer - Economic Justice Programme, Jakarta - Indonesian


OXFAM is an International Non Governmental Organisation working across the world with a vision of just a world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally.

Vision for Indonesia
We envision an Indonesia where women are equal citizens and everyone can enjoy their rights even in times of shocks and disaster.

This position is for Indonesian Nationals only, based in Jakarta Office, Fixed Term Contract for seven months (extension possible). And on D level.

RESEARCH OFFICER - Economic Justice Programme

Job Purpose:
To ensure that EJ program is developed based on strong data and baseline and has solid evidence of impacts. The post will help to ensure that knowledge produced as a result of EJ works are well captured and widely disseminated. Finally it will help to position Oxfam as point of reference for issues covered by the Oxfam Country Strategy

Key Responsibility:
  • Playing a key role in the coordination and commissioning of research, including developing terms of references and consultant selection and management/supervision to ensure that research is done on time, on budget and with high quality. 
  • Together with MEL Officer and Programme Coordinators,  identify project goals, research aand data collection methods, variables, and other test parameters.
  • Undertaking on a wide range of research projects and employing a range of different research methodologies discussing and agreeing project requirements with clients (policy officials, ministers); 
  • Producing both written and oral briefs for EJ team members, based on reviews of research evidence;
  • Responding to external and internal research enquiries from colleagues, other Oxfams, government departments, academics, local councils, regional development agencies and members of the public; 
  • Keeping up to date with developments in policy and social issues, as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods; 
  • Supporting Oxfam partners in research, and building their research skills 
  • Potentially, delivering presentations at conferences.
  • Helping to ensure all Oxfam’s work addresses gender inequality, including assisting NGO/partners in mainstreaming gender in their research and data gathering
Job Requirements:
  • At least 3 years experiences in research or non-government development organization with responsibility in policy development, research, communication, and/or lobbying 
  • Education to a degree level in a relevant discipline.
  • Analytical skills with knowledge and good understanding on global and national development issues.  Proven experience in developing advocacy position paper on globalisation, trade, and development aid will be an advantage.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Fluency in both written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • Computer literacy
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and to travel frequently within countries and overseas.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and beliefs, including equal opportunities and gender equity in all aspects of Oxfam’s work.
Closing date for all applications is: April 19th, 2016
Send your complete application along with your CV to jakarta@oxfam.org.uk  and mention the position title (Research Officer) in the subject of the email.

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