OXFAM International Job Vacancy: Media Digital Influencing Advisor - Manila, Philippines

Contract Length: Two year fixed-term

Base location: Manila, Philippines.

Benefits: Oxfam offers staff a comprehensive benefits package including annual leave entitlements, sick pay provision, medical cover plus opportunities for learning and development.

The Organisation
Oxfam’s vision is a just 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. Oxfam sa Pilipinas has been working in the country for over 25 years. In the Philippines, our goal is to contribute to the eradication of poverty by supporting women and other vulnerable groups in saving lives and building livelihoods, enhancing their resilience to crises, shocks and stresses, and making their voices heard to hold duty-bearers accountable.

Oxfam sa Pilipinas has recently undergone a transformation to its business model in order to respond to a changing external environment and to focus on strengthening partnership as a primary modality for delivery of programmes. As part of this restructure we are also focusing on the technical areas in which we can add the most value within the Philippines and have identified continued work through a transformative leadership for women’s rights approach as one of those key areas. We are therefore looking for a senior development professional with a credible track record in gender, and in particular women’s leadership, who is able to lead our work in this area. You will already be involved in work of a similar nature and have a sound understanding of the political and economic landscape in the Philippines

The Role
As the Media and Digital Influencing Advisor you will provide leadership for the country programme’s media strategy, working collaboratively to ensure that this work supports both campaigns and influencing outcomes delivered in partnership, as well as Oxfam led advocacy and campaigns work. You will lead the development and implementation of the country programme’s digital influencing strategy, ensuring alignment with Oxfam’s digital Worldwide Influencing Network (WIN) project.

This is an exciting role for an experienced media and campaigns professional to join a global organisation with an exceptional reputation as a leader in influencing.

What Skills Are We Looking For
You will have proven experience in media and communications combined with a sound track record in digital influencing. You will be committed to transferring your knowledge to the organisations with whom Oxfam partners in order to optimise their impact. The ideal candidate has to be proactive, a problem solver and keen to try out new things. Excellent communication skills, including fluency in English and Tagalog is also essential.

You will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Bachelors degree in a relevant subject such as media and communications and/or international development or social policy
  • Proven knowledge of digital technologies and techniques with sound experience using digital platforms for campaigning and influencing
  • Demonstrated experience in media and communications preferably with 3 years experience in a management role
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including high level presentation, lobby and media experience
  • Well developed understanding of development and humanitarian issues, and the political, socio-economic, and environmental context in the Philippines
  • Well developed understanding of media and campaigning issues in the Philippines with sound knowledge and experience of the Bangsomoro peace process
  • Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively in partnership with experience of working with a wide variety of partners
  • Solid experience of writing high quality proposals and concepts notes
  • Mature understanding of transformation derived from direct experience in a development and/or humanitarian context
  • Well developed analytical and strategic planning skills with the ability to influence the wider country programme strategy and to act within a regional framework
  • Demonstrated experience in building capacity for media and digital influencing in partner organizations
  • Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into influencing work
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Filipino

  • Masters degree in a relevant discipline
  • Previous experience working with private sector actors

  • This post will be Manila-based with regular travel to field sites and occasional international travel
Closing Date: 30 January 2017