Oxford, Oxfordshire
£39,655 - £51,816 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Conflict & Peace Building Senior Advisor (0845)

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

Do you have technical experience in working on conflict and fragility?

Do you have experience in providing on-site and remote advisory support to colleagues and partners?

Are you committed to gender equality, anti-racism, and decolonisation?

If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you!

The Role

Oxfam Great Britain is looking for Conflict and Peacebuilding Senior Adviser. The role will support the delivery of Oxfam’s Rights, Resilience, and Response (RRR) strategy in contexts where conflict and/or systemic root causes of fragility prevent sustained and inclusive peace.

The role will work collaboratively with Oxfam country teams and partners to design and implement interventions using a triple nexus approach.

What we are looking for

Our Conflict and Peacebuilding Senior Adviser will support the definition of Oxfam GB’s specific contribution to the confederation’s work on Rights, Resilience, and Response.

The job holder will contribute to the development of a coherent set of programme approaches, especially conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding tools and frameworks that cut across context specificities and will enable to work of colleagues based in countries and regions for the development and implementation of RRR interventions.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to support Oxfam’s work on rights, resilience, and response, and to act as key contributor and enabler to regional and country teams. You will work with a group of passionate people that are seeking to address the systemic root causes of conflict and fragility.

Oxfam GB also offers training and development, a fair pay and competitive benefits package.


We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

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 committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

 All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

For further information and to apply, please click on the apply button.

Please note that all interviews are scheduled to be conducted on Microsoft Teams on the following dates:

  • First interview: 3, 4, and 5 November
  • Second interview: 10, 11, and 12 November

Should you have any issue with using Microsoft Teams or with the above dates, please do include this and alternatives that would work for you in your application.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

Posted on: 11 October 2021
Closed date: 24 October 2021
Job ref: 0845
Tags: Advice, Information, Fundraising