– International Financial Institutions
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Title: Coordinator - International Financial Institutions
Location: New Delhi
Level / Pay
Contract: Term of 1 year (co-terminus with
Project or by November 2022)
Scope of Position:
Coordinator - International Financial Institutions, would be
responsible for working with staff in Oxfam India and the
confederation to develop and implement advocacy strategies on the
issues addressed by Oxfam India, advocating for OIN’s
perspectives on key policies within IFIs, and assessing the
performance of these institutions. This would entail principally
work with established development finance institutions (DFIs)
operating in India such as the World Bank and the IMF, but also
newer institutions like the New Development Bank (NDB) and the
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
project mandate currently includes significant work to understand
the impact of IFI loans, commercial lending and policy advice on
public health and education in India from an inequality lens.
Accordingly, a political understanding of these sectors would be a
solid asset to enable liaison with concerned officials primarily
in the IFIs, and alliance building with civil society groups
active in this space, as well as the Government of India .
position fits into Oxfam’s broader work on inequality reduction,
social inclusion and gender justice and attempts to bridge issues
within development finance, foreign policy and multilateral
governance. A major area of engagement will involve the area of
Civil BRICS. You will also be required to support and represent
OIN perspectives within the global confederation’s work on
matters relating to the G-20 and G-7. Consequently, understanding
of India’s overall foreign policy and experience of engagement
in global spaces advocacy would be an asset.
Coordinator, you will primarily be responsible for overseeing all
aspects of multi-year project on Oxfam India’s (OIN) strategy to
influence development finance institutions (DFIs) to become more
accountable and transparent organisations. Therefore, you will
have to be comfortable with budgetary management, fundraising,
liaising with network organisations at the global and national
level and develop partnerships.
1. Contribute to
analysis and advocacy on the impact of international finance
institutions’ technical advice, loans and commercial lending on
health and education in India from a human rights lens.
Analyzing impact of IFI policy advice, governance policies,
environmental and social safeguards frameworks and other
frameworks on development in India, particularly from the lens of
inequality, social inclusion and gender and accountability and
3. Support organizational advocacy with key
political blocks including BRICS, G-20 and G-7 on issues of
concern to Oxfam India to strengthen southern voice in these
4. Work closely with civil society and allies
to support advocacy around rights of patients, children and
parents in areas affected by IFI supported health and education
projects and with respect to the role of IFIs more broadly
Cultivate lasting relationships with policymakers and other
stakeholders to support the process of tracking and influencing of
IFI policies in India while ensuring that our advocacy and
relationships always remain non-partisan and cross-party, in line
with national legal frameworks and our organizational aims and
Policy Monitoring and sharing:
Monitor international debates on inequality and development
finance by tracking relevant publications to identify
opportunities for engagement and guide Oxfam India strategy and
7. Develop advocacy materials for meetings with
relevant government officials and other stakeholders.
Identify opportunities for writing op-eds and articles on relevant
issues, raising OIN’s profile as an issue lead.
9. With the
Cell Lead- Advocacy, identify specific policy gaps or
opportunities where OIN’s can have an impact as a southern voice
in global or regional advocacy spaces.
10. Manage project budgets,
track progress on a regular basis and design and contribute
fund-raising plans to ensure sustainability of programme in
conjunction with the organization.
11. Develop funding ideas
to support and expand your work portfolio in close collaboration
with other concerned staff
12. Contribute to OIN’s
organizational work by participating in strategic discussions,
sharing your experience and ideas and working flexibly to support
other staff as required.
Skill and Competence :
Politically sharp policy analysis skills, including an ability to
analyse policy developments and develop strategic advocacy
positions that can contribute to transformative change.
Ability to write clearly and succinctly, for a range of audiences,
from advocacy reports and lengthy formal submissions to short
articles or blogs;
3. Prior experience in undertaking or
contributing to national advocacy on inequality, public health or
4. Experience in representing organisations,
networking, and working in coalitions.
5. Past track record
of influencing IFIs is highly desirable, ideally the World Bank or
6. Ability to respond flexibly to changing priorities,
and to both set and work to deadlines.
7. Commitment to
Oxfam’s values and mission; demonstrable understanding and
experience of gender and diversity issues.
8. Experience of
project management including project development, monitoring and
evaluation, reporting and working to budget.
9. At least
three years of experience of policy or research work to support
advocacy or influencing work in India or in an international
setting, preferably public health and/or education
Master’s degree in a relevant social science discipline
(Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Education,
Public Health etc.)
11. Demonstrable comfort with Microsoft
Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
12. Fluency in
English (written and spoken) is essential; fair knowledge of Hindi
13. Experience in
an academic/think tank/journalism and/or analysis environment
Understanding of IFI policies and safeguard measures
Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work effectively in
multi-disciplinary teams spread over different locations
(particularly US, China, South Africa, Brazil and
During the course of
employment the post holder may be required to move base on a
temporary or permanent basis to any workplace required by Oxfam
Travel: The candidate should be willing to travel
within the region/country extensively and be deployed for extended
periods in humanitarian response programmes in the field.
Issued: 26 May 2021
Last date for
1. All applicants
should apply on https://www.oxfamindia.org/careers
applicants should attach the CV (file name should be candidates
3. The deadline for receiving applications is
11th June 2021.
4. Applications received after the closing
date will not be considered.