Oxfam India
Coordinator-International Financial Institutions
Auditing, Taxation, Financial accounting/Operations, Payroll officer
Delhi
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 11 2021

Description

Coordinator – International Financial Institutions

About Oxfam :

Oxfam India is a movement of people working to end discrimination and create a free and just society.

We work to ensure that Adivasis, Dalits, Muslims, and Women & Girls have violence free lives with freedom to speak their mind, equal opportunities to realize their rights, and a discrimination free future. We research to find lasting solutions to end rising inequalities and exclusion of marginalized communities from getting decent jobs, quality free education and healthcare. We campaign with the public to demand policy changes from governments for creating a just and inclusive country as envisioned in the Indian Constitution. We mobilize support to save, protect and rebuild lives of the poorest of poor affected by crisis and humanitarian disasters.

By putting the rights of marginalized at the heart of everything we do, we work to create a discrimination free India where everyone lives a life of dignity, free from injustice and inequality. Over the last year, we have changed the lives of over three million people in our six focus states—Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Assam. We are also part of the Oxfam global confederation with affiliates in 20 countries fighting together build a better world.

Oxfam has been in India since 1951. It first came to India to respond to Bihar famine. In 2008, Oxfam India became an independent affiliate and an Indian NGO. Oxfam India is an autonomous Indian organization and has staff and board members from within India. Oxfam India is a member of the global confederation of 20 Oxfams across the world. Government of India has registered Oxfam India as a non-profit organization under Section 8 of the Indian Companies Act, 2013 and have a Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) license.

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 and adults. 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.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness.

• Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
• Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
• Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

Oxfam India is an equal opportunity employer. Women candidates and Candidates from marginalised backgrounds are encouraged to apply. To know more about Oxfam India please visit: www.oxfamindia.org

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

Job Title: Coordinator - International Financial Institutions

Cell: ADVOCACY

Location: New Delhi

Level / Pay Band: A6

Contract: Term of 1 year (co-terminus with Project or by November 2022)

Reports To: Workflow/Project Lead

Scope of Position:

The 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).

The 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 .

The 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.

As 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.

Key Responsibilities:

Policy Influencing:

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.
2. 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 transparency
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 global spaces
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
5. 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 objectives.

Policy Monitoring and sharing:

6. Monitor international debates on inequality and development finance by tracking relevant publications to identify opportunities for engagement and guide Oxfam India strategy and narratives.
7. Develop advocacy materials for meetings with relevant government officials and other stakeholders.
8. 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.

Management and organizational development:

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 :

1. Politically sharp policy analysis skills, including an ability to analyse policy developments and develop strategic advocacy positions that can contribute to transformative change.
2. 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 education;
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 IMF
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
10. 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 an advantage;

Desirable:

13. Experience in an academic/think tank/journalism and/or analysis environment
14. Understanding of IFI policies and safeguard measures
15. Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams spread over different locations (particularly US, China, South Africa, Brazil and Russia);

Relocation:

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 India
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.

Date Issued: 26 May 2021

Last date for application:

Approved By:

1. All applicants should apply on https://www.oxfamindia.org/careers
2. All applicants should attach the CV (file name should be candidates First name).
3. The deadline for receiving applications is 11th June 2021.
4. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.