Project Community Network Facilitator


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Project Community Network Facilitator (32hrs)

Job description
The position is housed in the FAIR Value Chains/Food Systems Unit and seconded to the Program Management Unit of the FAIR for ALL project. The community network facilitator reports to the FAIR for ALL project lead.

FAIR for ALL works with 100+ partner organizations on projects in 14 countries, plus two regional projects in Africa and Asia and a Global project. Organizations vary in type and size, from small grassroot movements to transnational organizations. Communication about the project is mainly in English and Portuguese, but there are other languages that have required interpretation e.g. Burmese, Khmer, Indonesian. This is because FAIR for ALL takes inclusivity to heart.

The program holds tremendous civil society power in collective action. The recent mid-term review showed that the program has yet to leverage that power to its full potential. To achieve such power the FAIR for ALL program needs to facilitate connections and networking to foster a FAIR for ALL community, which will support civil society to take collective action. The position, by facilitating networking and community building, will therefore tremendously contribute to achieving the program's objectives in the last two years of the program.

The position is bound to the FAIR for ALL project. It is designed to harness and elevate our community-building effort as the program management unit. It aims to encourage and facilitate communication amongst the 100+ partners in the network. This will contribute to have the actors in the project become a cohesive network.

Key responsibilities

  • Foster community engagement and network building within the Fair for All program, especially through social media and communication platforms
  • Develop and execute communication strategies tailored to our diverse, partners, including content creation based on stakeholder input
  • Engage with stakeholders to gather insights, understand their interests, and identify topics of relevance for collective action
  • Facilitate and organize of networking opportunities that contribute to our strategic objectives by creating linkages between people
  • Actively contribute to the coordination efficiency of the Program Management Unit of FAIR for ALL by advising on actions to enhance community cohesion and engagement.
  • Plan for, and regularly report progress, outcomes, and strategic recommendations about the community building.

Functie-eisen en profiel

Who are we looking for?

  • Proven experience (1-2 years) in communications, particularly within non-profit or international development sectors and aimed at creating sense of community and belonging
  • HBO or Bachelor’s Degree with preference for type related to International Communications
  • Strong understanding of digital platforms and ability to use them for community building and engagement (e.g., WhatsApp, Power to Voices, Telegram, Slack, Signal and many others)
  • Ability to encourage others to create compelling content, and most of all, to share it
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage events, digital spaces and foster community connections
  • Commitment to Oxfam Novib's mission and values, with a focus on human rights, environmental sustainability, and economic empowerment
  • Fluency in English. Portuguese language is an asset.

Ons aanbod

Working at Oxfam Novib

  • All our work is guided by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.
  • At Oxfam Novib, we work according to the Feminist Principles - Oxfam Policy & Practice.
  • Oxfam Novib is committed to offer you a motivating work environment at our offices in The Hague. We offer a one-year contract from start (including a 1-month trial period), with the possibility to extend.
  • Oxfam Novib offers an attractive and honest benefits package, including a year-end allowance and yearly pay increase from the Collective Labor Agreement. Moreover, we offer complementary options to choose from. The salary range for this position is set in scale 8 with a salary range between €2.907,- and €4.418,- gross depending on experience, based on 36 hours a week.
  • We are currently working hybrid (50% in the office in The Hague and 50% at home).
  • Oxfam Novib is based on the power of difference. That is why we aim to attract a diverse mix of talented people who share our standards, values and principles, and who are committed to prevent and eliminate any type of misconduct.
  • We have an active policy against sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any form of abuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct. This subject will be covered in our application and selection process.

Informeren en solliciteren

Additional information

  • Do you believe that this is the job you are looking for? Then we would love to meet you! Please send your resume and cover letter via our application portal Project Community Network Facilitator Job Details | OxfamNovibP.
  • If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Erik Boonstoppel, FAIR for ALL Program Lead;
  • Only applications received before the closing date of 14 June 2024 and submitted via our application portal will be considered.
  • This job opening is posted internally and externally, simultaneously. Internal candidates are given preference if they possess sufficient qualifications or these can be obtained in short term. We believe it’s important in our organization that our employees are offered maximum opportunities for growth in new themes and competencies. Priority for internal candidates supports this.
  • At the time of a contract offer, it is necessary for Oxfam Novib to request valid references. Our candidates will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including criminal records and terrorism, financial checks or integrity screenings/references.
  • Oxfam Novib reserves the right, to its sole discretion, not to make agreements regarding this job opening, make an agreement in a lower level, or make an agreement with an amended job description.
  • Qualified candidates residing in the Netherlands, or other EU/EEA countries and who are willing to relocate to the Netherlands at their own expense and responsibility, are encouraged to apply.
  • Oxfam Novib is unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time.