Racial Justice and Decoloniality Advisor


Oxfam International

Remote (local)
  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:0-5 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:Remote (local)
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: $ 73000-76000 / yearly
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:30/06/2024
  • Location:United States 
Racial justice
Company Description

Oxfam is a global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice. We offer lifesaving support in times of crisis and advocate for economic justice, gender equality, and climate action. We demand equal rights and equal treatment so that everyone can thrive, not just survive.


1.Foster an enabling environment for Oxfam America’s anti-racist transformation
•Understand the historical, social, economic, legal, and political context underlying white supremacy, race, racism, decolonization, intersectional feminism, and systemic anti-racism movements in the US and globally.
•Collaborate with the Executive and Senior Leadership Teams to articulate the significance of anti-racism and decoloniality in advancing Oxfam America’s mission, providing strategic guidance and thought partnership.
•Develop and implement a process, leveraging the Leadership’s position statement, to foster alignment and engagement across all levels of the organization towards anti-racist and decolonial transformation.

•Lead the REAC team ensuring effective coordination and execution of initiatives.
•Work closely with the internal communications team to devise a comprehensive internal communications strategy for the Anti-Racism & Decoloniality Road Map and associated endeavors.
•Partner with cross-organizational teams focused on cultivating feminist and anti-racist culture to devise targeted strategies for addressing key issues highlighted in the OUS DEI Assessment and subsequent staff surveys. Take the lead on specific initiatives in collaboration with relevant teams.
•Collaborate with the PCHR team to integrate racial equity into all internal HR policies and practices.

2. Lead organization-wide implementation of the Anti-Racism Road Map, ensuring alignment with organizational goals.
•Advise and assist the REAC in establishing anti-racism principles and priorities.
•Collaborate with the Gender Justice and Inclusion Hub to identify synergies and prevent duplication of efforts.
•Assist the VP of Policy and Advocacy in prioritizing and integrating anti-racism initiatives into divisional and departmental plans and budgets.

Lead the implementation of the Anti-Racism and Decoloniality Learning Agenda
•Engage in global Oxfam forums on Anti-Racism and Decoloniality to shape perspectives and leverage resources, in coordination with the Gender Justice and Inclusion Hub.
•Develop and maintain an implementation timeline that aligns with staff needs and work requirements, advancing OUS’s commitment to feminist, decolonial, and anti-racist principles.

Bachelor’s Degree, or a combination of education and experience.
At least three (3) years of experience in a similar role, or related field of equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism and experience should include project management experience.
Ability to lead an internal cultural or structural change initiative at another organization or business. Experience of leading change and transformation with demonstrable qualities as a lead change agent in racial justice/social change.
Knowledge of the international humanitarian and development sector; experience working at an international non-governmental organization will be considered an asset.
Experience building and leading teams in complex, matrixed environments.
Experience working with stakeholders with competing interest and limited knowledge/expertise in anti-racism.
Strong English verbal and written communication skills.

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