• Editorial Project Manager Kenya
  • Oxfam in Kenya, , Kenya
  • jobs
  • 2 weeks ago

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Editorial Project Manager (2034)

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

Are you a strong project manager able to juggle multiple deadlines and working relationships?

Do you enjoy publishing processes and want the chance to support publications with global impact?

Would you enjoy collaborating with people working on fascinating projects all over the world?

The Role:

Oxfam GB is looking for an Editorial Project Manager. This role will be part of our Communications for Impact team at Oxfam GB. You will work with authors and commissioning managers across Oxfam and its partners to develop publications which communicate knowledge and learning.

You will project manage papers in support of Oxfam’s advocacy, campaigning, and programmatic work, working with freelancers to ensure high quality content which aligns with our values. The role involves managing digital publishing processes to ensure broad dissemination and discoverability.

What... we are looking for:

Our next Editorial Project Manager will work with others to support them to get their content into a good shape for publication, including working on research reports, briefing notes, policy papers, guidelines and other publications. You will have strong communication skills and an eye for detail and be adept at handling multiple projects to schedule and to budget. You will be passionately committed to ensuring that what we communicate and how we work aligns with our values to be feminist, anti-racist and partner-led.

Please note:

a) This role can be considered as open ended (permanent) or two years fixed term arrangement. Please answer pre-application question to specify your preference while applying online.

b) You can also apply if you are looking for a full time or part time role as we are flexible and happy to consider candidates interested in either full time or part time role. Please answer pre-application question to specify your preference while applying online.

We offer:

This role will give you an opportunity to join a friendly and supportive team who make a difference to the way Oxfam communicates with professional and practitioner audiences, influencing sector debates and practices. It also offers the opportunity to work with a group of skilled and diverse people from around the world who are passionate about what they do.

Diversity and Inclusion:

We would welcome applications from people from a wide range of backgrounds, including those with lived experience of the issues we work on and those from under-represented or disadvantaged groups.

Disability Confident Employer Commitment: Oxfam is a disability confident employer, which means that we strive to recruit people and retain them in ways that are flexible to the requirements they may have as a result of disability.


This role is ideally suited to being based in Oxford, UK (with flexibility to work from home within our hybrid working arrangements).

We are also open to applications from people based in any country where Oxfam GB has a presence (subject to agreement with the local Oxfam Regional or Country office provided the candidate has the right to work from their preferred location).

The terms and conditions of the role will be in line with the National Contract of the country in which the role is based.

How to apply:

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

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.

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 20 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To do that:
• We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
• We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
• We want and need everyone, and that means we need you


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