How to apply for Oxfam international jobs in Africa

Oxfam, the non governmental agency, with its secretariat in London is doing great work all over the world helping people overcome poverty. Founded in 1942 in Britain to provide food relief to women and children in Greece during the Second World War, Oxfam (Oxford Committee for Famine Relief) continues its work on emergency relief and development aid. If you are interested in Oxfam international jobs in Africa, we tell you how to go about it.

Steps to take

There are many ways you can make a difference in this world. You can apply for Oxfam international jobs in Africa and help the NGO carry out its mission in developing countries. To do this, go to the website, oxfam.org:

  • - Click on the Oxfam International Jobs
  • - Type in keywords for the job you are looking for. You can also perform the search by job type, job level, location or post code in the Vacancy Search.

Oxfam offers different job tenure such as:

  • - Consultancy
  • - Fixed term
  • - Fixed term secondment
  • - Internship
  • - OIS secondment
  • - Open ended
  • - Permanent job

In this case, if you are going to look for a job in Africa, you can look at vacancies in the South African office. Oxfam offers job opportunities in several locations such as Brussels, Geneva, New York, Oxford and Washington DC.

  • Other ways to help

At the moment, there is no vacancy in Africa, but you can go for unpaid internships or volunteer at the any of their offices nearest to your location. It is also possible to give donations to Oxfam so you can help the organisation in doing their work.

Another way to lend a hand is to fundraise for Oxfam. The organisation has the following programmes: Oxfam Unwrapped and Oxfam Trailwalker. The former works by choosing gifts from the Oxfam catalogue and giving it to someone. To participate in the Oxfam Trailwalker, you have to walk 100 kms in a team within 48 hours to help overcome poverty.

Things you can do

Hence, even if you cannot find an occupation in the Oxfam international jobs pool in Africa at the moment, there are many different ways you can make a difference. Volunteer at their local offices in Africa and check out the list so you can still have that job you wanted. Alternatively, you might be able to land a job in any of the 17 member organisations of Oxfam such as Spain, Italy, Japan, Belgium, France and so on.

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