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


Do you have a relevant qualification (e.g. masters) in, or demonstrable 2-3 years working experience on, climate justice, including climate inequality, climate finance and just transitions?


Do you have an in-depth understanding of the causes and consequence of, and solutions to, the climate crisis, and a track record of high-quality research on the above issues?


Do you have proven expertise of actively working with a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods?


If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.


The Role:


The Researcher on Climate Justice will provide intellectual steer, research and analysis on climate justice and its links to poverty and economic inequality to help support Oxfam to deliver on its Climate Justice strategy. This role takes a global perspective with strong links to the regional and national level, including countries in the Global South and the UK.


In close collaboration with the Lead CJ researcher, Head of Research and other staff leading on Oxfam GB’s campaign and programme work, the Researcher will help identify, analyse and communicate relevant trends on these topics. She or he will also contribute to producing high-quality research, data analysis and policy positions and will actively engage with internal and external actors in relevant international development debates in relation to climate justice including climate inequality, climate finance, just and feminist transitions.


A strong background in data analysis, understanding of economic indicators that centre a feminist and decolonial perspective and a statistical analysis skill-set is a must. He or she may also be required to commission and manage research consultants.


The position requires a track record of high-quality research and policy expertise in climate justice including climate inequality, climate finance, and just and feminist transitions . The Researcher will engage authoritatively with policy makers and will communicate complex problems clearly and disseminate Oxfam’s research to different, specialised and non-specialised, audiences. 


What we are looking for:


We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.


An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:


  • A relevant qualification (e.g. masters) in a field related to one of the core policy and programme areas, such as economic inequality, climate justice, gender justice or international development. Alternatively, demonstratable experience of working in one of these programme areas
  • An in-depth understanding of the causes and consequence of the climate crisis, particularly climate justice, climate finance, just transitions and solutions, and a track record of high-quality research on these issues.
  • Proven synthesizing, writing and communication skills.
  • Proven expertise of actively working with a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Ability to adapt to complex situations with agility, while maintaining high standards of research ethics and quality.
  • Experience of conducting quantitative data analysis and using statistical packages such as STATA/SPSS.
  • Proven presentation and knowledge dissemination skills, combining an accessible style with rigorous analytical expertise.
  • Proven ability to work collectively to organise, plan and prioritise work, both delivering to deadlines and managing multi-stakeholder long term projects, working under limited supervision and under pressure, with team members at a distance.
  • Strong and consistent proactive efforts for results, with high personal drive to have an impact.
  • Good information technology skills, to include word processing and spreadsheet applications, generation of statistical information and analysis, understanding and use of databases, and knowledge and experience of using the internet.
  • Good understanding of commitment to and ideally experience of embedding and continuously learning to embed a decolonial, safe, anti-racist, intersectional feminist and partner led approach in your work.


We offer:


We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits. 


From the day you join Oxfam we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the job learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and much more. 


You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.




We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We are also open to applications from those who wish to be home based in the UK and from people based in the following locations, subject to agreement with the local Oxfam Regional or Country office provided the candidate has the right to work from their preferred location: Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Bangladesh.


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.  



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