Researcher (1210)

Oxfam GB

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

Do you have experience in Qualitative or applied research for real world impact?

Do you have experience of analyzing, synthesizing, curating and brokering data for a range of different stakeholders?

Do you want to be part of integrating a feminist, anti-racist lens and shifting power in research that has radical impact?

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

The Role

Oxfam Great Britain is looking for a Researcher to support the delivery of Oxfam GB’s strategic learning and accountability framework. The successful candidate will lead on processes of analysis and synthesis across wide ranges of existing internal and external data to influence strategic decision making.

They will also help undertake bespoke action research projects relating to Oxfam’s thematic strategic priorities of Valuing Women’s Work, Rights, Resilience and Response. The role entails understanding the strategic issues and learning questions being asked, systematically reviewing wide data sets and analyzing data to provide succinct multi-country findings. The role has a strong focus on using evidence for systems change, including curating and presenting findings for various stakeholders to enable research uptake to support strategic learning.

What we are looking for

Our researcher will have an in depth understanding, experience or training in research methodologies and applied research approaches, with a demonstrated ability to synthesize large amounts ofdata and quickly identify trends and strategy-relevant findings. You will have a strong track record of high-quality research with a proven ability to achieve impact through research brokering and facilitated learning processes.

You show deep commitment to and experience with decolonial, ethical, safe, anti-racist, intersectional feminist and partner led research. You have excellent communication skills and a high level of analytical and strategic thinking. You will ideally have had experience working on development, humanitarian or social and environmental justice issues in countries where Oxfam works.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to undertake research that feeds directly into Oxfam Great Britain’s policy and programming work on major issues of our time. You will be able to test out innovative methodologies and uptake approaches, and work at a portfolio level across multiple countries.

You will work as part of a team of OGB and confederation colleagues, to impact critical global challenges. You will be able to model research and uptake approaches that effectively platforms the evidence, knowledge, voices and experiences of those living and working within the global south.


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 think this role would work particularly well as a full-time role.

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.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

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

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 21 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.

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

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