We fight inequality to end poverty and injustice.
We commit to living our values so that we can be known for our integrity. This means transforming our governance, management, and operational structures, and nurturing a culture of continuous learning and reflection.
We understand that how we work is as important as what we work on.
We believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and to have the same rights and opportunities.
We acknowledge and seek to expand people’s agency over their lives and the decisions that impact them.
We join hands, support, and collaborate across boundaries in working towards a just and sustainable world.
We embrace diversity and difference and value the perspectives and contributions of all people and communities in their fight against poverty and injustice.
We take responsibility for our action and inaction and hold ourselves accountable to the people we work with and for.
We speak truth to power and act with conviction on the justice of our causes.
What it means to work for Oxfam
Working at Oxfam is so much more than just a job. As an Oxfam employee, you will join a team of professionals that is part of an international confederation of 19 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, along with Oxfam International Secretariat.
You will be part of a global movement of millions of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. An exciting community where committed, dedicated, inspiring and driven individuals come together from all corners of the world, each person bringing something special to create a friendly and diverse atmosphere.
" The most satisfying part of my job is hearing from refugees what a difference Oxfam’s support has made to them. We run regular listening groups where the community can give us constructive feedback. Recently a grandfather told me: "We are happy that you come and you listen to us. Thank you for the work you do." That made me feel very happy. That is my reward."
Our Values at work
We are committed to providing a diverse, inclusive, equal and safe work enviroment for all our employees and the communitities we work with.
Our culture is shaped by our values, which reinforce what we care about and how we do things, not just what we do. Our manin core values: Empowerment, Inclusiveness and Accountability, drive every thing we do.
As we strive to achieve Oxfam's goals to end poverty, we try and lead by example in demonstrating the same values that we wish to see in the people we work and those we aim to influence.
Learn more about our mission, vision and values
Our safeguarding commitment
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. 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 prove our values are recruited to work for us.
Learn more about our safeguarding policies and procedures