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Human Resources Assistant (Oxfam House)


Global Humanitarian Team (GHT) HR is a centre of expertise for Humanitarian HR, providing HR support to the GHT, Regions and Countries in the resourcing, development and management of people enabling a quality humanitarian response.

Ideally you will be able to volunteer up to 3 day per week for a minimum of six months.

Key responsibilities:

  • General support to the HR Team on work.
  • Assist with advertising of relevant humanitarian jobs.
  • Recruitment assistance, e.g. long-listing, setting up interviews, meeting and greeting candidates.
  • Support the administration of starters and leavers processes by organising briefings, inductions and any debriefings as needed.
  • Ad hoc HR project work, for example, possibly supporting HR Officers with updating and improving Humanitarian Registers. 

Skills and competencies:

  • HR experience or an interest in HR.
  • Good organisational skills, experience of administration roles would also be beneficial.
  • Ability to deal in a tactful and professional manner with confidential information and sensitive situations.
  • Ability to perform in an accurate, professional and competent manner, meeting deadlines and using initiative to help solve problems relating to own work area
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of cultures who are based all over the world.
  • Good English language skills are essential
  • Must be competent with computers and have knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Word and Excel) and email systems (such as Notes / Outlook).

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • You will be helping Oxfam in its mission to create a just world without poverty.
  • Experience of HR work, in particular recruitment, and administration.
  • Opportunity to support the GHT in its emergency work
  • Opportunity to learn more about Oxfam and its work.
  • Opportunities to attend talks and other events.
  • Lunch costs and reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed in line with Oxfam's policy.


Craig Stasiuk, HR Administrator 

Humanitarian Department


Phone:  01865 473912

Application process:

Please complete and send the Volunteer Application Form form with your CV and covering letter to the address above.

Application deadline:

6 April 2017. Applications will be considered as they are received. 

Interview date:

To be arranged

Start date:

As soon as possible


  • Oxford


  • Office

Work Days:

  • Weekdays

Work Times:

  • Day Time