“To me, it is all about constant learning”

It was just right after I wrote my mentoring agreement and reflection when I realised that I have been constantly mentioning a word in the whole document: learning. For me, working with Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity & Expression (SDGIE) Community of Practitioner is a constant learning. This opportunity has broadened my perspective and made…

Lessons after a few months at Oxfam Novib

My experience as an intern at the team of Impact Measurementand Knowledge (IMK) in Oxfam Novib started 3 months ago. Although I already had professional experience as a research assistant, I wanted to apply to the position because I felt that the work in a large organization like Oxfam Novib would be a very different…

What it means to be at Oxfam Novib

As an intern in the Governance and Financial Flows thematic unit who joined the Oxfam Novib Academy in Fall of 2019, I have already had so many opportunities to thrive. Within two months, I was able to attend several presentations by teams from around our office, a few workshops organized by the academy and a…

Pizza to stimulate co-creation

As an Innovation&Learning intern one of my responsibilities is to organize and promote learning events on behalf of the Innovation Team. First such event was a co-creation lunch dedicated to the topic of ‘Human Rights in a Digital Age’, aiming to set the possible stage and strategical direction of Oxfam  Novib  in relation to this…

Expectation vs. Reality: Working in International Development

Alleviating poverty, reducing hunger, enhancing sustainable economic growth. This is what I had in mind when you would give me the words ‘international development’. I studied Governance, Economics, and Development at Leiden University College The Hague. The focus of the programme lies with ‘global challenges’, so you can guess how big and broad that image…

Discovering a new world: Oxfam

Working in an NGO and in Europe has been a different world for me. These are some the critical reflection of an Ecuadorian master student: A new world of NGOs: I had previous work experience in the private sector, but NGOs was a completely new world for me. We had an easy start, during the…

We are recruiting!

The Oxfam Novib Academy has started the recruitment process for the Spring 2020 group. Please see the positions available here.  Applications are only accepted via Oxfam Novib’s website. Deadline for applying is November 24th. About Oxfam Novib Academy Oxfam Novib is an international development organization whose goal is to create a just world without poverty. The Oxfam…