Director for Gender Justice

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Oxfam International

Nairobi preferred. Other Oxfam affiliate office locations in the Global South may be considered.

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Role Managed by:

Daniel Flynn

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: In line with Oxfam values and subject to location.

Closing Date: 06/05/2019

Closing date: Monday 6th May 12pm BST *

(*Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.)

Interviews: Late May 2019

Location: Nairobi preferred. Other Oxfam affiliate office locations in the Global South may be considered.

Contract: Fixed term, 4 years.

Salary: In line with Oxfam values and subject to location.

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

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here.

Oxfam is currently implementing a new vision Oxfam 2020, that has necessitated a significant organizational change, transforming how staff and volunteers devise, deliver and support programs within countries and regions, and are seeking to work in alliance with feminist and women’s rights organizations across the world to help us to do this. We are establishing new Oxfam affiliates in the global South to create an Oxfam that is more globally balanced. We are increasing global balance and diversity and have shifted line management of country, regional and humanitarian programs to Oxfam International.


The Role

Oxfam International are looking for a dynamic and entrepreneurial feminist to drive this ambition across the confederation, to mobilize our confederation’s energy, providing strategic leadership and practical vision to our work on Gender Justice and Women’s Rights as articulated in the Oxfam Strategic Plan. The Director for Gender Justice will head the rolling out of a robust and systematic approach to putting women’s rights and gender justice at the heart of all of Oxfam’s work, through long- term development, humanitarian, policy and influencing work, while ensuring consistency of approaches across the Oxfam family.

You will have demonstrated strategic, empowering leadership in a complex, matrixed environment. You will have an indepth insight into and understanding of  women’s rights issues, sector and networks and a proven ability to scan and analyze trends, adjusting  strategic intent accordingly. You will have cross-divisional experience of working on gender justice and women’s rights in development, and/or humanitarian work, policy and campaigns and organizational development and capacity building in a multi-cultural, multi-stakeholder context.

Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.

We particularly encourage applications from a diverse range of locations in the Global South since they are under-represented within our organisation

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 demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

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