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Submitted: 7 January 2019

OXFAM - Program Specialist Development - Gender & Power. Closing date: 27th January 2019.

Program Specialist Development - Gender & Power

Closing date: 27th January 2019 @ 23:59 GMT*

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

Interviews: TBC

Location:  Flexible (subject to being able to establish a contract of employment)

To view a list of locations where Oxfam works click here

DELETE AS APPROPRIATE <Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the location of the role 

Contract: Open-ended (subject to being able to establish an open-ended contract of employment)

Salary: COMPETITVE SALARY in line with Oxfam Values & subject to location

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive.  We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes.  And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

Oxfam is an international confederation of 19 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.  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.

This post will be part of the OI Secretariat Knowledge for Impact Team (KIT) - Global Programs.

The Role

Oxfam International is looking for an outstanding and experienced person to support the use of gender and power approaches in analysis, planning, implementation and review in program design and development for the Confederation.  This will primarily involve support to the countries and regions where Oxfam works to effectively mainstream gender into next-generation programming, with a focus on program quality, influencing, impact at scale, partnership, and knowledge generation, use and re-use, learning and replication.  This will also involve stimulating fundraising for programs through mobilization of Oxfam’s evidence on gender and power to help produce relevant knowledge products (value propositions and others), as well as using internal and external technical advisory networks in support of program design and development.  Finally, we would expect the successful candidate to bring an OD perspective to building capacities and capabilities on gender and power approaches, identifying gaps, prioritizing needs, identifying ways to “invest in people” and promoting a culture which favors feminist approaches to problem-solving, collaboration, learning and conflict mitigation.

The successful applicant will have demonstrable skills and experience in the mainstreaming of gender and power in program design and development; in-depth knowledge and understanding of feminist approaches to supporting program quality in all its dimensions in order to achieve leverage through influence and ensuring impact at scale; strong skills in collaborative leadership for effective convening of multi-stakeholder groups for the purpose of co-creating innovative and impactful programs, especially together with partners and allies.

Fluency in English required and competence in Arabic, French and/or Spanish is desirable.

Please see the job description  for further details.

How to apply

<< If you believe your qualifications meet the requirements, please click on the "apply" button to start the application process.>>

Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.

Successful candidates will be subject to additional assessment and a range of reference checks.

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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