Gender Justice Director

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Organization: Oxfam
Closing date: 25 Oct 2021

Closing date: 25October 2021 @ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Interviews: TBC

Location: Flexible. Any country with an Oxfam office/presence (Global South, Nairobi preferred), subject to being able to establish a contract of employment directly or via hosting affiliate”

Contract: 4 Years fixed term

One Oxfam Grade: A2

Salary and benefits: National terms, in line with Oxfam values and subject to location**

Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you.

*The Role

Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for a Gender Justice Director – Strategy and Feminist Futures Department

The Gender Justice Director provides vision, leadership and management to Oxfam’s work on gender justice, intersectional feminist approaches, women’s rights and gender diversity, using and promoting an intersectional systems approach to realize Oxfam’s gender justice goals and our commitment to becoming an organisation that is feminist in all it does.

The role is part of a small ‘Strategy and Feminist Futures’ (SFF) Department (total 8 FTE) at the OI Secretariat, which also oversees global strategy, global governance and development of the Oxfam confederation. Reporting at executive level to the SFF Director and as a member of the OI Senior Leadership Team, it makes an important contribution to the work and strategic direction of the overall OI Secretariat.

Please see full Job description for further details

*Who we’re looking for

A passionate, visionary and dynamic leader with in-depth understanding and knowledge of gender justice and women’s rights issues, intersectional feminist approaches and women’s rights/ feminist organisations and networks, as well as lived experience of global South perspectives. The post holder is expected to demonstrate leadership ability at a senior, strategic level and in complex and dispersed organizational settings, using mostly virtual means of engagement with strong collaboration, networking and team building skills; a participatory and empowering leadership style; the ability to navigate ambitious change processes; and strong people management and communication skills, including in complex matrix environments and across regions, cultures and professional backgrounds.

Experience of deploying intersectional approaches in and beyond working on gender justice and women’s rights in development and/ or humanitarian work, policy and campaigns; as well as sound understanding of how to facilitate and manage transformational change in a diverse, multi-stakeholder context are also required for this role.

What we offer

This role provides an opportunity to advance Oxfam’s fight for gender justice and to drive our commitment to being feminist in all we do by applying a feminist and intersectional lens to all our analysis (research and knowledge), actions (programs, influencing, communication, operations) and interactions (relationships and decision making). It also contributes expertise and perspective to the transformation of our own organizational structures, cultures and dynamics. As a senior staff member within the Oxfam International’ Strategy and Feminist Futures Department, who will liaise closely with other gender justice stakeholders across the Oxfam confederation and who may at times be requested to deputize for the Department Director, the Gender Justice Director makes a critical contribution to the implementation of Oxfam’s Global Strategic Framework (2020-2030) and our fight against inequality to end poverty and injustice, working with people, communities and partners across regions as part of a global movement for change.

If you share our vision, mission and commitment to transformative system change, and you are ready to take on this challenge, this role offers the opportunity to join a global and increasingly diverse network of activists, scope for great personal fulfilment – and a wide range of unique opportunities to learn, develop and have impact together with others across and beyond the Oxfam confederation.

Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment.**

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Across regions, from the local to the global, we work with people to bring change that lasts. Our work is grounded in the commitment to the universality of human rights. Driven by diversity and founding our asks in evidence and experience, we take sides against poverty and injustice everywhere. Feminist approaches guide all our analysis, action and interaction.

Our vision is a world that is just and sustainable. A world in which people and planet are at the center of just economies. A world in which women and girls live free from gender-based violence and discrimination. Where the climate crisis is contained, and inclusive and accountable governance systems allow for those in power to be held to account.

Oxfam International (OI) is an international confederation of 21 organizations (affiliates), coordinated and co-led by the OI Secretariat. We are working across regions in about 70 countries, with thousands of partners and allies, supporting communities to build better lives for themselves, build resilience and protect lives and livelihoods also in times of crisis.

All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.

How to apply:

How to apply

Please follow the link to apply upload an up to date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your motivation and suitability against the essential criteria in the Job description.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – usually within 2 weeks of the closing date