Gender Justice is at the heart of FEMNET’s and Oxfam’s work. This means enabling women to claim their social, economic and political rights; supporting the development of civil society, and the improvement of accountable, democratic governance; and supporting the improved resilience of those with vulnerable livelihoods due to climate change, insecurity and other risks.
Advancing gender justice will impact more poor and marginalized women. Women will claim and advance their rights through the engagement and leadership of women and their organizations; and violence against women is significantly less socially acceptable and prevalent. Oxfam seeks to work with partners, such as FEMNET to provide core support to women’s rights organisations to strengthen organizational capacity and sustainability of new or growing movements. This is through supporting alliance-building, including with civil society organizations; skills-building in advocacy and campaigning; risk analysis, transformative leadership and monitoring of complex change.
The overall objective of the ‘Feminist Movement Building Programme’ will be to contribute to FEMNET and Oxfam’ s Strategic plans which seek to realise gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa through mobilising women’s rights organisations across the content to carry out joint advocacy and lobbying to influence gender related policies at the regional and country levels.
The Feminist Movement Building Programme Coordinator will be responsible for delivering a strategic and organisationally critical dual role constituting of two aligned and mutually beneficial components. 20% of this role is intended to support the design and delivery of high-quality standalone and mainstreamed gender justice programmes across the Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA) region; with 80% being responsible for the coordination of a new strategic partnership with FEMNET as part of a 4-year, EU-funded movement building partnership. Both parts of this role will require close working with gender-justice colleagues in target countries, in the HECA Regional Platform – and with gender justice allies and programme colleagues across Oxfam globally.
The position is accountable to HECA Head of Programmes with matrix management line to Oxfam’s Senior Gender Lead. (S)he will work closely with FEMNET’s Strengthening the African Women’s Movement Regional Project Manager on the day-to-day strategic partnership and coordination of the project’s safe and effective implementation
Who we’re looking for
A person with a master’s degree in gender and women’s studies, law, international relations, and/or relevant degree with proven experience of strong project management skills, managing contracts, ensuring programme delivery, and overseeing programme and contract finances. The person must also have experience of providing strategic support and accompaniment to feminist and women’s rights activists and movements in the region – with the ability to network and establish new partnerships and coalitions to advance gender justice and women’s rights
What we offer
At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career. Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment
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