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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Women Rights Advisor Job at Oxfam - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Women Rights Advisor

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Deadline of this Job:
16th January, 7017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Oxfam is a worldwide organisation that employs over 6,000 people in more than 90 countries. We work together with partners and local communities to overcome poverty and suffering. We strive for a World in which‘ resources and power are distributed more equally and will everyone’s rights to a livelihood, basic services, protection from violence, and a say in their future are upheld. A world in which everyone enjoys the same opportunities —regadless of gender, race, culture, or physical ability. In Uganda, our program is anchored on three broad theme-i deliberately focused on Women's Rights: Resilient Livelihoods. Governance and Accountability and Humanitarian Preparedness and Response.
Oxfam is seeking to recruit a Women's Rights Advisor to join our dynamic, innovative and committed team. S/he should have job-specific technical skills, dynamism, and commitment to the cause of overcoming poverty and suffering. S/he needs to beyond unquestionable integrity and committed to 0xfam's values.
The role '
The incumbent will report to the Head of Programs, and plays a critical advisory role in the realization of Oxfam in Uganda's ambition to put Women's rights at the centre of programs. S/he will provide strategic leadership on Women's rights programs and act as the face of Oxfam on women‘s rights programming. S/he is a member of the Country Management Team (CMT)
Speciļ¬c job responsibilities
  • Leads the development and management of all women rights programs, supports and advises Thematic Managers, Programme Quality and learning, Policy and Research Coordinator and Head of Programs on women's rights centred programming across all the thematic priorities ot Oxfam's work in Uganda.
  • Identifies and coordinates the local, regional, continental, global interface for opportunities to impact poverty reduction and to foster strategic institutional linkages, alliances and networks that enhance sharing, learning and collaboration in the womens movement
  • Provides strategic guidance on how to achieve long term impact and sustainable for Women in Uganda
  • Adopts a "thought leadership" attitude that leads organised researches and analyses to develop a comprehensive understanding of the place oi womens rights in Ugandan society
  • Mobilises stakeholders by providing them with research capacity, campaigning skills, creating spaces for engagement, supporting the development of evidence on the ground and building active citizens in the women rights agenda
  • Ensures that Oxfam's program quality standards and practices are deliberate and specific on Women's rights indicators.
  • Supports Oxfam partnership selection process and builds partners’ and stakeholders‘ capacity to achieve partner led approaches for sustainable change and engages other existing women rights movements and organisations to promote the agenda for Women's Rights in Uganda
  • As a member of the CMT provides strategic advice and ensures that the women's rights agenda is consciously embedded in all of Oxfam's programme and operational decisions.
  • Represents Oxfam internally and externally on all issues related-to-Women rights programming .
What we are looking for
The person we are looking for will have a Master's degree with a focus in Gender studies/Women Rights and/or any other related discipline from a recognised university, at least 5 years practical experience and knowledge in implementing women's rights programs and initiatives, in both development and humanitarian program operations, developing advocacy and campaign strategies, working with networks, coalitions and a partnerships, 5 training/facilitation, good understanding of donor funding environment and financial management, project management & skills and experience in using participatory tools and methodologies. S/he should be strongly commitment to gender equality and social justice.
Job application procedure
If you think that you are our candidate, please apply on line by E sending your CV and cover letter ONLY to the HRM at  by 16th January, 7017. Indicate the position name in the email subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.