Women’s Rights Advisor NGO Career Jobs – Oxfam

Organisation: Oxfam
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of Programs
About Oxfam:
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 affiliates networked
together in more than 90 countries committed to ridding the world of poverty
and injustice. To achieve this, we support local projects in developing
countries, we lobby governments and companies to take into account the
interests of the poorest people and we campaign to involve citizens in our
work. We implement our programs by working with local NGO partners and civil
society organizations and engaging with private sector and governments. Oxfam
employs over 6,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our
program is anchored on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights:
Resilient Livelihoods, Governance and Accountability and Humanitarian
Preparedness and Response.
Job Summary:  The Women’s Rights Advisor plays a
critical advisory role in the realisation of Oxfam in Uganda’s ambition to put
Women’s rights at the centre of programs. The incumbent 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 ICMT)
Key Duties and
  • Steers 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 of 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 women’s movement
  • Provides strategic guidance on how best to
    achieve long term impact and sustainable change in the lives of women in
  • Adopts a “thought leadership”
    attitude and leads organized researches and analyses to develop a comprehensive
    understanding of the place of women’s 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
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Master’s
    degree with a focus in Gender studies/Women Rights and/or any other
    related discipline from a recognised university
  • A minimum of five years of 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
  • Good training/facilitation skills
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of donor
    funding environment and financial management
  • Good project management and skills
  • Previous experience in using participatory
    tools and methodologies.
  • S/he should be strongly commitment to
    gender equality and social justice.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications in writing, including a cover letter and curriculum vitae (Not
exceeding 2MB) to the HRM at Oxfamuganda-jobs@oxfamnovib.nl.
Deadline: 25th January,
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