Gender Justice Lead - Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS)

Oxfam GB, OXFORD (OXFAM HOUSE), United Kingdom

Job Description

Regional Gender Justice Lead - Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS)

To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering

To set the strategic direction and shape the on-going evolution of Oxfam GB’s work on gender justice in the region, supporting both regional and country work in (MECIS), stand alone gender justice programming, specific gender components/objectives in Oxfam country programmes such as in economic justice and humanitarian, and gender mainstreaming through a programme quality lens.

To manage and co-ordinate the effective implementation of Oxfam GB’s regional gender justice programmes in the Middle East and North Africa and develop and manage a high performing regional gender justice programme team and regional gender advisory staff.

To work in an effective and linked way between programmes team at country and region, influencing teams and programme quality teams.

To link with Oxfam affiliates to take forward the 2020 vision of one Oxfam gender justice programme in the MENA region, including taking a leadership role in the operationalization of the Oxfam International Gender Justice Strategy for the Middle East and North Africa. To work closely with others including other members of the Oxfam confederation, other Oxfam departments, regional stakeholders and partners to maximise sharing, coordination and impact for women in the region across the MENA region.

The post holder reports to the Regional Programme Manager Middle East

Staff reporting to this post
The post holder will manage the: MECIS Regional Gender Advisor, OI Regional Gender Justice Funding Coordinator, Women’s Access to Justice Project Manager, Gender and Advocacy Adviser, Planning and MEAL Manager, and Finance Coordinator with matrix relationship to shared HR functions.

About the MECIS Region

The Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS) region implements and manages programmes in Yemen, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Russia, Tajikistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Programmes within the MECIS region reflect Oxfam’s approach to work across the globe. We support self-reliance, not dependency, and to complement our work on the ground we strive to secure lasting change through our campaigning.
We also put women at the heart of all we do. The majority of people living in poverty are women and girls, and so this focus helps us to achieve our mission to overcome poverty and suffering.

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Beirut, Lebanon ideally, however there is some flexibility on location, but must be in the region.

The role would include travel up to 12 weeks a year mostly within the region and to Oxford and possibly other locations for donor engagement visits. If the post holder was not based in Beirut they would need to travel regularly to Beirut to closely manage and support the Regional Gender Justice Programme team based there.

Benefits: Oxfam offers staff a comprehensive benefits package including annual leave entitlements, sick pay provision, medical cover plus opportunities for learning and development.

It is Oxfam’s policy to hire at the minimum to middle of the band, depending upon the skills and experiences of the strongest candidate.

This role is open to both national and non nationals. Successful candidates who will be required to relocate internationally to take up the role will be provided with a competitive international relocation package.

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