Gender Justice & Women's Rights Director

Oxfam GB, United Kingdom

Job Description

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have proven leadership ability at a senior, strategic level in a complex dispersed organisation?

Do you have in depth understanding, knowledge of the women’s rights issues, sector and networks, being up to date with current developments?

Are you a good public speaker?

If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you;

The Role

We are looking for a gender justice and women’s rights director that came out of our commitment to putting gender at the start and women’s rights at the heart of all we do, from our programme work through to our public engagement and our operations.

Reporting in to the CEO and being part of the Oxfam Leadership Team, you provide high level external representation to strengthen our external profile, influencing, networking and engagement, partnerships and fundraising on gender justice and women’s rights in the UK.

You will provide strategic vision on gender justice, diversity and inclusion across the organisation at Leadership Team and at senior level. You will align our commitments to gender justice and women’s rights internally across all divisions in OGB and to work through the Gender Senior Management team to deliver on these commitments.

What we are looking for

We’re looking for an experienced gender expert with proven leadership at a senior, strategic level in a complex, dispersed organisation. You will be an excellent communicator and influencer with proven ability to build and maintain relationships with senior managers, donors, media and pivotal figures in the sector. Having an in-depth knowledge of the factors driving gender inequalities in different contexts and keeping abreast of research, trends and issues in programming and campaigning to support gender justice would be essential.

The role is based in Oxford and requires the ability to travel away from home for up to 40 days per year.

We offer

In this exciting and one of the most influential senior roles in Oxfam, you will provide vision and strategic feminist leadership to Oxfam’s work on Gender Justice and Women’s Rights. You will influence and build our profile externally in the same.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

How to apply

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries


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