Jobs In Kenya : Women’s Right Strategist - Oxfam

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The current Kenya country strategy (2015 – 2020). Over the next five years, Oxfam in Kenya will significantly shift its way of delivering programmes that adopts an influencing and campaigning strategy to positively impact on the lives of the disenfranchised and poor people. We will be bold yet realistic about our ambition to achieve scale. To deliver this strategy we will invest in the team capacity and skills. Our role will be to convene to build wider coalitions, broker partnerships to help build national institutions capacity, strengthen their networks so that they can lead in shaping up the development agenda by holding governments to account, through a collective citizen ‘s voice. We will invest in strengthening our accountability and measure disaggregated changes we make in the lives of women from those in society in general. We will be more vocal and communicate effectively both internally and externally using digital technology. We will organize ourselves to focus on thematic areas rather than the current geographic focus.

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

The Role

Reporting to the Director-Programmes, you will lead in the design of Women’s Rights programme and implementation – piloting innovative programme approaches, building partnerships, coalitions and networks and supporting partners to develop an organisational capacity building to deliver high-quality women’s rights programmes. You will also establish and maintain linkages with other thematic areas and link with Oxfam campaigns, policy influencing and advocacy teams and, be to fundraise for the programme and to generate and manage knowledge resources through linkages with knowledge hubs and other institutions.

What we are looking for

You will have an Undergraduate/Post Graduate in a gender-related field e.g. Gender studies, International Development, Development Studies, etc. and/or at least 5 years’ experience in a similar programme role. Have the ability to build a people’s movement around the program theme and inspire followership; comprehensive knowledge and experience of implementing Women’s Rights or Gender programs and initiatives, ideally built on a mature understanding of relevant issues derived from field experience. Proven management experience and high impact influencing at a strategic level in a complex, dispersed organisation with evidence of leading, facilitating and integrating a specific area of expertise across a wide network, providing clarity and focus of vision and impact, strategic planning and decision making and the delivery of agreed results.  Have good knowledge of and experience in developing advocacy and campaign strategies and plans and successfully achieving external impact and change and, experience in donor funding environment with good financial management skills


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 committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.


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


How to apply 

If you are the candidate Oxfam is looking for, please download the full job description and apply online at our member’s organisations website The closing date is 26th June 2019Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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.  


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and respond to three key questions related to your experience. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. You need not comment on 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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