Global Advisor For Gender & Sustainable Water Development

  • Posted on 15 March 2019
  • United Kingdom
  • Closing on 1 April 2019

Job Description

Global Advisor For Gender & Sustainable Water Development (INT5392)

Salary:£30,375 - £39,380 p.a. gross - depending on experience


Closing Date:1 April 2019

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

Do you have experience of integrating gender justice into water/sanitation programmes and policy?

Do you have practical and demonstrable experience in gender sensitive adaptation within long-term sustainable water and sanitation programmes?

Do you have experience in conveying complex issues in writing and verbally?

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

The Role

As global advisor for gender & water development you will influence and strengthen the quality and impact of Oxfam’s Water programmes by ensuring that a transformative gender approach is integrated into water programmes in a way that redresses unequal gender power relations.

You will also work within the frameworks agreed within Practice Groups and closely with advisors to engage in holistic programme support to country teams and develop strong network relationships within Oxfam GB as well as across affiliates within the confederation.

What we are looking for

Are you passionate about gender justice and the human right to water? We want to make a step change in the way we promote gender inclusion, equity and integration in our development work related to water and sanitation programming, and in our policy influencing work to achieve equitable water and sanitation for all. If you understand the vulnerabilities felt most acutely by women and girls, we want to hear from you.

Oxfam GB works in a range of contexts, many of which are subject to repeat, cyclical environmental threats and/or longer-term political instabilities. This requires an innovative thinker and pragmatist who understands the impacts as well as the results of changing conditions, has the analytical skills and adaptive techniques to truly embed gender equity, protection and participation within sustainable water and sanitation solutions. Is this you?

If you are outcome-orientated, a self-starter, independent and good at communicating and engaging with others to develop ideas and solutions to complex problems, then come and join us. You need to be willing to learn new approaches, investigate and constructively challenge traditional thinking going beyond token participation and representation of women in a range of contexts.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields with training and development opportunities along with fair pay offer and competitive benefits package.

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.

Location: Please note candidates will need to confirm their right to work in the UK or any other country which would be subject to negotiation with the relevant Oxfam affiliate

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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