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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 a life free from poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of the 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. 

Job Purpose

The Equality Programme and Influencing Lead will formulate and ensure execution of Oxfam in Ghana’s programmes on the fight against inequality in public services (Education and Health) accordance with the strategic direction formulated by Country Leadership Team, ensuring integrated campaigning, advocacy, and influencing work that optimally supports the realisation of Oxfam’s overall objectives.

As Equality Programme and Influencing Lead, you will have significant responsibilities working on policies and programmes to reduce extreme poverty, social exclusion and vulnerability related to education and health.

You will engage with senior levels in national and local governments, and at levels of influence with partners from civil society and the private sector.

You will gain exciting opportunities to link to Oxfam’s broader global policy and research work as a member of the Education Community of Practice and Influencing and Even it Up Campaign. You lead and shapes policy and strategy formulation in relation to free quality public education and health.

What We Are Looking For

We are looking for a strong leader with a minimum of five years’ experience in international development and conducting effective advocacy and influencing especially related to issues of Social policy, health or education.

A master’s degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively and manage the relationship with consortia and partners, to oversee the reporting process and ensure high quality and timely donor deliverable.

Must be experienced managing people to motivate and inspire team members to maximise full potential while providing guidance and feedback for staff on project design, implementation and monitoring.

Experience of programme management, strategic project oversight, and coordination of complex projects and multi-country programmes is also needed.

The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge understanding of good approach to women’s rights, gender, power relations, women’s rights, and at least working knowledge of gender and social development issues in Ghana.

Experienced in project management and monitoring is essential with strong individual planning and organizational skills with the ability to prioritise, coordinate, control and forward plan several tasks at the same time, without supervision and within tight timing constraints.

Experience in working on Right Based Approach programmes, understanding of key policy areas; budget tracking, tax and domestic resources mobilisation, inequality and public services and ability to coach staff on these areas will be desirable

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to work with a group of passionate people that are experts in their respective fields etc, training and development, offers fair pay 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.

How to apply 

As part of your online application, please upload you’re 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. https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/10192/description

Please quote the INT 6107

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To apply for this job please visit jobs.oxfam.org.uk.

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