Gender Justice Volunteer

Voluntary Accra, Ghana Oxfam

Company Profile

Oxfam is a rights-based global development organization with more than 70 years of experience in more than 90 countries worldwide. Oxfam’s mission is to end the injustice of poverty and inequality through systemic change and the advancement of political, economic and social rights. Oxfam has been working in Ghana since 1986, managing programs related to food security and livelihoods, universal access to education and healthcare and transparency and accountability in extractive industries (mining, oil and gas).

Oxfam’s experience in Ghana and strong partnerships with government institutions, Ghanaian civil society organizations and NGOs supports the delivery of active and innovative programs and advocacy work seeking to improve the livelihoods of Ghanaians and strengthen citizen accountability. Oxfam in Ghana currently works in 11 out of Ghana’s 16 administrative regions.

Job Description

  • Job Location: Accra or Tamale
  • Company Name: Oxfam-Quebec
  • Salary: Monthly allowance: amount based on the cost of living in the country of assignment.

Candidates must be in the country at the time of the application. 

Be domiciled in Ghana and have:

  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status in Canada
  • or citizenship of a West African country other than the country where the person is domiciled.

Job Description

In close collaboration with the Oxfam team in Ghana, the volunteer will:

  • Provide technical advice and support to ensure that gender justice and women’s rights are mainstreamed in the work of the partners;
  • Ensure that international standards on gender and gender-based violence (GBV) are taken into account in the planning and implementation of the volunteer cooperation programme;
  • Support partners and the team in promoting safe programs for women and girls;
  • Support project managers and partners in integrating gender into all stages of the project cycle (from design to evaluation).
  • Support the identification of women’s rights organizations and feminist youth movements able to collaborate with Oxfam in the design and implementation of gender-sensitive programme and campaigns;
  • Participate in country planning exercises and in the development of the country strategy;
  • Provide support for gender strategy analysis associated with programming and advocacy;
  • Support documentation, knowledge management and learning exchange on gender from the perspective of disseminating initiatives targetingwomen’s rights and women’s transformative leadership;
  • To share and embody Oxfam’s commitment to a zero-tolerance policy against behaviour that violates the code of conduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse; intimidation.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Be domiciled in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana or Senegal and have:
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status in Canada
  • or citizenship of a West African country other than the country where the person is domiciled.
  • University degree in any relevant field
  • Experience in gender related project management approaches.
  • Experience in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated leadership and coaching capacities.
  • Demonstrate creative, innovative mindset.
  • Autonomy and professionalism.
  • Intercultural Skills.
  • Experience in training and workshop facilitation.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) and Collaborative platforms
  • English, spoken and written. (mandatory)
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s mission and values, including the promotion of equality between women and men.

How To Apply

  • Send your application (CV and letter of interest) at:
  • Oxfam-Quebec subscribes to the principle of employment equity. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected will be contacted.
  • Closing Date: November 30, 2020

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