Oxfam Canada is hiring a
Title: Women’s Rights Knowledge Specialist (SRHR)
Department: International Programs
Status: Parental Leave - Full Time, unionized
Location: Remote in Canada
Immediate Supervisor: Manager, Program Impact
Salary: $66,485 - $86,330
Level: Band 3
Deadline to apply: December 5, 2022
Oxfam Canada is an affiliate of the international Oxfam Confederation networked in over 90 countries as part of a global movement for change. Our mission is to build lasting solutions to poverty and injustice with a focus on improving the lives and promoting the rights of women and girls. We work directly with communities, partners and women's rights organizations to challenge the systems that perpetuate inequality and keep people poor. Together we seek to influence those in power to ensure that women trapped in poverty have a say in the critical decisions that affect them, their families and entire communities. That’s why we believe that ending global poverty begins with women’s rights.
Oxfam Canada offers a generous compensation and benefits program, including robust health, dental and wellness benefits, flexible workplace, 4 weeks’ vacation, but more than that, we offer the opportunity to be a part of our global movement for change. If you advocate for gender equality, are passionate about women’s rights, and share our values of Equality, Empowerment, Solidarity, Inclusiveness, Accountability and Courage – we want you on our team!
SCOPE OF POSITION:
The Women’s Rights Knowledge Specialist, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) will act as a women’s rights and gender justice (WR/GJ) focal point to support Oxfam program quality and impact. The Specialist will provide thematic expertise in SRHR to support a designated portfolio of women’s right/gender justice programming to ensure quality through best practice approaches. As well, the Specialist supports program development efforts to grow Oxfam's programming in this area, and engages in influencing through expertise and thought leadership.
In addition to thematic expertise, the Specialist ensures OCA’s continued leadership as an expert in knowledge sharing for impact -- making resources and knowledge related to WR/GJ accessible to program staff; producing evidence-based and user-friendly publications and communications materials; and leading action research initiatives related to Oxfam Canada programs.
Some international travel will be required.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES**:** (This is not an exhaustive list of duties to be performed) They:
Lead and support knowledge-sharing and learning through:
Collaborate with other specialists in developing and implementing a cross-unit feminist knowledge sharing and learning agenda
Produces compelling publications, including briefs, editorials and reports, with a judicious mix of facts, analysis, and stories based on the learnings emerging from SRHR project portfolio that meet Oxfam editorial, quality and brand standards.
Contribute to healthy portfolio development including strategy development, and writing and reviewing proposals, with a particular focus on ensuring strong WR/GJ integration in new proposals.
Provide analysis and content, as well as scopes and seizes opportunities to demonstrate Oxfam's value-added and consistent messaging with external audiences, such as governments, private sector, the public, the media, and the aid community, through publications, media, and events.
Provides thematic expertise and supports OCA's engagement in relevant internal and external policy spaces and initiatives.
Participate in relevant Oxfam institutional and working groups, ensuring positive contributions to One Oxfam vision and goals.
Engage in organizational processes including team and departmental meetings, and cross-organizational working groups and committees as assigned.
Other duties as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCIES**:**
In addition to competitive pay, we offer:
** MUST be eligible to work in Canada **
If you don’t see yourself reflected in every job requirement listed in the posting above, we still encourage you to apply.
Oxfam Canada is committed to diversity and equity around the globe and in our workplace. All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us as soon as possible of any particular adaptive measures you might require. Applicants are encouraged to share accessibility needs in the application process, and every attempt will be made to accommodate them.
Important Note: All offers of employment are conditional upon signing our strict code of conduct, subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for Oxfam Canada.
For additional career opportunities within Oxfam Canada, please visit oxfam.ca/employment-oppportunities. Please note that we are not able to offer internships or overseas volunteer placements.
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