Youth and Gender Officer - Oxfam

Youth and Gender Officer (INT5612)

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

Do you have experience in Gender Programming?

Do you have experience working with Youth and Young entrepreneurs

Do you have at least 3 years experience in workforce development and gender issues?

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


The Role

We are looking for a Youth and Gender Officer to be responsible for ensuring that Oxfam program approaches are gender sensitive and or/trans-formative and meet the needs of youth and women. The role will be responsible for developing and implementing the gender and youth strategies that ensure inclusion of women and youth in project and intervention design. They will develop the capacity of market actors to conduct Gender Based value chain analysis; support the engagement of private sector players in the gender track and build the capacity of the project team to develop Gender Champions and conduct household dialogues around gender and intra-household decision making.


What we are looking for

Our Youth and Gender Officer should have

Graduate in Gender Studies/Social Science/Development studies or related field (Masters preferred); (E).
Minimum of 3 years of experience in the gender programming most preferably related to resilience.
In-depth understanding of gender, age, and other socio-cultural factors in the context of resilience and markets.
Knowledge of climate change adaptation and resilience.

Experience working with youth and young entrepreneurs.
Experience and demonstrated results in integration of gender and youth in programming
Proven Analytical skills and experience in designing conceptual tools and operational manuals relevant to gender and youth
Proven capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources in order to ensure effective integration of gender and youth concerns in programming.

Ability to facilitate, coordinate and advocate for gender equality across the program.
Knowledge of and experience in design, management and implementation of local governance programming.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience (minimum of 3 years) of workforce development and gender issues, including:

General Business Advice: This may include providing advice and tailored knowledge to women-led businesses, including recommendations about government programmes and regulatory compliance.
Entrepreneurship: Knowledgeable about Non-financial Business Development Services (BDS), small business finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, scaling up small ventures and other related topics.
Practical knowledge on Market Analysis and Gender Value Chain / Markets Systems Development and women’s economic empowerment approaches.
Excellent facilitation and communication skills in multi-stakeholder environment
Experienced Trainer and facilitator
Demonstrated experience on documentation and reporting.

Sensitivity to local cultural dynamics and understanding of the socio-economic and political situation in Zimbabwe.
Experience in working with civil society actors
Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity.


We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in reducing gender inequality, to act as key contributor to increasing empowerment of young people, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their gender and foodsystems fields etc, training and development, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Created: May 16, 2019
Category: Ngo, Social Services, Kubatana
Expiry Date: May 26, 2019






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