Vacancy Announcement - Women Land Rights Advisor, Oxfam International


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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.

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The Role

Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for a leader on international advocacy to secure women’s land, forest and water rights across the world, through advocating for effective implementation of international and regional frameworks and instruments that adequately incorporate measures to strengthen and promote women’s land rights. This includes advocacy to strengthen women’s land and property rights in key international and regional frameworks and guidelines. The role will draw on and contribute to increasing the implementation of existing international law and commitments on women’s land rights, in particular the SDGs, as well as others such as CEDAW, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure.

Our next Women's Land Rights Advisor will require a range of skills and experience: proven commitment to addressing gender-based injustices; high level understanding of land and property rights including laws, policies, implementation and cultural norms; commitment to feminist influencing and feminist approaches to power; living and working experience in the Global South; proven commitment to transformative work to end poverty and/or human rights violations, including a “nothing about us, without us” philosophy.

Please see the job description for further details.

How to apply

If you believe your qualifications meet the requirements, please visit this link and click the "apply" button to start the application process:

Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.

Shortlisted candidates will usually be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date.