Senior Advisor, Feminist Economic Justice (Africa)

Oxfam GB
  • Location
    Multiple countries, Ethiopia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 30

Position description

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

Do you have experience of successful feminist economic justice organising, campaigning, policy, influencing with / in coalitions, unions and/or women’s organisations, in the Africa region?

Do you have strong technical knowledge of movement building in relation to informal and unpaid women workers claiming of rights and protections, including around budget and public accountability (tax, social protection, services, infrastructure investment)? Or around decolonial, feminist alternative economic systems, debates and metrics, and social and economic norms and narratives that centre women informal and unpaid workers?

Do you have skills and competence in feminist facilitation methods and peer to peer support, use of participatory and inclusive learning methods and tools, as well as technical experience and understanding of, and commitment to, approaches to feminist economic justice including in programming?

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

The Role:

Oxfam GB is looking for a Senior Feminist Economic Justice Advisor (Africa), to be based in the Africa region. The role will support the development and delivery of Oxfam in Africa’s feminist economic justice and care agenda, to build collective voice and power of women informal and unpaid workers, to shift narrative, norms, policies and metrics around women’s informal and unpaid (including care) work in the economy and society. We are looking for a senior advisor who will provide outstanding technical leadership and support to country and programme teams, including building evidence and learning, thought leadership, and working with feminist economic justice community and partners. The role will provide feminist leadership development, facilitation and peer to peer support, and training, mentoring, coaching, advising to programme teams and countries and partners. The person will work closely alongside regional, programme, affiliate and global leads and be part of a growing decolonial feminist economic justice community at Oxfam. The person will be employed by Oxfam GB and will be located in and focused on supporting the work of Oxfam in Africa.

What we are looking for:

Our next senior advisor will have strong technical knowledge and practical skills, competencies and experience in feminist and decolonial support and collaboration, in pursuit of women’s economic justice and activism in Africa. The right candidates will bring:

  • Strong technical experience and understanding of, and commitment to, women’s economic justice and alternative feminist decolonial economic systems
  • Strong technical knowledge, from southern feminist decolonial perspective and experience of having worked in contexts of influencing focused programming, in one of the following areas:

A) women informal and unpaid care workers: rights and related public and / or corporate policies, unionisation including home based, representation and collective bargaining

B) feminist fiscal justice/macro economy/care economy: fiscal justice and budget accountability including around tax, social protection, services and infrastructure, debt, austerity, feminist economic data, metrics and indicator frameworks, southern feminist economic leadership and activism

C) social and economic norms, narratives and the interplay between them, in relation to women’s work and in diverse contexts, as well as behaviour change and narrative shift strategies in support of building radical alternative decolonial feminist economic justice futures.

  • Experience of mobilising internal and external stakeholders around a vision for a major area of work in the Africa region and sub regions, and driving change within an organisation.
  • Significant experience in programme design and development processes, and fundraising targeting institutional and other donors.
  • The ability to take a holistic ‘systems’ thinking approach build synergy between technical approaches, and bridge what is ambitious, radical and what is practical.
  • Skills and competence in feminist facilitation methods and peer to peer support, use of participatory and inclusive learning methods and tools
  • Demonstrated experience of successful organising, campaigning, policy, influencing around policy, practice and / or narrative, norm and behaviour change, working with / in coalitions. unions and/or women’s organisations.
  • Experience in research, analysis and communication of complex information to a wide audience, using a range of methods and tools.
  • Experience working to actively support the diverse and collective leadership and agency of women’s rights or workers groups,
  • Experience at Africa regional, sub regional as well as national / sub national levels.
  • Good understanding. commitment and ideally experience embedding and continuously learning to embed a decolonial, safe, anti-racist, intersectional feminist and partner led approach in your work.
  • Working knowledge of French and English is essential for this role.

We would especially welcome candidates with any or all of the following:

  • Working knowledge of other languages used in Oxfam (g. Spanish, Arabic)
  • Lived experiences with intersecting systems of oppression, with knowledge and experience of how power and privilege play out in the countries we work in and with.
  • Experience managing performance of others and helping people to develop, grow and achieve their potential.
  • Active and networked in decolonial feminist anti-racist movements

We offer:

The role will give you an opportunity to join a strong and growing team of passionate people working to tackle the persistent global challenge of women and women’s work being undervalued in the economy and in society. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with specialist gender and economic leaders in Oxfam be it in Africa, but also across Asia, MENA, the UK and globally to build partnerships that centre the collective power of diverse women informal and unpaid care workers, that challenge pervasive and toxic economic narratives and that support southern feminist economic leadership in new economic thinking and demanding policy change and financial investments. You will have the opportunity to deepen your own learning and practice in support of Oxfam’s antiracist, decolonial and intersectional values across this work, as well as being able to take up opportunities for other training and development, and to engage in Oxfam networks and wider citizenship activities. And you will benefit from fair pay and competitive benefits package, and flexible working arrangements from the start.

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