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Youth and Gender Officer
Deadline: 26 May 2019
Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty. In Zimbabwe, Oxfam work spans across women’s rights, sustainable food systems, policy & advocacy work as well as responding to humanitarian crisis as part of the Southern African region family. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours!
We are looking for suitable candidates for the position of Youth and Gender Officer based in Harare.
We are looking for a Youth and Gender Officer to provide technical oversight, advice and capacity building to our team. To be responsible for ensuring that Oxfam program approaches are gender sensitive and or/transformative and meet the needs of youth and women. The officer 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 also 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
- Graduate in Gender Studies/Social Science/Development studies or related field (Masters preferred);
- 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; D
- emonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity.
Other skills include
- Ability to work in a team in a multicultural environment and time management skills with ability to work with minimal supervision;
- Flexibility in tasks undertaken;
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
- Interpersonal skills, Good oral facilitation, presentation and report writing skills;
- Technical knowledge in climate changes issues, gender issues, HIV/AIDS and resilience building;
- Developed Computer skills including Knowledge of spreadsheets, statistical packages and a good appreciation of database management and maintenance. Knowledge of statistical packages will be an advantage;
- Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Oxfam.