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Economic and Social Justice Lead

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Wed, 20/11/2019 - 17:00

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. 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. Oxfam Great Britain is a member of the international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

Oxfam in Sierra Leone works towards a vision of ‘a just, inclusive and resilient Sierra Leone without poverty in which the people, especially women and youth, demand and acquire equal access to their rights and live a life of dignity. If you share this vision and commitment, then you are exactly who we are looking for to support our programmes. 

We can offer you an opportunity to make a difference in Sierra Leone, to act as key contributor to development, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their various fields.  We also offer the opportunity for training and development, fair pay and competitive benefits package.


Economic and Social Justice Lead (Based in Freetown)


The Role

You will conduct research and socio-economic policy analyses in consultation with research-oriented organisations, on specific rights issues impacting on the socio-economic conditions of communities, especially women and youths. Ensure to identify areas where training and technical support are required and seeking assistance from technical staff at regional and head quarter level, ensuring that staff understands and adherence to Oxfam’s economic justice strategy, guidance, program standards and values. You will support area program managers and partners, in collaboration with Business Development Lead, in the development of projects in line with Oxfam project design standards. Leading in the selection, development, management and expansion of partnerships that could form an important part of the inequality programme, leading Oxfam’s efforts to support government ministries, working closely with the gender lead to ensure that gender analysis is carried out and mainstreamed in economic and gender justice programs. You will identify opportunities for learning, research and publications which can be used to influencing donor, government policies and for leveraging resources for promising economic justice programming. Representing Oxfam at district and national level, ensure that Oxfam’s economic justice vision, mission and work are well articulated, networking and promoting the economic and gender justice programme objectives through civil society platforms.


What we’re looking for

We are looking for an individual who has comprehensive knowledge understanding of developing and implementing Economic Justice Programmes through local, national and regional partnership. You will have good knowledge of programmes associated with extractive industry governance, public finance management and livelihood development. Experience in developing, implementing advocacy and campaign strategies, strong facilitation skills to manage diverse groups of stakeholders. Knowledge of working in a right based approach programming, good understanding of project cycle management and experience of working to promote economic empowerment of women and youth. Excellent communication skills, strong sense of integrity and personal commitment to Oxfam values.


We offer

This role will give you the opportunity to campaign and advocate for women and youth for lasting change in their lives. You will research in the field of national resources management, extractive industry, Taxation livelihoods and women empowerment. You will ensure timely and realistic project planning, budgeting and implementation using best practices and tools. Providing leadership in troubleshooting and correcting project implementation and technical challenges. You will work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their respective fields. We will offer a fair pay, competitive benefits package and opportunities for training and development.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding:

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults.  Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our Values are recruited to work for us.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. 


Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. Visit our website at / using the job reference number (INT 6090). We particularly encourage applications from women and previously disadvantaged groups. While we value all applications received, we unfortunately can only respond to shortlisted candidates. OR submit hard copies to the Reception at Oxfam office at 15 Sir Samuel Lewis Road Freetown, the Logs Assistant at Oxfam Office in Koinadugu and the Programme Manager at Oxfam Office in Kono. The closing date for receiving the application will be 20th November 2019

We particularly welcome applications from qualified women and people of indigenous backgrounds. Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted


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