OXFAM Job Vacancy: Head of Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls Campaign - Denmark

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Closing date: 12th February @ 23:59 GMT

Interviews: tbc  

Job title: Head of Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls Campaign

Contract: 1 year fixed term 

Location: Denmark (subject to being able to obtain the right to work in Denmark). Other Oxfam International office locations may be considered (subject to being able to establish a contract of employment and obtain the right to work in that location)

Salary:  DKK 446,607.60 gross per annum

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

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

Our Secretariat is based in Oxford, with advocacy and campaigns offices in Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, Brasilia and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

This post will be part of the OI Secretariat Advocacy & Campaigns team and based ideally in Denmark.

About the campaign:
The purpose of EVAWG campaign is to catalyze, with others, a critical mass of citizens and influencers in 20 countries to prevent violence against women and girls by 2019. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a global pandemic. VAWG is rooted in social norms that place greater value on the contributions, worth and power of men and boys, than those of women and girls. In virtually all aspects of human life, women and girls are overtly or implicitly considered to be inferior to boys and men.

To prevent VAWG, women and men must know about women’s human rights, be convinced that it is to everyone’s benefit that gender and power relations are more equal and be moved to demand this. This takes time, and requires changes in attitudes as well as social norms. Oxfam International wants to tackle EVAWG by focusing on changing social norms. Our aim is to sensitize our supporters and donors, and to influence policymakers and community and thought leaders on the importance of addressing discrimination against women. Our key objectives are:
  • To create awareness and outrage about the ranges of injustices faced by women in the context of the fight against poverty 
  • To position Oxfam as a key voice on these issues 
  • To mobilise supporters to act in solidarity with women and girls, their organizations and movements, wanting to live a life free of violence
Oxfam International is looking for an experienced professional with solid knowledge on women’s rights and gender justice, particularly violence against women issues. The lead of Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG) campaign will oversee the development of effective strategies to achieve campaign objectives, and will manage all aspects of campaign planning and implementation.

The successful applicant will have
  • Excellent national campaigning skills, especially focused on attitudes, beliefs and social norms,
  • Excellent global and national campaign leadership skills and experience,
  • Proven experience working with international alliances,
  • Solid understanding of gender analysis
  • Proven commitment to promoting gender equity. Fluency in English (written and verbal) is essential.
To view the full job description and to apply for this job please refer to our website using the following link: HERE
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