Oxfam GB Opportunities in Kenya

Ensuring accountability for S.G.B.V and increased participation of women in Africa (INT2876)

Oxfam and partners are implementing a project entitled“Ensuring accountability for Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and increased participation of women in Africa”.

The project is expected to increase state accountability for conflict related sexual and gender based violence and facilitate access to justice for survivors of sexual and gender based violence where violations have occurred.

Managed by the Oxfam Pan Africa Programme, the project seeks to accelerate the realization of women’s rights by amplifying African women’s voices, promoting their meaningful participation in key decision making spaces by targeting attitudes, practices as well as policies that prevent the inclusion of women in post conflict decision making spaces.

Consultancy Objectives

  • To highlight the disproportionate burden of conflict related violence borne by women on the African continent, Oxfam Pan Africa Programme is seeking a consultant to produce a policy brief that will provide an analysis and summary of key issues and recommendations identified in the Continental Report on the Social, Economic and Political costs of conflict related sexual violence that Oxfam has recently completed in collaborations with Jimat Consultants.

    Required Qualifications

  • Post graduate degree in development studies/social studies with focus on gende
  • At least 7 years work experience in the field of gender in the Africa region
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the current discourse and discussions around women, peace and security issues on the African continent
  • Excellent analytical and research skills
  • Excellent writing skills in English

    How to apply:
    Interested applicants are requested to submit the following to Oxfam Pan Africa programme via e-mail to hecaconsultancy@oxfam.org.uk before 03rd October, 2016 5.00pm.

    Cover letter and CV
    Proposed fee
    Earliest available date to commence Link to the full ToR can be found here; Oxfam GB Consultancy

    2. Programme Officer
    Are you ready to act with poor people as a force for change in addressing the causes of poverty, suffering and injustice, and alleviating their symptoms? We are looking for someone like you to fill the position of Programme Officer – Policy and Advocacy?

    Oxfam is implementing a 4 year aimed at enhancing socio-economic empowerment of poor and vulnerable urban women dependent on the informal economy in Nairobi Urban informal settlements.

    The project is implemented in partnership with 3 local organizations, and specifically works with over 30,000 women small scale traders and women domestic workers to increase their livelihood opportunities, build their equity and resilience, empower them on their rights; and develop their advocacy skills.

    The Role
    Your role will be to provide technical leadership on policy and advocacy aspects of the EC funded project ‘promoting livelihoods and Inclusion of vulnerable women domestic workers and women small scale traders.

    To build partner’s capacity on influencing policy and practice; and advocacy. To link the policy and advocacy work to other county, national and international initiatives addressing similar issues etc.

    The Person
  • To be considered for this role you must have a Degree in law or political science or social studies.
  • At least 3 years experience in influencing government, donors, and other organizations through representation and/or advocacy, especially national governments.
  • Ability to analyze policy, develop policy briefs and advocacy plans.
  • Significant experience in campaigns, advocacy and lobbying.
  • Experience in translating research into advocacy action plans.
  • Significant experience of working in partnership with grassroots civil society organizations, national and international NGOs and networks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage organizational and people relationships.
  • Experience in rights based programming and experience in organizational capacity development.

    How to apply:

    If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts using the following link Oxfam GB Programme Officer

    The closing date for applications is 19th October 2016.

    3. Consultancy: Kenya Community Land Rights Project ( Evaluation)

    A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty.

    It’s unjustifiable. It’s not their problem. It’s ours too. And with the right support, we can stop poverty and suffering in their tracks.

    More than 8,000 people already commit their time and talents to our humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

    Background, rationale and purpose of the evaluation
    The Community Land Rights Programme is a two year programme implemented in Kenya and Nepal targeting 7500 men and 7500 women.

    The programme aimed at applying innovative legal empowerment techniques to support 75 communities in Kenya and Nepal to gain legal protection over their land and natural resources.

    The Project’s primary objective is to provide technical legal support to strengthen community land and resource rights and then rigorously test the extent to which this mitigates and resolves local conflict.

    Oxfam and Namati together with Kenya Land Alliance (KLA), support communities to gain legal protection for their community lands and through an action research approach carefully track how this process affects local conflict and gender dynamics.

    Objectives of the evaluation
  • To obtain end line measurements of key indicators about the perception of tenure and physical security of community members, threats to their security on issues related to land and natural resource ownership and access and compare this against baseline measurements.
  • To assess changes in county and community level dynamics after intervention, as well as evaluate understanding of community on their rights related to ownership and access to land and natural resources.
  • To evaluate the level of women’s engagement/participation on land and natural resource ownership.
  • To evaluate project impact and its contribution towards conflict resolution and mitigation.
  • Deduce lessons learnt from the project and document best practices that can be replicated within the same context or elsewhere either by Oxfam and partners or other stakeholders
  • Assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the project and how this contributed to the realization of the project objectives.
  • Evaluation team: qualifications and skills needed, plan for organizing the evaluation team

    Interested consultant is expected to posses the following qualifications and experience
  • Masters degree in social sciences ,
    In monitoring and evaluation, conflict resolution, project management or any other relevant study
  • Previous experience in evaluating similar projects such as human rights and land rights projects, conflict mitigation and resolution projects among others
  • Previous experience in running evaluations in the ASALs and Coastal part of Kenya
  • Previous experience managing a team of enumerators within a field research context

    How to apply:
    Interested consultants should send their applications to hecaconsultancy@oxfam.org.uk on or before 25th October, 2016.

    The proposal should include proposed methodology for undertaking the evaluation, sample size and how the sample was arrived at, detailed work plan, budget and qualifications for the evaluation team.

    The proposal should not be more than 12 pages in total and should indicate availability of the evaluation team.

    Link to the full ToR: Consultancy: Kenya Community Land Rights Project ( Evaluation)

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