Economic Justice and Women's Rights Advisor

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Deadline: Jun 30, 2024
Location: Peru
Organization: Oxfam-Québec
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Spanish Spanish
Work experience:Min 3 years
Date posted: Mar 26, 2024
Expected starting date: As soon as possible


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This is a 12-month mandate in Lima, Peru. 

The mandate is under the Equality in Action Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP), which takes place in 12 countries and 3 regions over a eight-year period (2020-2028). 

The VCP aims to increase the involvement of local partners in countries of intervention in inclusive, innovative and sustainable initiatives that will advance gender equality. Oxfam's role is to support these organizations, working with the most vulnerable and marginalized people, to claim and exercise their rights. Oxfam places the rights of women, girls, and vulnerable and marginalized people at the heart of everything it does.

Here's what your daily life will look like: 

In close collaboration with Oxfam's in-country team members and VCP partners, your mandate will be to: 

Strengthening of the intervention   

  • Contribute to the implementation of political and institutional advocacy processes in the three outcomes of the Economic and Social Justice Axis, in coordination with partner organizations and allies and in accordance with Oxfam's approach of influence;   

  • Contribute to the implementation of political and institutional advocacy processes at the national, regional and international levels in the area of economic justice and women's rights, in coordination with partner and allied organizations and in accordance with Oxfam's approach of influence;   

  • Co-construct, together with Oxfam's team in Peru, diverse organizations and collectives, social advocacy processes around the agenda of the Economic and Social Justice Axis and mainly on care work; 

  • Co-construct, together with the country team and partner organizations, strategic interventions around the economic justice and women's rights agenda for its application to funding sources; 

  • Participate and contribute to the regional discussion on the agenda of inequalities, fiscal justice and care economy from the country program;   

  • Participate and contribute to the strategic planning process of the Oxfam office in Peru, promoting transformative leadership for the DDMM;  

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of initiatives that promote the DDMM for Oxfam's Equality in Action program in the country; 

  • Contribute to program performance measurement in the application of feminist principles. 

Accompanying and advising partners 

  • Lead the implementation of actions and enable spaces for dialogue on the care agenda, including coordination with the NGO partner Flora Tristan and other activist groups;   

  • Contribute to the strengthening of the articulation of civil society organizations, movements and diverse collectives, as well as their capacities and the conditions that facilitate processes of influence around the economic justice and women's rights agenda and in accordance with the strategic needs of the country.

For this mandate you must: 

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status in Canada;  

  • Have university degree in economic sciences, social sciences, political sciences, project management, research, communications or any other relevant field;  

  • Have at least 3 years of relevant professional experience; 

  • Have a good knowledge of economic and women’s rights issues; 

  • Be fluent in Spanish, spoken and written (required);  

  • Master the Office suite.

What we offer: 

  • Monthly allowance for living expenses;  

    • 20% increase in the allowance per accompanying child (maximum of 2children) 

  • 1,500$ CAD per year/per child for school fees; 

  • Monthly housing allowance;  

  • Round trip flight with 2 checked luggage;  

    • Round trip flight for accompanying child(ren)  

  • 200$ CAD for additional luggage;  

  • Advantageous medical insurance for you and the accompanying child(ren);  

  • A volunteer support program during your mandate and up to two months after the end of your mandate;  

  • 20 days of vacation and other holidays;  

  • Access to various training courses (E-Learning, etc.);  

  • A rewarding experience with a well-known and recognized organization.

Oxfam has a zero-tolerance policy against any behavior that violates its code of conduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, as well as lack of integrity, corruption and fraud. 

To do this, Oxfam will ensure recruiting people who demonstrate and embody the same values. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected will be contacted. 

We accept applications on an ongoing basis. It is possible that this posting ends before the posted date. Please do not wait until the deadline to apply. 

If you are interested in the mandate, please send your application (CV and cover letter) in the working language of the country – Spanish – to recrutvolontaire.oxfamqc@oxfam.org, specifying the title of the mandate you wish to apply for.