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PurposeThis role leadsinternational advocacy to securewomen’s land, forest and waterrightsacross the world, through advocating for effective implementation of international and regional frameworks and instruments that adequately incorporate measures to strengthen and promote women’s land rights. This includes advocacy tostrengthen women’s land and property rights in key international and regional frameworks and guidelines. The role will draw on and contribute to increasing the implementation of existing international law and commitments on women’s land rights, in particular the SDGs, as well as others such as CEDAW, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure.Additionally, the role works to ensure that these commitments are implemented, and translate to real-world change in the lives ofwomen through national and local policy and practicethat strengthens women’s land rights in all tenure systems. This includes providing support and facilitation to colleagues and grassroots organisations on programme, influencing and advocacy. The role will also help to ensure an inclusive approach to women’s land rights –ensuring that under-represented women’s voices are also amplified and visible in debates; and helpto grow and strengthen Oxfam’s internal women’s land rights community.Job
Influence, with clear propositions and strong arguments, international and regional agreements, and multilateral institutions, to give greater, and more in-depth attention to women’s land and property rights
•Prepare and package information andpolicy propositions for use in advocacy. This should draw on case studies, local and national experiences of Oxfam and allies, and existing literature.
•Advocate for women’s land and property rights, across all tenure systems.
•Track and engage with international policy processes, including analysis and strategic policy inputs.
•Help to ensure an inclusive approach to women’s land rights –including amplifying the voices, perspectives and needs of particularly marginalised groups of women
•Facilitate women directly involved with land cases to advocate at international forums and contribute to international decision making.
2.Facilitate increased and in-depth debate on strengthening women’s land and property rights among civil society, the public, government and the private sector
•Support and work with civil society (CS) alliances on influencing large land deals, land policies and international frameworks.
•Organizeand oversee implementation of action research to better document women’s land rights challenges and successes.
•Identify gaps in analysis of gender and land rights and actively work with allies and affected communities to continue to broaden and deepen the debate
•Assist colleagues, allies and rural women to prepare for, and present on women’s land and property rights at conferences, events and in the media