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Women Land Rights Advisor

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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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

Women’s Land Rights Adviser–May 20194
•Support dialogue between CSO colleagues active on land questions in international debates, to achieve a greater mutual understanding, and mutually supportive positions on advancing women’s land rights
.•Identify and evolve compelling ways of communicating women’s land rights3.Help build a strong women’s land rights community within Oxfam
•Promote activities for peer-to-peer learning and sharing among Oxfam staff working at country, regional and international levels
•Peer review Oxfam papers, frameworks, policy positionsand tools on gender issuesin order to ensure good language and approach towards securing women’s land rights
•Support opportunities to create policy positions and frameworks from the ground-up: involving and engaging women’s groups, allies and Oxfam staff
•Work with Oxfam’s women’s land rights community to identify, and document, shared policy positions, identify gaps and actively discuss areas of diverse perspectives
•Contribute to a culture of openness –that invites Oxfam staff to openly speak about unintended gender bias in land and natural resource work as a first step to addressing it
•Promote internally, and externally, Oxfam’s women’s land rights work. 4.Ensure the development and implementation of monitoring systems to track women’s land rights policy, its implementation and its impacts.
•Organise the testing and piloting of monitoring tools in countries and at international and/or multi-country level
•Assist colleagues to use and amplify gender-related tools such as Enabling Voices, Demanding Rights.
•Participate in debates and decision-making spaces in relation to monitoring and tracking of women’s land rights and governance. Other
•Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights(click here). 
•Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safetyand staff health and wellbeing principles

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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