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11 Apr 2023

Temporary Temporary Programme Officer- Gender Justice at Oxfam

Oxfam – Posted by Jobs4MW Lilongwe

Job Description

Gender Justice Programme Officer


Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here:

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

The Role

Oxfam in Malawi is looking for a result oriented individual to fill out a position Temporary Gender Justice Programme Officer to support Gender Programme for a period of 6 months as a maternity cover.


Project Development, Management and Implementation:

The Programme Officer will be responsible for the planning, implementation and management of the Education and gender projects and mainstreaming of gender and women’s rights in the other Programmes.
Support NGO partners in programme/project development through technical advice on participatory community engagement, district level consultation and project design.
Coordinate with internal advisors and staff for required input into supporting partners programme development.
Relationship and team building with the different government and non-government partners.
Provide specialist advice for gender and women’s rights mainstreaming in the Just Economies and Humanitarian programmes
Responsible for effective use and control of project resources such as vehicles.
Ensure that women’s rights are at the centre of our Gender Justice, Just Economies and Humanitarian work

Partnership Management:

Facilitate setting up of systems and procedures for better management of partner organisations, especially for monitoring and reporting
Closely work with the grant receiving partners to mutually agree on detailed operational plans, budgets, indicators for measuring achievements as well as monitoring, evaluation and learning framework in line with Oxfam Southern Africa Cluster Gender Justice Strategic Framework, programme framework and plans.
Identify any emerging opportunities for wider partnerships in the Just Economies and Humanitarian thematic areas.
Undertake regular and mutually agreed review visits to partners and provide guidance on enhancing the quality of programmes.
Work with internal staff and external staff to identify capacity building and training needs of partners and take initiatives to get them addressed.
Be proactive in linking organisational development advisors to partners and vice versa in supporting partners programme implementation.
Bring up major concerns about partners’ operations to the notice of the Gender Justice Team Leader for remedial action
Draw up and implement partner capacity enhancement plans in a consultative manner.
Ensure all partners follow safeguarding principles including trainings

Reporting and Work Programming:

Make regular monitoring visits to partner organisations and project implementation sites to review progress of work and provide strategic inputs and in particular to help to ensure that programme obligations for annual and monthly planning and reporting are properly met.
Provide regular updates to Gender Justice Team Leader on projects / programmes and the internal and external environment affecting the projects / programmes
Work with the Gender Justice, Just Economies and humanitarian teams to develop the use of gender analysis training using relevant methodologies, problem solving, non-directive, rights sensitive and practical responses to improve the impact of Oxfam’s work with the marginalised groups, especially women.

Programme Quality and Learning:

Work with Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning team to ensure that the MEAL Framework is effectively adopted by the partners.
Ensure participation of partners in programme review and learning exercises led by Oxfam or jointly undertaken by several partners.
Representation Network and Alliance Building:

Represent the Gender Justice Teams at various external fora as directed by the Gender Justice Team Leader
Actively participate in programme meetings as a member of the programme team.
Build and foster national alliances and networks that enhance sharing, learning and collaboration among relevant organisations and individuals;
Adopt a proactive approach to undertaking relevant lobbying, campaigning and advocacy work to increase other peoples understanding of programme issues and to influence their approach and decisions in support of Oxfam’s work.


Support in development of influencing strategies for the Gender Justice Program.
Linking community level to, district level advocacy issues to the national level advocacy initiatives these could include: Facilitating and/or organising key stakeholder meetings
In liaison with the Media and Communications Coordinator, actively support visibility of the TWL program through documentation, production of communication materials and sharing of materials through structured and un structured fora.
Engaging with and support Gender Justice related research, and also input in the Research studies commissioned by other Programs
Linking local civil society organisations to national, regional and international bodies
Support other Theme teams to build gender linkages between different country-level stakeholders, particularly ensuring national coalitions / alliances are linked to grassroots partners and vice versa.
Funding and Donor Management:

Ensure compliance with back donor requirements especially, timely submission of quality descriptive and financial reports;
Participate in funding raising activities in country and at regional level
Participate in relevant fund raising activities, monitoring funding opportunities and support response to these opportunities with approved concept notes/proposals to ensure programme continuity.
Assist in the development of sector related donor proposals, budget submissions and other necessary activities to secure funding for the programme;
Assist in drafting high quality reports according to donor contract agreements.

Resource Management:

Manage Oxfam in Malawi’s various resources under custody of the Programme Officer.

Applicants should at least have a minimum of:


–Minimum requirement is a university degree or equivalent in Education, rural development, agriculture, economics, politics, or other relevant field.

Experience & Skills

5+ years of experience in development work, education, SGBV preferably within a large development or humanitarian organisation;
Knowledge of programme development and delivery approaches, tools, methodologies and best practices;
Understanding of women’s rights and gender equality issues on the rural communities in Malawi.
Knowledge of programme development and delivery approaches, tools, methodologies and best practices;
Previous experience in handling donor funded project especially with large grants
Some experience in policy advocacy and how this contributes to taking programme impact to scale
Understanding and appreciation of the impact of HIV & AIDS on the rural communities in Malawi as well as the importance of gender mainstreaming in all programming.
Experience of and thorough understanding of a “Rights Based Approach”;
Proven knowledge of and experience with donor funding environment and good financial and project management skills;
Experience in development and management of a monitoring system of similar program focus
Excellent listening, communication and writing skills. Fluent in English and Chichewa.
Strong organisational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and ability to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through;
Proven knowledge of and experience with donor funding environment and good financial and project management skills;
A high level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgement, personal energy and flexibility;

Method Of Application

If your qualifications meet the requirements, and believe in Oxfam values- please apply by visiting our website at : using the following details:

Gender Justice Programme Officer : Ref No. 1628

The closing date is Monday 17 April 2023

Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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