Gender Integrated Programme Lead (INT4971)

Job Type

Full Time


Details: £38,128 - £49,823 depending on experience



Application Deadline



John Smith Drive

United Kingdom



Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. The vision of the Programme Strategy and Impact Team (PSIT) is to increase the positive impact of programme interventions in support of our aim to alleviate the injustice of poverty. We do this by driving higher quality programming and learning within Oxfam, developing more integrated approaches to programming, by networking across teams and offices and increasing the influence of Oxfam’s leadership on policy and practice internally and externally.


PSI Team’s contribution to impact happens through support to strong programming in Economic Justice, Gender Justice, and Sustainable Water for all across a range of contexts. In support of this we work with others to enhance the quality of Oxfam programmes by developing more integrated, evidence-informed, analysis and strategy-driven approaches to programming; drive higher quality knowledge and learning; and increase the influence of our thought and practice internally and externally.


About the role

Reporting to the Gender Justice Strategic Lead and matrix to Integrated Programme Approach Strategic Lead, the Gender Integrated Programme Lead will be responsible for:


·        Providing strategic leadership for Gender Integrated programming (beyond gender mainstreaming) approach.

·        Leading the ‘Gender Integrated program’ (GIP) Practice Group and developing and implementing OGB’s strategy and approach on Gender integrated programming

·        Working collaboratively to create an enabling environment to put women’s rights at the centre of all programmes.

·        Collaborating with others and taking a leadership role in shaping OGB and Oxfam thinking, policy and practice to improve the quality of our “beyond gender mainstreaming” work in programmes

·        In close collaboration with OI and other affiliates, setting standards, developing tools and establishing good practices on high quality integration of gender into priority thematic areas.

·        Providing mentorship, strategic steer and guidance to colleagues directly affiliated to the GIP practice group, as well as PSIT staff in general.

·        Proactively mobilizing and reinforcing the commitment, knowledge and skills of staff and partners on gender integrated and beyond gender mainstreaming approaches to improve Oxfam’s capacity in this area.

·        Producing, assimilating, analysing and using information from varied and diverse sources to ensure the effectiveness of OGB’s Partner Affiliate contribution to Gender integrated approaches

·        Ensure OGB’s PA offer embeds and contributes to Oxfam’s programmes meeting the

organisational gender justice commitments and standards on Gender Integrated

programming and beyond gender mainstreaming.

·        Providing support and mentorship to advisors and staff in creatively designing, developing and implementing high quality gender transformative integrated programmes.

·        Proactively contributing to transforming gender and power relations for increased gender equality.


What we are looking for

·        The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and work experience in gender mainstreaming and gender integrated approaches.

·        Extensive experience on at least 2 of the 3 thematic areas: Women’s Participation and Transformative Leadership (WPTL), ending Violence against women and girls (EVAWG) and Women’s economic empowerment (WEE)

·        Excellent interpersonal, communication and advocacy skills, with demonstrable experience of leadership and management.

·        Excellent analytical skills and conceptual thinking skills

·        Demonstrable track record of embedding innovative approaches and organisational change for gender within large, complex organisations.

·        Experience and ability to design innovative programmes and secure funding for them through experience of writing complex funding proposals.

·        Excellent understanding of effective Programme Cycle Management with respect to gender mainstreaming, with experience working to develop, deliver and/or strengthen organisational initiatives to improve practice in this space

·        Experience in implementing programs and supporting teams at country and/or regional level

·        Demonstrable track record of embedding innovative approaches and organisational change for gender within large, complex organisations.

·        A working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic is desirable, though not essential.


Additional information


Hours: 36 hours per week

Salary: £38,128 - £49,823 depending on experience

Region: Programme Strategy & Impact

Job Family: Programme

Division: International

Job Type: Open ended

Closing Date: 19 November 2018

Level of Language Proficiency

It is desirable, though not essential, to have a working knowledge of Spanish, French or Arabic.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, then please visit the link below for more information and to apply.


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and 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.