Youth, Education & Gender Project Officer – Strategic Partnership at Oxfam

At Oxfam in Ghana, we will tackle the root causes of social and economic inequalities and unaccountable power that violate human rights and drive poverty, injustice, and environmental destruction. We will achieve this by working together with people and partners to address the systemic barriers fuelling inequality and poverty. We commit to acting as a safe, feminist and partner-led International NGO. We will work in contexts where we can have the greatest impact, channelling our resources to work in solidarity with allies and partners, to shape transformational Programming and influencing at scale.

Team Purpose

The DANIDA Strategic Partnership Initiative for Ghana and West Africa Project Team sits within the Accountable Governance Programme and straddles the Just Economy and Gender Justice and wider Programme Influencing Strategy and Impact Team, which aims to realise the vision of making Ghana’s governance system more democratic, inclusive and accountable by building people’s movements to demand and implement change; for constructive engagement of law makers, amplify their needs and demands through the media (old and new) and engage in dialogue at local, national, regional and global levels. People power backed by evidence-based analysis to tackle corruption and waste, increase budget allocation to address poverty and inequalities, and strengthen the democratic process and enable human rights to be fulfilled, including the right to essential services ( education). It will also contribute to providing women and girls with equal rights and opportunities by applying a feminist lens to understanding how economic policy, social policy and political power structures disadvantage and abuse women (and girls), as well as access to public services and participation in wealth creation in the private sector.

The team under the  Project Management Unit (PMU) will coordinate and provide strategic leadership for the implementation of the project. The  Project Management Unit (PMU) will be responsible for quality implementation and coordination among consortium partners in Ghana and West Africa.

The Role

To lead the youth,  education, and gender efforts of the DANIDA Strategic Partnership Initiative for Ghana and West Africa project, as part of the Oxfam in Ghana’s Accountable Governance team, making sure the different strands of the project plans, studies, analysis, reports and documentation are youth-friendly, gender-just and socially inclusive. S/he will spearhead the various youth and gender transformative  education related studies, analysis, and audits in partnership with partners to provide relevant gender and social inclusion evidence for planning and advocacy on the project. The position holder will ensure the integration and implementation of Oxfam’s feminist principles as well as Youth Engagement Plan of Oxfam International throughout the project lifespan. The position holder will also provide capacity building support on youth engagement, gender justice and social inclusion to partners and consultants on different project activities, studies, and research.

It will be essential for the role to ensure that all Oxfam policies and procedures with respect to Programme quality and partnerships and other relevant policies and procedures are in place, implemented and adhered to. Represent Oxfam at internal and external events and meetings as appropriate.

The person (applicants must be citizens of Ghana or have legal status to work in Ghana)

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual with the following:

  • A minimum of four years relevant work experience in a similar position specifically focused on youth development, gender equality in  education, mainstreaming, equity and general women’s rights
  • University degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences or in any relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience in advocacy and influencing
  • Solid understanding of the context of youth, gender,  education laws and policies in Ghana
  • Strong knowledge of women’s rights, gender and human rights, social inclusion and women economic empowerment
  • Excellent interpersonal,  communication and working skills in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Ability to work with several stakeholders, especially young people and youth-led organisations
  • Have a strong interpersonal influence with skills and work experience in relationship building, in an international organization.
  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Power Point).
  • Excellent written and verbal  communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate.
  • Availability to travel within Ghana to Programme sites sometimes including on weekends
  • Experience in risks assessments and compliance with laws in an international NGO context.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s mission and values, including the promotion of equality between women and men.


  • Experience with delivering gender and youth related capacity building interventions
  • Knowledge and experience with youth,  education and gender approaches and tools
  • Strong learning process, facilitating skills, research and interview skills, and knowledge management
  • Commitment to equal opportunity, gender equality and the principles of diversity.
  • Experience with youth partnership development and management.
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovative mindset
  • Working proficiency in Ghanaian languages is highly desirable.

You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.

How To Apply

If you believe your qualifications meet the requirements, please upload your CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability for the role.

Closing Date for Submission of Applications: 26th June 2024 at 11:59pm (GMT)

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

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 committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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

About Us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

A Thriving Diverse Oxfam

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To Do That


  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 29th June, 2024

July 2024