22 Aug 2019

Full-Time Gender and Protection Officer

Oxfam – Posted by TAYOAAnywhere

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Job Description


Contract type: Fixed Term – 10 Months (renewable)

Salary: Competitive Package Location: Kibondo, Tanzania

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Oxfam in Tanzania envisions empowered citizens with reduced poverty, reduced inequality and injustice with especially women and young people having access to resources and a good quality of life. We want to see evidence of citizens being more aware of and demanding their rights to resources and essential services. We also want to see less policy incoherence and positive changes at national level (policy) and community level (practices, perceptions, ideas and beliefs).

Oxfam therefore seeks to recruit a Gender & Protection Officer to provide leadership in strengthening Oxfam’s commitment to protecting women rights through effective integration and response to Gender in Emergencies (GiE) considerations for both refugees in Nduta camp and targeted host communities of Kibondo District as a component of Humanitarian and Resilience Building Programme Strategy. The role will enhance the capacity of the team to meet the Minimum Standards of Gender & Protection mainstreaming in the key programme sectors of WASH and FSL while exploring opportunities for transitioning to standalone gender justice programming.;

The Role Reporting to the Humanitarian & Resilience Building-Programme manager;

The Gender and Protection Officer will work with closely with different teams to provide technical/expertise inputs into the different sectoral activities of the programme; implementing specific gender & protection mainstreaming activities under different donor funding and ensuring the GiE minimum requirements are met throughout the project cycle. She /he will strengthen coordination with other protection and gender focused agencies and structures within the targeted camps and host communities. Ensure staff adhere to the security management procedures.

The person We are looking for a person with the following qualifications:


A minimum of a first degree in Gender Studies, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work or relevant field, Masters in Social Anthropology or Gender or any of the related field; combination of diploma/certificate training in Project Planning is an advantage


At least 2-years work experience in a Non-Government environment, experience in implementing programs for vulnerable groups & women in emergency responses is an advantage. Good understanding of the camp and host community context and sufficient field experience in similar environment

A good understanding of and ability to identify and analyse protection and gender issues with previous exposure to gender & protection risk analysis to inform program teams/activities. Good communication and training skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of people, able to communicate in oral & write Kiswahili and English, working knowledge of local languages of the refugees (Kirundi) is an advantage. Ability to work under pressure and to be flexible in work tasks Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged and other vulnerable groups. Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, willing to support and learn Well organised, with good attention to detail and developed ability to prioritise tasks to meet tight deadlines and organise work in a complex setting Strong analysis and planning skills; ability to identify problems and proactively and creatively develop solutions and generate information for proposal development/fundraising. Strong skills in preparing workplans and writing concise report; must be computer literate, with ability to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, email and internet. Strong analytical and planning skills as well as be able to demonstrate experience of working with computerised accounting systems and demonstrable experience of working with computerised accounting packages and spreadsheets. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to work as part of a dispersed, multi-disciplined and multi-cultural team. Must demonstrate sensitivity and commitment to gender issues.

Hoto apply This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job profile and apply online through: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/gender–protection-officer-int5870/11181/description/

The closing date is 30th August 2019.

Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Job Types: Full-Time.

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