2 Gender & Protection Officer NGO Employment Opportunities – Oxfam

Organisation: Oxfam
Duty Station: Uganda
About Oxfam:
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 affiliates networked
together in more than 90 countries committed to ridding the world of poverty
and injustice. To achieve this, we support local projects in developing
countries, we lobby governments and companies to take into account the
interests of the poorest people and we campaign to involve citizens in our
work. We implement our programs by working with local NGO partners and civil
society organizations and engaging with private sector and governments. Oxfam
employs over 6,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our
program is anchored on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women’s
Rights: Resilient Livelihoods, Governance and Accountability and Humanitarian
Preparedness and Response.
About Project:
Oxfam is implementing a humanitarian response to address the
humanitarian needs of South Sudanese refugees hosted in West Nile sub-region.
Oxfam’s areas of intervention include WASH, Emergency Food security and
vulnerable livelihoods (EFSVL), Gender and Protection. Oxfam works with local
partners as a strategy for building humanitarian preparedness and response
capacity within the organisations.
Key Duties and
  • Manage
    the development and implementation of a gender equality and social
    inclusion in the emergency response operations in refugees camps West Nile
    (northern Uganda) to effectively include gender considerations in all
    project activities.
  • Offer
    technical support to implementing partners and local stakeholders
    to develop systems and mechanisms for proper mainstreaming of gender &
    protection in the emergency response programs and to prevent, respond to,
    and resolve the abuse, neglect and violence experienced by children and
    women in the refugee camps.
  • The
    incumbent will manage/apply the implementation of Oxfam emergency
    Protection & gender principles and standards in the emergency response
  • The
    jobholder will also design, adapt, implement and maintain gender and
    protection including GBV monitoring procedures and information
    systems and ensure that emergency response staffs are trained for their
    data collection and monitoring duties.
  • Develop
    monitoring milestones to track the progress and ensure engendered
    emergency response is delivered to the beneficiaries
  • Render
    support in the implementation and if necessary further development
    of referral mechanisms for managing child protection concerns at camp and
    host community level as well as with local government.
  • Provision
    of psychosocial services to traumatized children and women refugee
  • Build
    and manage relationships and work with the Advocacy & Rights groups,
    NGOs, and relevant government sector offices at district, region and
    national level.
  • Support
    the emergency response team leaders in developing and supervising
    emergency program staff activities in relation to child protection,
    and regularly monitor and evaluate their progress.
  • Actively
    participate in monitoring, review, RTE process
  • Maintain
    awareness of the operating context and ensure that programs adhere to Do
    No Harm principles, remain conflict sensitive and non-biased, and
    develop strategies to address gender and disability discrimination.
  • The
    jobholder will represent Oxfam gender & protection issues, identifying
    opportunities to advocate Oxfam’s position on the rights of the children
    and women through exchange of information, negotiation and
  • Prepare
    and submit high quality and timely reports
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Gender
    & Protection Officer job placement must hold a University Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Social
    Work or relevant field
  • A
    minimum of four to seven years’ experience in an INGO environment,
    including experience directing and implementing programs for children
    & women in emergency
  • Specific
    experience in setting up and running community based gender and child
    protection programming.
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of gender and child protection issues
    and sufficient field experience in similar settings to design and
    implement innovative, appropriate solutions with a focus on program
    delivery and capacity building in complex emergency situations.
  • Ability
    to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan
  • Ability
    and commitment to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and
    under difficult and challenging environments.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluency
    in written and spoken English.
  • Show
    commitment to and understanding of Oxfam’s aims, values and principles
    including rights-based approaches.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications in writing, including a cover letter and curriculum vitae (Not
exceeding 2MB) to the HR and Admin Coordinator at
Deadline: 21st April 2017
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