Gender & Protection Officer
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.;
Reporting to the Humanitarian & Resilience Building-Programme manager;
We are looking for a 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.
What we are looking for:
Our next Gender & Protection Officer will require;
- 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.
This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in the Humanitarian Programme, to act as key contributor to delivery of the programme, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their different fields, we offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.
How to Apply
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.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
How to 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 for this position and apply online
The closing date is 31st August 2019.
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.
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