Entry Level Gender and Protection Officer NGO Jobs – Oxfam International

Job Title:            Gender and Protection Officer
Organization: Oxfam International
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Oxfam is a worldwide organisation that employs works in more than 90
countries. We seek to overcome poverty and suffering.  Oxfam’s global
strategic goals include contributing to achieving more profound and lasting
change in the lives of people living with poverty and injustice. We’re creating
a worldwide influencing network to unite the power of local organizations, who
share a common vision for change. Adequately resourced, local organizations are
bestpositioned to influence and actively participate in the fight against the
injustice of poverty.
Job Summary: The Gender and
Protection Officer will report to the Emergency Response Manager and be based
in Lamwo, with occasional travel to the field locations within Uganda. Key
areas of focus will be promoting identification and integration of the gender
and protection elements in the humanitarian program, enhancing protection and
gender mainstreaming technical capacity of Oxfam and Partner staff as well as
government and community structures, Supporting and managing implementation of
the Oxfam humanitarian response programme in Uganda. The role supports resource
mobilization, specifically for the Emergency Response programme focus areas and
ensuring that the promotion of gender and women’s rights is at the heart of
Oxfam in Uganda’s program work in the field.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively participate in the development
    and implementation of a gender equality and social inclusion in the
    emergency response operations in refugee settlements in West Nile
    (northern Uganda) to effectively include gender considerations in all
    project activities
  • Work closely with partners to implement
    and mainstream gender & protection in the emergency response programs
  • Work with partners and stakeholders to
    prevent, respond to, and resolve the abuse, neglect and violence
    experienced by children and women in the refugee settlements
  • Implement strategies that strengthen the
    capacity of implementing partners and local stakeholders to develop
    systems and mechanisms that provide meaningful protection for all children
    and women in the longer term
  • Implement Oxfam emergency gender and
    protection principles and standards in the emergency response operations
    in West Nile
  • Participate in the design, adaptation,
    implementation and maintenance of gender and protection 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
  • Implement and if necessary further develop
    referral mechanisms for managing protection concerns at camp and host
    community level as well as with local government
  • Provide psychosocial services to
    traumatized children and women in West Nile refugee settlements
  • Build relationships and work with other
    advocacy & rights groups, NGOs, and relevant government sector offices
    at district, region and national level
  • Work with emergency response teams in
    developing and supervising emergency program activities in relation to
    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
  • Represent Oxfam’s gender & protection
    issues, identifying opportunities to advocate Oxfam’s position on the
    rights of the children and women through exchange of information,
    negotiation and lobbying
  • Prepare high quality and timely reports
    and submit to the response team leaders within agreed deadlines
  • Present regular written reports on
    progress against objectives as required by the Line Manger and ensure that
    a final report is completed on completion of the contract
  • To be familiar with and abide by NGO code
    of conduct and SPHERE minimum standards
  • Comply with all relevant Oxfam policies
    and procedures with respect to gender, child protection, health and
    safety, code of conduct, anti-Corruption, equal opportunities and other
    relevant policies

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Gender
    and Protection Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Development
    Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work or relevant field
  • Two to three years of management
    experience in an INGO environment, including experience in directing and
    implementing programs for children & women in emergency
  • Good understanding of the Uganda, South
    Sudan and regional political context
  • Specific experience in setting up and
    running community based gender and protection programming
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    gender and 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
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate
    options and to think and plan strategically
  • Ability to prepare draft reports against
    expected results and indicators with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrable commitment to humanitarian
    principles and accountability frameworks, especially in working with very
    vulnerable populations
  • Ability and commitment to work effectively
    with people of diverse backgrounds and under difficult and challenging
  • Flexibility and a sense of humour ability
    to work, live and thrive under challenging circumstances
  • Good team player who is able and willing
    to learn from others as well as live and work in a communal setting
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and
    presentation skills
  • Show commitment to and understanding of
    Oxfam’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to
    think strategically, including the ability to think beyond the local
    programme context and to act within a regional framework
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their updated CVs and cover letters ONLY to oxfamuganda-jobs@oxfam.org
indicating the position name in the email subject line. Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted. 
Deadline:  9th March, 2018.
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