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Social Sciences and Community, Community Service
Jijiga- Jarar, Somali 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

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

Gender officer- Readvised  to attract more Female  candidates

About US

Oxfam is a global community that believes poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s rights 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 the international confederation  Oxfam .

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior 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 organization                                                                                                   


Since the early 1970s, we have been working to address the underlying causes of poverty and marginalization by focusing on developing sustainable livelihoods, providing water and sanitation, agriculture, climate research, gender, and humanitarian issues                                                                                                                                           

Job details


TEAM: Gender Officer


CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term (1 year)

GRADE: D2  National                                       

JOB FAMILY:  Programme

SALARY: As per the Oxfam benefit Package

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week


We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at the interview stage

TEAM PURPOSE : support gender in emergency programming in Oxfam’s integrated response to the Food Crisis in Somali Region, Ethiopia

JOB PURPOSE: The Gender Officer will primarily provide technical assistance and capacity to the response team to ensure the delivery of humanitarian assistance with a strong gender mainstreaming. The post will ensure compliance to Oxfam’s Gender in Emergency Minimum Standards, feminist approaches, and relevant sector (inter-agency) standards.


Senior Gender Officer matrix reporting to Area Manager


 Gender Assistant



Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Reports to and support the accountability of the Senior gender officer on gender leadership programmatic, technical, and operational as well as ensuring gender-sensitive workplace
  • Coordinate and directly work with technical teams (WASH, EFSVL, Protection) in the operation areas to provide technical support on gender mainstreaming and guidance in delivering response programmes in line with Gender in Emergency (GIE) Minimum Standards, feminist approaches, and other Oxfam relevant policies; conduct or follow-up activities that specifically address gender issues in the different technical programmes;
  • Ensure that gender is integrated into MEAL processes; setting of specific indicators for process monitoring and follow-up; advising team in getting gender-specific information through spot monitoring. Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) and other MEAL processes.
  • Initiate documentation process to capture learning and changes; support team to collect and analyzed sex and gender disaggregating data, utilize gender-sensitive tools and processes of assessments, data collections, and research; initiate regular gender assessments and analysis and
  • Contribute to reporting (e.g. situation report, donor report, project reports, etc)
  • Staff and partners training, coaching, induction, reflection sessions, field mentoring of  Gender in Emergencies to ensure an improved understanding of gender concepts, including feminist principles and their application in humanitarian context taking into consideration the local context 
  • Proactively contribute to the creation and implementation of gender-targeted actions, and ensure that projects are implemented, and budget utilized as applicable
  • Coordinate, seek technical guidance, share programmatic and strategic feedback and work with the Roving Gender Coordinator as well as Country Gender Justice Manager
  • Act as a focal point/representative of Oxfam on Gender in operation areas for sharing, linking, networking, lobbying, and learning with field teams, as well as Coordination, negotiation, and representation with government authorities, civil society organizations, and appropriate regional clusters /sub-clusters and inter-agency coordination groups (e.g. GBV cluster,) as applicable
  • Provide timely, including written feedback about gender incidents, issues, and aid-related community conflicts to the line and matrix managers an active member of Oxfam’s humanitarian response team; participate in appropriate staff meetings and planning sessions.
  • Other tasks as necessary in agreement with reporting manager  


person specification

Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam GB needs to be able to:


Our Values

·       Equality : We believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and to have the same rights and opportunities.

·       Empowerment : We acknowledge and seek to expand people’s agency over their lives and the decisions that impact them.

·       Solidarity : We join hands, support, and collaborate across boundaries in working towards a just and sustainable world.

·       Inclusiveness : We embrace diversity and difference and value the perspectives and contributions of all people and communities in their fight against poverty and injustice.

·       Accountability : We take responsibility for our actions and inaction and hold ourselves accountable to the people we work with and for.

·       Courage : We speak truth to power and act with conviction on the justice of our causes.


·       Ensure you commit to our THREE ORGANISATIONAL ATTRIBUTES:

1. Be committed to equal opportunities: demonstrating sensitivity to cultural differences and gender equality.


2. Be willing to learn and apply gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity and inclusion across all aspects of your work.


3. Be committed to undertaking Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adhering to relevant policies, to ensure all people who come into Oxfam are as safe as possible.


·       Ensure you actively ADOPT OXFAM’S FEMINIST LEADERSHIP APPROACH and apply the principles and twelve practices in your work. Read more about this here:

Read this guide to find out more about what our values, organizational attributes and feminist leadership approach mean for how we work

For this role, we have selected two of the most relevant feminist Leadership practices for this role (which you can read more about here :

1 Self-Awareness

2 Mutual accountability

3 Strategic Thinking and Judgment

Job Requirements


  •   University graduate in the field of gender, social sciences, development studies, community development, humanitarian, and other related fields.
  • At least 3 years of experience in working on gender issues in humanitarian and development organizations;
  • At least one-year relevant field experience working directly on gender in an emergency;
  • Demonstrated understanding of concepts, principles, and approaches on human rights and women’s rights, gender equality, feminism, humanitarianism, and international development;
  • ability to influence others to increase their knowledge and skills and take actions in order to address gender issues in their sectors, teams, and the workplace
  • Skills in collecting and analyzing information using participatory research and assessment methodologies with a gender lens
  • Proven experience in the capacity building using diverse methodologies and approaches
  • Strong communication skills with good levels of spoken and written English, Somali and Amharic languages.
  • With a high level of adaptability and initiative demonstrated by having the

a. ability to work independently and develop solutions to problems;

b. ability to work in a multi-cultural team which may include colleagues coming from different backgrounds and geographical locations in and outside the county;

c. willingness to travel to remote field areas for regular support to program teams/partners/ communities,

d. willingness to work in insecure environments; and

e. provide remote support to field teams/partners when required


  • Field experience working on gender issues in WASH, EFSVL, protection, and GBV prevention and response;
  • Field experience in implementing gender-targeted actions/ stand-alone projects in a humanitarian setting
  • Experience in responding to drought and other climate-induced disasters  and understanding IDP settings
  • Experience in organizing women’s groups and engaging with men at the community level
  • Knowledge of the local context including the culture, and tradition of the Region is helpful

Safer recruitment: All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks (which can include counterterrorism, safeguarding, and criminal records 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.

 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 organization and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

Please upload your up-to-date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile through or using Oxfam's internal /External application portal /  or     on or before May 31, 2022.
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