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

Job Description

About oxfam


Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right 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 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 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

DIVISION: Operations

TEAM: Protection Officer


CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term (1 year)

GRADE: D1  National                                                       

JOB FAMILY:  Programme

SALARY: As per the Oxfam pay scale

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 : Oxfam works alongside civil societies and partners to build community resilience and maintain a commitment to uphold the rights of crisis-affected people, improve national policies, and hold duty bearers to account.

JOB PURPOSE: The  Senior Protection officer will identify and monitor protection threats and implement protection activities in the targeted areas and contribute to the protection analysis of trends and needs of affected populations. The job holder will support IDPs and affected communities to safely access useful, reliable, and accurate information as well as adequate services. He/she will conduct assessments and monitor outcomes and risks for the emergency cash for protection activities for vulnerable and at-risk individuals and families.


Response Program Manager


 Protection Assistant



Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

·       Ensure that protection monitoring, and activities are carried out in a timely, effective manner and in ways that do not put beneficiaries and communities at risk.

·       Ensure overall response Protection Analysis and the identification of priority protection risks (eg. violence, coercion, involuntary relocations, and returns)

·       Act as the focal point for the identification and referral for the assistance of vulnerable individuals and people with specific protection needs while maintaining strict protocols for confidentiality and consent following OXFAM’s SOPs

·       Coordinate with civil society and protection partners to ensure protection services have been provided and needs have been met in an appropriate manner and beneficiaries have the opportunity to provide feedback on the assistance received.

·       Conduct assessment to identify vulnerable and at-risk individuals and families for assistance according to pre-defined criteria, including determining eligibility for emergency cash for protection.

·       Work with the information, communications, technology team to ensure the protection of referral information, protection monitoring reports, and other documents that may contain sensitive information obtained or shared with the protection team

·       Contribute to capacity building of staff, local organization partners, community leaders, community groups, local authorities on protection

·       Work closely with the Response manager, Area Manager, and Protection assistants to ensure the successful implementation of the protection activities in line with the objectives laid out in the donor approved proposals

·       Contribute to proposal writing and protection updates for Oxfam reports.

·       Coordinates activities with WASH and EFSVL teams to ensure integration of protection throughout programme activities.



Job Requirements

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 action 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 culture 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 applying the principles and twelve practices in your work. Read more about this here:

Read this guide to find out more about what our values, organisational 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

Experience, Knowledge & Competencies



·       Degree in political sciences, law, sociology, anthropology or any other related field.

  • A good understanding of fundamental human rights humanitarian laws and humanitarian principles
  • At least 4 years of experience in humanitarian protection 

·       Understanding and knowledge of protection, including gender-based violence issues, community-based protection, and gender inequalities.

·   Knowledge of local government structure and INGOs, UN, and NGOs in the programme areas

·   Experience in implementation of humanitarian project activities

·   Good organizational skills (ability to develop work plans, organize their work, prioritize tasks, a basic understanding of project quality and spending).

·   Proven analytical skills with proven skills in preparing written reports and articulating protection issues

·   Capable of representing Oxfam and developing solid and effective working relationships with other partners and local government

·       Ability to work in a multi-cultural team.

·       Demonstrated capacity for social and communication skills and ability to work with others and as part of a team.

·       Very good interpersonal skills, particularly in networking, working with communities, local civil society, and local authorities.



·       Experience contributing to reports, project plans, and monitoring, evaluation and learning processes

·       Understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes, learning, and adaptation

·       Understanding of advocacy and campaigning work.



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

As part of your online application, 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  on or  before May 10, 2022, but on rolling base
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