Oxfam Gender Coordinator - Jobs in Nigeria

Oxfam Gender Coordinator - Jobs in Nigeria

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

Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can defeat poverty or any type of inequality or discrimination.

We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development, and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.


Program Support and Information, Analysis

  • Lead the implementation of the gender action plan according to OXFAM’s Country
  • Strategy and commitments to gender transformative programming.
  • Review rapid gender analysis and update as required, drawing on external data and OXFAM partner information. Discuss with senior management the need for a more detailed gender analysis and overall gender strategy to guide OXFAM in Nigeria’s work.
  • Carry out gender analysis and power mapping across our programs to explore and address the underlying causes to women’s vulnerability to household abuses due gender stereotypes, social construct, social norms and misperception that limit women’s access
  • Promote the emergence of change agents that are strong gender champions (both male and female)
  • Support the collection and analysis of sex-and age-disaggregated data (SADD) as well as streamlining the needs assessment, collection and analysis and gender audit so that Oxfam’s programs can be more effective in meeting beneficiary needs.
  • Facilitate and support the integration of gender perspectives in the programming across sectors and advise the Leadership Team on challenges and solutions.
  • Assist in adapting existing systems to monitor progress in gender mainstreaming by using OXFAM and IASC framework and checklists and adapting them
  • Ensure that issues of GBV, SN and PSHEA are explored in sensitive ways, and that services and follow-up are provided in keeping with OXFAM’s guidelines.
    Review project plans and budgets (or provide written guidelines for such a review) to ensure that adequate attention is paid (and resources allocated) to the promotion of gender equality.
  • Review project proposals to ensure they are gender sensitive and include budget lines for gender activities.
  • Support the Program Quality and Development Unit in anchoring relevant and measurable gender mainstreaming indicators in Oxfam’s programming and influencing work.
  • Develop proposals on women’s rights to fund raise for programme activities.
  • Prepare periodic progress reports on the women’s rights program

    Partnership and Coordination

  • Provide expert advice on the implementation of, facilitate and monitor the implementation of Oxfam gender priorities (mainstreaming and standalone projects)
  • Provide support and leadership to ensure women’s rights are at the heart of Oxfam’s humanitarian response strategy, and Oxfam’s long term gender justice strategy is relevant and adapted to a post crisis context
  • Lead external coordination with government, non-government, partner organizations and UN coordination mechanisms on women rights
  • Internal coordination with Program Quality and Development Manager, Sector Specialists and Area Coordinators, strengthening coordination structures to understand the social/gender dynamics and trends in the affected population.
  • Encourage setting up gender and safeguarding focal points in partner organizations, local leaders and organizations/networks known to promote the interests of women.
  • Build strategic alliances with other key actors, including Women’s Rights Organizations, to advocate for gender-sensitive programming.
  • Ensure that OXFAM’s work treats gender as a cross-cutting issue in all its response and recovery activities, in accordance with the emergency response strategy.
  • Promote use of
    the gender action plan by all OXFAM and keep partner staff members aware of this so this is considered in ongoing response and recovery work.
  • Lead the activities of the international women’s day and Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

    Communications and Knowledge Management

  • Initiate and/or support research on emerging issues on women’s rights to guide advocacy and campaigns in both humanitarian and non humanitarian programs
  • Collect and promote good practices and lessons learned, contributing to a collection of replicable good practices for gender equality programming for both OXFAM in Nigeria and the wider OXFAM
  • Provide technical support to identify opportunities for the development of relevant advocacy and communication/information materials to address gender (in)equality issues
  • Participate in planning sessions as needed and provide a gender perspective on planning issues.

    Capacity Building

  • Facilitate the training of project staff on gender trans-formative approach to reduce care burden on women, and involve more women in productive activities and improve their political participation right from the community to State and Federal levels
    Work with OXFAM staff and partners to strengthen capacity to implement gender-responsive programming through training, guidance, one-on-one support, commenting on strategy plans, providing input to program design and proposal writing.
  • Review basic concepts and principles of gender/GBV/PSHEA/SN for all team members; provide specialized sector briefings to each respective specialist/team as appropriate.
  • Provide regular orientation on promoting the OXFAM gender pick and go modules, OXFAM Minimum Standards for Gender in Emergencies, the use of Gender, Gender in WASH, Gender in EFSL and SL, and GBV handbooks and checklists in all OXFAM focus areas.


  • University degree in international development, humanitarian, or gender studies.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in providing technical advice on gender mainstreaming and/or women’s rights programming; demonstrable understanding of gender mainstreaming and women’s rights; and experience in promoting women’s leadership and decision making in areas of sustainable livelihoods emergencies, and disaster risk reduction.
  • Substantial knowledge of the socio-economic and political context of the region and how it affects women’s rights and gender equality
  • Knowledge of Results-based management (RBM) approach and Performance measurement framework (PMF).
  • Knowledge and / or experience of common Oxfam norms objects, standards and tools
  • Experience using a computerised information management system (Ms Word, Excel etc.)

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 20th June 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Oxfam Gender Coordinator - Jobs in Nigeria

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