Oxfam Gender Justice Project Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Oxfam Gender Justice Project Officer Jobs in Nigeria

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

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.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here

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 and adults.

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.


Project management

  • You will coordinate the planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities, including field visits, according to the approved project proposals, budgets, and action plans;
  • You will provide technical support including capacity building to Oxfam’s implementing partners and sub-grantees (CSOs, WROs and CBOs) and facilitate and/or arrange for external technical support if required in close consultation with the Gender Justice Program Manager;
  • You will ensure that narrative and financial reporting and other donor requirements (such as audits) are met in line with donor agreements and Oxfam policies and routing procedures as advised by the Institutional Funding staff;
  • You will oversee budget disbursal in line with the agreed action plans, targets, and deadlines in close coordination with the Financial Officer/s;
  • You will initiate, implement and facilitate activities concerning knowledge & information management and exchange with implementing partners to strengthen the effectiveness and implementation of the projects based on lessons learned;
  • You will coordinate and facilitate project meetings and field visits at the country level with project partners and related stakeholders;
  • You will ensure that the (digital) archiving of the project activities is correctly done and maintained.
  • You will ensure that programs and activities adhere to Oxfam Country Strategy, MENA region Gender Justice Strategy, and Gender Justice Backbone Document.
  • You will follow up on partners’ and sub-grantee activities under the programs and hold regular meetings to discuss partnership.

    Contribute to the development of Gender Justice programs and proposals to institutional donors

  • You will engage in proactive fundraising, program development and submissions to institutional donors in line with Oxfam’s program cycle; together with Oxfam’s partner organizations and key stakeholders in full coordination with the Gender Justice Manager and Institutional Funding staff and other relevant Oxfam staff.

    Manage the relationship with Internal External Stakeholders

  • You will represent Oxfam’s work on Gender Justice and Gender Based Violence both internally and externally;
  • You will coordinate with a range of internal and external stakeholders and allies to ensure that the implementation the project are complimentary to and in line with Oxfam’s OPTI country strategy, Gender Justice Program Strategy and Oxfam’s Gender Justice Strategy in the MENA region;
  • When required, you will prepare stories, presentations and/or input for any other written materials for external communication on the projects and communicate complex information to a wide audience;


  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and value as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights .
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles
  • Advanced academic degree in development studies, social sciences, law or related field, specialization in gender and/or Women’s studies.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in the field of development & humanitarian cooperation preferably with an I/NGO in similar contexts;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in Gender Justice programmes/projects.
  • Extensive knowledge on GBV and SRHR.
  • Knowledge of the context in OPTI, more specifically civil society context and space.
  • Commitment to a rights-based approach and gender equality, women's rights and feminist thought.
  • Solid understanding of gender concepts and latest developments in Gender Justice policy and practice and proven experience in using different gender analysis frameworks and tools, and different tools related to GBV.;
  • Experience in organisational analysis & partnership with local civil society organizations, grant management, sub-granting & program development and monitoring, evaluation and learning to support development programs.
  • Experience and knowledge of project cycle management, including monitoring, technical and financial reporting;
  • Extensive experience (at least 3 years) with donor contract management with complex coordination and reporting structures/processes
  • Experience and knowledge on GBV in conflict and crisis affected contexts.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage workflows and balance competing priorities
  • Proven experience of successful capacity building
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent level of spoken and written in English and Arabic.
  • Experience and knowledge on gender in conflict and crisis affected contexts.
  • Excellent social skills and demonstrated ability to be a team player
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural team
  • Travel to Gaza and the West Bank on a regular basis.
  • Fluent in Arabic and English.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 5th May, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; Oxfam Gender Justice Project Officer Jobs in Nigeria

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