Oxfam Gender & Nutrition Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Oxfam Gender & Nutrition Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) committed to creating a just world without poverty. In Nigeria Oxfam works in the areas of Economic Justice/Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian Programming to save lives, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance, adopting a right based approach.


Technical (Gender):

  • Provide advice and support to the Project Manager and the Technical Officers working within the respective field offices in the implementation of the key gender components across the LINE Project.
  • Provide technical support to the project team to ensure gender mainstreaming in all activities in line with the project’s gender strategy.
  • Provide specialist advice on gender sensitive planning and mainstreaming to all Project officers and other staff.
  • Support, coach, mentor and advise Partners’ technical staff to implement and mainstream gender into project activities.
  • Liaise with project partners and other stakeholders in the project location to facilitate and enhance their contribution towards the implementation of the gender equality agenda.
  • Support advocacy activities on gender matters to key stakeholders in collaboration with partners and other interest groups that are relevant to the LINE project
  • Improve networking and coordination with key stakeholders to ensure the promotion of gender equality in the project locations and across the state.
  • Represent LINE project in gender-related meetings and consultations that are relevant and would add value to project implementation.
  • Assist in the development of case studies, best practices and key learning on gender mainstreaming and integration into LINE project including generating success stories related to project and project developments as they relate to gender equality issues to feed into the linking and learning objectives of Oxfam.
  • Aid in data collection, compiling lessons learned, establishing indicators to support knowledge sharing.
  • Support in updating and sharing with staff recent developments and knowledge tools in the areas of interventions.
  • Analyse and ensure interventions are gender-sensitive and factor in issues of inclusion of normally socially excluded groups.
  • Provide regular brief updates on the development of gender related issues in the project areas.
  • Ensure regular and comprehensive monitoring for reporting on the gender-related indicators in the project areas in consultation with the Project Manager and in line with donor requirements.
  • Perform other work-related outputs as requested by the Project Manager.

    Technical (Nutrition):

  • Coordinate the Nutrition component of project development activities for the LINE project.
  • Provide professional services, mentoring and counselling advisory services to partners on developing and implementing training on food diversification, preservation and preparation for better family nutrition especially for women and children.
  • Organise and support nutrition promotional activities through partner staff involved in the implementation of project activities.
  • Organise
    and lead key project development activities to ensure quality planning and implementation are carried out within the framework of the project.
  • Ensure effective engagement and relationship management with project partners, community leaders and groups, government institutions and other relevant, strategic/key sectoral actors for effective and sustainable delivery of the Nutrition component of the project delivery.
  • Assist the Project Manager in recruiting and line managing private consultants for specific short-term assignments related to Nutrition including facilitating the development of their work plans, monitoring their fieldwork and organising debriefing sessions with consultants.
  • Maintain effective communication on the progress of the project and ensure project learning in relation to Family Nutrition is documented for communication with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders in consultation with the Project Manager.
  • Carry out periodic monitoring visits to project partners and project implementation sites, verify outputs indicated in progress reports submitted to Oxfam by partners and produce project activity and progress reports.
  • Support the production of reports for the donor as well as reports for wider circulation within Oxfam in consultation with Project Manager – as appropriate.


  • Degree in Gender Studies, Law, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Nutrition Studies or related fields with minimum of five years relevant experience working in gender-related projects in Northern Nigeria.
  • Working experience in supporting development programmes, specifically nutrition-related interventions - preferably within the NGOs sector.
  • Comprehensive understanding of international, regional and national legal frameworks and policies related to advancing gender equality and promoting women’s rights.
  • An understanding of the Gender Action Learning System (GALS) will be highly desirable.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30th June, 2019

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

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