Oxfam Great Britain Gender Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Oxfam Great Britain Gender Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Annual Salary and Benefits

  • According to Oxfam Salary Scale

    Internal Job Grade

  • D2

    Contract type

  • Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

    Reporting to

  • Gender Specialist

    Staff reporting to this post

  • None


  • Based in Dire Dawa but the work is in Siti Zone, Somali Region


    Oxfam Ethiopia is part of the global family of Oxfam International; operating in the country since 1974.

    It has been implementing development and humanitarian programs in various parts of the country to address the immediate and strategic needs of people living in poverty.

    The current country strategy (2015 – 2020) envisages “an Ethiopia free of poverty; where empowered women and other citizens influence and benefit from pro-poor and gender sensitive systemic changes that reduce their poverty and vulnerability and; an increase their socio-economic wellbeing”.

    In 2016-17, the organisation consolidated its efforts to meet the needs of the most vulnerable and has reached more than 1.2 million people across Ethiopia with life-saving humanitarian assistance and longer-term resilience, livelihoods and gender based programmes.

    Oxfam currently implements programmes directly and through partners across eight regions and one city administration including Amhara, Oromia, Tigray, Somali, Afar, Dire Dawa, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR) and Gambella.

    Oxfam currently has about 300 staff, working across eight field bases and the country coordination office in Addis Ababa.

    The programmes in the Somali, Gedeo, and Gambella regions are dominantly humanitarian; drought, conflict and flood preparedness, response and recovery, and supporting refugees from South Sudan respectively though Oxfam is increasing its resilience-based programming throughout.

    The longer-term resilience-development programmes cover sustainable livelihoods, gender and climate change work.

    More specifically Oxfam in Ethiopia focus on rural economic development working all through the value chain cycle, promoting viable local and export markets while building the resilience of the local population to respond and adapt to the re-current natural and man-made disasters.

    Gender programming is at the centre of our work, always taking into consideration local gender dynamics and prioritizing the most vulnerable population.

    Team Purpose

    The project envisages to contribute to youth employment and to address the challenges that marginalized young rural youth face to accessing decent employment opportunities, there is an urgent need for innovative approaches that provide demand-driven employability skills, improve attitudes and behaviours among diverse stakeholders, and engage multiple actors including the private sector.

    Oxfam together with Save the Children International, ORDA and UNISOD is implementing a three and half year project on Youth Empowerment for Successful Transition to Decent work in Amhara and Somali regions of Ethiopia

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    Technical support

  • Responsible to actively engage in the implementation of Oxfam’s gender intervention in the project in 4 Woreda’s of Wagmira Zone, Amhara region
  • Ensure gender is mainstreamed in the project implementation by Oxfam and consortium members
    Work closely with consortium member organizations (Save the Children International, ORDA and UNISOD) and engage in joint planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensure women are represented and are the main actors of the project implementation
  • Maintain good relationship with local NGOs, private sectors, and line government offices at Woreda and zone levels
  • Work and report to
    the Gender specialist based in Addis and actively communicate on issues that matter regarding the project
  • Conduct regular field visits to the four Woreda’s and monitor processes and outputs ensuring that all opportunities for gender equality are being taken forward;
  • Provide technical inputs to the consortium organziation’s

    Capacity building

  • Work with the national gender team to identify capacity gaps/needs of beneficiaries and partners and develop appropriate strategies to address them;
    Provide trainings as planned in the project to Woreda level project beneficiaries together with the gender specialist

    Networking and Influencing

  • Work closely with the project team (Save the Children International, ORDA and UNISOD) and represent Oxfam in zonal and Woreda level coordination meetings
  • Become member of any zonal and Woreda level gender working groups and provide technical and coordination support to implement joint activities and events;
  • Together with the Gender specialist, support and participate in the gender focused networks and coordination forums at zone and Woreda level
  • Establish and maintain good working relations with government line offices at Woreda and zonal level, women associations and local NGOs.

    Oxfam General

  • Actively participate in Performance Management including objective setting, performance review, upward feedback and personal development plans.
  • Ensure the implementation of Oxfam’s operational policies, procedures and guidelines, especially gender equity, in all aspects of Oxfam’s work.
  • Be a member of Oxfam’s team; participating in appropriate staff meetings, planning sessions and on-going liaising as needed.
  • Undertake additional responsibilities related to respective functions.

    Job Requirements


  • Bachelor (BA) or Degree from a recognized university/collage in a related or relevant subject.
  • Relevant 3-5 years of experience on gender mainstreaming, project management and related tasks preferably in an international NGO;
  • Experience and understanding of community mobilisation in relation to gender and women economic empowerment related activities;
  • Experience to youth related project
  • Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into development interventions;
  • Skills and knowledge of conducting gender analysis and experience in organizing and facilitating gender trainings;
  • Well-developed oral and written reporting skills;
  • Good communication skills and ability to work well in a team;
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Oxfam;
    Commitment to Oxfam’s gender policies


  • Experience of working effectively within an international agency;
  • Research skills and experience;
  • Good understanding of decent work
  • Prior experience training/accompanying/learning in the field;
  • Proven ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources and to draw lessons from project documentation;

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the above requirement should only submit CVs and application through Oxfam inernal recruitment system on or before January 13th, 2019. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
  • Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us. . This post is subject to a range of vetting checks
  • We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation. Women applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • For more information and job application details, see; Oxfam Great Britain Gender Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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