Oxfam NGO Humanitarian Support Personnel Jobs

Oxfam NGO Humanitarian Support Personnel Jobs

About Oxfam

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty.

Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters.

We help people build better lives for themselves.

We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.

Our Values

All our work is led by three core values:

  • Empowerment. Everyone, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Accountability. We take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Inclusiveness. We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

    Core Details


  • HSPs: Roving role deployable to Oxfam Programmes worldwide. HSPs work away from their home base continuously (apart from annual leave days). Deployments to a particular location vary in length from a few weeks to 6 months duration. Home-based when not deployed
  • Our Package: £27,963 - £37,095 net per annum. (Net = take home pay. Oxfam will meet the tax and social security liabilities of post-holder in addition to net salary)
  • Oxfam offers a wide range of benefits, including 43 holiday/TOIL, pension, medical cover, insurance, living and accommodation costs during deployments. Please view attachment for more information.


  • C1

    Contract Type:

  • Open ended

    Job Family:

  • Programme

    Hours of Work:

  • Full time

    This role reports to:

  • Cash Adviser

    Staff reporting to this role:

  • None, but during deployments may manage staff.
  • Annual Budget for the post: None, but during deployments may manage budget.

    Our Team

  • To respond effectively and rapidly to major emergencies anywhere in the world, and enable communities to become more resilient to future shocks and stresses.
  • As a Humanitarian Support Personnel (HSP) you will be a member of a large, dynamic, experienced, multi-sector team of first-class specialists. The team spans a variety of technical humanitarian fields including emergency food security and vulnerable livelihoods (EFSVL), WASH, Protection, Gender, Policy, MEAL (monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning) and support roles including
    ICT, logistics, and finance. HSPs are deployed from their home base to a variety of roles in regional and country programmes from a few weeks to up to approximately 6 months.

    Job Purpose

  • To enable Oxfam to respond quickly to the requirements to set-up or scale-up cash transfer programming interventions as a modality in emergency humanitarian responses.
  • To be accountable for ensuring community participation shapes programme decisions, actively seek a partnership approach and worked following feminist principles including strong awareness of power dynamics.

    Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Skills, Knowledge and ExperienceAbility to deploy at short notice to areas affected by crisis and support the rapid scale up of humanitarian programmes to meet lifesaving needs of affected people.
  • Demonstrate Oxfam values and behavioural competencies.
  • Management skills: HSP deployments usually involve managing a team to deliver the work, HSPs will need to demonstrate management competencies, of international and multi-cultural teams, in difficult and stressful environments.
  • Behavioural skills; all HSP deployments require the individual to successfully work with and mentor others often under challenging circumstances. HSPs should demonstrate competencies around “listening and creating dialogue” and “working with others” as well as networking skills.


  • Familiarity with EFSVL, WASH, and shelter programming components and approaches.
  • 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 screening checks.
  • Candidates with priority status will be considered first.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 11th November, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; Oxfam NGO Humanitarian Support Personnel Jobs

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