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Position: Gender Officer
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Application Deadline: Submition date is over

About Us

Oxfam is a global community that believes poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s rights activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers, and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of the international confederation of 21 organizations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development, and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people's power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organization working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity, and inclusion across our community of staff, partners, and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

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

  • Do you have a University graduate in the field of social sciences, development studies, community development, gender, and development or other related fields?
  • Do you have at least 3-4 years of experience in handling gender context in humanitarian and development organizations?
  • Do you have in-depth experience in commitment to a rights-based approach, gender equality, and women’s rights?

If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.

The Role

We are looking for Gender Officer is to support the Tigray Response Team in response operation areas in enhancing their capacity to meet the Minimum Standards on Gender in Emergencies so that the different needs of men, women, boys, and girls, and people with special needs affected by crisis can be addressed.

What we are looking for

The Gender Officer position will require to be an exceptional, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs with the following qualification and competencies: 

  • University graduate in the field of social sciences, development studies, community development, gender, and development, or other related fields.
  • At least 3-4 years of experience in handling gender context in humanitarian and development organization
  • In-depth experience in commitment to a rights-based approach, gender equality, and women’s rights
  • Demonstrated experience working on gender issues as well as working with the communities in humanitarian and early recovery contexts
  • Proven skill in collecting and analyzing information using participatory research and assessment methodologies with a gender lens
  • Strong communication skills with good levels of spoken and written Tigrigna, Amharic &English.
  • Good understanding of advocacy, gender, protection, safeguarding, and IDP issues including some basic human rights, IDP rights, and land and housing rights and related issues. Committed to a rights-based approach
  • Good understanding of existing gender biases during emergency responses both at workplace and program/project interventions and willingness to act accordingly for reducing them in collaboration with gender and humanitarian team
  • With a high level of adaptability and initiative demonstrated by having the (a) ability to work in a multi-cultural team across different geographical locations; (b) willingness to travel to remote field areas for regular support to program teams/partners/ communities, (c) willingness to work in insecure environments as needed; and (c) provide remote support to field teams/partners when required.
  • Knowing the local context including the culture, and tradition of the Region is helpful. Proven experience in using a wide array of capacity-building methodologies.

We offer

This role will allow you to act as a key contributor to our work of supporting those most in need. You will also have a chance to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and internationally-focused environment and we offer fair pay and competitive benefits package.


We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a partially home-based role or job share.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

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, adults, and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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. 

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organization.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.