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Position: Roving Gender Coordinator
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa - Ethiopia
Posted date: 2 years ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

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

Do you have a post-graduate qualification in Gender, Social Science, and other related relevant fields?

Do you have at least 7 years of working experience on gender programming preferably in humanitarian settings with an excellent understanding of gender mainstreaming and gender-targeted actions; and experience in promoting women’s rights and women’s leadership in humanitarian response out of which two years with a supervisory role?

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

The Role

What we are looking for

The Deputy Humanitarian and Resilience Programme Manager  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 skills and  competencies: 


  • At least 7  years working on gender programming preferably in humanitarian settings with an excellent understanding of gender mainstreaming and gender targeted actions; and experience in promoting women’s rights and women’s leadership in humanitarian response;
  • Strong analytical skills and well-developed ability to think strategically as well as operationally, including the ability to analyse gender issues in conflict/post conflict and climate-induced crises and trends;
  • Proven track-record in designing and delivering different types and approaches of capacity building on gender to diverse participants;
  • A high level of interpersonal and communications competencies including tact, diplomacy and negotiation skills while being firm and skilful to comply with GIE standards and other guidance; able to demonstrate experience in successfully coordinating with wide array of stakeholders;
  • Ability to work within multi-cultural teams and diverse individuals or communities; a self-starter with proven ability to work creatively, innovatively and effectively and who can work within a framework and with limited direct supervision
  • Demonstrated competencies in programme development, coordination and management and mainstreaming gender across the programme/project cycle while using quality tools and global standards;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and at least one local language;
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently, including remote and highly insecure areas


  • Post graduate qualification in Gender, Social Science and other related relevant fields
  • Ability to articulate feminism and apply feminist principles at work

We are looking for Roving Gender Coordinator who will collaborate with the Gender Justice team, the GIE Coordinator ensures that all humanitarian responses, including preparedness and recovery, adhere to feminist principles and Gender in Emergency Minimum Standards.

What we are looking for


1.     Capacity Building  

  • Work with OXFAM staff and partners, to strengthen capacity to design and implement gender-responsive programming through training, guidance, one-on-one support, commenting on strategy plans, providing input to program design and proposal writing, etc
  • Work with Human Resource Team to ensure a capable and gender-sensitive workplace, which include but  not limited to, mandatory GIE inductions to humanitarian staff, gender balance in recruitments, etc..
  • Encourage recruiting field-level gender staff or setting up gender focal points in programme areas to have accessible capacity support
  • Provide specialized sector briefings and customized trainings to each respective specialist/team as appropriate to improve gender mainstreaming
  • Provide regular orientation and promote the gender/GIE tools, modules, materials and the like (e.g.  OXFAM Minimum Standards for Gender in Emergencies, IASC GIHA gender mainstreaming; GBVIE handbook; PSEA/Safeguarding; gender markers; and others.
  • Support recruitment and capacity building of gender colleagues at field level

2.       Information, Analysis and Program Support

  • Support the continuous collection and analysis of sex-and age-disaggregated data (SADD) as well as streamlining the needs assessment, collection and analysis so that it can be more gender-sensitive and effective in meeting beneficiary needs.
  • Facilitate and support the integration of gender perspectives in the programming across sectors.
  • Review project plans and budgets (or provide written guidelines for such a review) to ensure that adequate attention is paid and resources allocated to the promotion of gender equality across sectors.
  • Review project proposals to ensure they are gender-sensitive and include budget lines for gender activities.
  • Initiate/ Conduct/Review rapid gender analysis and update as required, drawing on external data and OXFAM information and/or primary data collection; Plus collaborates with other like-minded humanitarian agencies or partners to plan/conduct gender assessments and analysis collectively, when possible
  • Assist the development and Support implementation of the gender action plan, at field level and revise as needed, according to OXFAM’s Country/Programme Strategy and Humanitarian priorities and GIE commitments
  • Provide specialist advise and high-quality support to develop and implement gender-targeted actions
  • Ensure high-quality reports that document achievements and lessons learned and promotes accountability
  • Promote use of proper tools and guidance or customize them to advance GIE programming at field level

3.       External and Internal Coordination

  • Representation and External coordination with humanitarian coordination/cluster system, (with attention to GIHA, GBIV, SRHR cluster), other agencies and different stakeholders which may include state, non-government organizations and UN partners as relevant
  • Build strategic alliances with other key actors, especially Women’s Rights Organizations, to partner and advocate for gender-sensitive programming.
  • Internal coordination with Human Resources, MEAL, Security, Logistics, Senior Management, Sector Specialists and Area Program Managers----encourage leadership and accountability on gender transformative programme and ways of working
  • Coordinate with the gender unit of the Global humanitarian team and participate in Oxfam-wide GIE collaborations and activities (e.g. attend meetings of the global GIE Community of Practice)

4.     Communications and Knowledge Management

  • Collect and promote good practices and lessons learned, contributing to a collection of replicable good practices for gender equality programming for both OXFAM in Ethiopia and the wider OXFAM
  • Provide technical support to identify opportunities for the development/use of relevant advocacy and communication/information materials to address gender (in)equality issues



Support humanitarian team to ensure that internal procedures and ways of working are gender-sensitive and adhere to feminist principles---which include but not limited to business support units, HR, security and management of humanitarian response.

Personal Specification

Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam GB needs to be able to:

  • Ensure you commit to our THREE ORGANISATIONAL ATTRIBUTES:

1. Be committed to equal opportunities: demonstrating sensitivity to culture differences and gender equality.


2. Be willing to learn and apply gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity and inclusion across all aspects of your work.


3. Be committed to undertaking Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adhering to relevant policies, to ensure all people who come into Oxfam are as safe as possible.


  • Ensure you actively ADOPT OXFAM’S FEMINIST LEADERSHIP APPROACH and apply the principles and twelve practices in your work. Read more about this here:

Read this guide to find out more about what our values, organisational attributes and feminist leadership approach mean for how we work

For this role, we have selected two of the most relevant feminist Leadership practices for this role (which you can read more about here:

1 Self-Awareness

Mutual accountability

Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity


We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in xxx, to act as key contributor to xxxx, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their xxxx fields etc, training and development, offers 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 behaviour 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 organisation.

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 organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted