Gender and Protection Team Leader – Amhara Region

Job Description

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DIVISION: ImpactTEAM: Humanitarian
LOCATION: Amhara Region, North Wollo Zone- Raya Kobo WoredaCONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term (1 year) with possibility of extension
GRADE: D1, NationalJOB FAMILY:  Programme
SALARY: As per the Oxfam benefit packageHOURS: 37.5 per week
FLEXIBLE WORKINGWe 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. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at the interview stage
TEAM PURPOSE:Oxfam’s Gender program employs two approaches to address gender issues: – implement stand-alone gender projects and provide technical support to the wider team to mainstream Gender across other programmes in the organization.JOB PURPOSE:The Gender and Protection Team Leader will provide technical support to the wider team to mainstream Gender and protection across Oxfam in Amhara Region, North Wollo Zone, Raya Kobo woreda, North Response programmes, Partner as well as institutionally. The Gender and Protection Team Leader will be part of the Humanitarian team and will support projects as required.This position will work under the technical supervision of the Roving Gender Coordinator and Line management of Program coordinator to implement the gender and protection program within the Amhara Region, North Wollo Zone, Raya Kobo woreda with regular field visits in all IDP sites and host community where Oxfam operates.The Gender and Protection Team Leader is responsible for leading the design, planning, implementation and management of gender and protection programs across all operation areas of Oxfam North Wollo Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia Raya Kobo Woreda North Response program. 
POST HOLDER REPORTS TOProgram Coordinator, Amhara
Key Responsibilities and AccountabilitiesWorks closely with UN Agencies, Oxfam Partner- We action, Woreda, Zonal and regional sectors and other relevant stakeholders Record all payments in cash and bank books and maintains their balance on a daily basis.1. Technical SupportActively engage in implementation of GAC, project throughout the project cycle in collaboration with We-Action staff.Support program team in providing technical inputs in project and strategy design, advocacy strategy development, campaigning and influencing paper preparationActively participate on concept note preparation, proposals development from gender lenses and make sure protection and gender specific indicators, tools and methodologies are in place during the onset of each projectLead programmatic assessments including gender and protection analysis, protection monitoring to ensure continuous improvement mainstreaming of finding on programme strategy, designing and advocacy.Enhance the capacity of, partner Organizations within the Amhara Region, North Wollo Zone towards mainstreaming Gender, Protection and Safeguarding.Carry out regular focus group discussions and individual interviews ensuring that issues of women, men, girls, boys, and people with different needs are identified and addressed.Work closely with program and MEAL team to ensure gender, protection and other cross cutting issues are properly assessed and integrated to Oxfam Amahra Region, North Wollo programming for timely response.Ensures gender sensitive approach is taken to programming and integrated into protection assessments and activities.Make sure Oxfam Amhara Region, North Wollo response programs ensure needs, priorities, safety and dignity of women, men, boys and girls through periodic tracking, documentation of progresses and learnings. Ensure Gender and protection integration in humanitarian Programmes of implementing and conduct periodic safety audit in multi-sectoral humanitarian actors’ response in North Wollo intervention area.Provide ongoing feedback to supervisor on progress, lesson learnt, achievements and gaps, issues and problems.Document success stories, work with integrated emergency protection and SRHR team on Gender and Protection on storytelling of their experiences as women participating in the beneficiary of the program.Ensure that issues of SGBV and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) are explored in sensitive ways and that services and follow-up are provided in keeping with Oxfam guidelines.Represent work being done in gender-transformation and women’s social and political empowerment under the Program in relevant internal and external forums. Establish and maintain active relationships with Humanitarian Organization on gender equality and women’s issues to strengthen key alliances and partnerships, enhance collaboration, share and influence agenda and priority setting.Provide support to other sectors as needed to deliver the program and mainstreaming activitiesRepresent the organization at Regional, Zonal and Woreda gender and protection coordination related meetings, workshops, and eventsIntegrate gender and protection into MEAL plans to develop a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework and gender and protection specific indicators for the program.Oversee the implementation of all Protection and gender integration, including programme quality and budget management across all donors.Undertake regular on-site visits to monitor the quality of activity implementation and provide technical advice to field staff as necessary.Support donor, stakeholders and other internal reporting requirements by providing accurate and timely input on gender and protection activities.Develop protocols and guidelines for gender and protection activities and mainstreaming and train/coach partner staff to understand and implement, including strong integration and cooperation with integrated emergency protection and SRHR response team.Carryout implementation review, experience sharing, consultation events, prepare case stories, document best practices specific to gender and protection activities for learning and knowledge management.2. Capacity BuildingParticipate in the staff recruitment process, new staff on-boarding and induction process, capacity building, and performance appraisal Work with the national gender and protection team to identify capacity gaps/needs of beneficiaries and partners and develop appropriate strategies and training tools to address them.Organize trainings plans across all proposals to improve the capacity of partner staff, partners and person of concerns.Conduct capacity assessment of partner staff, stakeholders and beneficiaries, plan and lead capacity building initiatives, trainings, technical and in-kind3. Networking and InfluencingWork closely with Oxfam Partner-We action and stakeholders (other partners and UN agencies) to make sure coordinated planning, implementation and monitoring of projects/programs across Amhara region, North Wollo Raya Kobo Woreda implementation areas.Represent Oxfam within relevant technical cluster and coordination mechanisms (Protection cluster, Regional, zonal & woreda sectoral coordination meetings/GO/NGO Forums, review sessions, etc.Work closely with partners in Amhara Region to ensure proper referral mechanisms are in place and advocate for inclusion of gender and protection issues into their programmingBecome member of Regional, Zonal and woreda level gender and protection working groups and provide technical and coordination support to implement joint activities and events.Establish and maintain good working relations with UN Agencies, We action, NGOs and INGOs.4. Oxfam GeneralActively 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 Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety, and staff health and wellbeing principles.5. Management Work closely with the Northern Ethiopia Response Manager Area Manager, Country Gender Program Manager, Roving Gender Coordinator and Roving Protection Coordinator to ensure the successful implementation of the gender and protection activities in line with the objectives laid out in the donor approved proposalsAssist in program quality and project strengthening activities, e.g. field visits, data collection, project quality meetings, focus group discussions, interviews and observations to obtain information about protection challenges, threats and needs faced by displacement-affected populationsPrepares written gender and protection updates for Oxfam situation reports.Coordinates activities with integrated emergency protection and SRHR response teams to ensure integration of protection throughout program activities.Person SpecificationMost importantly, every individual at Oxfam GB needs to be able to: Live our values of INCLUSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, EMPOWERMENT, SOLIDARITY, COURAGE, AND EQUALITYOur ValuesEquality: We believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and to have the same rights and opportunities.Empowerment: We acknowledge and seek to expand people’s agency over their lives and the decisions that impact them.Solidarity: We join hands, support, and collaborate across boundaries in working towards a just and sustainable world.Inclusiveness: We embrace diversity and difference and value the perspectives and contributions of all people and communities in their fight against poverty and injustice.Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and inaction and hold ourselves accountable to the people we work with and for.Courage: We speak truth to power and act with conviction on the justice of our causes.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 applying the principles and twelve practices in your work. Read more about this here: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-AwarenessMutual accountabilityStrategic Thinking and Judgment

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor (BA) or MA Degree from a recognized university in Gender Studies, Sociology, political science or any other related areas that can bring added value to the job.
  • Relevant experience of 5-7 years for BA holders (having work experience in Humanitarian context mainly in the region will be asset) preferably in an international NGO out of which 2 years should be at the level of senior or middle project management.
  • Experience in gender and protection analysis, research, policy engagement and developing policy briefs
  • Good networking, alliance building, and multi-stakeholder engagement skills
  • Competent in the use of computers and Microsoft applications, especially spreadsheets (Excel), word processing (Word) and PowerPoint.
  • Competent in the use of email packages
  • Proven ability to work independently whilst knowing when to refer for advice.

How to Apply

Please upload your up-to-date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile through or using Oxfam’s internal /External application portal / or  on or before June 29, 2022.

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