Volunteering Opportunity

Oxfam employs more than six thousand people in 90 countries who share a commitment to work together to end poverty and suffering. It is committed to ensure diversity and gender equality within the organization and welcomes applications from women, person with disability and under-represented groups. Oxfam does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on their HIV/AIDS status. The organization has been working in Bangladesh since the War of Independence and has established a permanent country office in 1972. Since then it has responded to all major emergencies in the country. Oxfam’s current program focuses on Economic Justice & Resilience, Gender and Women’s Leadership and Humanitarian Capacity Building and Response


Volunteer- PROTIC


Location: Dhaka in Bangladesh
[Only Bangladeshi national are eligible to apply]

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for a dynamic team player who will work as a Volunteer with the Oxfam country team. The PROTIC project has been initiated to begin specifically addressing women’s economic empowerment in agriculture. The project will focus on women in agriculture and aims to increase women’s participation through strengthening their leadership role in the design, implementation, evaluation and ongoing direction of the project. Through the Participatory Action Research (PAR) approach, this project aims to ultimately enhance their economic situation by developing relevant, trusted, reliable, comprehensive and accurate interactive and timely information. Through the project, they will be better informed about agricultural practices and related information such as market information, entitlements and rights. The PROTIC has been implemented since 2015. Over this period, a wide number documents have been developed by the team including the partner organizations. A few of those action research findings have been published as black and grey literature. Oxfam will have a team member with ICT and Development to word-processing which is mainly for layout and design of different documents. The tentative number of the documents are around 30, and both in Bangladesh and English.  

Overall Purpose of the volunteer engagement:  

Following are the major action the volunteer has to perform with in the assignment period:

  • Layout is design of reports, article, research paper, training module, books, etc. in Bangla and English as per format.
  • Proofreading for spelling and grammar.
  • Review of literature if required [for only a few documents that may require

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Graduation in any discipline with significant understanding on word-processing
  • Must have published write-up as scholarly or popular article in English
  • Should have good understanding on Bangla spelling
  • Applicant with extra-curricular ability will be preferred

A motivational allowance of BDT 1000/ will be paid to the Volunteer during the period of assignment for transportation and lunch based on actual working days

More detailed of the key responsibilities, skills and competencies, please visit https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk

Apply Instructions

If you feel you can make a difference please visit https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk  by using the Job Reference Number INT5503 (Please follow the proper procedure. Sending of irrelevant documents will be counted as disqualification.)

Application Deadline:  16 April 2019

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any persuasion will disqualify the candidature.

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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.

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

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.