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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

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Protection Team Leader

Location: Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar, Job Type: (Fixed Term) up to 31 December 2018
[Only Bangladeshi nationals are eligible to apply]

Salary & Benefits: BDT. 1,722,303 per annum (13 months) gross with other benefits as e.g. medical for spouse and children, contributory Provident fund, gratuity, leave & Insurance etc.


we are urgently looking for a dynamic team player who will work with the Emergency Response team under Oxfam in Bangladesh.

To support the development and implementation of Oxfam GB’s humanitarian programme in Cox’s Bazar by providing specialist support on humanitarian protection and safe programming.

Report to Area Manager Teknaf, Matrix with Protection Coordinator.



  • Strong conceptual and practical understanding of protection issues and approaches in humanitarian contexts, including the constraints, sensitivities and risks associated with such work
  • Proven involvement in humanitarian response work, preferably in a humanitarian or protection role in conflict or insecure environments
  • Proven experience in the provision of technical advice and support to field programs, and skills in staff and partner development, mentoring, and training
  • Strong understanding of protection standards, key sectoral issues and processes including advocacy for protection
  • Demonstrable understanding of the gender dynamics of protection work and ability to implement protection activities with an emphasis on the gendered aspects of conflict, violence and abuse
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills. The ability to work independently as well work as a team player – supporting other departments is essential
  • Solid understanding of monitoring and learning processes
  • Proven analytical skills and strategic thinking, ability to apply professional and ethical standards to data collection and analysis processes, and research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including high-level interpersonal, influencing, negotiation and representational capabilities. Fluency in written and spoken English essential
  • Able to live and work in remote, insecure and logistically challenging operations and in a multi-cultural environment; with a high level of self-reliance, adaptability and initiative
  • Ability to advise and get support remotely.
  • Graduate qualification in law, international relations, politics or other relevant area; or equivalent experience
  • Initiative, drive to achieve results, working with others, organisational awareness, respect for others and self-awareness.
  • Knowledge of and experience of Cox’s Bazar context
  • Ability to live in remote locations under harsh conditions


  • Master degree in related field
  • Five-year experience in protection programming
  • Understanding of Oxfam’s approach to and role in protection work including advocacy and campaigning
  • Chittagong/Rohingya language skills would be well regarded
  • Experience in participatory research and community based programming
  • Experience or knowledge of EFSL, particularly food related programming
  • Experience or knowledge of WASH, particularly rural hygiene related programming

Apply Instructions

If you feel you can make a difference please visit by using the Job Reference Number INT4612. (Please follow the proper procedure. Sending of irrelevant documents will be counted as disqualification.)

Application Deadline: 15th July 2018 by 5:00 pm

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

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