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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

Senior Programme Officer – Water Governance Capacity Building

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
[Only Bangladeshi nationals are eligible to apply]
Job Type: Fixed term (01 Year)

Salary & Benefits: BDT.  10,564,51 (13th months) per annum gross with other benefits e.g. medical for spouse and children, contributory Provident fund, gratuity, leave & Insurance etc.


The primary purpose of this position is to facilitate cooperation among stakeholders related with governance of Transboundary Rivers in Ganges – Brahmaputra – Meghna river basins, This is position aims at ending the economic injustice caused through lack of access and control over water resources from common pool resources associated with transboundary rivers and the suffering from shocks and stresses from river related disasters, which can be avoided with inclusive water governance.

Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge:


  • Graduated in a natural resource governance or management related discipline, which may include social sciences, environmental and life sciences, engineering and business studies;
  • Around 5 years of professional experience;
  • Good understanding of Bangladesh context of natural resource governance and situation of marginalized communities in the grass-roots;
  • Good understanding of stakeholder relationships in development sector;
  • Excellent writing capacity in English and Bangla;
  • Skills in MS Office, Excellent presentation skills and Strong interpersonal skills;


  • Masters in natural resource governance or management related discipline;
  • Relevant working experience in water governance in specific or natural resource governance in general;
  • Some experience of voluntary social work or working with voluntary organizations.
  • Experience of facilitating trainings, workshops and other forms of capacity building activities
  • Experience in partner management
  • Strong commitment to the rights of the most marginal communities
  • Strong commitment to the conservation of river ecosystems
  • Strong commitment to the values of accountability, inclusiveness and empowerment
  • Strong commitment towards gender inclusion and child rights in specific
  • Respect towards voluntarism and civil society activism
  • Forward looking and visionary
  • Emotional intelligence to deal with a diverse range of stakeholder including from government, private sector, civil society and grassroots communities.

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Apply Instructions

If you feel you can make a difference please visit jobs/ by using the Job Reference Number INT4625 (Please follow the proper procedure. Sending of irrelevant documents will be counted as disqualification.)

Application Deadline: 15th July 2018

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

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