Career 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

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Senior Gender Officer

No. of Vacancy: 1 (One), Ukhiya,Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Job Type: Fixed Term, until March 31, 2019

[Only Bangladeshi nationals are eligible to apply]

Salary & Benefits: BDT. 1,056,451 gross per annum (13 months) plus 10% market supplement with other benefits e.g. medical for spouse and children, contributory Provident fund, gratuity, leave & Insurance etc.


We are looking for a dynamic person to support Provide technical support to the WASH, EFSVL and protection teams on how to mainstream gender and ensure compliance to Oxfam’s Gender in Emergency Minimum standards; Support capacity building for staff of other team members, community groups, volunteers and field facilitators on how to practically integrate gender in emergencies; Maintain relationships with partners to ensure gender is integrated in wider initiatives, and to promote the partners’ participation in coordination systems at the local level; Ensure gender sensitization and build the capacity of women within the community to facilitate their participation and leadership role in WASH and EFSVL interventions, including the creation of women’s groups/man groups; Support the implementation of gender projects/activities and contribute to operationalization of the gender objectives of the response Line of management Gender Associate in planning, monitoring and project implementation; Represent Oxfam in relevant coordination structures, Prepare periodical reports and share with Matrix Manager

The post holder reports to the Area Manager, Matrix Manager – Gender Coordinator



  • Degree with equivalent work experience from a recognized University/college in Women & Gender Studies, Development Studies, any other Social Science areas, Mass Media & Communications and Humanitarian Assistance or any other related area that can bring added value to the job;
  • At least 5 years’ relevant field experience of preferably in an international NGO/operational UN agency/equivalent;
  • Able to conduct field assessments, including survey and focus group discussions to support assessments;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles and standards of gender in emergencies;
  • Ability to work with, support and influence others;
  • Initiative and motivation to work independently and develop solutions to problems;
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure in a demanding and fast-moving environment manage workflows, balance competing priorities and work effectively in a diverse and busy team;
  • Good communication skills in Bengali and Chittagong;


  • Demonstrated experience working on gender and protection issues in humanitarian contexts;
  • Good understanding of gender issues in WASH, EFSVL, protection and GBV prevention and response;
  • Proven analytical and strategy development skills. Understanding of monitoring processes, learning, adaptation and evaluation;
  • Proven skills on drafting and preparing reports.

More detailed of the key responsibilities, skills and competencies, please visit by using the Job Reference Number INT5027

Apply Instructions

If you feel you can make a difference please visit by using the Job Reference Number INT5027 (Please follow the proper procedure. Sending of irrelevant documents will be counted as disqualification.)

Application Deadline: 15 November 2018 by 5:00 pm

Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of screening checks. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any persuasion will disqualify the candidature.

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