Security & safety advisor

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Our Team

You will be part of the Oxfam Office based in Cox’s Bazar, but will also be supporting our field offices in Ukhia, Teknaf and our main office in Dhaka, and will be expected to travel frequently to those places. You will become part of a dynamic office with more than 200 colleagues.

The Role:

You will be working closely with the Humanitarian Program Coordinator and the rest of the Senior Management team, but will be expected to be able to work independently. Additionally, you will be working with the Security Focal points from each of our offices, to coordinate everyday implementation

What we are looking for:

  • We are looking for a decisive person with humility in the face of challenging contexts.
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn and constantly develop professional skills.
  • Excellent analytical, reporting and representation skills.
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on a clear and direct, easy to read written style.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.
  • Contextual knowledge
  • Undergraduate or Master’s Degree in a related subject or relevant experience.
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills including with actors in complex circumstances.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of colleagues of various backgrounds.
  • Experience managing security risks on a field level.
  • Knowledge of operational programming in the NGO sector.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to field offices at short notice and in sometimes-difficult circumstances.
  • Committed to Humanitarian principles and Oxfam principles
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Bengali in speaking and writing
  • A positive and outgoing attitude.

We offer:

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam GB, to act as key contributor to Rohingya refugee response programme, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their Humanitarian fields, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding:

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. 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.

How to apply:

  • Go to: for external applicants:
  • For internal applicants:
  • Search for the vacancy using the reference number INT5303 complete the online application process
  • Ensure you submit your application before midnight (GMT) on the closing date. Unless a different time is specified in the advert.

About Us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.