PROTECTION OFFICER

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. You will be part of the Protection Team and will work closely across the different teams including PHP, PHE, Gender, HR, Logistics and Finance team.

The Role:

Oxfam GB is looking for a dynamic person to contribute to plan and implement emergency Wash Activities in Rohingya Response plan in collaboration with protection colleagues ensuring quality of each level within the project time frame.

To be part of the protection team that implements Oxfam GB’s community-based protection activities in selected refugee camps and host communities in Teknaf.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a dynamic person to work with others to support communities affected by emergencies, mobilising them to act to protect themselves from threats to their life, health and dignity. To work closely with other departments so as PHP/EFSVL/PHE/ Gender to ensure integrated and coherent response.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:

Essential

  • Will to work with most vulnerable people and people related to protection aspects
  • Strong conceptual and practical understanding of protection issues and approaches in humanitarian contexts, including the constraints, sensitivities and risks associated with such work
  • Strong understanding of protection standards, key sectoral issues and processes including advocacy for protection
  • Understanding of local protection context
  • 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. This includes walking in difficult environment several hours a day.
  • Initiative, drive to achieve results, working with others, organisational awareness, respect for others and self-awareness.
  • Have flexibility on working hours and days

Desirable

  • Bachelor degree in related field
  • Two years’ field work experience in protection programming
  • Knowledge of and experience of Cox’s Bazar context
  • Chitagong/Rohingya language skills are seen as great asset
  • Experience in participatory research and community based programming
  • Local knowledge on protection issues is highly desirable

Key Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible

Organizational Values

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences
Note to candidates: Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organizational values and attributes at the interview stage. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to adhere to our code of conduct. We encourage candidates to read and understand our code of conduct here.

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

Apply online

• Go to: for external applicants:
https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk
• For internal applicants:
https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/internal
• Search for the vacancy using the reference number INT5651
• 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.

What will I need

Each recruitment is unique and you will need to follow the instructions part of the online application process. You will usually be asked to provide:

  • Your personal contact details
  • The details of your referee(s)
  • Details on how you meet the skills, experience and knowledge that are required for this role

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Application deadline: 13 June 2019

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.