Volunteer – Disaster RISK FINANCE

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

Our Team :

Disaster Risk Financing team promotes the adoption of risk transfer solutions through Flood Model to protect the rights and enhance livelihood opportunities of poor men and women living in low-lying char areas vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change. The team also provides technical support to the project “Climate Risk Insurance” funded by World Food Program (WFP) in Kurigram district.

The Role:

In this role, you will take part in the overall team effort of ensuring active engagement of private sectors into the programme activities in order to motivate community people for their knowledge building as well as confidence engagement for participating in the insurance schemes. You will offer direct assistance in data collection and management, documentation, translation, developing communication materials including reading and IEC learning materials. You should be flexible with field visit as and when required.

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What we are looking for:

Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge:

Essentials:

  • Graduation in any discipline with basic understanding of development intervention
  • Proven ability of preparing reports in Bengali and English
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s equal opportunity and gender policies
  • Flexibility & adaptability

Desirables:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Efficient and organized team player
  • Possesses initiative, patience, tact, and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Oxfam

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

We offer:

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

Allowances:

A motivational allowance of BDT 1000/ will be paid to the Volunteer during the period of assignment for transportation and lunch based on actual working days

[Only Bangladeshi National are eligible to apply]

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:
    https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk
  • For internal applicants:
    https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/internal
  • Search for the vacancy using the reference number INT5959 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. 

Application deadline: 17 September 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.