• Works closely with the Program staff and partners, the Gender Advisor and the Program to implement and monitor project plans and activities related to gender mainstreaming and introducing gender components in EFSVL and WASH interventions where and when appropriate.
• Enhance and facilitate discussions on main gender concerns and response capacity within Oxfam staff and the displaced and the host communities.
• Identify, individually advise and assess the needs of the most vulnerable individuals, particularly women at risk, and the available response opportunities in accordance with set guidelines, plans and schedules.
• Conduct, gender and vulnerability assessment and identify cases for assistance according to pre-defined criteria.
• Participate in needs assessments carried out in the Hub ensuring gender is mainstreams in those exercises.
• Work with MEAL teams to ensure that data collected has gender mainstreamed
• Report on special needs cases of gender inequality (including GBV) and advise on type of assistance, referrals, etc.
• Provide technical support to other local stakeholders such as women committees, local committees and Oxfam implementing partners under the supervision of the Gender advisor.
• Ensure dissemination of clear and reliable information on service provision and other pre-selected key topics.
• Conduct information sessions, record feedback (comments, suggestions) and report results back to the Gender Advisor on issues of concern with recommended areas of intervention
• Conduct, when and where necessary, gender mainstreaming and gender equality capacity building training sessions to organizations, staff, communities, etc.
• Submit weekly and monthly activity plans, reports and recommendations for assessed persons and identified beneficiaries.
• Contribute to capacity building of Oxfam’s partners employees and service provider.
• Support the development of localized advocacy groups with relevant local stakeholders (incl. municipalities, service providers, etc.) through organization of regular meetings (incl. drafting and circulation of minutes and agenda logistics)
• Propose new activities according to identified needs and suggest solutions for problems encountered with activities.
• Coordinate with other relevant local and international gender and GBV stakeholders.
• Gather GBV related data from the field team and update Oxfam data in relevant GBV database.
• Organize activities to increase awareness of the team on gender inequality and gender justice and co-facilitate sensitization sessions on gender for Oxfam and partner team.
• Visits projects monitor partners’ activities and work- plans; draws attention to successes and challenges faced in the program and suggest solutions related to gender justice and gender mainstreaming.
• Review project and activity reports to ensure that the reporting language is gender sensitive.
• Prepare monthly and quarterly inputs on gender mainstreaming, Gender section in the Sit Rep, success stories, cases studies, etc.
• Work closely with the Gender Advisor and M&E to ensure gender analysis are conducted at the proposal development stage and support mainstreaming of gender sensitivity in various studies across Oxfam programs.
• Participates in mapping of potential women’s rights partners and gender capacity assessment of partners. Maintaining an updated map of organizations at the hub level that work on gender and/or can be potential partners for gender justice related activities.
• Supports research leading to gender equality programs, campaign and policy change.
• Advanced University/College qualification in the relevant field (e.g. Gender or development studies, social sciences or related discipline) or equivalent experience
• Three years minimum experience in Gender and social work.
• Experience working with IDPs other vulnerable populations desirable.
• Ability to communicate in English, write reports in English and consolidate the reports into formal English documentation.
• Experience working in emergency interventions desirable.
• Experience working with an international organization (such as INGOs, UN agencies or the like).
• Prior experience or familiarity with Oxfam and/or persons of concern (including internally displaced persons and refugees-returnees) would be a distinct advantage
– 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 undertake Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adherence of relevant policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.
– Ability to communicate in English, write reports in English and consolidate the reports into formal English documentation.
– Experience working in emergency interventions desirable.
– Excellent analytical and communication skills.
– Demonstrated skills in planning, organising and reporting
– Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff, beneficiaries, duty bearers and other stakeholders;
– Ability to build trust and partnerships
– Solid computer skills.